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9:15 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, 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.
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
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 …
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
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
Sean Hargrave / Guardian:
Is Google a Grinch or a good guy?  —  The giant search engine has been accused of 'stealing Christmas' from companies by changing how it ranks results.  Sean Hargrave finds out if their complaints are valid  —  December is the cruellest month for companies that rely on their rankings in Google results for sales.
Helio:
HELIO LAUNCHES MOST COMPLETE YOUTUBE EXPERIENCE  —  Video Capture and Upload, GPS Tagging, and Full "Log In" for Personalization, Rating and Community Features  —  Today, Helio announced the most comprehensive YouTubeTM experience currently offered on mobile.
Read/WriteWeb:
Online Accounting: The Next Killer App For Google Apps  —  This article was a joint collaboration between chartered accountant Jonathan Bradford and computer scientist Ian Leader.  They blog at Jay Eye Sea.  —  In September Google added a presentation application to its Google Apps suite …
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.
 
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