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9:45 AM ET, December 13, 2007

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James Niccolai / PC World:
Opera files EU antitrust suit against Microsoft  —  Opera Software has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft in the European Union, accusing it of stifling competition by tying its Internet Explorer Web browser to Windows, the Norwegian company said Thursday.
Discussion: WebProNews, Mashable! and RSS
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Opera sues Microsoft in the EU over IE, Windows bundle; CTO makes Web standards case  —  Updated with Opera CTO comments: Opera Software said Thursday it is filing a complaint against Microsoft in the European Union alleging the software giant is abusing its power and tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system.
Discussion: people.opera.com
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   Opera files EU antitrust suit against Microsoft for bundling IE
Opera:
Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and IntoMobile
Joe Walnes / Official Google Mobile Blog:
Picasa Redefined for your iPhone  —  I was sitting in the pub recently (I'm a Brit, it's what I do), and I wanted to show my friend a photo of the sunset I saw on my honeymoon.  I pulled out my phone and started typing in the URL for Picasa Web Albums.  Before I could continue, he threw his shiny iPhone into my hand.
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David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
A Chapter of 'Jackass' as Web Test  —  LOS ANGELES — Paramount Pictures is lurching onto the Web with its "Jackass" franchise, with what it says will be the first studio-backed feature film to have its premiere online.  And the studio hopes the result will be considerably more pleasurable …
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Erin Carlson / Associated Press:
New `Jackass' movie to hit Internet
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
It's your business  —  Yesterday, while I was on a panel discussion at LeWeb3 talking about the future of video something happened that discussed my future.  I was driving the computer during the panel discussion, demonstrating bleeding edge video technologies like Seesmic and Kyte on stage …
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe open-sourcing data access technology  —  San Francisco - Adobe Systems is announcing on Thursday plans to release source code for its high-performance remoting and messaging technology via an open source product called BlazeDS.  —  The technology is leveraged in enterprise rich Internet applications, Adobe said.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Mobile Ads: Not So Fast  —  Mobile advertising revenues aren't growing as fast as expected, and that could spell trouble for a bunch of venture-funded startups  —  Ads on cell phones have long been hailed as the next big thing.  But flipping through industry forecasts, Didier Kuhn says, "I don't believe the figures I am seeing."
Jeremy Wagstaff / loose wire blog:
Meet Veronica, Sexy Skype Spammer  —  Maybe this is commonplace for others, but I've just got my first sex-chat-spam on Skype.  It's from someone called Veronica Sexy, whose profile indicates that it's unlikely to be someone I've met and just forgotten about (as if I would):
Peter Sayer / New York Times:
Amazon Ordered to End Free Delivery on Books in France  —  Amazon.com may not offer free delivery on books in France, the high court in Versailles has ruled.  —  The action, brought in January 2004 by the French Booksellers' Union (Syndicat de la librairie française) …
Discussion: Techdirt and Chip Griffin
Christina Warren / Download Squad:
Yahoo! launches new WordPress plugin  —  Do you use WordPress?  Are you a fan of really annoying pop-up advertising links/badges?  Then Yahoo! has the plugin for you!  Launching today, the Yahoo! Shortcuts for Bloggers WordPress plugin is designed to allow bloggers to easily add context links …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Meebo Hits 20 Million Reach; Updates Partner Edition  —  Rememeber the game of Risk?  Today it's like that game between Meebo and eBuddy.  Meebo controls North America and eBuddy controls the rest of the World but overall the market is probably split 50/50.
Discussion: Mashable!
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone Video Recording Now Working with Drunknbass [IPhone Video Recording]  —  The geniuses from Monster and Friends have created an iPhone application which can record video up to 45 frames per second.  They are still working in the final version, but to give you a taste they have published Drunknbass …
Igor Skochinsky / Reversing Everything:
Mobipocket books on Kindle  —  We've known for some time already that Amazon's AZW files are actually Mobi files, but Amazon didn't share Kindle's Mobi PID which would allow one to buy encrypted Mobi books for Kindle.  —  Well, I've discovered the algorithm used to generate the PID and was able …
Discussion: Switched
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Kindle DRM hacked to allow protected Mobipocket ebooks
Discussion: TeleRead, Gadget Lab, broadstuff and Digg
Conor Sweeney / Reuters:
Russian computer program fakes chatroom flirting  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Internet chatroom romantics beware: your next chat may be with a clinical computer, not a passionate person, trying to win your personal data and not your heart, an online security firm says.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Tom Krazit / Crave: The gadget blog:
Goldman Sachs: New iPhones, Apple TV for 2008  —  We had a pretty good idea that a new iPhone would be coming in 2008, but what will it look like?  —  A report from Goldman Sachs Wednesday spotted by AppleInsider doesn't exactly shed much more light on that subject, but says that Apple …
Discussion: ParisLemon
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Popular Mechanics:
10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know for 2008  —  Machines are getting smaller, handier—and much, much smarter.  Think we forgot something?  Go geeky in the comments section below!  Want to test our prediction powers?  Check out last year's list!  —  Fun for the thinking man.
 
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Scoop: Google Analytics Updates - Compare Data Points
Discussion: Mashable! and ParisLemon
Jordan Golson / Valleywag:
Google tries search design AOL discarded [Scoop]
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
My Take On Embargoes — Break Them And No More For You!
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
BusinessWeek reorganizes, confirms dozen layoffs
Marcus Foster / Official Google Mobile Blog:
No more excuses for being late  —  A few months ago we released …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Cheatsheet: Online Ad Spending to Slow
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Windows 7 to get more touchy-feely