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12:05 AM ET, December 28, 2006

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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Apple executives faked stock-option documents  —  update Apple Computer's stock took a hit early Wednesday after a report that company executives had made up details on stock-option administration documents to guarantee profits for certain executives.
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Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
A cloud over Macworld Expo  —  In recent years, Apple Computer stock has risen as Macworld Expo approaches, and this year has been no different.  Boosted by increasing sales of iPods and Macs, the exuberance of analysts' expectations, and rumors of iPhones and "true" video iPods, AAPL rose to over $91 a share at the end of November.
Discussion: Valleywag and Law Blog
CNNMoney.com:
Apple sinks, then recovers after report  —  Web site says options documents may have been falsified by company officials; Jobs hires own lawyer.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Federal prosecutors are investigating stock option documents at Apple Computer that may have been falsified by company officials …
Nancy Weil / Macworld:
Report: Feds looking at Apple stock-option documents  —  U.S. federal investigators are "looking closely" at stock-option documents that former Apple officials allegedly falsified to boost their own profits, The Recorder legal newspaper reported late Tuesday in its online edition.
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Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
Microsoft Tries To Buy New Friends  —  It seems that Microsoft and AMD have partnered to hand out some nice Christmas presents to select bloggers.  Microsoft has reportedly sent out new AMD-equipped Acer laptops in an effort to get prominent bloggers using Microsoft's new Vista operating system.
Discussion: CrunchNotes and Geek News Central
BL Ochman / B.L. Ochman's weblog:
Edelman Has New Ethics Scandal Brewing With Microsoft's Blogger Bribe Campaign
Mitch Denny / notgartner:
Acer Ferrari 1000: The Unboxing
Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles:
The secret Scoble mission revealed  —  Tech Chronicles has confirmed with Robert Scoble that he's embarking on an out-of-state trip into the world of politics: He's been invited to help former Democratic VP candidate John Edwards announce his presidential bid in New Orleans tomorrow.  He flies out today.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Full disclosure...  I am sitting in an airport in Houston.  I see a lot of people are wondering who is paying for the trip.  I wasn't supposed to announce what I was doing until I got to New Orleans, but since news schedules have been moved up (John Edwards announced he's running for President today) I'm sure the campaign won't mind.
Rob Bushway / GottaBeMobile.com:
The HP Pavilion tx1000 Notebook PC / Tablet PC  —  I received something very interesting in the mail yesterday: a Vista Launch Kit.  Apparently, Microsoft is sending out 5000 numbered launch kits.  I've got #2395.  —  It is mostly Vista launch material - dvd's, printed material …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and What Is New
PR Newswire:
The Big Story for CES 2007: the Public Debut of eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power  —  Fulton Innovation LLC and its Partners Debut Technology That Enables Intelligent Wireless Power Transfer  —  LAS VEGAS, Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ — The 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) …
Agence France Presse:
Quake cuts off much of Asia Internet  —  Internet and phone services have been disrupted across much of Asia after an earthquake damaged undersea cables, leaving one of the world's most tech-savvy regions in a virtual blackout.  —  From frustrated traders seeking in vain for stock quotes …
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Reuters:   Asia Quakes Damage Cables; Internet, Banks Affected
Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Chess Player Banned 10 Years For Cheating With Bluetooth, Computer  —  The All India Chess Federation slapped the 10-year sanction on a player who had been using a Bluetooth device stitched into a cap he typically pulled down over his ears.  —  An Indian chess player was banned Tuesday …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and digg
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Chess cheater's Bluetooth scheme sniffed out
Discussion: Reuters
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hey!  Watch Is A Seriously Cool Online Video Converter  —  Tools to convert file types, particularly audio and video files, are among the last to move from the desktop to the browser.  Part of the problem is CPU usage during the conversion (it's expensive to do this online) and part of the problem is the upload time for the user.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:   How to Save Online Videos
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why piracy is still more common than legal video downloads  —  A recent study conducted by consumer and retail analysis group NPD claims that peer-to-peer (P2P) video downloads (which in the study are synonymous with illegal downloads) are outpacing purchases from legitimate video download services five to one.
Discussion: iMedia Law Blog, SplashCast and digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
AACS DRM cracked by BackupHDDVD tool?  —  Can it be?  Is Hollywood's new DRM posterchild AACS (Advanced Access Content System, see more here) actually quite breakable?  According to a post on our favoritest of forums (Doom9) by DRM hacker du jour muslix64, his new BackupHDDVD tool decrypts and dismantles AACS on a Windows PC.
Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
Verizon markets services at mall stores  —  FAIRFAX, Va. - Verizon Communications Inc. has flooded mailboxes, gone door to door and even handed out free ice cream as it seeks to sell its new FiOS television, telephone and high-speed Internet service.  Now, the phone company is following Apple Computer Inc …
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Build a 'Digg Culture' on your Blog  —  How do you build a 'Digg Culture' and get repeatedly on the front page of Digg over time?  —  In this post I'll share 10 ways that top bloggers do it.  —  Last week on a post that Tony wrote about Digg Fraud one of those who left a comment wrote:
Wall Street Journal:
Is 'Web 2.0' Another Bubble?  —  Hundreds of Internet companies have emerged since the dot-com crash, looking to capitalize on a resurgent online advertising market.  Companies in this new wave — known as Web 2.0 — have focused on online collaboration and sharing among users.
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Launches the Ultra Edition 13.8 (Z720), the Thinnest HSDPA Slider  —  Samsung brings ultra HSDPA power to the palm of your hand  —  Seoul , Korea , December 27 th , 2006 - Samsung Electronics, a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones, launches the Ultra Edition 13.8 (Model: SGH-Z720).
Fred / A VC:
2007: The End Of The Page View  —  Recently there was 'big news', Myspace had passed Yahoo! in monthly page views.  I put the words big news in quotes because it really wasn't as big news as it was made out to be.  —  It's common wisdom that Myspace is designed to generate a ton of page reloads every session.
John Liu / Bloomberg:
Google to invest in Chinese video Web site  —  Google Inc., owner of the world's most-used Internet search engine, will invest in Shenzhen Xunlei Network Technology Ltd., a Chinese Web site that helps users download videos from the Internet.  —  The investment will probably be disclosed next month …
 
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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Discussion: Ring Nokia and I4U News
Jordan Running / Download Squad:
Hackers: 6, Vista: 0  —  About a month after the business release …
Discussion: Digital Common Sense and digg
Gizmodo:
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