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5:10 AM ET, December 14, 2006

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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Putting TechCrunch UK On Hold  —  TechCrunch UK, just a few months old, has been tremendously successful in creating a community for local UK & Ireland Entrepreneurs.  However, today I put the blog on hold and terminated our relationship with editor Sam Sethi.
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Talking Linux IP with Bill Gates  —  If you could ask Bill Gates one question, what would you ask?  I spent an hour today with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the company's Redmond campus.  I chose to ask Bill about Microsoft's intellectual property stance against Linux and its open source developers …
Discussion: shmula
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Bill Gates on the Future of Web Apps  —  I'm up at Microsoft HQ with a group dubbed "leaders in various aspects of the web community" for a day that closed with an hour-long conversation with Bill Gates.  Gates opened with remarks about recent products, as well as the coming ascension …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Our Sixty Minutes with Bill Gates  —  A group of bloggers and online influencers, myself included, got to sit down today with Bill Gates as part of Microsoft's special Mix n' Mash 07 event.  The day's participants included an eclectic group of individuals.  Some were bloggers …
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look: StumbleUpon Announces New Video Surfing Site, StumbleVideo  —  If you're familiar with StumbleUpon, the web surfing toolbar, you've probably spent countless hours hitting the "stumble" button and discovering sites that are eerily tailored towards your taste.
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon Launches Video Referral Site, StumbleVideo
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
StumbleUpon Launches StumbleVideo
Discussion: Monkey Bites, Reel Pop and PodTech.net
Valleywag:
AOL: The purge goes high  —  The purge goes high  —  AOL's new boss, Randy Falco, may not know how to use IM, but The TV industry veteran is an impressively bloody hatchetman.  Among the rumored casualties from today's layoffs at Time Warner's AOL online unit, four senior managers …
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Reuters:   AOL says has largely completed layoffs
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A positive view of Le Web  —  It's important to present a balanced view of things.  I guess that's the journalist training.  If you are hearing strong emotions going one way, try to find out the other side of the story.  I don't always do that and when I don't, and I really am honest with myself …
Discussion: Naked Conversations
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About Skype:
SKYPE GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO CONNECT ITS GLOBAL COMMUNITY  —  Extras and Public Chat features inspire more people to stay in touch with their friends and meet new ones along the way  —  Skype, the global Internet communications company, today announced Skype™ 3.0 for Windows …
Discussion: PodTech.net and TechCrunch
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Valleywag:
SECOND LIFE: The avatar has no clothes  —  CLAY SHIRKY — I got a pre-launch demo of Second Life, straight from Mitch Kapor and the Second Life team, several years ago at PC Forum, so I'm well aware of Mitch's bullishness on the subject.  Mitch has done more to advance the state …
Discussion: Technovia and Joystiq
Nick Douglas / huffingtonpost.com:
Craigslist Robs Food From the Mouths of Journalist's Babies  —  The latest "Craigslist vs. the Newspapers" incident is making the rounds.  The cause: Yet another group of businessfolk (this time it was Wall Streeters at the UBS global media conference) heard company CEO Jim Buckmaster explain …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Google's reign of terror over Valley workforce coming to end?  —  For two years, Google has brutalized its competition and other start-ups by grabbing the best talent with two sexy pieces of bait: the stock option, and its fun brand.  —  However, the first piece of bait, the stock option …
Discussion: Mercury News and Got Ads?
Jon Oltsik / CNET News.com:
Windows Vista and the secret of full disk encryption  —  When I talk to large enterprises, they tend to be either deploying or planning to deploy PC encryption tools, especially for laptops.  This is no longer a "nice to have;" it has become a "gotta have."
BetaNews:
Yahoo: Lower Page Views Due to AJAX  —  Yesterday's comScore Media Metrix report, exclaiming that estimates of page views for social networking site MySpace at 38.7 million for the month of November topped those for Yahoo by 600,000, came with some small print that should have generated …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Interview: Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster  —  With the hit that is Delicious Library making its rounds around Mac software land and Delicious Library 2 on the way, Delicious Monster and Omni founder Wil Shipley has been, to put it lightly, a busy guy.  We were able to catch him for a few words …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Robotics Studio Now Available to Provide Common Development Platform  —  More than 30 vendors offer support for creating broad range of innovative robotics applications.  —  Among the many remarkable innovations emerging out of the robotics industry, from surveillance robots …
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
The growth of mashups continued throughout 2006  —  One of my favorite Internet stats to check out are the mashup and open API trendlines on the front page of Programmable Web.  Consistently, month after month this year and right up until present day, we've seen the mashup stats climb intriguing steadiness.
Yahoo! Search blog:
Enterprise search made easy - and free - from IBM and Yahoo!  —  Earlier this year Yahoo! and IBM got together to ask a simple question —  how can we make enterprise search easier to install, use, and maintain.  The result of that question is IBM OmniFind Yahoo! Edition which we believe …
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
What if magazines were were published using radical transparency?  —  Wired magazine editor Chris Anderson asks, "What would radical transparency mean for Wired?"  (In the spirit of things, let me guess transparently that "radical transparency" will be the title of his next book).
 
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Antone Gonsalves / InformationWeek:
Research Firm Clarifies: iTunes Sales Are Not Collapsing
Windows Live Local:
New Virtual Earth release launches
Duncan / duncanriley.com:
Gartner gets it wrong on Blogging growth
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Five Secret Strategies to Add $1 Million in Revenue to your …
Karl / Techdirt:
Laptops vs. Desktops: Who Cares, It's All Evolution
Noah Kagan / VentureBeat:
Who cares about Community?  —  [Editor's note: Noah Kagan …
TDavid / Things That:
Amanda Congdon on ABC News, Amanda UnRSSed
Discussion: Dembot, Reel Pop and Mathew Ingram
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Skype 2.2 adds Smartphone support, new features!
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! and comScore Networks Study Reveals Influential Consumers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Google Patents, Full-Text US Patent Searching
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
The Pirate Bay Bans ISP In Protest Move
Discussion: Techdirt and Digital Alchemy
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU stalls on iPod, disc surcharge reform
Discussion: Techdirt and PaidContent
James Alan Miller / SmartPhoneToday:
Release of ACCESS Linux Platform for Smartphones Pushed Back
the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information on accidental posting of pre-release security updates for Office for Mac
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM to give birth to 'Second Life' business group
Discussion: digg
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple May Be Carrier for IPod Phone, Analyst Says (Update1)
Discussion: The Apple Blog, TechEffect and digg