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1:45 PM ET, December 20, 2007

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Think Secret:
Apple, Think Secret settle lawsuit  —  PRESS RELEASE: Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides.  As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Apple Forces Rumors Site To Shut Down  —  For a few years now, there's been a legal battle going on between Apple and Think Secret, a very popular Apple rumors site for publishing certain rumors.  The lawsuit had many people up in arms, as they pointed out that Think Secret should be protected …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Oh My God!  Apple Killed Think Secret!  Those Bastards!  —  Apple and Apple blog Think Secret have settled their long running legal dispute over leaked Apple secrets, and under the deal Think Secret will cease operation.  —  According to a statement from ThinkSecret (via CrunchGear)
Discussion: Profy.Com and p2pnet
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Think Secret: Damn you, Steve Jobs  —  The Apple rumour site Think Secret has posted a note saying that it has reached a settlement with Apple over the lawsuit the computer company filed against it for leaking company secrets, and that it is “a positive solution for both sides.”
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple shuts down Think Secret?
Discussion: DailyTech and Gadget Lab
Federal Trade Commission:
Federal Trade Commission Closes Google/DoubleClick Investigation  —  Proposed Acquisition “Unlikely to Substantially Lessen Competition"  —  The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it will not seek to block Google Inc.'s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Internet advertising …
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Adam Kovacevich / Google:
Federal Trade Commission Clears Google's Acquisition of DoubleClick  —  Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) today welcomed the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's clearance of its planned acquisition of DoubleClick Inc., a premier provider of display ad serving technology and services.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
FTC's Xmas Gift To Google: Approval Of DoubleClick Acquisition  —  The US Federal Trade Commission has granted its approval for Google to purchase DoubleClick.  Google has a press release up with the news, and the FTC announcement is here.  —  The many parties have raised privacy issues with the deal …
Yahoo!:
America Movil and Yahoo! Partner to Bring Mobile Search and Compelling Mobile Services to Millions of Consumers Across 16 Countries in Latin America  —  America Movil Selects Yahoo! oneSearch(TM) as the Preferred Search Service for Its Wireless Properties; Companies Also Make Mobile Web Products Available
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Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Trojan bumps Google ads from Web pages
Discussion: The Tech Report and eWEEK.com
PC World:
Intel Capital Invests in Online Storage (PC World)
Discussion: WebProNews
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
7 pictures of the Nokia N96 leak!  This isn't a render folks, this is real hardware  —  All 7 images can be found on my Flickr account here, the images came from Mobile Review.  Immediate thoughts are it looks like an N81, but even larger.  No specifications are known, but people say it is an N95 in a new shell.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nokia's N96 spotted in the wild?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blockbuster grinches Total Access customers with price hike  —  A handful of disgruntled (and in a couple of of cases, soon-to-be-ex-) Blockbuster customers wrote in this morning to point out that the video rental giant has hiked the prices for its Total Access mail order rental plan.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Blockbuster Raises Prices Again: 3-Out Unlimited Plan Now $34.99
Discussion: Gizmodo
usdoj.gov:
MICROSOFT, GOOGLE AND YAHOO! PAY MILLIONS TO U.S. FOR THEIR PAST PROMOTION OF ILLEGAL GAMBLING  —  St. Louis, MO: Microsoft Corporation, Google, Inc. and Yahoo! have entered into settlements with the U.S. to resolve claims that they promoted illegal gambling, United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced today.
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Social Media Can Lead To Better Companies  —  'Don't Be Evil' Is The Next Corporate Cliché  —  With every new development in social media, communications departments are faced with new challenges.  If the end goal is to control the message - and that is the boiled-down purpose …
Discussion: The Social Web
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David Chartier / Infinite Loop:
Making sense of sharing video with iPod and iPhone  —  As the iPod evolved, so did its features for sharing pictures and video out via various ports.  With the introduction of the iPhone and iPod touch this year, Apple upped the ante with new capabilities, some requiring new accessories.
Discussion: PC World
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BBC:
BitTorrent search site loses case  —  A website which facilitated the online exchange of films, music and TV programmes without permission has lost a US copyright case.  —  TorrentSpy was taken to court by the Motion Picture Association of America.  —  A judge made a default ruling in favour …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TECH.BLORGE.com
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
iSuppli cuts its forecast for semiconductor industry in 2008  —  iSuppli has trimmed its semiconductor forecast slightly for next year.  Now it expects 7.5 percent growth instead of 9.3 percent growth.  Dampening effects include the sub-prime mortgage crisis and rising energy costs, which can hurt overall demand.
Discussion: eWEEK.com
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
PopCap launches holiday half-off sale for casual games  —  For the late gift-givers and the forgetful gamers comes one easy present for the casual games fan in your life.  PopCap Games, makers of such digital crack as Peggle and Bookworm, are selling everything on its site for half price from now until January 3.
Discussion: AppScout
Bill Ray / The Register:
N95 struggles to find itself  —  The latest firmware for the Nokia N95 offers many new features and much better memory management, and is free to download - but it also takes away the tracking feature from Nokia Maps, which the company now claims was a limited-time promotional offer.
Discussion: Mobilewhack and mocoNews.net
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Yahoo! Found Guilty of Mass Copyright Infringement  —  After being hounded by the IFPI since April 2006, Yahoo! China - partly owned by one the world's most prominent internet businesses, Yahoo! - today had its music search (via deep linking) deemed illegal by a Beijing Court …
Discussion: WinBeta
 
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