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10:20 AM ET, January 17, 2007

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InterActiveCorp:
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 …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving AllBusiness.com To Head IAC's …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Susan Mernit's Blog
The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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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 …
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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 …
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 …
Simon Phipps / Simon Phipps, SunMink:
Edited Out of History  —  Now here's an interesting difference in corporate styles.  I remember when I left IBM in 2000, the (extensive) mentions of me on IBM's web pages were gradually edited away until today, six years later, there seems to be only one or two left that date from my pre-Sun days …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Atop TV Sets, Basic Black Boxes Face Competition  —  Adam Gillitt does not hate what is on his TV as much as he dislikes what is attached to it.  —  Mr. Gillitt, a graphic designer from Alameda, Calif., is exasperated by his high-definition cable box, made by the technology giant Motorola …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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.
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Internal investigation clears HP of Moore's Law violation
Discussion: Engadget and CNET News.com
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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 Neowin.net
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.
Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!  —  Via (and thanks): shaolinmonk on Howard Forums
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
John Falcone / Crave:
iPhone's downsized wide screen  —  Add one more reason to doubt the iPhone hype: It appears that Apple's uberdevice utilizes a totally proprietary 1.5:1 aspect ratio.  While that's wider than the standard square-ish 1.33:1 (4x3) aspect ratio found on older TVs, PC monitors, and iPods …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Neowin.net
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Shhhh - The Promise Not To Tell  —  The great Non-Disclosure Agreement debate.  VCs 'never' sign them so we are all told with the reasons generally being centered around we VCs have to be free from any potential conflicts, we see all comers, etc, etc.  —  This question came …
Discussion: Ask The VC
 
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Mat Lu / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
SeeEyE2Eye Webcam Periscope and Teleprompter
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Cablevision Board Rejects Offer by the Dolans
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Geni Launches  —  David Sacks' new startup Geni, which we wrote …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Spinvox Launching in U.S. - We Have 100 Accounts To Give Away Now
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
New Google Checkout Promo; New Google Trust Worries
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Twango Tackles Lucrative Media Sharing Market
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Influencing Influencers  —  Handy little article on Marketing …
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Skype founders move into net TV
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Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
Google plugs account hijack holes
Jimmy Guterman / PaidContent:
Local TV News Leaps to YouTube
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SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media
Sprint:
Sprint Joins Strength of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry …
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Competing Successfully Is About A Lot More Than Just Copying The Technology
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Netflix Online: return to sender
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Beatles iTunes deal is reached, report claims
 

 
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