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12:05 AM ET, January 4, 2008

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
A Heart-to-Heart with GigaOM Readers  —  Happy New Year.  As you may have noticed, my byline hasn't been up on the site for a few days.  That's because the holidays weren't exactly my most jolly.  —  I had a heart attack on Dec. 28.  I was able to walk into the hospital for treatment …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook lets me back in...  I just received this email.  —  I answer Mike Arrington and several others in a video that now is up at http://www.mogulus.com/robertscoble.&nb sp; —  UPDATE: In the video I cover a whole bunch of topics and take questions from the live audience that was there when filmed.
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Paul Buchheit:
Should Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail block Facebook?  —  Apparently Facebook will ban you (or at least Robert Scoble) if you attempt to extract your friend's email addresses from the service.  —  Automated access is a difficult issue for any web service, so I won't argue with their decision — it's their service and they own you.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Plaxo Flubs It  —  News leaked prematurely today about a new Plaxo Pulse feature that allows users to match Facebook contacts to Pulse contacts, and then import contact data about the matches into Pulse.  —  Plaxo has been testing the feature with a number of journalists and bloggers.
Nick / Rough Type:
Scoble: freedom fighter or data thief?  —  The great revolutionary activist of our day, Robert Scoble (or “Che Scoble,” as Mike Butcher says), is battling for the ideal of data freedom with the evil forces of Facebook.  At issue, writes Kara Swisher, in a post titled “Free the Scoble 5,000! …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I was using to hit Facebook — unreleased Plaxo Pulse  —  OK, so I've been released from my NDA.  I was alpha testing an upcoming feature of Plaxo Pulse — this feature has not yet been released and now that my account has gotten shut down it's not clear whether it will be released.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Scoble and his Facebook data  —  There's a fascinating debate today going on about Scoble and his Facebook data.  Here's the story so far.  Plaxo, on behalf of Scoble, ran a screen scraper on his Facebook account to download information about at least some of his Facebook friends.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Coming War Over Data On The Web  —  If you dig beneath the surface of the brouhaha over Robert Scoble getting his Facebook account suspended for testing a new Plaxo Facebook app that mines user email addresses in violation of Facebook's terms of service, you'll find evidence …
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:
First Look: Microsoft Office for Mac 2008  —  Introduction  —  The subject of Microsoft Office for Mac has the potential to be a touchy one with Apple fans.  There is a contingent of Mac users for whom Microsoft is the enemy, and any alternative to their products is the right choice.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and MacDailyNews
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Brian Heater / AppScout:
Microsoft Office 2003 Abandons Support for Older File Formats  —  So much for rolling out new features.  Microsoft isn't exactly going around advertising it, but if you've downloaded Service Pack 3 for your copy of Office 2003, you might have noticed that the latest release actually features decreased compatibility with old file types.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Office 2003 SP3 blocks old file formats
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Intel pulls out of One Laptop Per Child group  —  Here's another turn in a soap opera.  I'm sure that kids in developing countries are not going to benefit from this internecine squabble.  —  Intel has decided to pull out of the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit organization after a dispute with its chairman, Nicholas Negroponte.
Discussion: Ars Technica, PC World and Engadget
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Intel leaves the OLPC after dispute
Discussion: Gizmodo
Steve Stecklow / Wall Street Journal:   Intel Backs Out of Laptop Program
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Veoh Pulls an OpenHulu  —  Online video aggregator Veoh now features content from Hulu, though there is no official partnership between the two.  Veoh is basically pulling an OpenHulu — taking the embeds of shows like 30 Rock and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia straight from Hulu and plunking them down onto its own site.
Discussion: last100, TechCrunch and Contentinople
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Veoh adds Hulu content, has no official relationship with Hulu
Discussion: Valleywag and AppScout
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Antitrust Lawsuit Charges Apple With Monopolizing Online Music  —  The complaint takes issue with Apple's refusal to support the Windows Media Audio format.  —  An antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple on Dec. 31 charges the company with maintaining an illegal monopoly on the digital music market.
emailrepository.com:
THOMSON INTEGRATES THE POWER OF GOOGLE LOCAL SEARCH INTO NEW LINE OF DEVICES  —  Incorporates One Touch GOOG-411™ Auto-Dial on Key 2008 GE DECT 6.0™ Phones  —  Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS), and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), have partnered to help consumers save money …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
First Looks: Belkin RockStar  —  Explained as a new way for teenagers to share and mix music with friends, Belkin's RockStar ($20) is a star-shaped audio hub that lets people connect their iPods (or other MP3 players) and headphones.  Multiple playback devices can be connected to the hub …
 
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iSteamy Converts iPhone in Handheld Porn Powerhouse (Extremely NSFW)
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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
China Clamps Down On Internet Video
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Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
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