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2:30 PM ET, December 15, 2008

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Lessig Blog:
The made-up dramas of the Wall Street Journal  —  I got off the plane from Boston to find my inbox filled with anger about an article in the Wall Street Journal.  To those who were angry, I hope you will direct any anger at the Wall Street Journal after you read what follows.
Discussion: Startup Chatter and Beyond Search
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Wall Street Journal:
Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web  —  The celebrated openness of the Internet — network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic — is quietly losing powerful defenders.  —  Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic …
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Net neutrality and the benefits of caching  —  One of the first posts I wrote for this blog last summer tried to define what we at Google mean when we talk about the concept of net neutrality.  —  Broadband providers — the on-ramps to the Internet — should not be allowed to prioritize traffic based …
Scott Gilbertson / Epicenter:
Google Blasts WSJ, Still ‘Committed’ to Net Neutrality  —  Google is taking some heat this morning from a Wall Street Journal piece that argues the company is abandoning its support of network neutrality in an attempt to make sites like YouTube faster than the competition.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Nano Rumors Revived in Otherwise Quiet Lead-in to Macworld  —  Questionably reliable iDealsChina publishes information and renderings of what it claims to be an “iPhone nano”.  —  It is the same height as the just release Nano but wider and thicker and with the same iPhone 3G contours.
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Arik Hesseldahl / Byte of the Apple:
Steve Jobs Will Be At MacWorld Expo, Event Manager Says  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs will give his usual keynote address at the MacWorld Expo next month, says the show's general manager.  —  Paul Kent, VP at IDG World Expo and the general manager of the MacWorld show, set to start on Jan. 5 …
Discussion: MacRumors
Mussie Shore / The Official Google Blog:
@Twitter: Welcome to Google Friend Connect  —  We know many of you enjoy using Twitter to see what people are talking about and to let others know what you've been up to, whether it's sharing a YouTube video or checking in on your friend's tweets.  To help you and your Twitter network stay connected …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What The Twitter/Google Announcement Means
Discussion: Scobleizer and The Social Times
Apple:
About the Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update  —  The Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update is recommended for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard versions 10.5, 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, 10.5.4, and 10.5.5.  It includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.  —  Installation recommendations
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mac OS X 10.5.6 now available via Software Update  —  Headline pretty much says it all, and it's a big one.  Tipping the scales at 377MB (or 190MB for some; see image after the break), the OS X 10.5.6 update is now available via Software Update.  We're sucking it down and will report back with any changes.
Discussion: Macworld
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Palm Pins Its Hopes on Nova  —  The smartphone maker debuts its new operating system, code-named Nova, at January's CES.  Palm says its phones for it will bridge the BlackBerry-iPhone gap  —  Jon Rubinstein got the call in mid-2007 while he was living on the Pacific Coast of Mexico …
Wall Street Journal:
The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World  —  Consumers are flocking to blogs, social-networking sites and virtual worlds.  And they are leaving a lot of marketers behind.  —  For marketers, Web 2.0 offers a remarkable new opportunity to engage consumers.  —  If only they knew how to do it.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why we built Mahalo Answers  —  For the past couple of years, I've been studying the intersection of individuals and three Internet services: search, content and knowledge exchanges (aka KEs).  These three products-or processes-serve individuals by helping them solve their real-world problems …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Webware.com
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Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Want good Web?  Better get wired  —  My friends, I declare here and now that the usefulness of WiFi for home networking has run its course.  It's time for us all to switch back to copper.  —  Yes: wires.  Thick CAT6 Ethernet cables snaking proudly and confidently throughout the house.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Janna Anderson Lee Rainie / Pew Internet:
The Future of the Internet III  —  A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself improves.
Business Week:
Google's Mayer: Staying Innovative In a Downturn  —  The mantra that's been flooding the Googleplex this year?  ‘Scarcity brings clarity,’ explains Marissa Mayer, Google Vice-President  —  When Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-founded Google (GOOG) 10 years ago, few people imagined the kind …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
News About News, in 140 Characters  —  With staff changes and reductions across the media industry, even a blog post can be too time-consuming a way to announce who is in and out of a job.  That is why a public relations employee turned to the instant-blogging platform Twitter to create The Media Is Dying …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon's MP3 Store, One Year In: No iTunes-Killer, Probably Won't Be  —  Amazon has been selling digital music from all the big music labels for nearly a year now.  It's the first major challenge to Apple's hammerlock on that business.  So how did it do?  —  If you view Amazon's MP3 store …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
OpenX Shows Impressive Growth, Ramps Up Revenue Streams  —  OpenX (which used to be called Openads), provider of an open-source ad serving solution for web publishers - we use it at TechCrunch -, is growing like weed under the leadership of former AOL CEO Jonathan Miller, who is the company's chairman …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Ways to Monetize Twitter  —  Plus Ways to Waste Time on the Web  —  1. CHARGE FOR IT  —  Of course, companies can already use the service for free, so what, exactly, would be new?  Ian Schafer, CEO of Deep Focus, has some ideas: more-customizable profile pages, a dashboard to manage followers and tech support.
Discussion: Twitterrati
Ed Sperling / Forbes:
Recession Predictions  —  Some Silicon Valley execs forecast a turnaround as early as second quarter 2009.  —  The downturn has hit tech companies hard.  Layoffs are announced almost every week, and even where there are no layoffs other measures are being taken.  Annual bonuses are being reduced or eliminated.
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Shocking: Teens Talk Sex Online  —  from the well-what-do-you-know?  dept  —  Forty percent of US teens have sent sexually suggestive electronic messages, a new study says, adding that one in five have sent “nude or partially clothed images of themselves” via email or mobile phone …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Politico and Reuters Forge a News Distribution Alliance  —  Politico, the upstart news source from Washington, and Reuters, the venerable wire service, have joined forces to offer articles to newspapers and sell advertising on the papers' Web sites, the latest step in the rising competition …
 
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
CBS Relaunching TV.com; Hoping Finally To Become A Video Player …
Larry Dignan / CNET News:
Oracle's second quarter to be a mixed bag
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Tim Weber / BBC:
Can Microsoft make its future mobile?
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Goldman Cuts Rating On Consumer Spending Woes
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google AdWords Gets Ready For Holidays With Special Dividers
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MySQL getting too big for its corporate britches?
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Studios (temporarily?) gain upper hand in Blu-ray DRM battle
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Startup banks on making money from free broadband
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Zapproved launches its decision-making email application
Discussion: Profy and TechFlash
Bill Ray / The Register:
Are iPhone users just tight?
Discussion: Mobile Messaging 2.0
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Stickam API Lets You Build Your Own Live Video Site
Discussion: NewTeeVee and 901am
Bill Ray / The Register:
ADSL - the VoIP killer
Discussion: Techcraver.com