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6:20 PM ET, January 16, 2007

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netflix.com:
NETFLIX OFFERS SUBSCRIBERS THE OPTION OF INSTANTLY WATCHING MOVIES ON THEIR PCs  —  New Feature Will be Included in Subscribers' Monthly Membership  —  at no Extra Charge and Will Have a Phased Roll-Out Over Next Six Months  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service …
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John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Mail too slow?  Netflix to roll out online video  —  Netflix, the Los Gatos DVDs-by-mail company, will offer a sneak preview beginning today of its new online service that lets viewers access and watch select movies and TV episodes through the Internet.  —  The trial ``Watch Now'' program …
Discussion: PVR Wire
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 …
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:   Netflix Moves Beyond the Disk
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Netflix offers instant access
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Netflix Internet TV/Film Delivery Starts This Week
Discussion: digg
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google No Longer Linking To Yahoo, MapQuest Maps  —  Search Engine Land got an email this morning from Another Blogger alerting us to the apparent fact that Google had removed links to Yahoo and MapQuest maps.  —  Previously, a search for "541 Lexington Avenue New York" (W Hotel), for example …
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Removes Links to Competing Map Systems  —  Search Engine Land notices that Google has removed links to competitor's map applications when you search for addresses or locations, like san francisco.  They're now showing a direct (and exclusive) Google Maps illustration.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Rough Type
Iyaz Akhtar / The Apple Blog:
Apple TV vs. Mac mini - Which one is right for you?  —  A Mac mini is more than double the price of an Apple TV - is it worth the money?  Here's a handy table comparing the two products (information on the Apple TV was found at Ars Technica citing AppleInsider).  —  Apple TV  —  Mac mini
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 …
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: Dan Gillmor's Blog and Kevin Maney
Agence France Presse:
Singapore teen first to be sentenced for wireless piggybacking  —  SINGAPORE (AFP) - A Singapore teen has became the first in the city-state to be sentenced for piggybacking on someone else's wireless Internet connection.  —  Garyl Tan Jia Luo, 17, could have been sentenced to jail …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadbandreports.com
Business Wire:
Intel Fourth-Quarter Revenue $9.7 Billion  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Intel Corporation today announced fourth-quarter revenue of $9.7 billion, operating income of $1.5 billion, net income of $1.5 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 26 cents.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
'24' hitting the shelves in half that  —  The day-after release of the DVD underscores the speed at which studios must operate.  —  In one of the quickest turnarounds ever for a television show to appear on DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Television today is expected to release the season premiere episodes of …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Frank Barnako
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Nimbuzz Talk Goes Live!  —  Nimbuzz, the mobile application funded by Mangrove Capital Partners(the same smart guys that provided the initial funding for Skype) has just launched their new "talk" application into beta.  I'd previously profiled Nimbuzz last August and in the post had suggested …
Discussion: TechCrunch, StartupSquad and VoIP Watch
Associated Press:
Universal Music CEO enforces get-paid mantra on licensing  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies eager to promote their artists.
Discussion: PaidContent and IP Democracy
Hey Suburbia / WiiNintendo.net:
Wii Sports Experiment, Results!  —  Six weeks ago, I began what has become a huge obsession of mine.  It is called the "Wii Sports Experiment" (Read my original announcement of this from Early December '06).  I outlined a 6 week game plan for myself, the idea being that I would continue …
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
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.
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.
 
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