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9:40 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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Netflix Online: return to sender
Discussion: Screenwerk
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Mail too slow? Netflix to roll out online video
Discussion: PVR Wire
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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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 …
Sprint:
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:
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."
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Wikiseek: Leveraging Wikipedia For Web Search, Poorly
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
Carlo / Techdirt:
Has EMI Had A Change Of Heart In China?  —  from the if-you-can't-beat-em dept  —  Chinese search engine Baidu's been involved in an ongoing legal battle against major record labels, which assert its MP3 searching functionality represents copyright infringement.
Discussion: Reuters and PaidContent
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.
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.
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.
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
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: You NEWB, Joystiq and Kotaku
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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