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12:00 AM ET, January 16, 2007

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Skype founders name new video start-up Joost  —  Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, the duo that brought the world Skype and Kazaa, have chosen a name for their new online-video start-up.  —  The two Danes want people hungry for Internet entertainment to roost at Joost.
Discussion: Engadget, IP Democracy and Neowin.net
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Venice Project Launch Name: Joost  —  The Venice Project, the new online television startup led by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, has always been a working name for the company.  Until today, no one outside the company knew name the company would eventually launch as.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, PaidContent and GigaOM
AppleInsider:
Apple to impose 802.11n unlocking fee on Intel Mac owners  —  Core 2 Duo-based Mac owners who want to unlock next-generation 802.11n wireless technologies hidden inside their computers will first have to fork a few bucks over to Apple, AppleInsider has confirmed.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mypunchbowl joins growing list of Evite rivals  —  Evite has long been the 800-pound gorilla in the online invitation area.  —  MyPunchbowl is the latest company trying to make a better version of Evite, by introducing better pre-party planning.  It adds modern Web features for collaboration …
Discussion: Webware.com and Somewhat Frank
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl Joins the eVite Gunners
useit.com:
10 Best Intranets of 2007 … The 10 best-designed intranets for 2007 are:  — American Electric Power (AEP), United States  — Comcast, United States  — DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany  — The Dow Chemical Company, United States  — Infosys Technologies Limited, India
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Newspapers should own local search results  —  Newspapers have the best local content for local restaurants, movie reviews, local business, school sports, and should be the first search result for any local search.  They are not.  Greg Linden says Newspapers should own local I think they don't because they don't think globally.
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Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
Read/Write Intranet 2007  —  Rod Boothby is running a Read/Write Intranet Idol - it's a poll I invite you to participate in, so I am attaching it at the bottom.  But first, it gives me a chance to share some of my (wiki)-thoughts.  —  The list is a mix of industry behemoths (Microsoft …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Privately, Hollywood admits DRM isn't about piracy  —  For almost ten years now I have argued that digital rights management has little to do with piracy, but that is instead a carefully plotted ruse to undercut fair use and then create new revenue streams where there were previously none.
Discussion: digg
screendigest.com:
User generated online video: consumer usage exploded in 2006 but revenues will prove slow to develop.  The honeymoon period for user generated content is over  —  London 15th January 2007: The user generated online video market (UGOV) exploded in 2006 and by the end of the year …
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs: Keynote text analysis  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates both gave big keynote addresses last week.  So how did their messages compare?  At the suggestion of a reader, we ran the text of both speeches through the tag-cloud generator …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Game search engine Wazap raises $7.9M, to launch in U.S.  —  Wazap is a search engine start-up focused exclusive on games, and is growing quickly — as you may expect, given the popularity of games.  —  It's another of those ideas that seems so obvious in hindsight, you're left wondering why it hasn't been done before.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
The Pirate Bay hopes to buy its own country: Sealand  —  Where do you go when you think it's crucial to provide access to ad-free episodes of Heroes but the rest of the world labels you a dirty pirate?  If you're Swedish "intellectual property reform group" The Pirate Bay, you look for your own country.
Elise Ackerman / siliconvalley.com:
Hooked on Google  —  Microsoft may have been willing to spend years developing Vista, the long-delayed upgrade of its Windows operating system, but when Bill Gates was presented with a plan for finally beating Google in Internet search technology, he gave the engineers just 100 days.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to offer Vista 'Family Pack' discount for Ultimate users  —  Even though the retail launch of Windows Vista just a couple of weeks away, Microsoft is still continuing to fine-tune its licensing and pricing details.  —  Sources said that Microsoft will announce some time over the next few days …
Discussion: Bink.nu and Neowin.net
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The highs and lows of CES  —  I'm still not 100% after CES.  It's amazing what a week of three-hour-a-night sleep does to your body.  —  Plus, we met up with John Welch and his fiance on Saturday.  Yes, that John Welch.  The one who is always giving me heck in my comments.  —  Turns out he's a real sweetheart.
Discussion: down the avenue and Web Strategy
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Taking the plunge into open source  —  More software companies are finding that the best way to make money with software is to give it away, cherry-picking open-source software practices for commercial gain.  —  On Monday, a small software company called Aras will release the code of its design application …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
DMCA complaint with YouTube dropped  —  The husband of Second Life land baroness Anshe Chung said filing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act complaint with YouTube to delete a video of her avatar being attacked by a barrage of digital flying penises was a mistake.  And as a result, he said he has revoked the DMCA claim.
Discussion: Webware.com
 
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Wow, more Google XSS problems
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
Ross McKillop / Download Squad:
WordPress: The Complete Post-Install Checklist
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Forget Neutrality — Keep Packets Private
Discussion: digg
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
LinkedIn and The Impending Challenge of Facebook
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Robert Young / GigaOM:
Will MySpace Erect Tollbooths?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Does a Deleted Blog Post Tell Us About NBC's Social Networking Strategy?
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Tony Hung / The Blog Herald:
SponsoredReviews.com Jumps Into the Pay-Per-Post Fray, Introduces New Ethics Quandry
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Is News A Fundamentally Shared, Social Experience?
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
Freedom of Information, the Wiki Way
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will dirty talk boost VoIP start-ups?
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Pentium M-based Intel chip at heart of Apple TV
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