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1:10 PM ET, January 27, 2007

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Says Chips Will Run Faster, Using Less Power  —  Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has overhauled the basic building block of the information age, paving the way for a new generation of faster and more energy-efficient processors.  —  Company researchers said the advance represented …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Share Revenue with Creators  —  YouTube CEO Chad Hurley said today his company (now owned by Google) "is going to move in [the] direction" of rewarding video creators for their content, as part of a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos07: Chad Hurley on YouTube... on YouTube  —  Here's Chad Hurley, founder of YouTube, in a session on — cough — user-generated content (see my post below) at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  He talks about what YouTube is doing on copyright, installing the means to find violations …
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Tax Takers Send in the Spiders  —  Websites around the world are getting a new computerized visitor among the Googlebots and Yahoo web spiders: The taxman.  A five-nation tax enforcement cartel has been quietly cracking down on suspected internet tax cheats, using a sophisticated web crawling program …
Zonk / Slashdot: Games:
eBay Delisting All Auctions for Virtual Property  —  from the definition-of-what-is-real dept.  —  The growing popularity of Massively Multiplayer games has brought the issue of ownership rights in virtual worlds, and the appropriateness of what is called 'real money transfer' (RMT) into an increasingly public light.
Discussion: VTOR, Valleywag, Joystiq and ReveNews
WSYR-TV:
Time Warner: HDTV DVRs Return  —  Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Time Warner Cable in Syracuse says they have received hundreds of HDTV DVR cable boxes into their Fair Lakes Road office.  Customers who were requesting the boxes earlier this week, were sent away.  —  Time Warner Cable spokesperson …
Karen Haslam / Macworld UK:
Apple's AirPort Extreme constrained by UK laws  —  UK bandwidth restrictions will stop Apple's AirPort Exteme achieveing its goal  —  Apple's decision to use both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidth for their new 802.11n-ready AirPort Extreme wireless router could have negative implications for UK users.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
UK bandwidth restrictions to affect Airport Extreme use
Discussion: Gizmodo
Skrentablog:
The joy of the hack  —  A reporter just called me and wanted to talk about my virus, Elk Cloner, that I wrote back in 1982, when I was in the 9th grade.  Apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the virus and since I wrote the first one she wanted my thoughts.  —  First thought: "25 years?
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft hurt by poor Live branding, analysts say  —  Bungled branding of the new Windows Live Internet services has hurt Microsoft and could affect its chance to play catch-up with Google, analysts said on Friday.  —  On Thursday, Microsoft lowered its sales forecast for its Internet services business …
Discussion: All Points Blog
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Inside the Lucasfilm data center  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Given the cult-film status of 1971's THX 1138 in the George Lucas universe, it should come as little surprise that the total capacity of Lucasfilm's giant data center is 11.38 petabits per second.  —  Granted, that number …
Discussion: digg
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Isabel Wang / theWHIR.com Blogs:
This 10,000 Square Foot Data Center Has 300+ 10 Gig Ports!!  —  I read about it on CNet.  What you see above is Lucasfilm's data center.  Its network features 300 10-gig ports and 1,500 1-gig ports.  Every digital artist within the company has a desktop with gigabit connectivity.
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Mobile Identity Workshop 2007  —  Doc Searls is hosting the first Mobile Identity Workshop at cNet headquarters in San Francisco today.  I flew out last night.  —  Doc's now a fellow at Harvard's Berkman center and this is one of the topics he's put on his list of things to explore.
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Bob Caswell / Computers.net:
Dell Taking Orders for Vista PCs TONIGHT!  —  The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has some unidentified sources claiming that Dell will begin selling personal computers with Vista tonight just before midnight eastern standard time.  These first movers will get their new Vista-loaded computers …
Google Blogoscoped:
Googlebombs Defused?  —  Google says they've managed to neutralize the impact of a lot of Googlebombs.  —  A Googlebomb is a when a group of people get together to link to a certain site with a certain set of keywords, in order to convince Google that it ought to display that site at the top …
Discussion: Elliott Back
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Metaverse, Made in China?  —  The Google Metaverse meme has popped up again.  Michael Eisenberg, a general partner with Benchmark Capital in Jerusalem kicked off a fresh discussion about Google building its own metaverse, a.k.a a virtual world akin to Second Life.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MyYearBook Gunning For Facebook Market
Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Xbox 360 IPTV Interview - PVR functions on the way
Discussion: TVover.net and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Gen / Gen Kanai weblog:
THE COST OF MONOCULTURE  —  (I am still preparing for posts …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Time Spent Per Website Favors Yahoo Over Google
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Shel Holtz Is The Perfect Example Of PR People Not Getting It
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Copilot 2.0 supports Macs
Discussion: Red Sweater Blog
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will The Gross Margin On The iPhone Be 50%? Or Half That?
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience
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