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10:05 PM ET, December 22, 2007

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Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Weave  —  As the Web continues to evolve and more of our lives move online, we believe that Web browsers like Firefox can and should do more to broker rich experiences while increasing user control over their data and personal information.  —  One important area for exploration …
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
I'm weighing an offer from Apple  —  So it's a complicated situation but I want to keep everyone in the loop.  Bottom line is I've received an overture from the Mothership with a mention of a Think Secret type settlement if I'll stop impersonating Dear Leader on the Web.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
2007 In Numbers: iGoogle Google's Homegrown Star Performer This Year  —  2007 was another big year for Google with the company growing to become America's fifth largest listed stock (by market cap) whilst continuing its march towards world domination.  —  According to figures …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
FBI Prepares Vast Database Of Biometrics  —  $1 Billion Project to Include Images of Irises and Faces  —  CLARKSBURG, W. Va. — The FBI is embarking on a $1 billion effort to build the world's largest computer database of peoples' physical characteristics, a project that would give …
Discussion: Mashable!, Reuters and Digg
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Media Predictions for 2008: Everything Changes...or Not.  Ponders Business Week's Jon Fine  —  This has been quite a year in our industry.  What's ahead in 2008?  Will things change as much we might expect?  I caught up with Business Week's media columnist Jon Fine a couple …
Discussion: Online Video Watch and HipMojo.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Crunchies: Finalists Are Up, Vote For the Winners  —  The nomination process for the Crunchies, a joint effort between us, Read/Write Web, VentureBeat and GigaOm, is now complete.  —  82,000 nominations were made for thousands of individual startups.  The top startups in each of twenty categories have made it to the final vote.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Finalists Announced for Crunchies Awards  —  The finalists have now been announced for the Crunchies, the awards show we're co-hosting with Techcrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat.  Voting will be live through to midnight PST Thursday, January 10.  You can vote here, once a day.
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We're launching a blogger amnesty program  —  In the wake of our devastating loss to Nick dePlume of Think Secret (photo) we are considering rolling out an amnesty program to other Apple bloggers in which they would accept a cash payment in return for a promise never to write another word about Apple for as long as they live.
Discussion: odd time signatures and Technovia
Alex Woodson / Hollywood Reporter:
3 fill ‘Void’ with Biggies  —  NEW YORK — Three striking writers have found work with Worldwide Biggies, the new-media studio run by former MTV Networks executive Albie Hecht.  —  The trio — Chris DeLuca, Dominic Dierkes and Jonathan Garbus — are producing a Web series titled “The Void” …
Discussion: The Globe and Mail
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Will the strike change Hollywood?
Discussion: Mashable!
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My Long Bet with Martin Nisenholtz  —  In March 2002, I made a bet with Martin Nisenholtz about the relative importance of weblogs and the New York Times.  I was and am a blogger, and Martin worked then, as he does now, for the Times.  For the actual terms of the bet, read the piece on the LongNow site …
JKK / jkkmobile:
How to add touch panel to Asus Eee Pc  —  Panel dimensions: 165 mm x105 mm x 1 mm  —  Questions?  Comments?  —  My original touch screen post  —  Good how-to open Eee guide  —  Labels: asus, Eee PC, hack  —  Anonymous said...  Anonymous said...
Discussion: Gadgetell, GottaBeMobile and jkOnTheRun
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Shoot To Kill  —  They accost him at airports.  They pump him for technical information at conferences.  Even his son is on his case.  When you sell a product that tens of millions of videogame fanatics rely on, there is no escape.  Nvidia Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang came home one evening …
Discussion: The Tech Report
James Woodall:
Windows SideShow for iPhone  —  A couple of months ago here at Ikanos Consulting towers we were thinking about cool things we could do with Windows SideShow.  We're very keen firm believers in SideShow and already had a few devices cooking up.  The core of our SideShow world is a piece …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Apple to use Intel's Silverthorne chip in 2008  —  After holding off on the release of a faster iPhone because of concerns about battery life, is Apple really prepared to take a step backwards with Intel's Silverthorne chip?  —  AppleInsider is reporting Friday that Apple has decided …
 
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