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4:55 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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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
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple expected to announce sales of 5 million iPhones at Macworld  —  Insiders tell us that Apple expects to announce sales of roughly five million iPhones at Macworld 2008 in January.  Of these, around one million are expected to come from Europe.  Apple is seeing very strong Christmas sales despite …
New York Times:
In Trade Ruling, Antigua Wins a Right to Piracy  —  PARIS — In an unusual ruling on Friday at the World Trade Organization, the Caribbean nation of Antigua won the right to violate copyright protections on goods like films and music from the United States — up to $21 million …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
WTO Gives Antigua Only $21 Million In Sanctions; US Says ‘Not So Fast...’
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Chris Lanier / Chris Lanier's Blog:
First DIRECTV Tuner Details?  —  DIRECTV and even Sky TV support appear to be picking up speed.  Like many of you, I've been awaiting the DIRECTV tuner for Media Center since it was announced.  Microsoft and DIRECTV have been quiet on the subject which has made it hard to find out any details on the upcoming product.
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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
 
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Dembot:
8 Reasons Why The TV Studios Will Die
Discussion: Online Video Watch
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
XM Settles With Warner Music Group Over Pioneer Inno; Second Settlement This Week
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple is looking for an Exchange QA staffer for iPhone
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Gadget Lab
Jim Carr / SC Magazine US:
Anti-virus vendor AVG subpoenas information on counterfeiters
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
DivX CEO Looks Beyond Web Video
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Online Holiday Shoppers Spending $25 Billion
Discussion: Computerworld and Mark Evans
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
HarperCollins Partners With MySpace
Discussion: Computerworld
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Yahoo China slammed again for piracy
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Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Comcast and DirecTV Settle HDTV Lawsuit
Discussion: NewTeeVee and DSLreports
Ikona / N-Gage:
New Update for N-Gage First Access
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
The Google Monopoly Begins
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
Jon Fortt / Big Tech:
The odds on an Apple flash laptop
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Amazon Patents Blurbs; Google Patents Snippets
Kaspersky Lab Weblog:
Pinch authors pinched