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8:45 PM ET, January 17, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Implements OpenID; Massive Win For The Project  —  The rumor last week was that Google (as well as Verisign and IBM) were mulling over the idea of joining the OpenID 2.0 single sign-on framework.  But the real news comes today, as Yahoo and its roughly 250 million user IDs officially jump on the bandwagon.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Video Killed the Broadband Buffet  —  Time Warner Cable this week said it will move away from the “buffet” model of broadband and start experimenting with a “metered” model.  The cable operator is rolling out a trial program in Beaumont, Texas, in which customers will be charged based on the amount of bandwidth they use.
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InfoWorld:
Former Disney executive joins Microsoft as CIO  —  Microsoft has tapped a former executive at Walt Disney to fill its CIO position, a move that shows the company continuing to fill top executive positions from outside the company.  —  Tony Scott, who most recently was CIO at Walt Disney …
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Google:
Google.org Announces Core Initiatives to Combat Climate Change, Poverty and Emerging Threats  —  Reveals its plans for philanthropy; announces new grants and investments  —  In its continuing effort to use the power of information and technology to help people better their lives …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Exonerated RIAA defendant scores double victory in court  —  A US District Court judge in Oregon has reaffirmed a magistrate's award of attorneys' fees and the dismissal of exonerated RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen's counterclaims against the RIAA without prejudice so that her class-action lawsuit …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
iPhone Getting a Business/Corporate Plan on January 21st  —  Here's some good news for those of you who want an iPhone but have sold your soul to the corporate overlords: AT&T is said to be announcing iPhone compatibility to corporate and business accounts on January 21st.
Discussion: Valleywag
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The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T iPhone going corporate on the 21st!
violet blue:
so, everyone's asking what happened between me and steve jobs today...  Update 01.16: this is now on Digg, “Steve Jobs tells off fan, calls her 'rude': Blogger and podcaster Violet Blue approached the Apple CEO on the Macworld floor to ask for a photo — and got completely blown off.".
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Folks In Europe Trying To Connect The CIA To Every Successful American Internet Company?  —  Earlier this week, some readers sent in the utterly ridiculous article from the Guardian in the UK working out all sorts of laughable conspiracy theories behind Facebook.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Change Your System Time, Watch Your iTunes Rentals Forever  —  Update: That was fast.  It's busted—or fixed, depending on your POV.  See the jump.  Movie rentals from iTunes 7.6?  Awesome.  That pesky 24-hour viewing window once you've started the film?  Not so much.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Survey finds Apple users have sense of superiority — no wait, hear us out  —  Wait up, hang on here — you're telling us a personality profiling conducted on 7,500 people at Apple's biggest tub-thumping event of the year, Macworld, yielded results that would suggest Apple users “are more liberal …
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and Digg
Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
Sink or Swim?  The Top Moving Sites Of 2007  —  At Compete we frequently write about monthly traffic volume and site popularity, but the focus is usually on the ten or twenty sites that enjoy monthly visitors in the tens (or even hundreds) of millions.  While it's important to investigate these sites …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Update: Joost Fires CTO  —  Joost CTO Dirk-Willem van Gulik was fired by the Internet TV software company.  He has taken another job as chief technical architect of the BBC Future Media and Technology Group, which is responsible for a similar project, the peer-to-peer video software iPlayer.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Psst, Want to Buy a Thoof?  —  Personalized social news site Thoof is on the block, we've learned.  The Austin, Texas-based startup was one of many angling to deliver news better than Digg, but instead ended up as a lightly trafficked also-ran, confirming that in the wild world of Web 2.0, the first mover advantage can be hard to beat.
Hugh / SXSW Interactive News:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Keynote on Sunday, March 9  —  SXSW Interactive is pleased to announce Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as the keynote presentation on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 PM.  Sarah Lacy, author, BusinessWeek columist and co-host of Yahoo Finance's “TeckTicker” …
 
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Wii edges Xbox 360 in December console sales
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPod touch users: if you bought after Jan 1 the new apps are free — maybe
Steve Lohr / Bits:
IBM: A Separate Reality?
Discussion: The Register
Rory Reid / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell laptops in electric-shock shocker
Discussion: Engadget
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in June
Faultline / The Register:
Wireless industry slams NAB's white space ‘misinformation’
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google's Schmidt to NASA: Be more ‘open’
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 Earlier Items: 
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD loses $1.77 billion in December quarter
IDG News Service:
Dell Tops HP as Largest PC Supplier in the U.S.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Swingers Director to Launch New Media Co
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerful Support For Flock. Wait, Nevermind.
Discussion: Webware.com and Macworld
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com ascends to the cloud
Discussion: eWeek and ProgrammableWeb
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google Video Grabs 31 Percent Of Market
Anna Pickard / Guardian:
Are you suffering from password pressure?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Zoli's Blog