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8:40 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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John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Mail too slow? Netflix to roll out online video
Discussion: PVR Wire
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Netflix Online: return to sender
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
Netflix Moves Beyond the Disk
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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.
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 …
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.
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
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
MTVN Invests In TagWorld; Eager For Social Networking Tools  —  You're reading this here first ... According to multiple sources, Viacom has invested in social networking company TagWorld for MTV Networks—not for the site but for access to the company's tools and technology.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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 …
Charles Moldow / VentureBeat:
VC to Aspiring Entrepreneur: "Are You Sure You Want our Money?"  —  VC money doesn't make sense in every situation; start-ups are not "one size fits all" and nor should they be funded that way.  Am I advocating entrepreneurs shouldn't drop by for a talk with VC's?  Hardly.
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."
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.
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista Coach Tour: We're underway  —  Some of you have noticed that we're now moving, per the Bus Tour Gadget.  Indeed we are.  After recovering from yesterday's typical airline snafus of inordinate flight delays (all of us were affected) and lost luggage (2 of us were affected) …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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
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
 
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Chris / LiveSide:
MSN to launch new mobile beta homepage - MSN to go
Google Blogoscoped:
Martin Luther King Googlebomb Campaign
Discussion: WebProBlog
Consumerist:
23 TiVo Hacks
Discussion: Gizmodo, PVR Wire and digg
Hey Suburbia / WiiNintendo.net:
Wii Sports Experiment, Results!
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Momus / Wired News:
Why Apple Makes Me Cry
Discussion: point being and robhyndman.com
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Ten democracy projects in seventy minutes
Nick / Rough Type:
Pay-per-view journalism  —  Steve Rubel yesterday "revealed" …
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 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
EMI, Baidu to launch Chinese music service
Discussion: PaidContent and Techdirt
Ben Grossman / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: CBS Will Build Out Online Programming Strategy for Fall
Discussion: PaidContent and Seeking Alpha
Jason Snell / Macworld:
Expo Audio: Daring Fireball Live
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo's Acquisition Pattern: Smart and Cheap
Discussion: Conversion Rater and Profy.Com
BBC:
Mobile firm 3 scraps roaming fees