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8:15 AM ET, December 5, 2006

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Introducing, NewTeeVee  —  Six months ago when we launched on this journey, my initial thoughts were launching three-to-five specialized blogs that were like satellites around Planet Broadband.  Online video, gaming, data centers and virtual work - they were part of my larger vision of GigaOM network.
Discussion: IP Democracy and The Next Net
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GigaOm Expands - New Video Only Blog
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and Ryan Stewart
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Welcome to NewTeeVee  —  You've arrived at the newest member …
Alexandros Roussos / MacScoop:
Sources confirm plans for a smaller, ultra-thin form factored MacBook Pro  —  MacScoop has obtained reports from sources believed to be very reliable, claiming that Apple is developing a smaller and ultra-thin form-factor MacBook Pro.  —  The new laptop should be even thinner and weigh less …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Ultra-thin 12'' MacBook Pro?
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and digg
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: Things That
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Niall sends Microsoft team a porn message
San Francisco Chronicle:
Mom, 2 kids survive — frantic hunt for dad  —  S.F. woman, girls survive 9 days in wilderness; father left them to seek help  —  (12-04) 04:00 PST Grants Pass, Ore. — They ran the heater in their station wagon until the car was out of gas, then burned all the tires in a desperate attempt to keep warm.
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Zune Drops to Fifth in Music Player Sales (Update2)  —  Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp.'s Zune device dropped to fifth place from second in the U.S. market for digital media players in its second week in stores, market researcher NPD Group Inc. said.
Deepak Gopinath / Bloomberg:
PayPal's Thiel Scores 230 Percent Gain With Soros-Style Fund  —  Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — One morning in 1998, at Hobee's coffee shop, near Stanford University, a young money manager named Peter Thiel decided to gamble on an Internet startup.  —  Thiel ended up investing $240,000 in the company …
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Google Somewhat Froogle At Holiday Press Party  —  If I took a shot for every time someone said the words "bubble," "boom," or "bust" at Google's holiday press party tonight, I would probably be wasted.  Fortunately, the drinking game didn't occur to me until my drive home and Google only served wine and beer anyway.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Swivel Aims To Become The Internet Archive For Data  —  Swivel Co-founders Dmitry Dimov and Brian Mulloy start off by describing their company as "YouTube for Data."  That's a good start for someone trying to understand it, because the site allows users to upload data - any data - and display it to other users visually.
Discussion: Technically Speaking
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Zudeo: a high-def version of YouTube  —  Another day, another peer-to-peer file-swapping firm trying to go legit.  This time it's Azureus, makers of one of the most popular BitTorrent clients on the Internet.  The company has just launched its own video sharing site, dubbed Zudeo …
Discussion: Journerdism and digg
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 …
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 …
David Richards / smarthouse.com.au:
PS4 In 2010 Claims Sony.  Major PS3 Upgrades In Between  —  A PS4 will be launched by Sony but not until at least 2010 claims the Vice President of Technology for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Paul Holman.  —  What will happen between then and now is that Sony will introduce a series …
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
U.N. Agency Wants to Nourish the Internet, Not Govern It  —  When David A. Gross heard last month that the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency, wanted to lowercase the "i" in Internet as a matter of official policy, he did not know whether to be alarmed or amused.
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
The Demise of the Professional Photojournalist  —  The rise of the citizen journalist is not a new phenomenon.  People have been witnessing and taking pictures of notable events for a long, long time.  And they've been selling them to traditional news organizations just as long.
 
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
USC undergrad builds DIY PowerBook Wacom tablet
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and digg
Gizmodo:
Samsung Ultra Video Phone: F500 Plays DiVx
ir.baidu.com:
Baidu to Enter Japanese Search Market in 2007
Ed Brill:
Notes 8 is feeding my blog
japantoday.com:
Hotels to email fire alerts to guests
Discussion: Techdirt and Engadget
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SAP rolls out first enchancement package for mySAP ERP
Discussion: PR Newswire and AccMan
Jake Ludington:
How to Copy HD-DVDs  —  It's still too early to call the horse race on HD-DVD and Blu-Ray.
Discussion: Engadget, eHomeUpgrade and digg
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Go Jaman for Global Movie Downloads
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Valleywag:
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Discussion: HipMojo.com
Thor Muller / VentureBeat:
Yoono, a social search engine — without tagging
Josh / Windows Connected:
Illegal KMS server appears on the Internet
Kira Lee / QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies:
QUALCOMM to Acquire Airgo and Bluetooth Assets of RFMD
John F. Ince / San Francisco Chronicle:
THE LOST TAPES  —  Conversations tape-recorded in the early years …