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11:45 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!
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?
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Time Warner to test Internet billing based on usage  —  Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday it is planning a trial to bill high-speed Internet subscribers based on their amount of usage rather than a flat fee, the standard industry practice.
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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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Boing Boing and Slashdot
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:
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.
Discussion: AppScout and Revision3
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
US intel chief wants carte blanche to peep all 'Net traffic  —  In a long profile published by The New Yorker this week (not yet online, but there's an audio interview with the profile's author at The New Yorker's site), Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell discusses a plan …
Discussion: New Yorker
eWeek:
SAP Closes Business Objects Acquisition, Unveils Joint Products  —  Nine new ERP, BI and compliance products are coming from SAP in January following the $7.1 billion acquisition.  —  Software makers SAP and Business Objects will start selling their first joint products …
Discussion: IDG News Service
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
XtremeMac's Luna X2 is ready to rule  —  When it comes to iPod docking alarm clocks, few can face-off with XtremeMac's Luna.  Now there's the Luna X2.  Normally we'd shred the puffery found in phrases like “world class iPod audio system,” “crystal clear display,” and a design meant to “complement any room's decor.”
Discussion: PC World
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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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone putting on a Lotus Notes suit?
BBC:
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft warns corporate users of impending autoupdate to IE7
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why watermarking will never replace DRM
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Cable Firms See Gains in Set-Top Wars
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Invisible revolution  —  If I had told you ten years ago …
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Steve Jobs Sprinkles a Bit of Magic Apple Dust on Boston's Skyhook
Discussion: Macworld and Ubergizmo
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Sorry Fanboys, Businesses Shouldn't Switch to Macs
Discussion: VoIP Blog
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Google bows to Church of Scientology over Cruise video
Discussion: WebProNews
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Salesforce.com To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition
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