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12:50 PM ET, December 22, 2007

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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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Crunchies: Finalists Are Up, Vote For the Winners  —  The nomination process for the Crunchies, a joint effort between us, Read/Write Web, VentureBeat and GigaOm, is now complete.  —  82,000 nominations were made for thousands of individual startups.  The top startups in each of twenty categories have made it to the final vote.
Discussion: bub.blicio.us
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
2007 In Numbers: iGoogle Google's Homegrown Star Performer This Year  —  2007 was another big year for Google with the company growing to become America's fifth largest listed stock (by market cap) whilst continuing its march towards world domination.  —  According to figures …
Discussion: bytes|genes
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Shoot To Kill  —  They accost him at airports.  They pump him for technical information at conferences.  Even his son is on his case.  When you sell a product that tens of millions of videogame fanatics rely on, there is no escape.  Nvidia Chief Executive Jen-Hsun Huang came home one evening …
Discussion: The Tech Report
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Media Predictions for 2008: Everything Changes...or Not.  Ponders Business Week's Jon Fine  —  This has been quite a year in our industry.  What's ahead in 2008?  Will things change as much we might expect?  I caught up with Business Week's media columnist Jon Fine a couple …
Discussion: Online Video Watch
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We're launching a blogger amnesty program  —  In the wake of our devastating loss to Nick dePlume of Think Secret (photo) we are considering rolling out an amnesty program to other Apple bloggers in which they would accept a cash payment in return for a promise never to write another word about Apple for as long as they live.
Discussion: Technovia
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
My Long Bet with Martin Nisenholtz  —  In March 2002, I made a bet with Martin Nisenholtz about the relative importance of weblogs and the New York Times.  I was and am a blogger, and Martin worked then, as he does now, for the Times.  For the actual terms of the bet, read the piece on the LongNow site …
Discussion: Valleywag, WinExtra and Workbench
InfoWorld:
U.S. trade agency to investigate antivirus patent claims  —  The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to investigate claims by Trend Micro of competitors' patent infringement involving antivirus products.  —  Trend Micro filed a trade complaint Nov. 21 against fellow cybersecurity …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Will the strike change Hollywood?  —  (this is cross-posted from my Globe and Mail blog)  —  As the strike by Hollywood TV and movie writers drags on, one question that keeps popping up is whether the strike is a boon for online content.  The short answer is that it's impossible to say for sure.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Ben Stewart / Popular Mechanics:
Aptera's Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 e: Exclusive Video Test Drive  —  PM hits the streets and gets looked at more than ever before, then heads to the shop for first-look details on a futuristic car so efficient it'll make your jaw drop.  The good news?  It's coming next year.  —  Three hundred miles per gallon
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.
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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Report: Apple to use Intel's Silverthorne chip in 2008  —  After holding off on the release of a faster iPhone because of concerns about battery life, is Apple really prepared to take a step backwards with Intel's Silverthorne chip?  —  AppleInsider is reporting Friday that Apple has decided …
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
 
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Tyler Pager / Washington Post:
A look at Joe Biden's media diet, which includes MSNBC's Morning Joe, CNN, Fox News, the Financial Times, the Apple News app, and the rare book for leisure

@tdsnewsguild:
[Thread] The Desert Sun NewsGuild says it has reached an agreement for its first contract with Gannett, and its strike is now set to end on March 3

Mark Harris / New York Times:
An analysis of Hollywood's grim status in 2024, recovering from a year of downsizing and strikes; supply lines will take at least a year to flow at capacity

 
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