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8:05 AM ET, January 14, 2008


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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Sees Surge in iPhone Traffic  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Of all the iPhone's features, none had reviewers gushing more than its Internet browser.  It was the first cellphone browser that promised something resembling the experience of surfing the Internet on a PC.  Santa helped deliver on that promise.
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google betting big on mobile market—and Apple  —  On Christmas Day thousands of people opened up boxes with something cool and functional inside and wasted no time logging onto through their brand new iPhones.  —  As a result of those gifts, the number of global queries …
Discussion: Scobleizer and Mashable!
Andy Chiles / The Argus:
Lecturer bans students from using Google and Wikipedia  —  A lecturer has criticised students for relying on websites like Google and Wikipedia to do their thinking for them.  —  Professor Tara Brabazon, from the University of Brighton, said too many young people around the world were taking …
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
University students banned from Google and Wikipedia  —  A lecturer from the University of Brighton has banned her students from researching their essays on Google and Wikipedia, dubbing the phenomenon 'The University of Google'.  Speaking to the Brighton Argus newspaper Professor Tara Brabazon …
Discussion: PDA
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Macworld 2008: How can Steve Jobs top the iPhone?  —  The Macworld Conference & Expo, Silicon Valley's largest technology trade show, opens Monday.  But the moment everyone is waiting for comes Tuesday morning, when Steve Jobs makes his annual keynote address at San Francisco's Moscone Center.
Tom Hodgkinson / Guardian:
With friends like these ...  Facebook has 59 million users - and 2 million new ones join each week.  But you won't catch Tom Hodgkinson volunteering his personal information - not now that he knows the politics of the people behind the social networking site  —  I despise Facebook.
Financial Times:
EMI chief confident of ability to call a new tune  —  Given the aggressive plans that Guy Hands will unveil tomorrow for revamping EMI, it is fitting that the buy-out boss's favourite music industry metaphor is a military one.  —  “I often visualise the record industry as generals throwing CDs …
Discussion: paidContent
EMI managers will have to sing for their supper
Rafe Needleman /
ULTIMATE LIVEBLOGGING TOOL: COVERITLIVE  —  CoverItLive is a new, hosted service for blogging events in real-time, or “liveblogging."  It's a useful tool for people covering major industry events, speeches, sports, and the like.  I first saw the product in use when I was watching …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Mathew /
CoverItLive looks like a worthy app
Discussion: The Blog Herald
TankGirl / P2P Consortium:
“Our enemy has no intellectual capital to bring to the battle”  —  In this special interview Rick Falkvinge, the founder and the leader of Swedish Pirate Party, gives his own views on the wildly heated political filesharing debate in Sweden, evaluates the political and technological prospects …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Trying to Fine-Tune Yahoo  —  Jerry Yang began his biggest public presentation since becoming chief executive of Yahoo with something of an apology.  —  “I'm guessing that a lot of you are here today to see what the new look and new face of Yahoo is all about,” he told an audience …
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
It is no accident that Typhoid Mary was a woman  —  Posted by jeremyliew in social games, social gaming, social media, social networks.  —  add a comment  —  There is increasing evidence to suggest that in the consumer internet, females serve much better than males in spreading the viral growth …
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Lifestreaming: a ReadWriteWeb Primer  —  Lifestreaming, according to Wordspy, is “an online record of a person's daily activities, either via direct video feed or via aggregating the person's online content such as blog posts, social network updates, and online photos.”
Discussion: Dembot
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Xobni: Social Network in Your Inbox  —  Xobni (that's inbox backwards - cute!) is the next big idea in productivity enhancements for your inbox.  The Xobni software is an add-on for Microsoft Outlook that offers email management and quick access to important information in your email.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Netflix expands Internet viewing option  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Girding for a potential threat from Apple Inc., online DVD rental service Netflix Inc. is lifting its limits on how long most subscribers can watch movies and television shows over high-speed Internet connections.
Dave Ambrose / All Facebook:
Lessons Learned from 60 Minutes' Interview with Zuckerberg: Brandee Barker is a Genius and Zuck Wears Nice Moccasins  —  To say that the Lesley Stahl's profile of Mark Zuckerberg tonight on 60 Minutes was “groundbreaking” would be a great exaggeration.  Hell, to me, the most groundbreaking discovery …
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
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Prisoners ‘to be chipped like dogs’
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Kerry A. Dolan / Forbes:
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