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9:05 AM ET, January 17, 2007


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The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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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 …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving To Head IAC's Media And Advertising Group  —  Peter Horan has been tapped as CEO, IAC Media and Advertising, overseeing, Citysearch, consumer applications and portals, and the ad sales group.  Release.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Susan Mernit's Blog
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
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 …
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
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Wikiseek: Leveraging Wikipedia For Web Search, Poorly  —  The Wikipedia search engine has arrived — Wikiseek — but it's not the Wikipedia search engine you're thinking of.  Wikiseek is completely different than the Search Wikia project backed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales that I wrote about last month.
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.
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Internal investigation clears HP of Moore's Law violation
Discussion: Engadget and CNET
Elinor Mills / CNET
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
Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!  —  Via (and thanks): shaolinmonk on Howard Forums
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
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:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Spinvox Launching in U.S. - We Have 100 Accounts To Give Away Now  —  London-based Spinvox is a voice to text service that we wrote about last May (see MobileCrunch coverage as well).  The key product takes voicemails, converts them to text and sends them via email and/or SMS to you to read.
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
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 …
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.
Discussion: digg
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
MTVN Invests In TagWorld; Eager For Social Networking Tools
Discussion: Mashable!
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The Quest for the Perfect Online Charting Tool
Ted Patrick / Ted On Flex:
Mashup University - Introducing Apollo
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Skype founders move into net TV
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