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1:15 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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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 …
Comcast:
Comcast Statement About 700 MHz Wireless Auction  —  PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The following statement may be attributed to D'Arcy Rudnay, Senior Vice President, Comcast Corporation:  —  "Comcast Corporation has decided not to bid in the 700 MHz wireless auction.
Discussion: DSLreports
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Time Warner Won't Bid on 700 MHz Spectrum
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.
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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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.
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.
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 …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Two More Facebook Advertisers Say No To Beacon  —  Now, it's not just Coca-Cola who is holding off on using Facebook's Beacon.  Travelocity and Overstock have also reportedly decided to sit on the sidelines (paidcontent).  —  Meanwhile, after applauding Facebook for acknowledging user complaints …
Discussion: Digital Daily and Going Social Now
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
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
 
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PR Newswire:
AT&T Announces Intention to Withdraw From Pay Phone Business by End of 2008
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget
InfoWorld:
Attackers target unpatched QuickTime flaw
Discussion: Digg
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Breaking: Federated Media Expands Into Facebook
Discussion: WebProNews and ChasNote
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Did anyone really expect a wireless desktop to be secure?
Discussion: The Register
Marcus Browne / CNET News.com:
Shorter URLs help phishers hook more victims
Discussion: CircleID
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Intel's Diamondville will be Based on Silverthorne Core
Discussion: Ars Technica
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
At Wikipedia, Illustrators May Be Paid
Discussion: PDA and TECH.BLORGE.com
Ian Douglas / Telegraph Blogs:
Acap: a shot in the foot for publishing
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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
Discussion: The Register
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
LeWeb3 passed 1200 participants and a free business class ticket …
BBC:
The face of future broadband
Discussion: DSLreports
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Innovating Our Way to Financial Crisis
Lisa Vaas / eWEEK.com:
.Gov Site Reinfested Due to Hosting Provider Sloppiness
Clint Boulton / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Boosts Tools for adCenter, Live Search
Staska / Unwired View:
NEW NOKIA 6 OR 8 MEGAPIXEL IMAGING SLIDER IN THE WORKS?