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4:50 PM ET, December 5, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Calacanis Takes Position at Sequoia Capital  —  Today at 7 am PST at the SES conference in Chicago, Weblogs Inc. founder Jason Calacanis will announce that he has joined Sequoia Capital as an EIA (Entrepreneur in Action).  This comes just two and a half weeks after Jason announced his departure from AOL.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Jason Calacanis Speaks About Digg, Netscape, SEO & Pay Per Post Blogging  —  Initial founder of Weblogs, Inc., ex-AOL employee and the man who Dugg Netscape, Jason Calacanis was Danny Sullivan's guest today at Search Engine Strategies Chicago for the keynote conversation.
Discussion: SEO BlackHat
Valleywag:
JASON CALACANIS: Anointed by Sequoia  —  Jason Calacanis is to shack up with Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley's leading venture capital partnership, Techcrunch has the jump on the story.  Michael Arrington says Calacanis will be an entrepreneur-in-residence, though the former Weblogs Inc founder …
Frank Barnako:   Calacanis joins VC firm
Tim Gaden / APC:
The lock-out begins for Office Mac users  —  Microsoft hsa officially launched Office 2007, but that's bad news for Mac users.  —  Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 now all use different file formats: docx, xlsx and pptx.  —  Microsoft is calling these "Microsoft Office Open XML Formats" …
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Windows Office 2007 files not compatible with Mac Office 2004  —  Delayed or not, the next version of Microsoft Office for Mac can't come soon enough for those who have little choice but to stick with Office in corporate environments.  Although we have enjoyed reasonable (but still far from perfect) …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Mac Office compatibility: When 'no comment' just isn't good enough
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Ben Elgin / Business Week:
The Vanishing Click-Fraud Case  —  Why was a seemingly slam-dunk case against an alleged click-fraudster who attempted to extort Google quietly dismissed?  —  A detective novelist might call it The Mystery of the Vanishing Click-Fraud Case.  —  It began on Mar. 10, 2004 …
Discussion: AdJab and digg
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Mike / Techdirt:
Did Google Let Clickfraud Case Drop, Rather Than Reveal Clickfraud Details?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Tech Beat
Nick / Rough Type:
Avatars consume as much electricity as Brazilians  —  Tony Walsh has, as others do, some doubts about whether Second Life is sustainable as a business.  But he also poses another question that I hadn't come across before: "Is Second Life sustainable ecologically?"
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Antony Bruno / Reuters:
Music biz seeks Second Life via virtual real estate
Discussion: Valleywag
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
TiVoToGo On Your Mac  —  Want TiVoToGo on your Mac?  —  Nearly two years after being released, TiVo, Inc may have failed to deliver but the hacker community has heeded our call.  As of 12/05/06 the solution requires a little elbow grease and some command line action, but the difficulty level …
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Adam Knight / Mac Geekery:
How to View TiVo Recordings on Your Mac or iPod
Discussion: digg, PVRblog and Slashdot
vnunet:
Microsoft looking to run Windows on OLPC  —  Educational laptop could get Windows as well as Linux  —  Microsoft wants to make its Windows operating system available on the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) notebook computers, OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte said at the NetEvents conference in Hong Kong on Saturday.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Troubling '07 Forecast for the Old-Line Media but Not for the Online  —  THE first Monday in October is known in legal circles as the start of the Supreme Court term.  Similarly, on Madison Avenue, the first Monday in December has become familiar as the kickoff of the advertising forecast season.
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.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple rumored to be eyeing video game market  —  A recent series of checks by Prudential analyst Jesse Tortora indicate that Apple Computer has hired video game designers and may have aspirations of entering the video game market in long-term.  —  "We think the video game market represents …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Infinite Loop
Erin Teeling / The Bivings Report:
Print Media Websites: Who's Getting it Right?  —  We've been somewhat critical of newspaper and magazine websites in the past few weeks.  Two of our studies, "The Use of the Internet by America's Newspapers" and "The Presence of Magazines on the Internet", concluded that newspapers and magazines …
Discussion: Mark Evans
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
China Largely Silent on Telecom Strategy  —  If the world's telecommunications executives thought that bringing their industry's biggest trade show to China would spur Chinese officials into opening their vast market, they were wrong — at least so far.  —  Government officials have avoided using …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Kevin Maney
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web Office APIs - Embracing and Extending Microsoft Office  —  Zoho recently released a set of APIs that lets anyone write their own program to use Zoho Writer and Zoho Sheet data [disclosure: Zoho is a sponsor of Read/WriteWeb].  As Matthew Ingram explained, it "means that other companies …
Discussion: Globe and Mail
 
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