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4:25 PM ET, December 26, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Google Reader Becomes Holiday Snitch
Discussion: Consumerist
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   Google Reader: Naughty or Nice? Santa Safe!
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Google Readers' Social Flaws Have Users Up In Arms
Discussion: Googling Google
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Radiohead: Free New Year's Web Concert, Amazon Beats iTunes To ‘In Rainbows’  —  Alterna-rockers Radiohead will stream a free, hour-long concert of their latest album, In Rainbows, on Monday, New Year's Eve, via their Web site, Current TV, and Current.com.  “This is a wee celebration …
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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.
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Mac Os / PC World:   Apple's Record Breaking Year
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
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Russian GPS alternative near completion, Putin and dog celebrate  —  Russia has announced the successful launch of three additional GLONASS navigation satellites on Christmas Day, bringing the total number of functional units to 18, and reportedly scaring the beejezus out of Santa and his reindeer during liftoff.
Discussion: Slashdot
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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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Update: 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.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Canon, Panasonic and Hitachi Join Up, Dig In for Flat-Panel War  —  When it looks like it might get ugly outside, you hold hands.  At least in the business world.  And the flat panel market, especially LCDs, is looking pretty throat-cutty.  Hence we've got two big back-to-back hookups: First, Toshiba and Sharp.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Washington Post
CNN:
Nokia says door open for cooperation with Apple on web portal Ovi - Vanjoki  —  Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) — Nokia's (NYSE:NOK) doors are open for Apple Inc to sell its music via the company's planned Ovi web portal, management board member Anssi Vanjoki told Berliner Zeitung.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Masterful Web Entrepreneurs Hit a Snag in Miami's Condo Market  —  Jim Clark and Tom Jermoluk cut a swath through Silicon Valley in the 1990s with companies like Silicon Graphics, Netscape and WebMD.  But they are finding that it is a lot harder to maneuver through the real estate market than to master the Internet.
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Study: Ads in online shows work better than ads on TV  —  Good news for TV networks: online ads work.  As TV shows continue their lengthy migration onto the web, new research finds that the people watching those shows actually pay more attention to both advertising and content when they watch online.
Discussion: Techland
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
2007 In Numbers: Low Traffic Is One Problem Yahoo Doesn't Have  —  When comScore releases its monthly lists of top performing sites there's one result that has always surprised me, and that's seeing “Yahoo sites” ahead of “Google sites."  Google remains the dominant leader in search …
Discussion: Digg
 
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Christmas At The Apple Store: Very, Very Crowded
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC denies that operations in 1Q08 will be affected by Qualcomm chipset shortages
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
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IceRocket Relaunch?  —  I'm sure I'm very late in noticing this …
 

 
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