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Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Going Back Downstairs  —  Okay, imagine you go to this huge party over at this big house.  As soon as your arrive you can tell it's just one of those parties.  There's people everywhere - packed in the living room, out by the pool, clustered in the kitchen, everywhere.
Discussion: Get Real and Scobleizer
San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo shapes up online video project Reality series pilot to be broadcast on the Internet  —  Terry Semel, the former movie studio chief who now leads Yahoo Inc., is back in show business.  His Web portal has filmed a pilot for a reality series called "Wow House" that will be broadcast online within the next few months.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Data, Music, Video: Raising a Curtain on Future Gadgetry  —  The flat-panel televisions will be getting bigger, the MP3 players and cellphones will be getting smaller.  And almost everything will be getting cheaper.  —  But the biggest trend expected at the International Consumer Electronics Show …
Discussion: IP Democracy and New Media Musings
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Those Born to Shop Can Now Use Cellphones  —  Calling all retailers: 2006 may finally be the year that consumers start buying goods with their cellphones.  —  With people already spending billions on ring tones, wallpaper and games for their phones, analysts and retail executives say they believe …
Discussion: The Pondering Primate
Evan Schaeffer / Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground:
Blawg Review #38  —  Not that you're going to feel any real sympathy for your Blawg Review host, but I want you to know that I faced a difficult task: finding great law-related blog posts to highlight from a week in which many weblogs weren't posting at all.  For several days, I was stumped.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Lesson for Murdoch: Keep the Bloggers Happy  —  When Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation bought MySpace, the social-networking Web site, in July, some of its users gloomily predicted that the site would be altered to suit the company's corporate interests.  —  Proof for many of those people came earlier …
Ron /
News: Nintendo's Market Value Goes Up  —  Research reveals that Nintendo's Market Value has increased since February 2005.  —  DFC Intelligence have released their latest piece of research on the game industry, revealing how all game companies have fared from February to December.
Discussion: DS Fanboy
James Fallows / New York Times:
Working at the PC Isn't So Lonely Anymore  —  IN the beginning, personal computers were for loners.  You sat at the desk and stared at the screen.  To involve anyone else in what you were doing, you had to pull up an extra chair at that same desk, or carry a printout or floppy disk containing …
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
You Never Forget Your First Web Server  —  It was nearly 10 years ago (mid 1996) that I first put my own web server on the Internet.  Back in college, I managed to convince one of the staff to give my personal computer a static IP address so that I could run a web server.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint  —  I suffer from something called Ménière's disease—don't worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog.  The symptoms of Ménière's include hearing loss, tinnitus (a constant ringing sound), and vertigo.
Randy Charles Morin / The RSS Blog:
2006 Web 2.0 Predictions  —  Requested by up to one million people, maybe more, here's Randy Charles Morin's 10 Web 2.0 predictions for the year 2006.  —  Let's start with some easy ones.  Somebody will buy YouTube for $millions.  I love YouTube.  —  Somebody will release a new version of RSS or a competing syndication format.

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