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Phillip Pearson / Second p0st:
Structured Blogging is official  —  It's been announced, so now Structured Blogging 1.0(pre-X) is official!  —  Doing a Technorati search for seems to be the easiest way to see what people are saying at the moment.  I'll try to respond to some of the comments here.
Discussion: Burningbird
Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Syndicate Conference: is officially launched
Discussion: Mashable* and Second p0st
Gary Price / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Rumor Mill: Acquisition Time?  Is Google Going to the Opera?  —  I'm not one for spreading rumors but sometimes...?  Feel like a hot one?  OK, we've got one or should I say Dirson has one.  What is it?  Google is going to acquire Opera.  That's right, the wonderful and powerful Opera browser from Norway …
Microsoft Team RSS Blog:
Icons: It's still orange  —  My last post shared some of our conceptual designs of the feed icon and expressed some of the criteria that we are using to select the right icon.  Several of the comments liked icon #4 simply because it looked liked the Firefox icon, and many (like this one) …
Discussion: Asa Dotzler
No action needed now on Net neutrality-FCC chief  —  WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - There is no immediate need for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules protecting consumers' ability to surf anywhere on the Internet, the agency's chairman Kevin Martin said on Wednesday.
Industry Leaders Announce First Large-Scale Near Field Communication Trial in North America  —  Atlanta Spirit, Chase, Cingular, Nokia, Philips, Visa USA and VIVOtech to pilot next-generation mobile phone contactless payment and content applications  —  Atlanta, Dec. 14, 2005 …
Marc Perton / Engadget:   Cingular to test near-field cellphone services in Atlanta
TDavid / Things That:
Day 365: looking back at one year with a Tablet PC  —  Still thinking about buying a Tablet PC this year?  Hey, I know the feeling, and was there a year ago.  Actually if you count the two preceding years leading up to my purchase, I've now spent three years thinking about the Tablet PC and how it fits into my computing life.
Craig Pringle:
Add Tablet PC Cred to Your Windows Forms Application
Rebecca Freed / PC World:
Aperture Takes Digital Photography Back to the Future  —  Apple's new high-end photo-editing software delivers tools like those the pros use to work with film.  —  Apple has just begun shipping its $499 pro-level digital photography workflow and editing application, Aperture.
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
David Hornik / VentureBlog:
Where's The Money In The Long Tail?  —  Six months ago there was barely a pitch I heard that didn't include a slide entitled "Long Tail" or "The Long Tail of [fill in the vertical]," with the obligatory long tail curve.  Impressively, it has taken less than a year of entrepreneurs explicitly referencing …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
It's Star Wars on Satellite Radio  —  Bob Dylan shocked his fans 40 years ago by embracing the electric guitar.  Now he's stunning a few more by embracing another technological innovation: satellite radio.  —  The singer has signed on to serve as host of a weekly one-hour program on XM Satellite Radio …
Alfred Hermida / BBC:
TV glitch mars Xbox 360 Kong game  —  Fans wanting to get the best out of the King Kong video game should avoid the version for Microsoft's new Xbox 360, the game's maker Ubisoft has suggested.  —  Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot admitted that the 360 game is too dark on standard TVs, making it hard to play.
Steve Gillmor / Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter:
Now that we've got your attention  —  I was in a conversation last night where the subject turned to Office and whether it's dead or not.  You know, the good old Notes is Dead micromeme that I pushed out into the world way back when Ray Ozzie was not the Prince of Redmond.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Dan Orzech / Wired News:
The Hydrogen Gold Rush Is On  —  Move over, Ben Franklin.  Todd Livingstone has a plan to solve the energy crisis by capturing huge amounts of energy from lightning.  —  The idea itself is not new.  But Livingstone, an inventor and electronics technician from Boston …
Discussion: Cleantech Investing
David /
Rails 1.0: Party like it's one oh oh!  —  15 months after the first public release, Rails has arrived at the big 1.0.  What a journey!  We've gone through thousands of revisions, tickets, and patches from hundreds of contributors to get here.  I'm incredibly proud at the core committer team …
New Video Game Designed To Have No Influence On Kids' Behavior  —  Issue 41  •50  —  NEW YORK— Electronic-entertainment giant Take-Two Interactive, parent company of Grand Theft Auto series creator Rockstar Games, released Stacker Tuesday, a first-person vertical-crate-arranger guaranteed …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
CHEATING GOOGLE 101  —  I wanted to understand clickfraud a bit better, so I started advertising this blog on Google and trying to see what sort of fraud it could catch.  Then when I had finished the experiments I left the ads running.  Now I've just checked the latest stats …
Discussion: Techdirt

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