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12:30 AM ET, January 9, 2007

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows Home Server prototypes on parade  —  Over at the Microsoft press tent at the Consumer Electronics (CES) Show, Microsoft is showing off a few protypes of its just-announced Windows Home Server product.  —  Although there were rumors circulating over the past month that Windows Home Server …
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Rory / Channel 9:
Windows Home Server
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Home sweet home for Microsoft
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Bink.nu
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Gates sees a home server in your future
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Microsoft
Charlie Kindel / cek.log:
Windows Home Server
Wagner James Au / GigaGamez:
Second Life Goes Open Source- First Thoughts, With Linden Lab's Replies  —  Analysis  —  I was only hours from posting a sequel to the ongoing "Is Second Life Over-Hyped?" controversy, when Linden Lab spun the conversation in a totally different direction: starting today …
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Reuters:
Sears opens 'Second Life' showroom  —  Sears Holdings is looking to connect with consumers in a new way and drive sales of home goods by opening a showroom on online universe Second Life.  —  The operator of Sears and Kmart stores is unveiling "Sears Virtual Home," a prototype showroom in Second Life …
Phoenixlinden / Official Linden Blog:
Embracing the Inevitable  —  In 1993, NCSA released their liberally licensed, but proprietary, Mosaic 2.0 browser with support for inline images arguably heralding the start of the web as we know it today.  In an act of either acceptance of the inevitable or simple desperation …
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Second Life to go open source
Google:
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide  —  Cooperation ensures quick and easy access to GoogleTM search, Google MapsTM for mobile, and a fast, new GmailTM application for Samsung enthusiasts worldwide  —  Seoul, Korea and Las Vegas …
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! Reinvents Internet Search for the Mobile Phone  —  Yahoo! Launches oneSearch(TM), a First of Its Kind Service Designed to Instantly Give Consumers The Information They Want While on the Go  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today launched Yahoo! oneSearch, an entirely new search service designed …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Who's Killing MP3 and iTunes?  —  Everyone knows the MP3 format is used by more devices and people than any other file-based digital-audio format.  Most also know that record labels prefer DRMed alternatives such as the ones sold by Apple's iTunes, because they make it harder for people to share music.
Karlgaard / CESblog:
Yahoo Snaps Up Mybloglog.com  —  Yahoo Inc. is making notoriety a mouse click away.  —  The Internet portal has purchased Mybloglog.com, an Orlando, Fla.-based website that enables readers of web pages to leave information about themselves, building a social network among fans of such things …
Times of London:
Yo ho ho - buccanerds give studios a broadside  —  A website that tells you where to get the latest films for nothing has enraged movie moguls.  Simon Kurs meets the swashbucklers fighting claims of piracy  —  First came the pirate radio ships of the 1960s offering new musical thrills to the pop-starved young.
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:
TPB: The MPAA are "rabid, obsessed lunatics"
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John Markoff / New York Times:
A Personal Computer to Carry in a Pocket  —  The world of desktop computing is finally going mobile, and the shift can be seen in the explosive growth of wireless data for cellular carriers.  —  To handle functions from text and instant messaging to mobile MySpace and ESPN, computer users are increasingly turning to the cellphone.
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John Markoff / International Herald Tribune:
War for the '4th screen'
Discussion: GigaOM, PalmAddicts and The Apple Blog
Microsoft:
Windows Vista Ushers in New Era of Gameplay  —  Microsoft unveils powerful Games for Windows lineup and more at 2007 CES.  —  Kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a bang, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled revolutionary games …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Integrates IPTV Software Platform With Xbox 360 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and IP Democracy
San Francisco Chronicle:
O Googlers, where art thou?  —  Some employees found instant riches in the Internet search company's initial public offering — affording them the luxury of pursuing new dreams  —  Who in their right mind would leave a job at Google Inc., a company legendary for pampering workers with free annual ski trips and gourmet food?
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Dennis Howlett's equation: Attention + composition = x2 revenue  —  Fellow Enterprise Irregular, blogger and IT/finance consultant Dennis Howlett offers a guest post on the state of business application software, connecting the dots between Erasure, Last.fm, social media, attention, Paris Hilton …
Discussion: AccMan
Chris Winfield / 10e20:
How Long Until Spam Becomes a Huge Problem for MyBlogLog?  —  MyBlogLog is growing quickly to say the least.  It is a great tool to connect with your readers, find new website and also drive traffic to your website.  But how long do they have until the spam really starts to hit?
John Siracusa / FatBits:
MWSF 2007 keynote bingo  —  I debated doing a MacWorld bingo card for a long time.  At first, I was sure I wasn't going to create one.  WWDC bingo was a cute diversion, but do I really want to commit to doing one of these for every Stevenote?  I also didn't know if people would be hungry for more bingo after WWDC's bingo bust.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Fraudwall, an anti-click fraud company, raises millions  —  Ron Conway, a well-known Internet investor, and entrepreneur Jim Pitkow have co-founded a company to stop advertising fraud online.  They've invested an undisclosed amount of millions, alongside other angel investors.
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Ad Age Agency of the Year: The Consumer  —  John Doe Edges Out Jeff Goodby  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Stop me if you've heard this one before.  A pair of Maine theater geeks decide to film an experiment in which a certain mint is dropped into a bottle of a certain no-calorie soft drink, unleashing a foamy geyser.
 
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Patrick Ross / IPcentral Weblog:
Dispatch from CES: Copy Fight War or Peace?
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
TV Wonder lets Vista PCs tune digital cable
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phx.corporate-ir.net:
DIRECTV INVESTOR RELATIONS
Christopher Grant / Engadget:
SIXAXIS wins an Emmy for Technology and Engineering... wait, really?
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
A Look at Yahoo's Vista Messenger
Nokia:
Unleash your story in video with the Nokia N93i
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
A lunchtime chat with Bill Gates at CES
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nokia debuts the N800 Internet Tablet to little fanfare
Mike / Techdirt:
What To Do When Google Tells People Your Website Is Dangerous?
Business Wire:
ChaCha Secures $6 Million in Private Funding from Jeff Bezos …
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE VIDEO RUNNING COMMERCIALS
Pete Mortensen / Wired News:
TiVoToGo Comes to Mac
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