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8:00 AM ET, December 19, 2007

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes (Another) Another Bubble!  —  The take-down of the popular Web 2.0 music video, “Here Comes Another Bubble,” didn't last too long.  The Richter Scales, a San Francisco singing group that did the piece, have posted a new one-Version 1.1-that it hopes is copyright safe.
Discussion: Lane Hartwell, TechCrunch and i-boy
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The Richter Scales:
Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1
Discussion: CNET News.com
PlagiarismToday:   Analysis on The Lane Hartwell “Bubble” Controversy
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tweeterboard: Who Does That Person on Twitter Think They Are?  —  Like it or not, there's a whole lot of conversation going on via microblogging service Twitter these days and it cannot be ignored.  —  Let's say you've subscribed to a search feed for your company's name (via Terraminds) …
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Finally, a Twitter Measurement Tool that works  —  Update: I've just published all that I learned about Twitter on a subsequent post, please read here.  —  I've been watching the various twitter ranking, measuring, mashups appear, and most have little utility (other than some of the search tools).
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My New Facebook Strategy and the FB Power Level  —  I had heard there was a 5k friend limit on Facebook.  I just didn't take it to heart.  Until I reached 5k and tried to add 5001., at which point FB reminded of the limit.  —  It was a weird moment ,but actually one that I have come to respect and appreciate.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Mashable!
Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  Things change fast on the internet —and fame is no exception.  Nearly half of the online celebrities identified in the inaugural edition of the Forbes.com Web Celeb 25 failed to place on the list in this second edition.  Among the casualties: YouTube star LonelyGirl15 …
Bill Ray / The Register:
700MHz attracts Paul Allen  —  Chunk of spectrum latest must-have accessory for the super-rich?  —  The FCC has revealed the list of bidders interested in owning a little 700MHz, a spectrum due for release in January next year with the switch off of analogue TV.
Discussion: WebProNews and Reuters
Google Talkabout:
Merry Christmas, God Jul and  —  OK, I cheated.  I don't really speak Chinese.  But I know a bot that does, and we're releasing it today together with number of other translation bots.  For those not familiar with bots, a (ro)bot is a piece of software that acts as a chat contact and provides some fun or useful functionality.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
Microsoft Help and Support:
Internet Explorer 6 crashes after you install security update 942615 on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2  —  View products that this article applies to. … Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry.  Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it.
Nick Weininger / Official Google Blog:
Better flight stats results  —  The holiday season is upon us, and we know that many amongst you are traveling to be with family and friends.  To make sure you spend more time celebrating and less time waiting at the airport, we're introducing a new flight status feature that we hope will make your travels easier.
Jack Ewing / Business Week:
Big Profits with No-Frills Mobile  —  Upstart Dutch wireless carrier KPN is winning over German customers with its simple, inexpensive subscriptions  —  A few years ago, it looked like Germany might not be big enough for four mobile network operators.  Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile (DT) …
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
Internet Tablet OS2008 Review  —  (This post is huge with stacks of photos so I temporarily changed my site feed to “short."  Visit tabletblog.com directly for the full article.  I will return to full content feeds in a few days.)  —  Nokia's maemo team officially announced OS2008 for Nokia Internet Tablets (N800 and N810) today.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Pumping DC power to the data center  —  Thomas Edison had it right, say the founders of start-up Validus DC Systems.  Direct current is the way.  —  Validus on Tuesday announced that it has raised $10 million from Oak Hill Venture Partners to further develop its data center power supplies …
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   Going green with DC power
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple finally fixes some MacBook keyboard issues  —  We're sure Apple had a fix in the works long before we got around to posting a poll about it, but if the response to Saturday's informal questionnaire was any indication, this update is long overdue.  Apple just posted a new software update …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy loses Calif. copyright lawsuit  —  In a potentially severe blow to fans of peer-to-peer networks, a federal judge has ruled against the BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com on grounds that its operators engaged in “willful” deletion of important evidence.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Helping To Change The Business Of Music  —  The signs are everywhere that a revolution is taking place in music.  DRM is history, the price of music is falling towards zero (and sometimes even free isn't enough to slow piracy), and even big music sites like Yahoo are beginning to break ranks with the RIAA and labels.
Discussion: Guardian and ReadWriteWeb
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Mature dating website, WLTM funky young networker for mutually stimulating liaison  —  Dating website Match.com hopes to attract new customers by becoming the first big matchmaker to partner with the social networking site Facebook.  It is offering a “Little Black Book” …
 
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Unlocked Media  —  Years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation came …
Discussion: Engadget
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell's 3008WFP 30-inch LCD with DisplayPort sneaks available — in US too
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Pospisil / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Major Aussie ISP Telstra BigPond shafts open source OpenOffice
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Wave power to go commercial in California
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Digg
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
$8,000-per-gallon printer ink leads to antitrust lawsuit
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel spins out telecom portion of optical-networking group
Discussion: The Register
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Is this the mylo 2?  —  So we were dong some followup research …
 Earlier Items: 
Direct2Dell:
Latitude XT Pricing
Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider:
Firmware Update 2.3  —  Zune will be issuing a firmware update today.
Discussion: Engadget, CrunchGear and Gizmodo
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook beta testing Platform payment system
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Eases Media Ownership Rule
Discussion: Daily Kos
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Inside iPod Touch
George Ou / Zero Day:
Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007
John Tierney / New York Times:
Why Nobody Likes a Smart Machine
Discussion: Dan Blank, Smart Mobs and Gawker