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12:00 PM ET, January 16, 2007

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netflix.com:
NETFLIX OFFERS SUBSCRIBERS THE OPTION  —  OF INSTANTLY WATCHING MOVIES ON THEIR PCs … Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, today introduced a new feature that allows people to immediately watch movies and television series on their personal computers …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Netflix to Deliver Movies to the PC  —  Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, lists more than five dozen personalities whose obituaries were published prematurely.  Someone may want to add Netflix to that list.  —  The impending death of the company, with its online system for renting DVDs delivered by mail …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You  —  Last month I wrote a post called "Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix" that outlined the reasons I was switching to BlockBuster's Total Access after years as a loyal Netflix customer.  BlockBuster's new offering, which basically turns every mailed movie …
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Netflix Internet TV/Film Delivery Starts This Week  —  Netflix will begin IP rental of films and television this week.  Those with better plans get more hours, from 6 to 48 hours a month.  Over time, they plan to expand the service to the livingroom, and beyond.
Discussion: digg
Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Breaking: Netflix Launches "Watch Now" Downloads
Discussion: Webware.com and Engadget
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Netflix offers instant access
Discussion: PSFK Trend: PSFK
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia Search Engine WikiSeek Launches  —  Palo Alto based startup SearchMe has kept a low profile since being founded in March 2005.  The company, which has 17 employees and raised $5 million from Sequoia Capital over two rounds, will launch a number of what founder Randy Adams calls "long tail search engines."
John Markoff / New York Times:
H.P. to Report an Advance in Adaptable Circuitry  —  Hewlett-Packard researchers have developed a novel way to create flexible electronic circuits that could make it routine by the end of the decade to modify and upgrade the circuitry in computer-based consumer products even after they have been sold.
Discussion: Kevin Maney
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:   Can HP fool Moore's Law?
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.
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Mark Jaquith / wordpress.org:
WordPress 2.0.7  —  Recently a bug in certain versions of PHP came to our attention that could cause a security vulnerability in your blog.  We're able to work around it fairly easily, so we've decided to release 2.0.7 to fix the PHP security problem and the Feedburner issue that was in 2.0.6.
biz.yahoo.com:
Symantec Reports Preliminary Fiscal Third Quarter 2007 Results  —  Updates Fiscal Year Guidance  —  Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC - News) today announced preliminary financial results for the fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 29, 2006.  Symantec will release actual results for the fiscal third quarter …
Hypergene MediaBlog:
5 lessons learned from Footnote  —  After doing my fair share of preaching on this blog for the last five years, I (Chris) now have firsthand knowledge of at least one thing a few days after Footnote.com's launch:  —  On the web you don't control your message, but you're welcome participate in the conversation you've started.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo's Acquisition Pattern: Smart and Cheap  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Yahoo has had its problems lately.  Bad financial results in the 3rd quarter of 2006 and the peanut butter manifesto of senior vice president Brad Garlinghouse resulted in doubt …
Discussion: Profy.Com
Peter / The Local Onliner:
Oodle Pushes on Featured Listings, Comparisons  —  Oodle, the listings aggregator service, is completing its transition from a Google -dependent site with the rollout today of a comparison feature for autos.  Real estate and rentals will be rolled out next.
Neil McAllister / InfoWorld:
Soft sell for open source apps  —  When vendors aren't counting licenses, they're free to concentrate on quality code  —  Enterprise software vendors that use open source business models may be few and far between, but they are out there.  I recently spoke to Peter Schroer …
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:   Aras Move Puts New Spin on Open Source
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Already sexy, TiVo brings fast forward ads back  —  There's nothing that DVR owners like more than a good commercial, so TiVo subscribers will be overjoyed to learn that the company has once again begun overlaying advertisements to entertain viewers during those interminable seconds it takes …
Discussion: Consumerist and PVR Wire
Latest Articles From .NET DEVELOPER'S JOURNAL:
Microsoft Snags Don Ferguson, Former IBM Chief Architect - "Father of WebSphere"  —  Ferguson is now Microsoft Technical Fellow in Platforms and Strategy, in the Office of the CTO  —  Don Ferguson (pictured), who guided IBM's strategy and architecture for SOA and Web services …
BBC:
Mobile firm 3 scraps roaming fees  —  Mobile phone network 3 has abolished roaming charges for its UK customers in seven nations including Italy, Australia and the Republic of Ireland.  —  Its users will no longer be charged extra for making or receiving calls or texts when visiting the countries.
Discussion: Open Gardens and MSMobileNews.Com
jibbering.com:
More Google security failures  —  Google Base arrived recently, sharing the same domain as gmail, so cross site security holes in Google Base will allow access to all the gmail emails, as well as XSS phishing attacks using the google brand.  Of course as you would expect for a new product …
 
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Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
The holidays were kind to Google and AOL but not so for the rest of the pack
Ben Grossman / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: CBS Will Build Out Online Programming Strategy for Fall
Discussion: Frank Barnako and Reel Pop
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
BlackBerry Pearl goes white
Kotaku:
PS3: Analysts Lower PS3 Sales Forecast
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
At Some Airports, Cellphones Can Check In Passengers
Discussion: Gizmodo
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Macwelt gets more iPhone details out of Apple
Discussion: The Apple Core and digg
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Expo Audio: Daring Fireball Live
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
CNET Tests Pay-for-Performance Journalism
Discussion: Rough Type and Chip Griffin
 Earlier Items: 
Read/WriteWeb:
Talkr Up For Sale - More Web 2.0 Fallout
Discussion: The Talkr blog and 21talks
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Specialized 360 for IPTV in the works?
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Tom Orry / Pro-G - All Updates:
Blizzard hints at new StarCraft by 2008
Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
Spamonomics 101  —  The biggest thing I've wondered about spam is …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
First pirated HD DVD movie hits BitTorrent
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The highs and lows of CES
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Wow, more Google XSS problems
Ross McKillop / Download Squad:
WordPress: The Complete Post-Install Checklist