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9:55 PM ET, January 19, 2007


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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 …
Discussion: larry borsato
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: digg
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.
Associated Press:
AT&T Expands Free In - Network Calling
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
AT&T Plans 'Unity' Strategy for Free Calls
Discussion: VoIP Watch, CCUCEO and Screenwerk
Nik / Omnidrive:
0.7.1 Brings Zoho Lovin'  —  Only 10 days after our 0.7 release we bring you 0.7.1 - it has already hit the update servers and the new web interface is up and running.  Don't be fooled by the .1, this is only a point release in name, we have a whole swag of new features which would have made …
Discussion: New Web Order and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Zoho, Omnidrive Partner For Office Document Storage
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:   OmniDrive becomes perfect with Zoho
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.
Jessie Ho /
CHINA: Google teams up with publisher of Chinese books  —  Cite Publishing becomes first Chinese content provider for Google Book Search  —  US Internet search giant Google Inc yesterday announced that it has signed up Cite Publishing Holding Group as its first content provider …
Discussion: SearchViews and Search Engine Land
Caroline McCarthy / CNET   Google opens dialogue with book publishers
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
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Judge Rules in Favor of Record Companies  —  NEW YORK - A lawsuit in which record companies allege XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. is cheating them by letting consumers store songs can proceed toward trial, a judge ruled Friday after finding merit to the companies' claims.
Discussion: Orbitcast, Engadget and Gizmodo
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.
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 and A Feed Is Born
Luke Smith /
MICROSOFT EXPANDS XBLA FILE SIZE TO 250 MB  —  Apparently, the Burning Crusade isn't the only expansion in town.  —  The Xbox Live Arcade file size was capped at 50 MB to accommodate consumers who purchased the hard drive-less Xbox 360 Core SKU (those consumers had to use one of Microsoft's memory cards).
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Two hip-hop producers in trouble for violating copyrights  —  The line between "theft" and "inspiration" can be a fine one in the arts.  To see just how confusing it still is to many people, consider the recent UK dustup over an allegation that novelist Ian McEwan plagiarized portions …
Discussion: NewTeeVee, New York Times and digg
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:
GOOGLE: North Carolina to tend search engine servers  —  The fabulously profitable search engine, having pitted two depressed areas in the Carolinas against eachother, has picked Lenoir in Caldwell County as the location of a giant new server farm.  I'm sure there will be plenty of rhetoric …
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OrigenAE cranks out sexy 1080p LCD-equipped HTPC chassis
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Herman Miller planning "desk of the future"
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Perfect Programming  —  Over the past week I've described …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Raw
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Kevin Lee / ClickZ:
Search Scent in the Search Engines
Associated Press:
Motorola to cut 3,500 jobs
Discussion: GigaOM
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
802.11n Moves Forward with Draft 2.0 Vote
Mike / Techdirt:
Do Blackberry Users Put Others At Risk?
JD Lasica / Social Media:
YouTube yanks my video interview
Scott Carney / Wired News:
Thumb-Print Banking Takes India
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Feds out for hacker's blood
Discussion: digg
Dean Takahashi / AEI:
CES Interview With Bill Gates: Part I of Transcript On Video Games

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