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8:30 AM ET, December 13, 2007

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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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Aseem Sood / Official Google Blog:
Google Toolbar: Take your tools with you  —  I've started to notice something peculiar about the Toolbar team, and that's this: we literally can't seem to stop carrying the Toolbar around with us.  When we moved to a new space in our Mountain View campus, we brought along a hallway-sized printout of it.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Updates Toolbar, Offers iPhone Version of Picasa
Discussion: Ars Technica
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, RSS and PC World
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Opera files EU antitrust suit against Microsoft for bundling IE  —  Oh man, here we go again.  Opera just filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft in Redmond's least favorite place to litigate, the EU.  The suit claims that Microsoft is stifling competition by distributing Internet Explorer in its Windows OS.
Opera:
Opera files antitrust complaint with the EU  —  Urges Microsoft to give consumers a genuine choice of standards—compliant Web browsers  —  Opera Software ASA, the only company that can put the Web on any device, filed a complaint with the European Commission yesterday which is aimed …
Discussion: Between the Lines and IntoMobile
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
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.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Adobe Releases BlazeDS, Open Source Version of LiveCycle Data Services
Discussion: Basement.org
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 …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Bebo Embraces Facebook Apps With Its "Open Applications Platform"  —  When Google developed OpenSocial, it was intended to obviate the need for developers to reprogram the same social networking applications for separate platforms.  Several social networks without their own proprietary developer platforms …
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PRWeb:
Bebo Launches Open Application Platform
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):
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Second-gen iPhone in final phase; Apple TV update planned - report  —  After meeting with key component suppliers and manufacturers in Asia, researchers for investment bank Goldman Sachs said this week they believe Apple will introduce two revisions to the iPhone in 2008 — one minor …
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Robin Wauters / blognation:
Tag Your Wish List on Del.icio.us And Say You WANTZ.IT  —  If you only come here to learn about the latest innovations from across the globe that will change the world indefinitely, please look away.  —  My buddy Christian Verschaeren, never short on wild ideas, claims most wish list applications out there are just not simple enough.
Discussion: Mashable!
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Cheatsheet: Online Ad Spending to Slow  —  If you have been following this space, here is a conclusion that's not going to surprise you: Online advertising will grow, but it will do so more slowly over the next few years.  —  That's the headline on a handy chart sent over by eMarketer this morning.
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
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Scoop: Google Analytics Updates - Compare Data Points  —  There's no official announcement from Google, but we're seeing new features showing-up in Google Analytics.  —  It appears you'll be able to compare different data points...  Options let you compare data such as visits, pageviews …
Discussion: Mashable! and ParisLemon
 
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