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1:45 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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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
StumbleUpon Launches StumbleVideo  —  Just after midnight EST (about now), StumbleUpon will lift the embargo on StumbleVideo, a service that automatically finds videos matching your interests.  The site doesn't require the StumbleUpon toolbar - you can simply watch videos pulled from Google Video …
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon Launches Video Referral Site, StumbleVideo  —  StumbleUpon's social browsing application has been such a big hit that the company is launching a separate site for video referral called StumbleVideo.  —  StumbleUpon is a browser toolbar that recommends Web sites based on viewing patterns …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Stumbling through video  —  StumbleUpon, a startup that adds some editing and recommendation services to surfing the Web, is starting up a new video service today.  —  Unlike the regular version of StumbleUpon, you don't even need to register or download a toolbar (although you can).
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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 …
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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 …
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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).
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and The Long Tail
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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?
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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 …
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 …
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple May Be Carrier for IPod Phone, Analyst Says (Update1)  —  Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — Apple Computer Inc. may serve as its own wireless carrier if it delivers an iPod-based cell phone next year and rely on the company's network of retail stores to sell service contracts for the device, UBS AG said.
Discussion: The Apple Blog, TechEffect and digg
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 …
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 …
About Skype:
Skype Announces New Skype Unlimited Calling Plan  —  Offers 12 Months of Unlimited Skype Calls to Any Phone Within the US and Canada for a Flat Annual Rate  —  Skype, the global Internet communications company, is now offering U.S. and Canadian consumers the new Skype Unlimited Calling plan …
Josh Bernoff / Devices, Media …:
iTunes sales are NOT plummeting!  Press credibility, on the other hand . . .  What an interesting couple of days it's been.  What follows is a case study in how information — and misinformation — spreads on the Net.  —  We put out a simple little report about iPods and iTunes based …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
IBM to give birth to 'Second Life' business group  —  IBM will launch an official group in January to deal with Second Life and other virtual realms from which the company hopes to profit.  —  Virtual reality and other visual interface work is the next project on IBM's plate …
Discussion: digg
 
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Assaf / Labnotes:
Blogstitution-Free Zone
Discussion: ongoing and Vaspers the Grate
Noah Kagan / VentureBeat:
Who cares about Community?  —  [Editor's note: Noah Kagan …
TDavid / Things That:
Amanda Congdon on ABC News, Amanda UnRSSed
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! and comScore Networks Study Reveals Influential Consumers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Google Patents, Full-Text US Patent Searching
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU stalls on iPod, disc surcharge reform
Discussion: Techdirt and PaidContent
Hugh Macleod / gapingvoid:
LE WEB 3  —  Got back to London from Paris at lunchtime.
James Alan Miller / SmartPhoneToday:
Release of ACCESS Linux Platform for Smartphones Pushed Back
 Earlier Items: 
KGO-TV:
Apple Computer Building Floods After Water Leak
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Information on accidental posting of pre-release security updates for Office for Mac
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware's Greene: Utilities pushing virtualization
Discussion: Rough Type
PR Newswire:
Scanbuy, Inc. Hires Industry Veteran Jonathan Bulkeley as CEO
Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
Dragon Quest on DS: What It Means
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon's EV-DO Rev. A network launches Friday?
Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Search Marketing Platform Opens Online Sign-up for New Customers