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7:10 AM ET, January 29, 2007

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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn raises $12.8M to build out professional network  —  LinkedIn, the networking site for professionals connect, has raised $12.8 million in venture funding.  —  The venture capitalists, Silicon Valley's Bessemer Venture Partners and the European Founders Fund (EFF), an internet focused firm …
Discussion: Mashable!, Screenwerk and PaidContent
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Raises Nearly $13 Million More  —  Professional social network LinkedIn will announce a previously rumored $12.8 million round of financing on Monday, led by Bessemer and the European Founders Fund.  The company, which has been profitable since March 2006, has raised $13.4 million …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking news: Adobe to release PDF to ISO  —  This is news that's just breaking.  —  I talked with Adobe officials on Friday and they are opening up the PDF specification.  It will release the full PDF 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to send PDF to standards group
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Vista "upgrade" drops compliance checking, requires old OS to install  —  Microsoft's quest to closely control the way Windows Vista can be used on PCs has taken a turn for the worse as new information indicates that the company is breaking tradition when it comes to Windows Vista upgrades.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
New Windows Vista homepage
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Wellsphere Launches Wellness 2.0  —  Wellshpere is launching an alpha version of their wellness community site tomorrow.  It joins a host of other health related search, training, and Q&A sites we've covered.  Wellsphere is concerned with day-to-day sorts of health choices that make up …
Discussion: Webware.com
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Wellsphere, for those striving to be fit and healthy  —  Wellsphere is a Web site worth looking at, if you're into eating healthy and sports.  It launches Monday morning.  —  We at VentureBeat are constantly surprised by how difficult it is to find yummy, healthy restaurants in say …
Discussion: GigaOM
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Jilted tech boss tries hand at venture capital  —  DAN WAGNER, the entrepreneur who ran the Maid online information business in the 1990s, once turned down an opportunity to invest $1m (£510,000) for 30% of the fledgling Ebay — a stake that would now be worth many billions.
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Shiny Media:   Shiny Media secures $4.5 million worth of funding
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
27 TIPS FOR TELECONFERENCING  —  Whether you call them conference calls or telecons or excruciatingly dull time-wasters, multi-participant phone conversations are as important to most web workers as email.  If you can't meet face to face or arrange video conferencing, the conference call is the next best thing.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft Office 2007 Review Part 2: What's New?  —  In this part of the review, I'd like to discuss two major changes to Office 2007 that affect the most commonly-used applications in the suite: the new Ribbon user interface and the new XML-based document formats.
Discussion: Office Evolution
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Grant Robertson / Download Squad:   Open Document Plugin for Word 97-2007 proves Microsoft wrong
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Startups Take on Amazon Reviews  —  While low prices and huge inventory are the main attraction at Amazon.com, the site's reviews have emerged as an essential online resource.  Now, a new generation of start-ups wants to take on the shopping giant by spreading reviews across the web.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
OpenID, Get it from Yahoo! & Avoid Phishing  —  OpenID, the lightweight, decentralized identity system (Radar post) had an interesting weekend.  There is now a method for using your Yahoo ID with OpenID (unofficial, but sanctioned) and there are new measures designed to reduce the risk of phishing.
Discussion: Vecosys
Onethumb / SmugBlog:
Scoble: Throwing himself under busses so I don't have to.  —  My friend, Robert Scoble, has two great rants up about blogging & linking: Big gadget sites don't link to blogs followed by Pissing off the blogosphere.  —  His main point is a valid one - far too many places, whether they be old media …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo, now making browser based phone calls  —  SIPphone, the company behind Gizmo Project has introduced a new product, Gizmo Call that make is fairly simple to make VoIP calls from any browser that can support Adobe's Flash.  —  You can visit Gizmocall.com, and you are prompted to download a small plugin …
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Microsoft copies BlueJ, admits it, then patents it  —  Michael Kölling is pretty ticked off right now.  What would upset a mild mannered professor at the University of Kent?  How about someone willfully using his work without attribution, and then filing for a patent on it that could prevent him from using it himself?
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
YouTube's Vaporware About Vaporshare  —  This generated a lot of links and stories since Thursday....Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, speaking at Davos, flippantly mentioned the site will start sharing revenue with its millions of users sometime in the coming months, and the world goes stir-crazy.
Discussion: Techdirt
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Associated Press:
YouTube to share revenue with users
Discussion: I4U News and RSS Marketing Blog
 
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