News to know: IE 8 anticipation; LiveJournal sold; Facebook's fumble

Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Users clamoring again for an Internet Explorer 8 update.Ryan Naraine: IE vs Firefox: Microsoft crunches security numbers.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Notable headlines:

Mary Jo Foley: Users clamoring again for an Internet Explorer 8 update. Ryan Naraine: IE vs Firefox: Microsoft crunches security numbers.

Dan Farber: Facebook: The canary in the social networking coal mine. Techmeme. CA: Facebook's Misrepresentation of Beacon's Threat to Privacy: Tracking users who opt out or are not logged in. Social nets and identity fragmentation.

Six Apart jettisons LiveJournal. Reuters: Blog site LiveJournal sold to Russian partner

Joe McKendrick: Is social media accelerating a move from SOAP to REST?

New York Times: Vivendi to Acquire Activision.

Matthew Miller: First impressions of the HTC Touch Dual with new finger-optimized photo application. Image Gallery: First look at the HTC Touch Dual.

Boston Globe: One Laptop Per Child orders surge. Christopher Dawson: OLPC sees charitable and government orders. And more from the OLPC front.

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft's OEM chief defects to Lenovo. Microsoft goes in search of unified-communications developers.

Secondlife: A+ for proactive security. Lessig blog: Some important news from Wikipedia to understand clearly.

Joe McKendrick: The new corporate intranet, Web 2.0 style.

Michael Krigsman: Largest Adobe Flash crash in the world (right). Wachovia: $211 trillion "word-processing error"

Ed Bott: How green is your PC? Harry Fuller: Green gifts for the holidays: fuel cell car and solar home. Heather Clancy: Survey points up green tech communications gap. Tom Foremski: Plastic is good for our environment (and computers).

YourSearch Advisor: Google Apps presentation in Ann Arbor. Dan Farber: JotSpot to power new Google Sites in 2008.

Dana Blankenhorn: Is Sun still a bully?

Ryan Naraine: Apple QuickTime under siege. David Berlind: Some brutal honesty about the iPhone's faults, and about that need for 3G (or 3.5G).

Cracking open the iPod touch (right).

Paula Rooney: Mono code broken into 3 modules, MonoDevelop 1.0 to ship in January.

David Berlind: Video of my Out-of-Box experience with Amazon's Kindle (and some quick impressions).

Roland Piquepaille: A new look at virtual autopsies.

Adrian Kingsley Hughes: The ultimate secret to faster and reliable Windows.

Russell Shaw: BlackBerry 9000 will have faster processor than current iPhone.

Larry Dignan: It's official: Google will bid in 700 Mhz wireless auction. Office 2007 gets official mobile compatibility.

Motorola's Zander out after Razr deemed one-hit wonder.

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