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2:55 PM ET, December 21, 2007

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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.
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Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:   Rumor: Apple Hopping on Board with Intel's Ultra-Mobile Platform
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
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 …
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Security Watch:
Russian Feds Bust ‘Pinch’ Malware Creation Kit Authors
Discussion: PC World
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.
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
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 …
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.”
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 …
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.
heise Security:
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.
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt
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.
Discussion: Voices
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
One Million Deaths Per Day On Duels.com  —  There are a fair number of our readers who admit to being addicts of Duels.com, a World of Warcraft-like game that lets users create characters, add weapons and spells, and duel each other.  It's asynchronous, meaning one player can fight another without both having to be online.
Discussion: ChasNote
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Apples For The Army  —  Given Apple's marketing toward the young and the trendy, you wouldn't expect the U.S. Army to be much of a customer.  Lieutenant Colonel C.J. Wallington is hoping hackers won't expect it either.  —  Wallington, a division chief in the Army's office of enterprise information systems …
Discussion: Macsimum News and MacUser
 
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Jim Carr / SC Magazine US:
Anti-virus vendor AVG subpoenas information on counterfeiters
Chris Lanier / Chris Lanier's Blog:
First DIRECTV Tuner Details?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple expected to announce sales of 5 million iPhones at Macworld
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
DivX CEO Looks Beyond Web Video
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MPIO's MG300 portable media player gets official
Discussion: Electronista
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Online Holiday Shoppers Spending $25 Billion
Discussion: Computerworld and Mark Evans
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
HarperCollins Partners With MySpace
Discussion: Computerworld
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast and DirecTV Settle HDTV Lawsuit
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
 Earlier Items: 
Anne Bentley / AOL:
AOL Completes Acquisition Of Quigo
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Mustek's PF-i700 digiframe rocks an iPod dock
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
‘Bricking’ bug threatens most HP, Compaq laptops
Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Mysto from Helio drops today, sort of
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jeff Smykil / Infinite Loop:
Smashing Pumpkins exclusive coming to iTunes
Tony Smith / The Register:
Plunging player prices to reveal Blu-ray vs HD DVD winner?
Discussion: PC World and Gearlog
John Leyden / The Register:
IBM forges Solid acquisition
Discussion: InfoWorld
David Pogue / New York Times:
The Generational Divide in Copyright Morality