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1:20 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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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo throws weight behind OpenID standard  —  In one of the most significant moves yet in the growing push toward service interoperability on the Web, tech giant Yahoo announced Thursday that it is supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard for a universal Internet log-in.
Discussion: The Social Times and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo puts its heft behind OpenID 2.0  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it plans to support the OpenID 2.0 single sign-on framework and bring its 248 million users to the Web's interoperability party.  —  When it comes to frameworks like OpenID my eyes typically glaze over.  Why?
Discussion: Furrier.org
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Yahoo! to Provide OpenID - Will It Take the Next Step?
yhoo.client.shareholder.com:
Yahoo! Announces Support for OpenID; Users Able to Access Multiple …
Discussion: Yodel Anecdotal
Tim Wu / Slate:
Has AT&T Lost Its Mind?  —  A BAFFLING PROPOSAL TO FILTER THE INTERNET.  —  Chances are that as you read this article, it is passing over part of AT&T's network.  That matters, because last week AT&T announced that it is seriously considering plans to examine all the traffic it carries …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   Should AT&T police the Internet?  —  news analysis A decade …
Associated Press:
Time Warner links web prices with usage  — Time Warner links web prices with usage  —  NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable will experiment with a new pricing structure for high-speed Internet access later this year, charging customers based on how much data they download, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
TiVo Gets Jaman with Indie Movies  —  TiVo subscribers will soon be able to use their DVR box to rent or purchase international and independent films from online movie distribution company Jaman (see our profile of the company).  The service will work on broadband-connected TiVo Series2 and Series3 boxes …
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David A. Utter / WebProNews:
The Digg Reel Courts Viacom Anger  —  New video best-of show includes copyrighted works  —  Former TechLive lead anchor and co-founder of TheFempire.com, Jessica Corbin, opened The Digg Reel with a video of a cute bunny opening an envelope with its teeth.  Aww.
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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 …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Twitter, Facebook called on for higher purpose  —  Google.org's technology project to help save lives in the event of natural disasters or public health threats is set to launch Thursday.  —  The project, called Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disaster (InSTEDD) …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Time To Redefine Fair Use?  —  from the outdated-concepts-that-need- refreshing dept  —  We've covered the first and second parts of the NY Times “debate” over copyright issues between Rick Cotton and Tim Wu.  In both of those, we focused on Cotton's assertions, which were understandable given …
Brian Jones / Open XML Formats:
Mapping documents in the binary format (.doc; .xls; .ppt) to the Open XML format  —  I wanted to call everyone's attention to a few interesting developments in Ecma's proposed disposition document related to the Office binary formats.  There were a few comments from national bodies that asked …
Sean Hargrave / Guardian:
Security breakdown  —  As the market for selling exclusive information on software vulnerabilities grows, Sean Hargrave reveals how the hackers' gain is your loss when it comes to PC security  —  This year computer users will be more exposed to cybercriminals than ever before.
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Another sub-$200 Linux PC?  —  Shuttle turned a lot of heads with the announcement of its $199 Linux PC at the Consumer Electronics Show last week.  Now Linspire is looking to tempt retail customers with its own version of the sub-$200 PC.  —  Starting Thursday, Linspire …
Discussion: Computerworld
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft warns corporate users of impending autoupdate to IE7  —  WSUS users may need to tinker to keep IE7 from replacing IE6  —  Microsoft Corp. has warned corporate administrators that it will push a new version of Internet Explorer 7 their way next month, and it has posted guidelines …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
All-You-Can-Eat Broadband Is Dead: Time Warner to Charge by the Byte  —  Reason number 149 I won't move to Texas: Time Warner confirmed it'll be testing a new pricing plan in Beaumont that's based on how much bandwidth you eat up.  That's right, hard caps.  Totally made-up example …
Discussion: Electronista
Christina Warren / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Will iTunes rentals play on a 5G iPod?  Nope.  —  The long-rumored iTunes rental service is finally up and running.  For many users, the most attractive part of the service (and certainly the only part that really sets it apart from any of the other online rental options) …
 
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Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
How to package up the SaaS platform
Discussion: InfoWorld and localglo.be
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: You Can Keep Your iTunes Movie Rentals for Eternity (But It Ain't Easy)
Electronista:
Gigabyte to roll Eee PC rival, mobile Internet device
Discussion: DigiTimes and Eee Site
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV to give The Gym a mobile workout
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Google:
Google.org Announces Core Initiatives to Combat Climate Change …
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Arbor Networks buys Ellacoya
Discussion: eWeek
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone putting on a Lotus Notes suit?
Dr Joel Selanikio / BBC:
Invisible revolution  —  If I had told you ten years ago …
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
US intel chief wants carte blanche to peep all 'Net traffic
Discussion: New Yorker
Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:
eBay fee change buzz...
Chris Riley / Google Blogoscoped:
No Google Analytics API? No Problem!
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Steve Jobs Sprinkles a Bit of Magic Apple Dust on Boston's Skyhook
Discussion: Tech Tracks and Macworld
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Sorry Fanboys, Businesses Shouldn't Switch to Macs
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Interview: Sony's Thoughts On the MacBook Air
 

 
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