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9:10 AM ET, January 3, 2007

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Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Apple's Jobs Keeps His Job, But Legal Perils Remain  —  While Steve Jobs retains control of the Apple helm, the company faces other legal challenges this year, over patents and monopoly law.  —  Apple's 10-K annual report — delayed to include the results of an investigation …
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Silicon Valley Watcher:
1.2.07: Apple probe focuses on Anderson, GC Heinen
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
New York Times:
Patent Lawsuit Names Leading Technology Firms  —  In 1997, Jonathan T. Taplin, a veteran film and television producer, stood up at a cable industry convention and asserted that in the future all movies would be distributed over the Internet.  He recalls being laughed out of the room.
Discussion: Techdirt, NewTeeVee and PaidContent
Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
The Mozilla Foundation: Achieving Sustainability  —  Mozilla is a global community dedicated to improving the Internet experience for people everywhere.  We do this by building great software - such as the Mozilla Firefox web browser and Mozilla Thunderbird mail client - that helps people interact with the Internet.
Discussion: digg
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Mozilla Discloses 2005 Revenues: $53M
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Have you ever made a profit from a catering business or dog walking?  Do you prefer to work alone or in groups?  Have you ever set a world record in anything?  —  The right answers could help get you a job at Google.
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity and Vacuum
Landon Fuller:
Month of Apple Bugs - Day 1  —  I stumbled across the Month of Apple Bugs today — a new Mac OS X vulnerability released every day for a month.  —  Today's vulnerability exploits a stack buffer overflow in the QuickTime Streaming component, and includes a working x86 exploit.  More details available here.
Kotaku:
Sean Hannity Loves the Wii  —  I listen to a lot of talk radio when I am in the car ever since my iPod was stolen, and on my way home from work my local station broadcasts god-loving conservative Sean Hannity.  On today's show a caller asked him if he had gotten all the toys he wanted for Christmas.
Discussion: Go Nintendo and GamePolitics.com
Bob Caswell / Computers.net:
Get Ready for DRM-FREE 2007: Amazon, LimeWire, MySpace, eMusic, Yahoo Music  —  More rumors are surfacing around Amazon offering DRM-free MP3s to compete with Apple's iTunes.  Only this time the rumors include other MP3 download services and are coming from the mainstream press (does that make it more or less credible?).
PR Newswire:
Dash Navigation Becomes First to Add Yahoo! Local Search Capabilities to the Car  —  Dash Delivers Most Relevant Information to the Dashboard Giving Drivers Power to Search for and Find Virtually Anything  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Dash Navigation(TM) …
Grant Gross / Macworld UK:
Net neutrality advocates cheer AT&T concessions  —  Company offers net neutrality sweetner to help telecom merger go down  —  Net neutrality advocates celebrated this week after AT&T said it would pledge to maintain a "neutral network" in exchange for US government approval of its proposed acquisition of BellSouth Corp.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:   Net neutrality push expected to resume in Congress
CheapyD / Cheap Ass Gamer:
CAG's Five Most Under Appreciated DS Games of 2006  —  As someone who owns way too many DS games, it's easy to see a few great games that the vast majority of people pass on for one reason or another.  While several games, such as Elite Beat Agents, Brain Age and Cooking Mama …
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo, DS Fanboy, Joystiq and digg
Robert MacMillan / Reuters:
Washington Post aims for closer print, Web ties  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Washington Post Co. plans to have its veteran editors help shape the way stories appear on the Web in the latest example of how top U.S. publishers are retooling news operations for the Internet.
Discussion: Techdirt, Chip Griffin and Dan Blank
Duncan / duncanriley.com:
Arrington is right, BlueDot rocks  —  Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch gave his annual list yesterday of Web 2.0 companies he couldn't live without.  Included on the list was BlueDot.  Writes Arrington: … I've spent 24 hours playing with the service, and I'm hapyp to say he's right …
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
We're Back!  —  It's been a while and lots has happened over the past five weeks.  When I left for a week's vacation on the WiFi-depleted island of Cozumel immediately after US Thanksgiving I did not expect to be off the air so long.  However, our previous hosting provider …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use WeatherBill To Bet On The Weather  —  David Friedberg, a former Googler, is set to launch an ambitious new site called WeatherBill, headquartered in San Francisco, in the next few weeks.  WeatherBill won't be a consumer site; rather, they are combining an ecommerce site …
cellular-news:
Huge Potential for Apple Phone: Study  —  As the anticipation about an Apple iPod-phone hybrid builds with a steady stream rumors and news stories, a new research study from the Toronto-based Solutions Research Group shows that an iPod phone has the potential to be a big hit with consumers.
Discussion: hypebot and digg
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch:
Stockpickr in deal with The Street: More to Come?  —  Stockpickr, an investing site founded by two New York City hedge fund managers, is giving a boost to all companies in the "investing 2.0″ sector today with their announcement of a partnership with a leader from the first generation of the web investment sector, TheStreet.com.
Anything But iPod:
Walletex Ultra Thin Wallet MP3 Player  —  The Walletex is currently the thinnest MP3 player this is meant to slip into your wallet next to the Visa card.  Although the player is slightly thicker than a credit card, it is still so thin that it requires a USB to phono jack to connect headphones.
Harrison Hoffman / LiveSide:
Nemo surfaces!  Windows Live for TV in the wild  —  Here's a little something to kick off our birthday celebration in style!  Back in October, we reported on Project Nemo, a Windows Live product for Media Center being developed behind the closed doors of Redmond.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Power-Sipping Bulbs Get Backing From Wal-Mart  —  As a way to cut energy use, it could not be simpler.  Unscrew a light bulb that uses a lot of electricity and replace it with one that uses much less.  —  From Product to Cause  —  Articles in this series are examining the ways in which the world is …
Discussion: Slashdot, Fast Company Now and digg
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
Robert asks why Apple doesn't get the negative coverage Dell gets.  I answer.  —  [Photo: My Mac.]  —  Robert Scoble asks, "If it's OK to print miles of bad press about Dell, why isn't it OK to print miles of bad press about Apple?"  —  Before I list my top ten reasons for why Apple seems …
Discussion: Scobleizer
 
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 More Items: 
Jonti Davies / Joystiq:
Satoru Iwata: biggest Japanese industry cheese of '06?
Discussion: Kotaku and Go Nintendo
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Could 2007 be the year of social network fatigue?
Discussion: Unit Structures and Slashdot
Steve Jobs / macworldexpo.com:
Keynote  —  CEO, Apple.  —  Come hear Apple CEO Steve Jobs deliver …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Software For Starving Students 2007 edition
Discussion: Lifehacker and Monkey Bites
Sydney Morning Herald:
Dutch Ban Segways From Public Roads
Discussion: Techdirt and Engadget
Mark Kingdon / ClickZ:
Six Predictions for 2007  —  A year ago, when I made my predictions …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: What threats does Skype face?
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
E-Base Charging Station - Useful In A Useless Way
Discussion: I4U News and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Karl / Techdirt:
$60 Gets You A New Medical Record And Free Foot Amputation
Discussion: Business Week
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Google plugs Gmail data leak flaw
John Brockman / edge.org:
GOT OPTIMISM?  —  THE WORLD'S LEADING THINKERS SEE GOOD NEWS AHEAD
Theobroma Cacao:
The Year in Mac Development
USA Today:
Calling all psychics: It's contest time again
John Leyden / The Register:
How to crash a Windows mobile using MMS
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Joyce Park / VentureBeat:
The hidden engineering gender gap
BBC:
$100 laptop project launches 2007