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8:55 AM ET, January 17, 2007

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Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Despite 100 Million IE 7 Installs, Microsoft's Browser Still Loses Ground  —  Firefox's share of the U.S. browser market is at 14% and has continued to grow each of the last three months, says one research firm.  —  Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
AOL phisher faces up to 101 years in prison  —  A California man faces up to 101 years in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sending out e-mail scams as well as related crimes.  —  Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, of Azusa, was convicted Friday on multiple counts by a jury …
InterActiveCorp:
IAC Appoints Peter Horan Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising  —  IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) announced today that Peter Horan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising.  In this role, Mr. Horan will report to President and COO Doug Lebda and will be responsible …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
1 in 8 blokes would swap their lady for a "must-have" gadget?  —  Alright, so we're taking this [survey] episode of propaganda quite lightly, but apparently an alarming amount of guys would give up their "must-have" woman for that "must-have" gizmo.  Reportedly, a UK survey conducted by GfK NOP …
Discussion: Tech Digest and digg
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Obama Launches Presidential Bid with Web Video: Senator Has Comprehensive Online Video Strategy in Place with Brightcove  —  Earlier today, U.S. Senator Barack Obama announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a run for the White House with a three-minute video clip that can be shared by embed or e-mail.
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
How Yahoo Blew It  —  Terry Semel was pissed.  The Yahoo CEO had offered to buy Google for roughly $3 billion, but the young Internet search firm wasn't interested.  Once upon a time, Google's founders had come to Yahoo for an infusion of cash; now they were turning up their noses …
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Feld Thoughts
Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
HP claims FPGA breakthrough  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hewlett-Packard Co. claimed a breakthrough that could lead to the creation of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) up to eight times denser — while using less energy for a given computation — than those currently being produced today.
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Internal investigation clears HP of Moore's Law violation
Discussion: Engadget and CNET News.com
Sprint:
Sprint Joins Strength of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry-First Phones, Power To Do More  —  Nextel's professional-grade walkie-talkie service and Sprint's voice and data service come together in a single handset giving customers the power to instantly communicate  —  Media Contact:
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google, British military discuss Google Earth use in attacks  —  Google is talking with military agencies in Iraq after learning that terrorists attacking British bases in Basra appear to have been using aerial footage from Google Earth to pinpoint strikes, according to the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph.
Discussion: Google Watch and Neowin.net
Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!  —  Via (and thanks): shaolinmonk on Howard Forums
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Competing Successfully Is About A Lot More Than Just Copying The Technology  —  from the not-quite-so-easy dept  —  Last week, we kicked off quite the discussion following my post suggesting that Apple's iPhone patents weren't necessary.  One of the commonly used arguments …
Ted Patrick / Ted On Flex:
Mashup University - Introducing Apollo  —  I presented Apollo at Mashup University at MIT today.  I covered a mindmap that I made on Apollo, created simple apps in Flex and Apollo live, and ran some demos apps in 40 minutes.  My presentation went well and I got some great feedback.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and Anne 2.0
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media  —  We've got a couple of clients who're releasing new services with a standard PR-driven media campaign (press release, etc), and we're attempting to enhance them with a viral marketing component.  While a press release targets mainstream media …
Discussion: The Mu Life and Pronet Advertising
Macworld UK:
Beatles iTunes deal is reached, report claims  —  Will music from the Beatles soon be available on iTunes?  —  Jonny Evans  —  With the iPhone announced, the Mac news and rumour machine is taking new steps to get ahead of the curve.  —  This week's leading rumour relates to The Beatles …
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Google plugs account hijack holes  —  Google has patched a cross-site scripting vulnerability in one of its Web-hosting services.  —  If left unpatched, the cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability could have allowed hackers to modify third-party Google documents and spreadsheets …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TagWorld Rumors: Viacom Investment and Partnership  —  TagWorld, the social networking site that launched in late 2005, has been the subject of a lot of speculation lately.  Valleywag speculated that the company was in trouble and pointed out that the management page (cache here) had been removed.
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
MTVN Invests In TagWorld; Eager For Social Networking Tools
Discussion: Mashable!
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
Influencing Influencers  —  Handy little article on Marketing …
Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Scientists Warn of Diminished Earth Studies From Space
Discussion: All Points Blog and Slashdot
Marc Jones / Reuters:
Bluetooth specialist CSR heads in GPS direction
Ismael Ghalimi / IT|Redux:
The Quest for the Perfect Online Charting Tool
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Skype founders move into net TV
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Intel Fourth-Quarter Revenue $9.7 Billion
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Martin Luther King Googlebomb Campaign
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Agence France Presse:
Singapore teen first to be sentenced for wireless piggybacking
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Wii Sports Experiment, Results!
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