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9:50 AM ET, December 16, 2008

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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Rumor: New Mac Mini Coming to Macworld 2009  —  Apple will launch an upgrade to its low-end desktop, the Mac Mini, at January's Macworld Expo in San Francisco, according to an Apple corporate employee who contacted Wired.com.  —  The source, who wished to remain anonymous (to keep his job) …
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac mini makeover considered likely for Macworld
Discussion: CNET News and Neowin.net
Yahoo! Mail Blog:
Take a tour of Yahoo! Mail's new smarter inbox  —  As you may have heard, we've been working on a new smarter inbox to help make your life easier.  We're happy to announce that today, some of you will begin to experience the smarter inbox, and we wanted to give everyone a chance to see what it looks like and what it can do.
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Yahoo! Developer Network Blog:
Yahoo! Mail rolls out a smarter inbox  —  You may have seen today's news announcing the next generation of Yahoo! Mail — rolling out a “smarter inbox"experience to users.  One way to make an inbox smarter: make applications that can work within it, opening up Yahoo! Mail to content and services built outside the Yahoo! network.
BBC:
Serious security flaw found in IE  —  Users of the world's most common web browser have been advised to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.  —  The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.
Discussion: heise online, Slashdot and Asa Dotzler
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Wall Street Journal:
Apple Loses Shine as Mac Sales Slow  —  PC Maker Eschews Discounts Even as Rivals Slash Prices and Consumers Pull Back; Worries for 2009  —  Even Apple Inc. is beginning to suffer in this year's dismal holiday season, and worries are mounting the recession will weigh on its business next year.
Edward Kirk / iPhone Alley:
Warning: Mac Update 10.5.6 Breaks DFU Mode For iPhone, iPod Touch  —  in - news - DFU mode - hacking - iPhone Dev Team - iTunes - Mac - PwnageTool - QuickPwn - Software Updates - unlocking  —  Mac users with a hacked iPhone or iPod touch should beware: Apple released update 10.5.6 for Mac OS X over the weekend.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter has made Dell $1 million in revenue  —  Everyone loves talking about Twitter's business model — because there isn't one yet, and they'll keep talking about it until there is one.  But it's becoming more clear that while a business model is of course important, Twitter is perhaps …
Discussion: Mashable!, Twitterrati and digg.com
Times of London:
Revealed: Amazon staff punished for being ill  —  Amazon, Britain's most popular website for Christmas shopping, is making its staff work seven days a week and threatening them with the sack if they take time off sick.  —  The company charges among the lowest prices for products ranging …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Intel-Powered Convertible Classmate PC: The Touch Netbook to Emulate  —  CES 2009 is undoubtedly going to be the show for touch-enabled netbooks and leading the pack will be Intel's Convertible Classmate PC.  While MSI and ASUS have hinted at their respective touch-capable Winds and Eee PCs …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SlideShare Sends PowerPoint To The Cloud With New Plugin  —  SlideShare, a startup that we've likened to a YouTube equivalent for PowerPoint presentations, has released a new plugin for Microsoft Office 2007 that allows users to edit and publish presentations directly to their SlideShare accounts.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
The myth of the 99-cent killer app  —  Stung by criticism from frustrated developers, Apple (AAPL) redesigned its increasingly crowded iPhone App Store last Friday to showcase the most popular paid applications in each category — Books, Business, Games, etc. (See here.)
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Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Vator.tv gets a centralized, Twitter-like news feed  —  Vator.tv, the “YouTube for start-ups” has a new feature going live on Tuesday morning that lets companies post short updates to their Vator.tv-hosted information pages.  Similar to Twitter, the messages are limited to just a few hundred characters …
Discussion: VentureBeat and VatorNews
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Mobile phone market to shrink in 2009  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phone sales will shrink next year at their fastest pace ever as consumers cut spending, a Reuters poll showed, with analysts increasingly concerned about unsold phones piling up in stores.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SEC Gives Social Investing Site kaChing Green Light To Take On Mutual Funds  —  Every social investing site wants to turn the insights of its trading members into financial products that people can actually link to their brokerage accounts.  Finding the few brilliant stock pickers in the crowd …
Discussion: Webware.com and The Drama 2.0 Show
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Qualcomm aims chip at tiny, always-on laptop  —  Qualcomm's four-year, $350 million effort to design a chip that goes into small notebooks and handhelds will come to fruition next year when device makers deliver products based on the Snapdragon processor.  —  I spent last Friday morning …
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Swedish Police Warn of Tampered Credit Card Terminals  —  Swedish police are unraveling a scheme where criminals stole credit card details by tampering with a point-of-sale (POS) terminals at a Toys R Us store in Malmö.  —  One terminal was found to be equipped with a bogus keyboard overlay …
Anil Dash / Movable Type:
The Web is in Motion via Movable Type Pro  —  Today, we're launching a new application for Movable Type Pro, called Motion.  If you're just looking for the headline to put on your blog, you can think of it this way:  — Microblogging like Pownce or Tumblr or Twitter plus
Brian Cornell / Google Mobile Blog:
Your Maps in Your Hands for the Holidays  —  Just in time for the holidays I'm proud to present to you My Maps Editor by Google, now available for download in Android Market!  In just four months of my 20% time and with a little help from the 20% time of my coworkers this application has gone …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Unwired View and WebProNews
Rod McGuirk / Associated Press:
Australia OKs Facebook for serving lien notice  —  You've been “superpoked” — and served.  A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.
Jenn K. Lee / Pocketables:
Mystery T-swivel device is really Compal Tabasco MID  —  Remember that unknown T-swivel device I showed you last week?  The one that all the smartphone sites swooped in on and cautiously identified as the Palm Roteo?  Well, it's not unknown anymore and contrary to its Treo keyboard, it's not the Roteo either.
Discussion: SlashGear and UMPCPortal
 
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Mohamed Marwen Meddah / StartUpArabia:
Yamli Launches New Smart Arabic Search Engine Features
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Virgin Media stands by targeted ad technology
Discussion: The Equity Kicker and Neowin.net
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Broadcasters face charges for web delivery
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
TheLaughButton: Like Hype Machine for Stand Up Comedy
Discussion: Jobwire
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gaia Online Cuts 13% Of Staff Despite Claims Of Record Earnings
Discussion: New York Times and Gaia
Clive Thompson / Wired News:
Why We Need More Torture in Videogames
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Anyone Buying Up Huge Blocks Of Yahoo? (YHOO)
 Earlier Items: 
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
VUDU introduces internet application platform and on-demand TV
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Gearlog and Crave
John Cook / TechFlash:
BlueKai gets $10.5 million to help advertisers target shoppers
Dimitris Pagkalos / XSSed syndication:
New highly critical Facebook XSS vulnerabilities pose serious privacy risks
Discussion: All Facebook and Zero Day
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Tina Reinvents the Web
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook's new value: $1.3 billion?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Cory Bohon / TUAW:
Walmart creates iPhone compatible site
Discussion: iPhone Buzz and Appletell
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Let Your Boss Find Your Facebook Friends
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com