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5:45 PM ET, January 19, 2007


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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see 50 percent margin on each iPhone sale  —  Each iPhone sold will generate nearly a 50 percent gross margin for Apple Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless, giving the companies a hefty profit, as well as plenty of room for future price cuts, according to research firm iSuppli.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Apple iPhone's Insanely Great Profits
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:   iPhone appeal drops daily
Wireless sharing - 58% of top songs are sharable?  —  This week, Jason from ZuneThoughts noted some underwhelming wireless sharing results among Zune owners at CES, and from his own spot-checking.  —  Zune's wireless sharing is described by Microsoft with a footnote - indicating that …
Stephane Dion / ClicZune:
Universal and Sony Don't Like Zune to Zune Sharing  —  There is a lot of testing going on at Zunerama and ZuneThoughts about songs that can or cannot be shared when purchased or acquired through the ZunePass.  Both sites are coming with numbers of around 40% of songs that "can't" be shared from Zune to Zune.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Universal and Sony prohibit Zune sharing for certain artists  —  It's official: record companies don't like you.  After all that griping about signing up for the Zune music store — and keep in mind that these record companies receive monies for selling songs here — that resulted …
Discussion: Public Knowledge and digg
Associated Press:
AT&T Expands Free In - Network Calling  —  NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T customers who subscribe to both its Cingular Wireless and traditional phone services can now make and receive unlimited free calls to and from any other AT&T or Cingular customer.  —  The expanded ''free calling'' network …
Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM and
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
AT&T: My Community Is Bigger than Yours  —  Fresh from closing the BellSouth deal, the biggest U.S. telecom provider is beginning to show why size matters in telecom  —  AT&T plans to send a new message.  A number of TV ads starting this weekend will show people placing calls to friends across the country—for no charge.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Plans 'Unity' Strategy for Free Calls
Discussion: VoIP Watch, CCUCEO and Screenwerk
Washington Post:
Hold Off On Net Neutrality  —  The Internet needs a makeover.  Unfortunately, congressional initiatives aimed at preserving the best of the old Internet threaten to stifle the emergence of the new one.  —  The current Internet supports many popular and valuable services.
Benjamin Heckendorn / Engadget:
The Wii Laptop!  —  It's the Wii laptop!  We spent the last few weeks (including much time spent over the holidays evading relatives) slaving over this bad boy and finally it's complete.  Check out the features:  — 16:9 widescreen LCD, 7-inch diagonal.  — Stereo sound  — Gamecube controller port
Discussion: Kotaku, and digg
Phil Bradley / Search Engine Land:
Google Librarian Central: Talking At Librarians  —  Google has created the Librarian Central Blog just in time for ALA Midwinter.  The decision to create the weblog arose from their request for suggestions from librarians on how to improve the Google Librarian Newsletter …
Steven / Library Stuff:
Google Doesn't "Get" Librarians...Again.
Discussion: Mashable!
Jenstar / JenSense:
It's official!  You can now run AdSense on the same page as other contextual ad programs  —  When Google updated their AdSense policies this week, there was a lot of confusion about the removal of the a certain part of the competitive ad policy, namely the one that saw the removal of the following:
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Just How Big Is Google Reader?  —  Google's RSS reader was nothing to write home about when it first launched in October 2005.  But the new version, released late last year, has won it accolades and legions of new fans.  More than a few people have recently called it the best RSS reader, hands down.
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SimulScribe Boldly Spams TechCrunch Readers  —  A couple of days ago I wrote about Spinvox, a startup that converts voicemails to text and sends them to you via email and/or SMS.  They are just launching in the U.S., and Spinvox gave us 100 accounts to give away for free (the service is fairly expensive).
Discussion: engtech
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
When Being a Verb is Not Enough  —  I spoke recently with an old friend who is a bandwidth broker.  He buys and sells bandwidth on fiber-optic networks around the world.  And he told me something that I found not completely surprising, but I certainly hadn't known: Google controls more network fiber than any other organization.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Associated Press:
Motorola to cut 3,500 jobs  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Motorola (MOT) CEO Ed Zander said Friday the cell-phone maker will cut 3,500 jobs, or 5% of its workforce, as it moves to improve operating costs after a disappointing fourth quarter.  —  Zander, speaking to analysts at a meeting in New York …
Discussion: GigaOM
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Feds out for hacker's blood  —  Adrian Lamo, the hacker best known for illegal pranks aimed at companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and The New York Times, is free once again.  —  But his legal battles over handing over a DNA sample to the federal government are just beginning.
Discussion: digg
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Kevin Lee / ClickZ:
Search Scent in the Search Engines
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
802.11n Moves Forward with Draft 2.0 Vote
Mike / Techdirt:
Do Blackberry Users Put Others At Risk?
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Ballmer laughs at iPhone
Discussion: TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
JD Lasica / Social Media:
YouTube yanks my video interview
Discussion: Techdirt and Scobleizer
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
iBoy - Gameboy iPod case
Discussion: Gizmodo and Crave
Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
NAD Rules YouTube Video Ads Must Meet Usual Guidelines
Scott Carney / Wired News:
Thumb-Print Banking Takes India
Mike Orren / Online Journalism Review:
Lessons from the launch
Discussion: Screenwerk
Carlo / Techdirt:
Can't Compete With Free, Or Just Won't?  —  from the lack-of-effort dept
Alan Graham / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Quick Review: Hands on With the Belkin Skype Phone
Dean Takahashi / AEI:
CES Interview With Bill Gates: Part I of Transcript On Video Games