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10:40 PM ET, December 27, 2007

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
New product release today  —  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls...  It's with much anticipation that I say this.  —  I have a new product that may be familiar to those of you who used Radio 8, and in other ways may be completely new.  —  The idea is simple.
Discussion: louisgray.com
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
FlickrFan: Dave Winer's New Photo Viewing Software  —  Chronic inventor Dave Winer has released an early version of his new Mac software called FlickrFan tonight.  Though there are some kinks in it at launch, the service leverages a number of APIs to do some very cool things.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The MacMini HDTV revolution  —  Yesterday I was over talking with the team behind Retrevo, the consumer electronics search engine.  —  We all agreed that Apple TV sucks.  More on that in a minute.  —  But we all notice a trend: hooking MacMinis up to your HTDV.  I think it's a revolution.
Podcasting News:
Dave Winer Intros FlickrFan & Turns Your HDTV Into The Next Internet Platform  —  RSS and podcasting pioneer Dave Winer has a new project, FlickrFan, that's a platform for uploading and downloading Flickr images.  —  Even more important, though, it's an attempt to turn your HDTV into a platform that embraces the Internet.
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Apple's Piping Hot Innovation  —  Want a coffee with your iPhone?  —  Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) Chief Executive Steve Jobs wants to patent a process that will save customers the hassle of waiting to order a cup of coffee at a local Starbucks (nasdaq: SBUX - news - people ) …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Yahoo to patent “smart drag-and-drop,” Ars submits prior art
Discussion: MacNN and CNET News.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Apple Tries To Patent A Way to Avoid Long Lines
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Dell XPS One Is Better Machine than iMac, Loses Battle for the Software, Mossberg Says  —  Today, December 27 at 1:01AM EDT, The Supreme Pope of Tech Walter Mossberg has declared the Dell XPS One a better machine than the iMac.  And yes, that sound you thought you dreamt was Steve Jobs screaming and Hell freezing over.
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Dell's All-in-One PC Has the Guts, Design to Compete With iMac  —  Something interesting is going on at Dell.  The Texas personal-computer behemoth, long associated with boxy, boring machines, has started emphasizing industrial design.  And the company, which in recent years seemed to care …
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
What Is The ROI Of Requiring User Registration To Access Online Content?  —  I somehow got logged out of my NYTimes.com registration and just hit the registration wall when I tried to read an article — I almost forgot it was there.  Which made me wonder, now that the TimesSelect pay wall is gone …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Wal-Mart Kills Video Download Store Before Christmas, No One Notices  —  Honestly, if we hadn't been tipped to this, we probably would've been none the wiser—same as pretty much everybody else on the planet apparently—but it looks like Wal-Mart's video download store caught pneumonia and died on Dec. 21.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
3 down, 1 to go: Warner Music Group drops DRM  —  Warner Music has bent beneath the force of the anti-DRM winds sweeping the globe.  The label will now offer its complete catalog, DRM-free, through Amazon's new MP3 store.  —  The announcement means that EMI, Universal …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Amazon Adds Warner Music to DRM-Free Roster
Discussion: Reuters and BetaNews
Center for Democracy & Technology:
Music Download Warning List  — Claims to have the “Largest Music & Movie Selection,” “Over 12 million MP3 files,” and to allow users to “Find Any Song for Movie Fast!"  — Charges $34.44 for a lifetime membership  — Claims to be “legal” on the home page.
Discussion: Mashable! and InfoWorld
Georges Yared / BloggingStocks:
Apple's new price target: $300  —  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been a truly fun company and stock to watch and write about during the course of 2007.  Not a bad name to own either.  I have probably written a dozen posts for BloggingStocks about Apple, and I have raised my price target five or six times this past year.
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
Did you get a Zune for Christmas?  —  Microsoft's Zune digital media player is catching on, if this holiday season is indication.  —  Microsoft first released the Zune last year and introduced a new line in November in time for the holidays.  Early on, there were reports that the 80 GB models were tough to find on store shelves.
Discussion: WebProNews
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Will Apple Blow Past Netflix, Amazon, and Microsoft With A Fox Deal?  —  Articles this morning in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple (AAPL) has signed a deal with the 20th Century Fox Pictures unit of News Corp. (NWS) to develop a rental service where Fox movies …
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Apple to Offer Fox Movie Rentals
Katie Hafner / New York Times:
Inside Apple Stores, a Certain Aura Enchants the Faithful  —  It was 2 o'clock in the morning but in the subterranean retailing mecca in Midtown Manhattan, otherwise known as the Apple store, it might as well have been midafternoon.  —  Late one night shortly before Christmas …
 
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