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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.
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Yahoo offers Movable Type for bloggers  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. and Six Apart Ltd., creator of Movable Type — the most popular software used to create professional blogs — said on Sunday Yahoo will be the preferred supplier of Movable Type for small businesses.
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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A big announcement today from SixApart that Yahoo will be supplying …
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.
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
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.
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):
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
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:
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
Think Secret:
Briefly: 13.3-inch iBook, Mac OS X 10.4.4, Plaxo for Mac  —  December 12, 2005 - Apple appears on track to deliver an Intel-based iBook early next year, sources report, and in doing so will replace its long-standing 14.1-inch model with a widescreen 13.3-inch display.
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
The Firefox Hacks You Must Have  —  With the release of the new version 1.5 of Firefox, there's never been a better time to download the open-source browser, take it for a drive, kick the tires and see what it can do.  In the case of a browser, mainly what it can do is show you web pages, hopefully quickly.
Discussion: MIT Advertising Lab

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