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3:55 PM ET, January 10, 2008

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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Trent Reznor: Why won't people pay $5?  —  UPDATE at 8:55 a.m.: The headline of the story was changed to reflect more broadly what Trent Reznor said during the interview.  As some readers noted, the original headline put too much emphasis on one of Reznor's statements.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Digg
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Steal This Wi-Fi  —  Whenever I talk or write about my own security setup, the one thing that surprises people — and attracts the most criticism — is the fact that I run an open wireless network at home.  There's no password.  There's no encryption.  Anyone with wireless capability …
BBC:
Americans turn to online videos  —  Online video sharing sites are reaping the benefits of the ongoing writers' strike in the US.  —  According to net measurement firm Nielsen Online, some online video sites have doubled their audience since the strike began at the end of October.
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Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
The Untold Story: How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry  —  The demo was not going well.  —  Again.  —  It was a late morning in the fall of 2006.  Almost a year earlier, Steve Jobs had tasked about 200 of Apple's top engineers with creating the iPhone.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn, SixApart and Flickr People Join DataPortability.org: Is This Stuff For Real?  —  The Data Portability Working Group is announcing today that key people from LinkedIn, Flickr, SixApart and Twitter are joining the group.  These new names are just the most visible part of a groundswell …
Discussion: Identity 2.0 and TechCrunch
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Steve Ganz / The LinkedIn Blog:
Who Owns Your Data? (hint: you do)
Discussion: Insider Chatter
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Joins The DataPortability Work Group
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Network Solutions defends frontrunning—to stop frontrunners  —  Domain registrar Network Solutions has come under fire this week for what some believe is “domain name frontrunning."  The practice resulted in Network Solutions registering a previously-unregistered domain to itself immediately …
Discussion: Techdirt, Gadgetopia and The Next Web
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Wall Street Journal:
Wsj.com/opinion  —  Everyone knows that Joseph Schumpeter's “creative destruction” is roiling the newspaper world, and today we'd like to announce something on the creative side.  We're rolling out a new Web site for the Journal editorial page offering free access to all of our editorials and op-eds, video interviews and commentary.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
WSJ.com Merges OpinionJournal With Subscription Content For Free …
Discussion: Mashable!
Variety:
Blu-ray could win high-def battle  —  HD DVD backers could switch sides soon  —  The two remaining studios backing HD DVD could switch sides soon, ending the high-def format war instantly.  —  Daily Variety has confirmed that Universal's commitment to backing HD DVD exclusively has ended.
Business Wire:
MySpace Launches New Content Channel: MySpace Celebrity(TM)  —  New Channel Empowers Celebrities to Communicate Directly with Fans and Control Their Voice  —  Channel Unveils More Than 300 Celebrity Profiles Including Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Hayden Panettiere, Jamie Foxx …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Lights, Camera, Action: MySpace Debuts Celeb Channel
Discussion: USA Today and Mashable!
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
3 Important Facebook Updates Coming Soon  —  Here's a quick look at some important Facebook updates that are expected to launch in 1Q 08:  —  1) Friend Lists Privacy Controls  —  A few weeks ago, Facebook took the first step toward enabling more efficient friend management with the release of Friend Lists.
Discussion: Webware.com, ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
DealBook:
Logitech Shares Jump on Microsoft Bid Rumors  —  Shares in the Swiss-based computer peripherals maker Logitech International rose more than 12 percent on Thursday amid speculation Microsoft would make a takeover bid, traders told Reuters.  Spokesmen for Logitech, the world's largest maker of computer mice …
Discussion: Engadget and Between the Lines
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
FACEBOOK TOPS ONE LIST OF ‘SLOW AND INACCESSIBLE’ SOCIAL NETWORKS  —  On Thursday, Web site-monitoring firm WatchMouse released the results of a study about the performance of 104 social-media sites—social networks, blogging communities, bookmarking sites, and the like—and boldly deemed them to be overall “slow and inaccessible.”
Discussion: WebProNews
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Entertains Real Estate Industry At NYC Offices  —  The Real Estate Connect conference is in New York this week and participants were invited to hang out at Google HQ East last night, Their invitation says it all:  —  Google would like to invite you to an evening at our New York office.
Discussion: Mashable!
The Microsoft Office Live Small Business Blog:
Exciting Changes Coming Your Way  —  We think you'll be happy to know about improvements we're making to your Office Live Small Business service—especially since many of the suggestions came from customers like you.  (And we thank you for that!)  —  You'll find enhancements across all three …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
What's the best Web site for geotagged photos?  —  Readers of this blog will have inferred I'm a fan of geotagging—in fact, I'm trying to label all my photos with the tags that show where the picture was taken, even though the geotagging process is complicated.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Neglects Jaiku So Users Switch to Twitter  —  Over at ars technica, there's talk of Jaiku users fleeing to Twitter due to the lack of any innovation since being acquired by Google. … I can attest to the poor performance of Jaiku.  After the acquisition, I remembered that I had signed up for Jaiku many months before.
 
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Sony drops 20GB, 60GB PS3 models in Japan
Discussion: PC World
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Weather Channel Adds Weather to Google Maps
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Reports Apple To Dump Akamai As CDN For Google-Run CDN Are Simply …
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog:
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Deleted but Not Erased: Photos Reborn
Mac Os / PC World:
Adobe Announces Photoshop Elements 6 for Mac
Discussion: MacRumors
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Samsung surprises on the last day of CES with the SGH-F490
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
OLPC spin-off plans $75 laptop
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Bump your notebook to 2GB of RAM for $26.99 after rebate
Katie Capps Parlante / The Chandler Project Blog:
OSAF Transitions  —  OSAF and the Chandler project are going through some big transitions.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft to Buy Yahoo Again!
InfoWorld:
Ask.com names new CEO, president
Discussion: Google Watch and Digital Daily
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
MICROSOFT DEAL KING TO LAUNCH OWN FIRM
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WinBeta
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Web: What Is The Killer App?
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