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12:00 PM ET, January 11, 2008

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CBS News:
Facebook Founder Says “Beacon” Needs Work  —  Also Tells 60 Minutes It's Unlikely Company Will Go Public in 2008  —  (CBS) The controversial advertising device many accused of invading the privacy of Facebook users will eventually be a good tool, says Facebook founder and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook - Why Not Let Sleeping Dogs Lie?  —  Just as the press was getting bored with talking about the problems with Facebook's new advertising platform, Beacon (first mentioned here on November 2), founder Mark Zuckerberg goes on 60 Minutes to stir everything back up again (the show will be on air this Sunday).
Charlene Li / Groundswell:
Facebook (and me) on 60 Minutes  —  In December, I received a call from the producers of 60 Minutes, the longest running news program on broadcast TV.  They were doing a segment on Facebook and wanted to know if I could provide background for the story.  —  Wow.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES  —  CES has no shortage of displays.  And when MAKE offered us some TV-B-Gone clickers to bring to the show, we pretty much couldn't help ourselves.  We shut off a TV.  And then another.  And then a wall of TVs.  And we just couldn't stop.
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Judie Lipsett / Gear Diary:
Total and Utter Crap: Gizmodo's Stupid CES Prank on Motorola and Us Bloggers  —  I first found out about Gizmodo's stupidity on ValleyWag a little earlier today; the post read “What's the difference between a blogger and a journalist? … I had no idea what Owen Thomas, the post author …
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
Gizmodo Prank at CES. Victims may be bloggers
Discussion: blackrimglasses.com
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
BLOGGERS BEHAVING BADLY: GIZMODO MESSES WITH CES FLAT SCREENS
Business Week:
Steve Jobs' Video Dreams  —  His magic has not extended to visual entertainment.  Hollywood and cable companies aim to keep it that way  —  At last year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, most of the 140,000 attendees were buzzing about the future of the cell phone—and how Apple Inc. …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Macworld leads tech out of the desert  —  Apple has the third week of January all to itself this year, and although it probably won't top last year's Macworld, the company will likely make everyone forget about the Consumer Electronics Show.  —  Trade shows are a necessary evil in the tech industry.
Ron Grover / Business Week:
CES Goes Hollywood in Las Vegas
Discussion: MarketingShift
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Benchmark Bets on Ruby on Rails With $3.5 Million Investment in Engine Yard  —  Is Ruby on Rails the next Java?  Benchmark Capital thinks so.  It just invested $3.5 million in Engine Yard, taking its entire series A round.  Ruby on Rails is an increasingly popular Web application programming environment …
Discussion: Tech Confidential and VentureBeat
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
MicroHoo?  YaBay?  No Deal!  —  Look, I love a good takeover rumor as much as the next gossipy reporter.  —  But all the incessant rumblings of Microsoft sniffing around to buy Yahoo or Yahoo merging with eBay are getting a tad ridiculous.  —  So, Deal or No Deal?  Um, no deal, Howie!
Podcasting News:
The Problem With Mashable's Podcasters  —  Mark Hopkins at Mashable has penned an new variation on the podcasting doom and gloom story, in response to the recent news that Wizzard Media served up 1 billion podcasts in 2007.  —  Hopkins acknowledges that “people do indeed love to download podcasts …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
The Problem with Podcasting Isn't Downloads
Discussion: Podcasting News and ReadWriteWeb
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Raikes and Other Exits  —  Well, I should be sweating to the 80's soundtrack at the ProClub with about half of Microsoft that's trying to squeeze in there for January to burn off Christmas cookies, but here everyday that passes yet another exit hits us, and today we have a biggie...
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Retirement and Transition Plan for Jeff Raikes …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Bebo's Platform Now Open for All Developers  —  Almost a month ago to the day, social network Bebo announced its developer platform.  Or rather, a clone of Facebook's developer platform.  The idea was to copy Facebook's platform so that developers wouldn't have to relearn a new one and rebuild …
Tameka Kee / MediaPost Publications:
Print Yellow Pages Likely To Bleed More Dollars Online  —  THIS YEAR WILL BE PIVOTAL for the global Yellow Pages industry, according to a new report by The Kelsey Group.  —  Much like newspapers, print Yellow Pages will continue to bleed dollars to their various digital counterparts …
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
UK gov't report: Don't upgrade to Vista  —  San Francisco - British schools should not upgrade to Microsoft's Vista operating system and Office 2007 productivity suite, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on the software.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Unlike Trent Reznor, Saul Williams isn't disheartened  —  Saul Williams chuckles when asked about the word “disheartening."  —  That's the word Trent Reznor chose to describe the sales generated by William's new album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust, which the two men collaborated on.
Discussion: Crave and Dembot
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Facebook for journalists  —  I was asked to compile a guide for reporters to using Facebook and the social web in general.  My response is below.  Does anybody have any tips they would like to share?  —  Not everyone in Facebook is who they appear to be  —  Facebook and sites like it are public places.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Checkout Trends  —  Google Trends allows you to enter keywords and phrases to compare what users have been searching for over a specified time period.  Now, the Official Google Checkout Blog has just announced that they've launched their own version which lets you see what people have been buying using Google Checkout:
Discussion: TechCrunch and Googling Google
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
DRM now dead, as Amazon snags Sony
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
‘Pixel Qi’ spins off from OLPC to pursue $75 laptop
Wendy Davis / MediaPost Publications:
New Trademark Lawsuit Could Impact Search Marketing
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Serving Images in Sponsored Search Listings
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Motion Picture Storytelling Gets Interactive
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Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
Swedish Politicians Strike Blows at Copyright Lobby
Discussion: Techdirt and Digg
Richard S. Chang / Wheels:
Tata Nano: The World's Cheapest Car
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Facebook disables UK entrepreneur's account
Discussion: Technovia and Kwiqq Blog
Longofest / MacRumors:
Macworld Expo 2008 Keynote Live Coverage: Web, SMS, iPhone
Discussion: textually.org and Digg
Trevor / Inside AdWords:
The Conversion Optimizer: Increase profits and save time
Robby Stein / Official Gmail Blog:
Create personal mailing lists through contact manager
Discussion: Mashable!
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
FBI Wiretap Cut Off After Feds Fail To Pay Telecom Spying Bills
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ars Technica, Techdirt and RSS
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Believe it or not, Mahalo is Growing
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Travel Chases Kayak With FareChase
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Music Industry's Last Stand Will Be A Music Tax
 

 
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New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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