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10:50 AM ET, December 3, 2007

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Ginger Tulley / Six Apart News:
Six Apart Announces New Home for LiveJournal  —  Acquisition of LiveJournal, creation of new operating company and investment fund by SUP promise new innovation and expansion for pioneering online community  —  San Francisco, CA - December 3, 2007 - Six Apart, the world's leading independent …
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Steven Schwankert / Computerworld:
Russia's SUP buys LiveJournal  —  Russian online media company SUP acquired blogging and community site LiveJournal from Six Apart on Monday, giving the company ownership of Russia's most popular blogging site.  —  SUP and Six Apart first partnered in October 2006 to launch the Russian version …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and Tech_Space
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:   LiveJournal Sale May Revive Six Apart
PR Newswire:
Popular WD Passport(R) Now Available With a Whopping 320 GB of Storage  —  Popular WD Passport(R) Now Available With a Whopping 320 GB of Storage.  (PRNewsFoto/Western Digital Corp.)  —  LAKE FOREST, CA UNITED STATES  —  Western Digital Corp. logo.  (PRNewsFoto)  —  LAKE FOREST, CA USA
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
In Japan Half The Top Selling Books Are Written On Mobile Phones  —  With all the talk about Amazon's Kindle, there's a bigger revolution taking place and those who studied classic literature will be horrified.  In Japan, half of the top ten selling works of fiction in the first six months of 2007 were composed on mobile phones.
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Justin Norrie / Sydney Morning Herald:   In Japan, cellular storytelling is all the rage
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealing Books For The Kindle Is Trivially Easy
Discussion: TeleRead
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Oops!  Yahoo dumps Britney  —  You've got to give Yahoo credit for trying drag the collective mentality out of the celebrity gossip gutter.  —  Every year, the company releases a top 10 list for Web searches.  Last year, Britney Spears was the No. 1 most popular search term.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Photobucket, Picasa bring photo-sharing to TiVo  —  Apparently, fast-forwarding through commercials just isn't enough.  TiVo announced on Monday that users of select photo-sharing services are now able to access their image collections through its set-top boxes.
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Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:   Download Picasa Web Albums Without Installing Picasa
Mark Sullivan / PC World:
The Most Anti-Tech Organizations in America  —  These groups line up against tech interests in courtrooms and corridors of power across the country.  —  Their names keep coming up over and over again in courtrooms and corridors of power across the country—those groups whose interests always seem …
Discussion: George Ou and DSLreports
Staska / Unwired View:
NEW NOKIA 6 OR 8 MEGAPIXEL IMAGING SLIDER IN THE WORKS?  —  It's been a while now since Nokia came up with an interesting phone form factor innovation in an actual phone, instead of patent applications.  —  You know, something along the lines of Nokia 7380 "lipstick", Nokia N92 TV phone or Nokia N93 Camcorder/imaging phone.
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Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:   Nokia's Patent Reveals Innovative Six- or Eight- Megapixel Slider Phone [New Slider]
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TeXtra's Natali Del Conte Leaves Podshow For CNET TV  —  TeXtra, a tech news video show hosted by former TechCrunch writer Natali Del Conte, may be shutting down well shy of its first birthday this upcoming February 13.  That's because CNET has poached Natali away from Podshow, which owns TeXtra.
BBC:
The face of future broadband  —  The UK is lagging behind other countries in the push for next-generation broadband networks.  Telecoms firm BT has said it is unwilling to fund the roll-out of a £15bn fibre optic network to every home in the UK, and there are concerns over how such a network would make money.
Discussion: DSLreports
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Jane Wakefield / BBC:   Push for faster net 'premature'
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Internet Ad Spend Set To Overtake Radio In '08, Magazines By 2010: Report  —  Despite growing pressures on global advertising dollars in general, ZenithOptimedia's optimistic outlook for online ad spending is undiminished, projecting that the category will surpass radio ad dollars in 2008 and the amount spent on magazines by 2010.
Discussion: WebProNews and Times of London
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Sandeep / Mobilewhack:
Nokia Internet Radio Service Beta Available for Nokia N95  —  Nokia's latest service for mobile phones, the Nokia Internet Radio, is now available.  In order to listen to radio shows broadcasted on the Internet, simply download and install the Internet Radio application from Nokia's website …
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Boosts Tools for adCenter, Live Search  —  Microsoft unveils online ad and search utilities to help advertisers and search engine experts do their jobs better.  —  Microsoft said Dec. 3 it has created two new utilities, one designed to improve the way partners …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Does ActiBlizsion Make Sense?  Can A Merged Activision And Blizzard Really Work?  —  The big news in the tech world this weekend, of course, is the slightly complicated merger between video game firms Blizzard and Activision to form the not-particularly-creatively- named Activision Blizzard.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Roll over, Beethoven: Deutsche Grammophon ditches DRM  —  Universal has been one of the two major labels to drop DRM (along with the UK's EMI), but its support of the MP3 format has been experimental.  Should the experiment not go well, Universal has always reserved the right to slap the padlocks back on its tunes.
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David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Amazon and Wal-Mart unwittingly team up against DRM
Discussion: TeleRead, hypebot, Gadget Lab and Digg
Oliver Starr / blognation USA:
Marc Orchant Suffers Massive Coronary  —  THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT AT HUMOR  —  PLEASE REPOST  —  At some time between 7:30 and 8:10 AM on Sunday Morning December 2nd, 2007, Marc Orchant, my fellow author on this blog, as well as one of my closest friends sustained a massive heart attack while working in his home office.
James Rossiter / Times of London:
Secrets of Shell and Rolls-Royce come under attack from China's spies  —  Rolls-Royce and Royal Dutch Shell have fallen victim to Chinese espionage attacks, The Times has learnt.  —  Sustained spying assaults on Britain's largest engineering company and on the world's second-biggest oil …
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Innovating Our Way to Financial Crisis  —  The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.  —  How bad is it?  Well, I've never seen financial insiders this spooked — not even during the Asian crisis of 1997-98 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Daisy Whitney / TVWeek.com:
Online Fame Easy; Ads Harder to Get
Discussion: Beet.TV and Micro Persuasion
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Exclusive: Gertsmann speaks about K&L review, future
Discussion: GamePolitics.com and Digg
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
LeWeb3 passed 1200 participants and a free business class ticket …
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
.Gov Site Reinfested Due to Hosting Provider Sloppiness
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Start-Ups Prep for Wireless Auction
Discussion: IP Democracy
The Register:
Bluetooth marketing window could be shut
Fred / A VC:
Bringing The Web Into Our Living Room
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
RockYou climbing past Slide, to be number one widget-maker?
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Mashable!
Ivan Krsti / ivan krsti · code culture:
First OLPC deployment: now it's real.
Discussion: Ted Roche's weblog and Digg
Read/WriteWeb:
Digg Filter, a Recommendation Engine for Digg - Interview with Founder
Discussion: franticindustries
Zephoria / apophenia:
Who clicks on ads? And what might this mean?