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11:30 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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Computerworld:
Russia's SUP buys LiveJournal
Discussion: Tech_Space
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:   LiveJournal Sale May Revive Six Apart
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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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
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
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
Discussion: TeleRead
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]
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
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.
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: Dan Blank, Beet.TV and Micro Persuasion
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.
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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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Ian Douglas / Telegraph Blogs:
Acap: a shot in the foot for publishing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TringMe Develops Its Own Flash Phone
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Inside Microsoft's security war room
Discussion: Slashdot
James Rossiter / Times of London:
Secrets of Shell and Rolls-Royce come under attack from China's spies
Discussion: InfoWorld and The Register
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Exclusive: Gertsmann speaks about K&L review, future
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
 Earlier Items: 
The Register:
Bluetooth marketing window could be shut
Fred / A VC:
Bringing The Web Into Our Living Room
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
JotSpot to Spawn Google Sites - Can it Make Intranet CMS Dinosaurs Extinct?
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Facebook Founder Finds He Wants Some Privacy
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
RockYou climbing past Slide, to be number one widget-maker?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Roll over, Beethoven: Deutsche Grammophon ditches DRM
Ivan Krsti / ivan krsti · code culture:
First OLPC deployment: now it's real.
Discussion: Ted Roche's weblog and Digg
Zephoria / apophenia:
Who clicks on ads? And what might this mean?