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2:30 PM ET, December 26, 2007

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Felipe Hoffa / Felipe Hoffa's Journal:
Google Reader shares private data, ruins Christmas  —  Update 2007-12-25: Got posted to /. homepage.  The discussion continues there.  —  Update 2007-12-26: Reactions from Scoble, Mashable, ParisLemon, more.  —  As each day Google hoards more of your data there is an implicit deal …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Google Reader Sharing Too Much?  —  A small privacy debate is igniting over a new sharing feature in Google Reader.  A couple weeks ago, Google turned on a new feature in its feed reader that lets you share posts with anyone in your Gmail or Gtalk contact list (assuming you use either of those other Google services as well).
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google Reader needs GPC  —  Oh, man, is the Google Reader team under attack for its new social networking features.  —  There's a few ways I could take this.  —  1. I could call people idiots for not understanding the meaning of the word “public."  —  2. I could call the Google Reader team idiots …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Google ruining Christmas?  Get a grip  —  Since I'm full of the milk of human kindness after a wonderful Christmas, I've been trying to remain calm in the face of all the Google Reader hysteria about shared items and so on — but wiping out on some ice yesterday and landing on my ass …
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Google Readers' Social Flaws Have Users Up In Arms
Discussion: Googling Google
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Wraps Up Its 13th Holiday With Best Season Ever  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the 2007 holiday season finished as its best ever, with its busiest day being December 10.  On that day, Amazon customers ordered more than 5.4 million items, which is 62.5 items per second.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Mac Os / PC World:
Apple's Record Breaking Year  —  Year in review: Apple started 2007 with a name change, and proceeded to firmly establish itself as a consumer electronics company.  —  Karen Haslam, Macworld UK  —  Recommend this story?  —  In January 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that his company …
Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
New wooden earphones from JVC  —  Rate this News:  —  Looking for a fancy yet very high quality earphone?  Take a look at this wooden version from JVC dubbed the HP-FX500.  —  JVC says that the use of wood offers enhanced audio quality and the weight of 7.5 grams is pretty nice too.
Tamar Weinberg / techipedia:
Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007  —  Last year, I ended 2006 with a great (and still pertinent) list of blog posts and articles that I felt were really the best in their class in the area of Internet Marketing.  This year, I present you my favorite timeless posts of 2007 …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Like Gaboogie, Foonz Losing Its Voice Too  —  Earlier this year we wrote about Gaboogie, a web-based conference call service started by Erik Lagerway.  The service didn't quite work out, and the company reconfigured its business focus to offering instant group calls from mobiles, and is now called Lypp.
P2P Blog:
IFPI wants ISPs to block The Pirate Bay, filter P2P traffic  —  The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) wants European ISPs to build the copyright equivalent to the Chinese firewall, and its counting on the help of European lawmakers to achieve this goal.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay: Torrents and Peers Double in 2007
Discussion: Valleywag and Digg
Reuters:
Russia launches final satellites for its own GPS  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia successfully launched a rocket on Tuesday carrying the last three satellites to complete a navigation system to rival America's GPS.  —  The military-run GLONASS mapping system works over most of Russia and is expected …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
FCC Leaks Details on the Motorola ROKR E8  —  The FCC has just leaked details on the heretofore unannounced Motorola ROKR E8.  The candybar phone has an illuminated touch keypad that disappears when not in use, making the thing look totally buttonless save the control wheel up top.
Discussion: Electronista and Phone Scoop
Josephine Lien / DigiTimes:
NAND flash market sees worsening oversupply  —  The NAND flash market is seeing oversupply which not only affects the spot market but has also impacted contract pricing in second half of December, according to sources at memory module makers.  —  Contract quotes in the second half of December …
Discussion: Electronista and Macsimum News
Matthew Hurst / Data Mining:
IceRocket Relaunch?  —  I'm sure I'm very late in noticing this, but just after I saw Technorati's relaunch as a memetracker, I noticed that IceRocket is starting to look different, with a new (to me) looking front page, ranked video, movies and news.  According to Compete …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Qt 4.4.0 with Phonon and WebKit  —  Trolltech has released the Qt 4.4.0 technical preview, a pre-release that allows software developers to begin experimenting with the new features that the company has implemented for the next version.  Qt is an open source development toolkit …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
What Would Paul Allen Do With Spectrum?  Who Knows!  —  Among the applicants to bid in next month's FCC wireless spectrum auction: Vulcan Spectrum LLC, a firm controlled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.  Allen already owns some 700 megahertz spectrum — the same flavor being auctioned off next year — in Washington and Oregon.
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Maggie Reardon / CNET News.com:
Apple and Google, telecom's new stars
Discussion: ParisLemon and Slashdot
 
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
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Stewart Maclean / Mirror.co.uk:
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