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8:40 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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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Apple to use Intel's Silverthorne chip in 2008
Discussion: Digital Daily
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 …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Perez Hilton dumps YouTube
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
WTO Gives Antigua Only $21 Million In Sanctions; US Says ‘Not So Fast...’  —  The battle between the US and Antigua over online gambling is rather long.  You can go back here to read a summary of the back and forth — but the quick version is that the US violated its own free trade agreements …
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New York Times:
In Trade Ruling, Antigua Wins a Right to Piracy
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Don Reisinger / The Digital Home:
Why all Vista users should upgrade to Windows XP  —  Now that Microsoft has announced the availability of the RC version of Service Pack 3 for our old friend, XP, I'm delighted to tell you all that not only is this upgrade substantial and extremely helpful.  Believe it or not …
James Woodall:
Windows SideShow for iPhone  —  A couple of months ago here at Ikanos Consulting towers we were thinking about cool things we could do with Windows SideShow.  We're very keen firm believers in SideShow and already had a few devices cooking up.  The core of our SideShow world is a piece …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Firm brings SideShow to Windows Mobile, iPhone
Discussion: Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Tesla Asks Investors For Another $40 Million To Start Its Engines.  —  Would you drive a beta?  That's not the name of a new car.  It's how Elon Musk characterizes the first version of the Tesla electric sports car that is due to come out in the next few months.  Musk is Tesla Motors' chairman and biggest investor.
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Katie Fehrenbacher / Earth2Tech:
Tesla's Chairman and New CEO Talk Transmission Snags and Raising Another $40M
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM and FoundRead
Dembot:
8 Reasons Why The TV Studios Will Die  —  Recently, I have met with many people including top executives from most of the largest studios as well as people from some of the top internet companies that are building studios, top investors in the VC world that are turning towards the studio business …
Discussion: Online Video Watch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Edgeio Assets Acquired By LookSmart  —  The auction of Edgeio's assets is complete, and Looksmart is the winning bidder.  They've acquired most of the assets of the company for $280,000.  —  I spoke to Patrick Chapman, LookSmart's director of corporate development, briefly after the auction closed this morning.
Discussion: Valleywag, CNN and cheezhead
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Year-End Report Card: B  —  Well, Redmond, it's been a funny year, hasn't it?  Even if you ignore those Apple commercials, it's hard to ignore the fact that Vista was probably one of the main reasons people switched to the Mac OS, or to third-party Linux-based systems.
Aaron Linde / Ars Technica:
Study: Wii gaming no substitute for exercise  —  Younger gamers looking to con a Wii out of parents this year by selling them on the physical benefits of “active” gaming, it's time to dream up a new strategy.  A UK study entitled “Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games” …
Discussion: Medical News and Go Nintendo
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Finalists Announced for Crunchies Awards  —  The finalists have now been announced for the Crunchies, the awards show we're co-hosting with Techcrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat.  Voting will be live through to midnight PST Thursday, January 10.  You can vote here, once a day.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Crunchies
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Five Years Later: Blogs Beat NYT in Google but Everything More Complicated Than Expected  —  A five year old bet was settled last night between New York Times executive Martin Nisenholtz and Web 2.0 Founding Father Dave Winer.  Five years ago Winer bet Nisenholtz that blogs would top …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Exclusive: Retail chain scalping Wii allotment on eBay  —  There is no doubt that this holiday season, one of the hottest gifts is the Nintendo Wii.  Nintendo of America's president, Reggie Fils-Aime, warned gamers months ago that supplies would be short and tried to alleviate the problem with a voucher program through GameStop.
 
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
FTC Online Ad Targeting Guidelines: Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief
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Jen the Weird Hunter / AppScout:
Facebook to Be Added to 2008 Collins English Dictionary
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast, DirecTV settle suit, agree all HD looks excellent
Discussion: Engadget
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
RIAA writes its own “news” for local TV stations
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Prisoners, meet the body orifice security scanner
Discussion: DVICE
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple is looking for an Exchange QA staffer for iPhone
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Gadget Lab
Chris Lanier / Chris Lanier's Blog:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
One Million Deaths Per Day On Duels.com
Discussion: ChasNote
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
DivX CEO Looks Beyond Web Video
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Yahoo China slammed again for piracy
Ikona / N-Gage:
New Update for N-Gage First Access
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
‘Bricking’ bug threatens most HP, Compaq laptops
Tony Smith / The Register:
Plunging player prices to reveal Blu-ray vs HD DVD winner?
Discussion: PC World and Gearlog
heise Security:
Antivirus protection worse than a year ago
Kenji Hall / Business Week:
Does Japan Need the iPhone?