Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Exclusive: Apple to adopt Intel's ultra-mobile PC platform — Apple Inc. will form a closer bond with once-rival Intel Corp. early next year when it begins building a new breed of ultra-mobile processors from the chipmaker into a fresh generation of handheld devices, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Electronista, CrunchGear, Engadget, Macsimum News, Webomatica, Ubergizmo, InformationWeek Weblog, dailywireless.org, MacRumors, MacDailyNews, GottaBeMobile and PalmAddicts
Blake Robinson / CrunchGear: Apple to produce Intel Silverthorne-based UMPCs?
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Apple eyeing ‘Silverthorne’ chip for ultra-mobile personal computers?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile: Apple To Adopt Intel's Ultra Mobile Platform
Rogers Cadenhead / Workbench:
Long Bet Winner: Weblogs vs. The New York Times — In 2002, blogging evangelist Dave Winer made a long bet with New York Times executive Martin Nisenholtz: “In a Google search of five keywords or phrases representing the top five news stories of 2007, weblogs will rank higher than the New York Times' Web site.”
Discussion: VoIP Blog, Insider Chatter, ReadWriteWeb, Traffick, WebProNews, Boing Boing and Gawker
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Lost On Google Maps! What Merry Christmas?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb: Five Years Later: Blogs Beat NYT in Google but Everything …
Andrew Goodman / Traffick: Dave Winer Was Right - A Long Time Ago!
David A. Utter / WebProNews: Blogs Beat The Times In Rankings
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Blog future vs NYT future: none of the above!
Choire / Gawker: Five Years Later, Who Rules Google?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Can an airline exec run Red Hat? You'd be surprised — When former Delta Airlines chief operating officer James Whitehurst takes over as CEO of Red Hat on New Year's Day he'll face the worst kind of doubters-the quiet ones. But Whitehurst could very well take Red Hat to the next level.
Discussion: InfoWorld, Linux-Watch.com, Digital Daily, OSDir.com, Seeking Alpha, Red Hat, press.redhat.com and 451 CAOS Theory
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld: Red Hat Beats Q3 Expectations
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily: The Good News Is Our New CEO Is Great at Maximizing Profitability.
Comforteagle / OSDir.com: Red Hat to get new CEO from Delta Air Lines: Linux
Matthew Aslett / 451 CAOS Theory: The importance of being different — MySQL CEO Marten Mickos …
Kaspersky Lab Weblog:
Pinch authors pinched — Today Nikolay Patrushev, head of the Federal Security Services, announced the results of the measures taken to combat cyber crime in 2007. — Among other information, it was announced that it had been established who was the author of the notorious Pinch Trojan …
Discussion: The Register, F-Secure Antivirus … and Security Fix
John Leyden / The Register: Russian Feds close in on Pinch Trojan authors
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: ‘Pinch’ Authors Pinched?
Russian Feds Bust ‘Pinch’ Malware Creation Kit Authors
Russian Feds Bust ‘Pinch’ Malware Creation Kit Authors
Discussion: PC World
Jeremy Kirk / PC World: Russians Close to Prosecuting ‘Pinch’ Trojan Authors
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Amazon Patents Blurbs; Google Patents Snippets — from the patents-patents-all-the-time dept — theodp writes “On Tuesday, Amazon.com was granted a patent for Personalized Selection and Display of User-Supplied Content to Enhance Browsing of Electronic Catalogs, which the three inventors …
Discussion: Rough Type, The Open Road, broadstuff and Mashable!
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE *REAL* SEMANTIC WEB
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!: Let's Hear It For Weird Patents
Kenji Hall / Business Week:
Does Japan Need the iPhone? — The world's most sophisticated users of wireless technology may be unimpressed by Apple's high-tech gadget — The Japanese fell for the iPod. So why should they not embrace the iPhone, too? It's tempting to think that Japan's love affair with Apple's …
Discussion: mocoNews.net, The Mobile Technology Weblog and localmobilesearch.net
Dianne See Morrison / mocoNews.net: What If The iPhone Weren't A Slam Dunk In Japan?
Greg Sterling / localmobilesearch.net: iPhone Faces Likely Tepid Reaction in Japan
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
The odds on an Apple flash laptop — At next month's Macworld show, will the trendsetter say goodbye to hard drives? … What do you get when you cross an iPod with a Mac? — A super-slim laptop that uses chip-based flash memory in place of a spinning hard drive, of course.
Antivirus protection worse than a year ago — The effectiveness of antivirus software has fallen off, and more and more pests can now slip past these barriers. This is the sobering conclusion the german computer magazine c't comes to in issue 1/08 with a test on 17 antivirus solutions.
Discussion: F-Secure Antivirus …
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast and DirecTV Settle HDTV Lawsuit — Cable Operator Allowed to Continue Citing Survey Disputed by DirecTV — DirecTV and Comcast have agreed to call off their high-definition lawyers. — The parties have settled all claims and counterclaims related to DirecTV's May lawsuit …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee: Vid-Biz: Revver, BoingBoing, Networks
David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Kaspersky inadvertently quarantines Windows Explorer — Windows Explorer, one of the most crucial components of Microsoft's operating system, was quarantined earlier this week after being falsely identified as malicious code by an antivirus company. — Users of Kaspersky Lab's antivirus products noticed …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Kaspersky Decides Windows Explorer Is A Virus
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
The Google Monopoly Begins … When historians look back on the early 2000s, the DoubleClick merger will likely stand out as the turning point for Google. History isn't yet written. The European Union can still spoil the deal. Early signs aren't good on the Continent for merger approval.
Joe Wilcox / Voices: The Google Monopoly Begins
Tony Smith / The Register:
Plunging player prices to reveal Blu-ray vs HD DVD winner? — A clear leader in the battle to be the top next-generation optical disc format could emerge next year as player prices plummet and take of the cost of entry out of the equation, market watcher Understanding & Solutions (U&S) has claimed.
Carol Mangis / Gearlog: Ask an Analyst: What Kind of HD Player Should I Buy?
Daisy Whitney / TVWeek.com:
Perez Hilton Pulls Videos From YouTube — Celebrity gossip queen Perez Hilton said he's unlikely to post videos on YouTube any longer and instead will probably host them on his own site, Perezhilton.com. — The blogger and the biggest video-sharing service are feuding after YouTube pulled …
Discussion: CNET News.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com: Perez Hilton dumps YouTube
Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Tesla's Chairman and New CEO Talk Transmission Snags and Raising Another $40M — The two people most responsible for helping Tesla get its first car to its customers look and sound a bit overwhelmed. Chairman Elon Musk calls into an interview with Earth2Tech from his home …
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM and FoundRead
Carleen Hawn / FoundRead: Inc.'s Man of 2007, Elon, wants his old job back!