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1:30 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 …
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
Discussion: Electronista and WinBeta
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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag and The Open Road
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.
JKK / jkkmobile:
How to add internal 3G HSDPA to Asus Eee PC  —  Mobility means also mobile connectivity to me.  That's why this had to be done..  —  I needed to cut 3mm of plastic away here.  —  and about 3 mm slice from this thin plastic wall.  —  This is ZadaCOM 3G+ HSDPA modem opened.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Vote for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007  —  The nominations for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007 have been compiled and we're ready to have you vote for your favorite Search Blogs, Communities and other search related categories for 2007.  —  This year, we have 19 voting categories …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
GPS baby Jesus stolen again, found across the street  —  Maybe next year they can just spring for an RFID baby Jesus.  The folks in Florida noticed that their GPS-equipped baby Jesus we mentioned the other day was missing from his nativity, and fired up the old GPS tracker.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Before Google There Was BackRub  —  Google's precursor in 1996 was called “BackRub,” a search engine research project headed by Larry Page at the computer science department at Stanford.  BackRub might have been a reference to the underlying algorithm which counts backlinks as affirmative votes …
Discussion: Valleywag
PC World:
Scorecard: What Came True, What Didn't in 2007  —  Starry-eyed companies and CEOs made big promises to rollout new gadgets and told consumers to prepare for big trends in 2007.  Who was right?  And who was wrong?  —  Martyn Williams, IDGNS  —  Recommend this story?
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.
Discussion: Reuters
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
FlickrFan: Dave Winer's New Photo Viewing Software  —  Long-time inventor Dave Winer has released an early version of his new Mac software called FlickrFan tonight.  Though there are some kinks in it at launch, the service leverages a number of APIs to do some very cool things.
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Why (And How) I Just Canceled All My Music Subscriptions
Discussion: CrunchGear, Boing Boing and hypebot
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
How to Install Third-Party Apps on Your New iPhone or iPod Touch [Feature]
Discussion: The Apple Core and Digg
Mike Schramm / WOW Insider:
Ron Paul supporters plan rally in Azeroth
Dan Levin / New York Times:
Shifting Coupons, From Clip and Save to Point and Click
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Rant: P2P Is More than Cheap Bandwidth
Fareastgizmos.com:
Panasonic announces world's thinnest internal Blu-ray Disc drive
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Analysis of Kayak.com and Sidestep.com Merger
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SCO Receives Nasdaq Notice Letter
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NTV Predictions: Video Advertising
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The MacMini HDTV revolution
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
Did you get a Zune for Christmas?