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9:15 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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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 …
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).
Miguel Helft / Bits:   Google Thinks It Knows Your Friends
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:   Google Reader Becomes Holiday Snitch
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter:   Google Reader: Naughty or Nice? Santa Safe!
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Online Holiday Cheer
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mac Os / PC World:
Apple's Record Breaking Year
Discussion: ParisLemon
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Broadband Mechanics announcement(s)  —  I hate doing press releases - they seem so old school Web 1.0-ish.  Scheduling appointments to go kiss Om Mailk's or Arrington's ring just seems so arcane to me, but it's clearly what has to be done to get coverage.  And then they assign the post …
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.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Shares Cross $200; Let The Rumors Fly  —  As Apple (AAPL) shares crossed the $200 mark today for the first time ever, the rumor mill is cranking out plenty of grist for CEO Steve Jobs's keynote at the Macworld convention in San Francisco, which runs January 14 through 18.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
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Details of Apple's Mysterious New Portable Device
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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 …
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: Associated Press and Slashdot
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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: broadstuff and Valleywag
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Yiwyn / Techland:   Survey: More online ads, free content
Financial Times:
Apple in online film-rental deal with Fox studio  —  By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles and Kevin Allison in San Francisco  —  Apple has signed News Corp's 20th Century Fox studio to a new online video-on-demand service in a deal that could change the way people pay for online film content.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
EU: Microsoft's Last Stand Against Google's Acquisition of DoubleClick  —  As we reported December 20, the last hurdle to Google's acquisition of Doubleclick now rests with the European Union after obtaining approval for the merger in the United States.  —  One company petitioning against the acquisition is Microsoft.
Discussion: ParisLemon and Slashdot
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Predictions for Google's 2008  —  Some of these items are obvious, others are mostly wishful thinking.  —  1. Google will try to unify its application and transform them into a big social network.  The Maka-Maka project (or Google's activity stream) will enhance the already existing profiles.
Justin Berka / Ars Technica:
Hacks and smack-talking make hi-def format war even uglier  —  The format war between Blu-ray and HD DVD continues, but now the participants are really getting feisty.  Both camps have been particularly aggressive this holiday season, offering a variety of discounts, free movies …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Everex gPC gets reviewed, thrashed
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Elaine C. Kamarck / Boston Globe:
Increasing Internet capacity
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Information Overload Costing $650 Billion
Discussion: Ars Technica
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Ola! Craigslist Goes Bilingual
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Sarah Fallon / Wired News:
Confessions of an Online Scrabble Cheat
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Christmas At The Apple Store: Very, Very Crowded
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Canon, Panasonic and Hitachi Join Up, Dig In for Flat-Panel War
Discussion: Ars Technica
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
2007 In Numbers: Low Traffic Is One Problem Yahoo Doesn't Have
Discussion: Digg
Google Watch:
Google Taps NTT DoCoMo in Mobile No-Brainer
Discussion: Reuters and Mashable!
CNN:
Nokia says door open for cooperation with Apple on web portal Ovi - Vanjoki
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Qt 4.4.0 with Phonon and WebKit
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