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9:55 PM ET, December 4, 2006

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft sends mixed messages with its new design tools  —  Microsoft is sending out mixed messages, in terms of its Web-design-tool strategy.  —  First, there's the positioning.  Redmond's "we plan to complement, not compete with Adobe" rhetoric — which I'm doubtful anyone who knows Microsoft will buy for a second.
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istartedsomething.com:
The new Expression & WPF/E
Discussion: MSTechToday and OpsanBlog
John Dowdell / JD on EP:
"Microsoft targets Adobe"
Michael V. Copeland / Business 2.0:
A MySpace for grown-ups  —  Social networking has been great for the kids, but not of much use to business - until now.  With Reid Hoffman's MySpace-for-grown-ups at a tipping point, these days you're either LinkedIn or left out.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — At a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:   Social Net For Grown-ups LinkedIn Hits Inflection Point; Profitability
CNET News.com:
Wife, daughters of missing CNET editor found alive  —  update The wife and daughters of missing CNET senior editor James Kim have been found alive and airlifted to a local hospital, authorities announced at a press conference in Merlin, Ore., Monday afternoon.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Kati Kim and children found, James Kim still missing
Discussion: Things That and UNEASYsilence
New York Times:
The Future of Web Ads Is in Britain  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of advertising, you can hire a consultant — or you can travel to Britain.  —  Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and is expected to account for as much as 14 percent …
Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Xbox 360 sales below expectations [update 1]  —  [Update: Apparently this is a false story that has been circulating the web chain-letter style.  Let's wait until the official NPD numbers come out and add them to the weekly Japanese numbers.]  —  It could be assumed that when Microsoft …
Discussion: Compete Blog and Forever Geek
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
The big Digg rig  —  Digg became one of the top sites for tech news because it lets Web-savvy geeks decide what's newsworthy, offer up stories they like and vote on their favorites.  —  Now, dubious Internet marketers are planting stories, paying people to promote items …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Worm uses QuickTime to spread on MySpace  —  update A malicious video on MySpace.com pages changes people's profiles when played, embedding itself and adding links to fraudulent Web sites, experts have warned.  —  The video is a rigged QuickTime file that exploits a MySpace vulnerability …
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Newspaper Chain Sees Its Future, And It's Online and Hyper-Local  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Could this be the future of newspapering?  —  Darkness falls on a chilly Winn-Dixie parking lot in a dodgy part of North Fort Myers just before Thanksgiving.  Chuck Myron sits in his little gray Nissan …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Have Camera Phone?  Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service  —  Hoping to turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists, Yahoo and Reuters are introducing a new effort to showcase photographs and video of news events submitted by the public.
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Bram Cohen on BitTorrent's Future  —  Ace programmer Bram Cohen denies he is leaving BitTorrent — and says he's busier than ever positioning the company to totally own online video downloads.  —  In an exclusive e-mail interview, Cohen responds to the rumors that he is stepping down …
Discussion: Torrentfreak, Techdirt, Slashdot and GigaOM
Nick / Rough Type:
The five Google products  —  It seems like only yesterday that a bunch of breathless articles appeared touting the brilliance of Google's innovation strategy.  That strategy was, if you recall, the spaghetti strategy: Throw a lot of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.
Ewan McIntosh / edu.blogs.com:
Quintura - visual tag cloud connective search  —  Yakov Sadchikov wanted to catch up with me at MediaTech2.006 (edublogscom reportage here) and, having seen his product, it was mutual!  Quintura allows you to browse related topics to the topic you are searching for - great when you're not too sure what you want to get into.
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Porn prank sends Microsoft a message on licensing  —  One Microsoft group received a rather harsh lesson in Creative Commons licensing today: For a while this morning, Microsoft's RSS Team Blog featured a partially censored pornographic image, which has since been removed.  —  How did it get there in the first place?
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Marketers' Websites Outdraw Those of Major Media Players  —  P&G and Unilever Attract 9 Million Unique Visitors Monthly  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Believe it or not, those boring corporate websites are pulling in more eyeballs — and more influencers — than the flashy prime time TV shows …
Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How Google handles hacked sites  —  If you've never read my blog before, welcome.  I'm the head of the webspam team at Google.  And I have a blog for days just like this.  —  Okay, first off you should go read this post.  It's entitled "Me Against Google" and the author is unhappy …
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
Nice place you have here  —  In an e-mail correspondence with Tim Spalding from LibraryThing about Enterprise 2.0 I finally put my finger on why I don't like SharePoint.  —  If social computing is going to be effective in the workplace things have to be different - fundamentally.
Discussion: edu.blogs.com and Slashdot
John F. Ince / San Francisco Chronicle:
THE LOST TAPES  —  Conversations tape-recorded in the early years with Google's founders illuminate how their actions forged the growth of a Silicon Valley giant  —  When I contacted San Francisco's Upside magazine in late 1999 about writing freelance articles, my first assignment …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
VeriSign locks up .com through 2012  —  VeriSign will keep control over the .com top-level domain under terms of an agreement signed last week.  The US Department of Commerce has finally approved the deal reached last year, which will allow VeriSign to raise rates by up to 7 percent in four …
 
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Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
U.N. Agency Wants to Nourish the Internet, Not Govern It
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Novell "Forking" OpenOffice.org
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Phil Becker / Digital ID World:
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
As Ad Costs Rise, a Move to Challenge Pay-Per-Click
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