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2:40 PM ET, January 10, 2008

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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.
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Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
User denied iPhone warranty service for custom ringtone
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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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 …
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: WebProNews and Podcasting News
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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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.
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Thomas K. Arnold / Hollywood Reporter:
New Line falls in line with Blu-ray
Jyri / Jaiku:
We've joined Google; now what?  —  It's been a while since we've given you a decent update on Jaiku, and it looks like more than a few of you are wondering what's going on and what's in store for the future.  That's completely our fault — between joining the Google team, the holiday season …
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Google Neglects Jaiku So Users Switch to Twitter
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
MICROSOFT DEAL KING TO LAUNCH OWN FIRM  —  One of Microsoft's chief deal architects is leaving the software giant to start his own firm.  —  Bruce Jaffe - currently vice president of corporate development for Microsoft - plans to vacate his post at the end of February.
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 …
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: The LinkedIn Blog and TechCrunch
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: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Katie Capps Parlante / The Chandler Project Blog:
OSAF Transitions  —  OSAF and the Chandler project are going through some big transitions.  Yesterday, January 7, we restructured the organization.  This is the biggest change since the inception of project six and a half years ago.  —  In September 2007 we delivered a Preview release of Chandler Desktop …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft to Buy Yahoo Again!  —  The Post's Microsoft (MSFT) moles report that Redmond is considering making another run at Yahoo (YHOO), this time by making its informal offer public.  This rumor rolls around every few months, and one of these day's it's going to happen, especially if Yahoo's stock continues to tank.
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 …
US-CERT:
Vulnerability Note VU#568681  —  AOL Radio AOLMediaPlaybackControl.exe stack buffer overflow  —  Overview  —  The AOL AOLMediaPlaybackControl application contains a stack buffer overflow, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Reports Apple To Dump Akamai As CDN For Google-Run CDN Are Simply …
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Deleted but Not Erased: Photos Reborn
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
WSJ.com Merges OpinionJournal With Subscription Content For Free …
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
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Big Social News Sites Need to Outsmart the Subverters
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is Piracy The Leading Indicator Of Innovation?
Rick Broida / Crave: The gadget blog:
Bump your notebook to 2GB of RAM for $26.99 after rebate
Reuters:
New York Launches Intel Antitrust Probe
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Verizon's New Voyager Looks Like the iPhone, But Software Is Inferior
BBC:
Facebook futures  —  Regular commentator Bill Thompson ruminates …
InfoWorld:
Ask.com names new CEO, president
Discussion: Google Watch and Digital Daily
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
What's the best Web site for geotagged photos?
Discussion: All Points Blog
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Web: What Is The Killer App?
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