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New York Times:
AOL Co-Founder Calls for Split of Time Warner  —  As Time Warner nears a decision on a big alliance with Google or Microsoft for its America Online unit, Stephen M. Case, the co-founder of AOL, has spoken out against the plan, aligning himself with the thinking of the financier Carl C. Icahn, who has pushed for a breakup of Time Warner.
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Outlook: Time to Undo the Merger?  —  AOL Co-Founder/Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC  —  Six years ago, Steve Case helped bring about what was widely hailed as the "merger of the century," combining his company, AOL, with media giant Time Warner.  Now, he thinks it's time to undo it.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
MovableType on Yahoo! Web Hosting  —  As of today, it's official.  You can get MovableType on Yahoo! Web Hosting.  —  And I'll let you in on a little secret.  Even though it says "Yahoo! Small Business Web Hosting" you don't need to be a small business to use it.  Individuals and Big Business can use it equally well.
Brendon Connelly / Slacker Manager:
The Several Habits of Wildly Successful Users  —  First things first, real quick like.  At it's core, is a place where you can store your bookmarks and get to them from anywhere you can find an internet connection.  Accounts are free, get yours today.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Blog Ads, MSNBC and the Porn Valley Advertisement  —  Blog Ads, MSNBC and the Porn Valley Advertisement  —  As I'm sure many of our readers have noticed, there is currently (as of 10:09 EST 12/12/2005) an advertisement running on the left side of the Search Engine Journal which reads "Porn Valley."
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
There's no Wikipedia entry for 'moral responsibility'  —  Seigenthaler libeller unmasked - thought it was a joke site  —  No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood -  —  On Monday, in one of his now-weekly appearances on cable news defending the latest Wikipedia scandal …
Discussion: Open Source and Moore's Lore
BBC:   Wikipedia joker eats humble pie
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Touring the Microsoft Xbox facilities  —  So if you hadn't noticed, Peter and I were in Seattle last week — one of the things we were treated to for driving out to Redmond was an all-access tour of the Xbox facilities, courtesy of our main man, Major Nelson.
Discussion: I4U News and Daily Wireless
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
A Tablet search tool  —  Here's another one of those hard-hat projects I've been working on that you might want to try out.  It's a web page that contains a TIP in which you can launch a search.  I call it SearchTIP.  Here's the link.  —  If you go to the above link it'll take you to the following page:
China overtakes U.S. as world's leading exporter of information technology goods  —  12/12/2005 - China overtook the United States in 2004 to become the world's leading exporter of information and communications technology (ICT) goods such as mobile phones, laptop computers and digital cameras, according to OECD data.
Discussion: Fast Company Now
Toni Schneider / Toni Schneider's Blog:
Konfabulator 3.0 Goodness  —  There's a new version of Konfabulator, now called Yahoo! Widgets, available at  Since Konfabulator became part of Yahoo! in August, we've seen some pretty amazing usage numbers (all of it organic - there has been no promotion or marketing):
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Nokia 770 Internet Tablet  —  Introduction  —  Nokia 770  —  It's been a long quest, the search for the perfect handheld device has.  It dates back to the late 1990s for me and has seen a progression of PDAs, smartphones, and Pocket PCs through house—much to the consternation of my wife.
Susan Cheever / Newsday:
Just Google 'thou shalt not steal'  —  It's late at night, and you are in the bedroom cruising auction sites for furniture on the Internet.  You should go to sleep, but you don't.  Then you see them, the pair of chairs from your own living room.  They are for sale by someone in New Jersey, but they are your chairs.
Daniel H. Pink / New York Times:
Splogs  —  Newton's third law of motion applies on the Internet as well as in the physical world: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  The convenience of e-mail messages triggered the annoyance of spam.  And now the democracy of Web logs has brought forth the duplicity of spam blogs, or splogs.
Discussion: Blog Maverick and Blogspotting
Wall Street Journal:
HarperCollins Plans to Control Its Digital Books  —  In the latest salvo in the fight over the future of books on the Internet, one of the country's biggest publishers said it intends to produce digital copies of its books and then make them available to search services offered by such companies …
David Cohn / Wired News:
TV Writers Must Sell, Sell, Sell  —  TV networks are turning to product placements to fight back against ad-skipping technologies like TiVo, but now some writers are putting up a fight, demanding more pay in exchange for scripting product plugs into their shows.
Discussion: Techdirt

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