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3:05 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.
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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: GigaOM and digg
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
New Venice Project Name: 'Joost'
Discussion: PaidContent and Gadgetell
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.
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
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Read/WriteWeb:
Jakob Nielsen Takes Potshots at Web 2.0 in Best Intranets of 2007
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
First pirated HD DVD movie hits BitTorrent  —  The pirates of the world have fired another salvo in their ongoing war with copy protection schemes with the first release of the first full-resolution rip of an HD DVD movie on BitTorrent.  The movie, Serenity, was made available as a .EVO file …
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
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.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Boys and Girls Use Social Sites Differently  —  Older teenage girls are far more likely than younger girls, or boys of any age, to use social-networking sites like MySpace or Facebook, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  —  The study found that …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and digg
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
Ross McKillop / Download Squad:
WordPress: The Complete Post-Install Checklist  —  One of the great things about WordPress is how easily you can have it up and running, completely customized to your liking, in such a short period of time.  After setting up WordPress for several of my friends, I found that having …
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
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sharp's 1,000,000:1 Mega-Contrast Premium LCD vs regular LCD
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Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Wikipedia battle over iPhone trademark
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Wow, more Google XSS problems
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Does a Deleted Blog Post Tell Us About NBC's Social Networking Strategy?
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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
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs: Keynote text analysis
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Game search engine Wazap raises $7.9M, to launch in U.S.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will dirty talk boost VoIP start-ups?
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