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11:05 AM 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!
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) …
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 …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Interview: Sony's Thoughts On the MacBook Air  —  During the Keynote, Jobs compared the Macbook Air to Sony's TZ ultraportable, implying it had a small keyboard and screen, was too thick, and was not that good.  Here's what Sony thinks of the Apple MacBook Air:
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  —  from the outdated-concepts-that-need- refreshing dept  —  We've covered the first and second parts of the NY Times “debate” over copyright issues between Rick Cotton and Tim Wu.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 …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Slashdot and Bits
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.
Discussion: Profy.Com and TECH.BLORGE.com
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Brett Terpstra / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes rentals and the system date  —  We got an interesting tip from “Jack”, who noted that you could affect the time remaining on an iTunes movie rental by altering your system time.  I gave it a shot to be sure.  It's true, if you're willing to offset the date on your computer until …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
ITunes Movie Rentals and Netflix Online: Different Markets
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
P2P movie site Jaman signs deal with TIVO  —  Jaman, the San Mateo-based P2P Web movie service, has struck a deal whereby TiVo subscribers will be able to access Jaman's catalogue of American independent (think Sundance Film Festival) and international film titles directly from their TiVo DVR.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
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NEWS.com.au:
Google bows to Church of Scientology over Cruise video  —  Scientology ... Tom Cruise and wife Kate Holmes / AP  —  SCIENTOLOGISTS have forced internet giant Google to remove a leaked web video that featured Hollywood star Tom Cruise praising the niche religion.
Discussion: WebProNews
louisgray.com:
Can We Talk About Twitter for a Second?  —  About a year ago, I wrote how I had completely sworn off instant messaging, and how, despite its fast-rising user base, I had no intention of using Twitter.  And so far, I haven't given in to the siren song.  While I hadn't expected to ever gain …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Perspective: Myspace Still Kicking Facebook's Ass in Traffic  —  While the media and Silicon Valley have lost our collective minds over the rise of Facebook over the past year, traffic analysts Hitwise released numbers today indicating that things are not as they might seem.
Chris Riley / Google Blogoscoped:
No Google Analytics API?  No Problem!  —  Chris Riley is a web developer from the UK.  In his spare time, he likes to mess about with various web APIs to create interesting and useful mashups.  —  If you're like me, you probably have a blog and use Google Analytics to track visitor activity.
Discussion: Inside AdWords
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Sorry Fanboys, Businesses Shouldn't Switch to Macs  —  There's a sideshow at Macworld Expo, the 50,000-person or so convention dedicated to all things Apple going on this week in San Francisco: The MacIT conference, where several hundred corporate tech pros are gathering to talk about managing Macs in their businesses.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Steve Jobs Sprinkles a Bit of Magic Apple Dust on Boston's Skyhook  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  “It's probably the biggest publicity event any company can have,” says Ted Morgan.  —  Is the CEO of Boston-based Skyhook talking about running a Superbowl ad?  Being endorsed by Oprah, perhaps?
Discussion: Macworld and Ubergizmo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Salesforce.com To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition  —  CRM and SaaS provider Salesforce.com have announced that there Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture (our review here) is to now offer Development-as-a-Service (DaaS), a new pricing structure and a developer competition.
 
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Scot Wingo / eBay Strategies:
eBay fee change buzz...
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Breaking News: No UK price cut for Apple TV
Alan Pelz-Sharpe / CMS Watch Trends and Features:
Oracle acquires....Captovation?
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Truveo Launches Presidential Video Search
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Electronista:
Pioneer DJ machines mix from DVDs, PCs, more
Discussion: Gizmodo
Al Iverson / CircleID:
North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video: 2007 Year In Reveiw
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Yahoo, T-Mobile say sign mobile Internet ad deal
Longofest / MacRumors:
IBM To Release Lotus Symphony For Mac, Notes iPhone Compatibility
Discussion: The Register and Engadget
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Internet routing shows growing pains—again
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Keynote Roundup  —  Miscellaneous thoughts and observations …
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney delays Stage 9
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reel Pop
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
Pownce Launch Party Tonight - Pownce to Exit Private Beta
Discussion: Valleywag
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::  Traditional Media Ready to Elevate the …
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld:
More thoughts on Sun & MySQL