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10:00 PM ET, January 15, 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: Neowin.net
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Venice Project Launch Name: Joost
Discussion: 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.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MyPunchbowl Joins the eVite Gunners  —  Just in time for the SuperBowl season, Boston-based MyPunchbowl is inviting everyone to check out their new eVite competitor.  For a while eVite has been seen as a ripe target for competition as users continue to complain about constant reminder email turning the service into eSpam.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Mypunchbowl joins growing list of Evite rivals
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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Rob Hyndman:   Newspapers Shouldn't Own Local Search
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.
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.
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
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Small Town News Station Heads to YouTube  —  Temecula, California's KZSW Television could be the first local TV station to take its local news beyond the station's 30,000 viewers and into the world wide audience of YouTube.  The station's local newspaper wrote tonight about the cable station's …
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 …
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
Webomatica:
Blog = Dog?  —  Always a fan of the half-baked analogy, I thought I'd muse a bit on David Carr's New York Times article describing his experiences blogging.  He describes a blog as a "large yellow Labrador: friendly, fun, not all that bright, but constantly demanding your attention."
Tish Grier / the Constant Observer:
AmericanTowns.com: Citizen Shovelware isn't Citizen Journalism  —  The New York Times doesn't quite get what citizen journalism is about: witness this piece that highlights a new piece of citizen shovelware called AmericanTowns.com (and completely doesn't get hyperlocal citizen journalism...as usual for msm...)
Discussion: Journalistopia and New York Times
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
New York Times:
Anywhere the Eye Can See, It's Likely to See an Ad  —  Add this to the endangered list: blank spaces.  —  Advertisers seem determined to fill every last one of them.  Supermarket eggs have been stamped with the names of CBS television shows.  Subway turnstiles bear messages from Geico auto insurance.
Tony Hung / The Blog Herald:
SponsoredReviews.com Jumps Into the Pay-Per-Post Fray, Introduces New Ethics Quandry  —  Well, it looks like yet another pay per post service is jumping into the fray, offering to pay bloggers for their posts.  SponsoredReviews.com was publicly announced as a service for both bloggers …
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.
Discussion: Neowin.net
 
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Wow, more Google XSS problems
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
DMCA complaint with YouTube dropped
Discussion: Webware.com
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Footnote Millions of Historical Documents Online
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Taking the plunge into open source
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
LinkedIn and The Impending Challenge of Facebook
Discussion: The Social Web and Profy.Com
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Will MySpace Erect Tollbooths?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Does a Deleted Blog Post Tell Us About NBC's Social Networking Strategy?
Discussion: digg
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Is News A Fundamentally Shared, Social Experience?
Discussion: Digital Alchemy
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
Freedom of Information, the Wiki Way
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
New York Times:
As Time Inc. Cuts Jobs, One Writer on Britney May Have to Do
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will dirty talk boost VoIP start-ups?
Discussion: Valleywag, 21talks and Roam4free
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Pentium M-based Intel chip at heart of Apple TV
 

 
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