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4:21 AM ET, December 21, 2006

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Deusx / del.icio.us:
tagometer: badges badges badges badges BOOKMARKS BOOKMARKS  —  Being a blogger, one of my long-standing wishlist items for del.icio.us has been to find some way to get more of what's going on here to show up out there.  Instead of just simple links, I've wanted to get a bit of peek through …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
God bless the re-inventers  —  Gotta love em, because there's no way they're going to stop breaking what works, and fixing what don't need no fixing.  —  I've been hearing, off in the distance, about something called JSON, that proposes to solve a problem that was neatly solved by XML-RPC in 1998 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Del.icio.us Widget Released
Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:   Why JSON isn't just for JavaScript  —  Dave Winer's discovery of JSON …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Widgets Become More Important than APIs for Data Exchange on the Web
Discussion: Mad Techie Woman
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Record Labels Sue Web Site Operator  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several major record labels sued the operator of the Russian music Web site AllofMP3.com on Wednesday, claiming the company has been profiting by selling copies of music without their permission.  —  The lawsuit was filed …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Mike / Techdirt:
Record Labels Finally Sue Allofmp3.com  —  from the took-'em-long-enough dept  —  The only surprise here is that it's taken this long.  However, after tremendous efforts to influence politicians to force Allofmp3.com to shut down, it appears that a bunch of record labels have finally filed a lawsuit against the company.
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Revver Re-organizes Executive Suite  —  Two Co-Founders Leave; Adds New COO, Ad Sales Chief  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In what is perhaps a sign of the difficulty facing those looking to compete against YouTube, fledgling video-sharing site Revver.com has reshuffled its executive suite, with two of the three co-founders departing.
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Scott Karp / The Blog Herald:
Democratizing The Economics Of Content
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Google: Anti-trust case waiting to happen?
Discussion: Bill Tancer
Donna Bogatin / Digital Markets:
Can Google grow search in 2007?
Discussion: Internet Outsider and SearchViews
Phil Wainewright / Software as services:
Google retreats back to Web 1.0  —  The quiet deprecation of Google's original SOAP search API earlier this month, which has just come to light this week, is a revealing admission of Google's single-minded reliance on advertising as a means of funding its continued growth and profitability.
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DeWitt Clinton / Google Code:
Beyond the SOAP Search API
Discussion: Manthan and InsideGoogle
Don Box / Don Box's Spoutlet:
Google Search API?
Discussion: Slashdot
Gamasutra:
Gamasutra's Quantum Leap Awards: Most Important Games, 2006  —  They're timeless.  They're inspirational.  They inspire us, make us question our standards, and provide a roadmap for the future of development.  They are the games that innovate and move the industry forward …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
blinkx signs Dow Jones Online  —  Video search site blinkx seems to announce at least one new content deal per week, so we don't even try to cover all of them.  Today CTO Suranga Chandratillake called to say the company had tied up Dow Jones Online, pulling video feeds from WSJ.com …
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PrimeNewswire:   Business and Financial News From The Wall Street Journal Online …
Joey deVilla / Global Nerdy:
RSS is "The Next Big Thing" — and Has Been for the Past 3 Years  —  We got a sense of deja vu when we saw that the first item in Read/Write Web's Predicitions for 2007 was "RSS will go mainstream in a big way.  A quick look back to their predictions for 2006 told us why …
Discussion: Chuqui 3.0 and Changing Way
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Vote for the 2006 Search Blogs Awards!  —  Voting for the Search Engine Journal's 2006 Search Blogs Awards are now open.  —  Please take the time to rank and vote for your favorite search engine blogs and bloggers!  —  Vote Now!  —  In most of the categories, we ask voters to rank …
Mike / Techdirt:
Is The NBA Trying To Hide Video Footage Of The Big Brawl On YouTube?  —  from the as-if-people-don't-know-about- it?  dept  —  If you pay any attention at all to basketball, you heard about the big brawl this past weekend that ended in the ejection of 10 players.
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
EFF taps e-voting security guru Ed Felten for board  —  Princeton's Ed Felten will be joining Lawrence Lessig, John Gilmore, Brewster Kahle, and other prominent technology activists, researchers, and scholars on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix  —  I was a die-hard Netflix fan.  Apart from when I lived in Canada or Europe, I've been a Netflix customer for the last five years.  There is a very tanglible tingle when a Netflix movie arrives in the mail, packaged up in its red envelope.
Economist:
Work-life balance  —  Consumer technologies are invading corporate computing  —  IN OCTOBER, shortly after taking over as head of information technology (IT) at Arizona State University, Adrian Sannier gave the nod to his contact at Google, the internet giant known for its search engine …
Discussion: Computers.net, broadstuff and Slashdot
WebGuerrilla / Greg Boser:
The Half-Truths of Talking Frogs  —  When David Pasternack first began running his mouth off about the death of organic SEO, I decided it was best to refrain from commenting.  I came to that decision in large part due to the amount of respect I have for Kevin Lee.  Kevin's an extremely intelligent and savvy guy.
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Sony Settles Rootkit Suits  —  $1.5 million in penalties will compensate consumers whose systems were damaged.  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay $1.5 million in penalties to settle lawsuits with two U.S. states over its controversial use of copy protection software.
 
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Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Blogging Wills - What happens to your Blogs When You Die?
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Veoh reboots, adds payments and cross-publishing
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Lifehacker Zeitgeist
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Rachel Rosmarin / Forbes:
Why Gears Of War Costs $60
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
John Furrier on Podtech's Strategy
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Hands On With HAVA  —  First seen at CES last January …
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
You've Got Mail, and Your Period
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Pimps Own Services in Search Results
Mike / CrunchNotes:
The Truth About TechCrunch UK
Trollaxor / MacSlash:
Security Update 2006-008 [U]
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
2007 Predictions for the web and software
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
A Search for Ourselves  —  User-Generated Content Dominates Google's 2006 Hot List