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4:20 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.
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Jonathan Cassell / isuppli.com:
Apple iPhone to Generate 50 Percent Margin, According to iSuppli's Preliminary Analysis  —  El Segundo, Calif., Jan. 18, 2007—Each Apple iPhone sold will generate nearly a 50 percent gross margin for Apple Inc. and partner Cingular Wireless, giving the companies a hefty profit …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:   Apple iPhone's Insanely Great Profits
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:   iPhone appeal drops daily
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 …
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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 and Screenwerk
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:
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 …
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Steven / Library Stuff:
Google Doesn't "Get" Librarians...Again.  —  According to CNET, Google is now talking openly with book publishers.  Which means one thing.  They will probably start a blog for the book publishing industry.  Well, they did it for librarians, just in time for ALA Midwinter.
Discussion: Mashable!
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
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.
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Web Based Feed Readers - How do they stack up?  —  Bloggers who use FeedBurner have a general idea of the most popular feed readers based on their subscriber statistics.  FeedBurner subscriber statistics on the Hitwise Blog show that Bloglines is by far the most popular feed reader, and Hitwise data also support this.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Just How Big Is Google Reader?
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
802.11n Moves Forward with Draft 2.0 Vote  —  Big news from the IEEE: Draft 2.0 of 802.11n moves forward: The vote was 100-0 with 5 abstentions, Matthew Gast notes from the London meeting.  This is a significant milestone from a lot of different directions.
Gizmodo:
Zune 58% Welcomes You to the Social  —  Microsoft Zune propaganda welcomes you to the social, but that's only about a 58% welcome, because sites around the blogosphere are noticing that around 42% of the songs they're trying to share Zune-to-Zune are on the "Zune sharing prohibited" list.
Discussion: Engadget and InsideMicrosoft
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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
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
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
Dean Takahashi / AEI:
CES Interview With Bill Gates: Part I of Transcript On Video Games  —  I had the chance to stand next to Bill Gates and interview him with a group of reporters after his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show.  Here is part one of the interview with all of the questions related to video games.
JasonKolb.com:
Perfect Programming  —  Over the past week I've described Network-Oriented Architecture (I'm going to refer to it as NOA in this post to save my fingers), which is a my "ideal" Web-based programming model that I've been brainstorming for about a year, and given a simple example of it in action.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Raw
Scott Carney / Wired News:
Thumb-Print Banking Takes India  —  CHENNAI, India — Banks and ATM machines are an unfamilar sight in the rural countryside here, but the government hopes to change that with new technology that could ease the transition from cash to computers.  —  A pilot program will put 15 biometric ATMs …
JD Lasica / Social Media:
YouTube yanks my video interview  —  This is upsetting: YouTube has yanked my video of Tower Records founder Russ Solomon.  (Here's where it was originally posted.)  It was up for only an hour or two before it was removed.  —  This was the interview, shown here, that I posted without problem to Ourmedia …
Discussion: Techdirt and Scobleizer
 
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
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Why Johnny Can't Program  —  Many months ago, David Brin …
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