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12:55 PM 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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Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
LiveJournal Sale May Revive Six Apart
Computerworld:
Russia's SUP buys LiveJournal
Discussion: Tech_Space
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.
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.
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 …
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
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
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / CNN:
NBC pulls its TV shows from Apple iTunes  —  No more ad-free episodes of The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs or Friday Night Lights for $1.99 each.  —  As promised, NBC (GE) removed all its content and that of its affiliates from the iTunes Store over the weekend after its contract with Apple (AAPL) expired.
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.
Business Wire:
Vivendi and Activision to Create Activision Blizzard - World's Largest, Most Profitable Pure-Play Video Game Publisher  —  Combination Brings Activision's Best-Selling Video Games, Including Guitar Hero(R), Call of Duty(R), and Tony Hawk, Together With Vivendi Games' Portfolio of Leading Franchises …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Time Warner Won't Bid on 700 MHz Spectrum  —  Time Warner, a key player in a coalition of cable operators that succeeded in buying broadband wireless spectrum during the last FCC auction process, won't participate in the 700 MHz auction, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said this morning.
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Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Start-Ups Prep for Wireless Auction
Discussion: IP Democracy
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Banning Ads for PageRank Selling Schemes  —  On a blog post discussing why Google does not like irrelevant Sponsored Blog Posts that pass link juice, Matt Cutts left a little tidbit of information in a comment stating that the Google Spam team and the AdWords team have gotten together …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Federated Media Expands Into Facebook  —  Federated Media Publishing has announced their expansion into Facebook through partnerships with the owners of the Grafitti application and Watercooler.  The initial sponsors launching on Facebook are Hewlett-Packard and Wacom.
Discussion: WebProNews and ChasNote
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
RockYou climbing past Slide, to be number one widget-maker?
Daisy Whitney / TVWeek.com:
Online Fame Easy; Ads Harder to Get  —  Income for Web Video Creators Varies From 'Retire' to 'Keep Your Day Job'  —  Some Web video stars, like the "Ask a Ninja" guys, are raking it in.  Some, like Beet.TV video blogger Andy Plesser, are earning a hefty supplement to their day jobs.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Dan Blank and Micro Persuasion
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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Inside Microsoft's security war room  —  REDMOND, Wash.—Tired of having to fight for a free conference room, Microsoft's security chief, Mike Nash, decided in early 2005 that the company needed a dedicated "war room" where his team could handle emergency responses.  —  And while he was at it, why not have two?
Discussion: Slashdot
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Did anyone really expect a wireless desktop to be secure?  —  According to researchers at Dreamlabs Technologies, the 27MHz wireless technology used to connect wireless keyboards to PCs is vulnerable to attack.  Surprise, surprise!  —  According to a whitepaper published by Max Moser …
Discussion: The Register
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
At Wikipedia, Illustrators May Be Paid
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Sandeep / Mobilewhack:
Nokia Internet Radio Service Beta Available for Nokia N95
James Rossiter / Times of London:
Secrets of Shell and Rolls-Royce come under attack from China's spies
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