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2:25 PM ET, December 28, 2007

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Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise:
Benazir Bhutto assassinated: Twitter's utility  —  If anyone needed convincing of Twitter's business utility, today is that day.  —  As I write this post, the Twittersphere is going nuts over the assassination of Benazir Bhutto which occurred around 5.15am Pacific Time.
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Dan York / Disruptive Conversations:
The 10 ways I learned to use Twitter in 2007...  (aka Why and How I use Twitter)  —  How have I learned to use Twitter in my online communication?  Let me count the ways...  After Chris Brogan posted his “Twitter Revisited” piece last week and on the same day Jeremiah Owyang talked …
websense.com:
Malicious Web Site / Malicious Code: Attackers Exploiting News of Benazir Bhutto Assassination  —  Websense Security Labs has discovered malicious Web sites attempting to capitalize on the breaking news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.  These sites attempt to infect users seeking more information about the event.
Mayee Corpin / TrendLabs:
Bhutto Assassination: JavaScripted
Discussion: WebProNews and SC Magazine US
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
End of Support for Netscape web browsers  —  › tags: AOL, Mozilla, Netscape, Netscape Navigator, NetscapeNavigator, Web Browsers, WebBrowsers  —  AOL has a long history on the internet, being one of the first companies to really get people online.  Throughout its lifetime …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Sad Milestone: AOL To Discontinue Netscape Browser Development  —  Please observe a moment of silence for the Netscape browser.  Netscape Navigator, the browser that launched the commercial Internet in October 1994, will die on February 1, 2008.  AOL, which acquired Netscape in November 1998 …
Discussion: louisgray.com
PC World:
The 25 Most Innovative Products of the Year  —  Web apps that transcend the Web.  PCs that redefine what a PC can do.  And oh yeah, a certain cell phone you may have heard of.  We pick 25 breakthroughs that you can get your hands on right now.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Yes  —  No
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Amazon's Best of 2007 Is Part Duh, Part Huh?  —  When you read Amazon's Best of 2007 sales, ratings and wishlist figures straight down the line, they look pretty plain, but when you compare, say, Bestselling with Most Loved, though, you learn some funny stuff.
Discussion: Gearlog
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Apple readying HD Radio push for Macworld  —  iLounge has learned that Apple plans a push for iTunes Tagging-ready, HD Radio-equipped boomboxes with iPod docks during the mid-January Macworld Expo event in San Francisco, California.  Announced in September, iTunes Tagging is a new HD Radio feature designed …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Optimus Tactus Touch Keyboard Should Be Called Optimus Retardus  —  While we love touch surfaces, as people who type hundreds of thousands a word each week we know that there is a limit to them: keyboards.  Like this Optimus Tactus, an extruded shape/touch surface/keyboard concept by Art.Lebedev.
Discussion: Electronista and Engadget
Michael Gartenberg / JupiterResearch:
Changing Analog Behavior in a Digital World - FlickrFan First Thoughts  —  This is a theme that i've talked about in the past, how consumers have embraced digital technology but at the same time are still very much engaged in analog behavior.  For example, look at the transition from analog to digital cameras.
Discussion: Technovia
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
More Americans Creating Content Online  —  Thirty-Two Percent Call Themselves Broadcasters  —  Close to 40 percent (38%) of Americans are watching TV shows online, 36 percent use their cell phones for entertainment and 45 percent are creating Web sites, music, videos and blogs, according to a survey from Deloitte & Touche.
Gina Keating / Reuters:
Wal-Mart cancels movie download service  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc quietly canceled its online video download service less than a year after the site went live, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday.  —  Wal-Mart shut down the download site after Hewlett Packard Co discontinued …
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Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: The Thin Edge of SIP  —  Vint Cerf's Facebook profile includes a picture of him wearing his favorite t-shirt: it reads “IP on Everything."  Cerf co-authored the 1973 paper that led to TCP/IP being used as a means to interconnect previously incompatible computers and networks associated with the ARPANET.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Post-Google Fraternity of Investors  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Chris Sacca had a plum job as the Wi-Fi guru at Google.  But with his stock options fully vested, he left the Internet search company this month for a new career as a venture capitalist.  —  Mr. Sacca, 32, joins a growing number …
 
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Nielsen Releases November Search Data
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Technology White Papers
Discussion: PC World
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Why (And How) I Just Canceled All My Music Subscriptions
Discussion: CrunchGear, Boing Boing and hypebot
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Vote for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
How to Install Third-Party Apps on Your New iPhone or iPod Touch [Feature]
Paul Miller / Engadget:
GPS baby Jesus stolen again, found across the street
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Before Google There Was BackRub
Discussion: Valleywag
Mike Schramm / WOW Insider:
Ron Paul supporters plan rally in Azeroth
 Earlier Items: 
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Rant: P2P Is More than Cheap Bandwidth
PC World:
Scorecard: What Came True, What Didn't in 2007
JKK / jkkmobile:
How to add internal 3G HSDPA to Asus Eee PC
Greg Saks / Compete Blog:
Analysis of Kayak.com and Sidestep.com Merger
Addy Dugdale / Gizmodo:
This Is What a Nokia E90 Blasted With a Shotgun Looks Like
PR Newswire:
SCO Receives Nasdaq Notice Letter
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NTV Predictions: Video Advertising
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The MacMini HDTV revolution