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1:50 PM ET, January 18, 2008

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Sprint:
Sprint Nextel Reports Fourth-Quarter Subscriber Results, Announces Actions to Streamline Operations  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) today reported wireless subscriber results for the fourth quarter of 2007, announced initial plans to streamline its business as part of an ongoing review …
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Sprint to cut 4,000 jobs  —  Sprint Nextel , the No. 3 U.S. mobile service, said on Friday it will cut about 4,000 jobs and close about 8 percent of its stores, predicting further pressure on its ability to attract subscribers and turn a profit in 2008.  —  Sprint shares fell 7 percent …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
The “Google generation” not so hot at Googling, after all  —  A new UK report on the habits of the “Google Generation” finds that kids born since 1993 aren't quite the Internet super-sleuths they're sometimes made out to be.  For instance, are teens better with technology than older adults?
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Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Seesmic killed the YouTube star?  —  It's not often you are presented with a vision of the future of online video in a pub in London.  —  But that's exactly what I was shown last night by celebrated French blogger, well-connected entrepreneur and Seesmic founder Loic LeMeur.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Trent Reznor offer  —  Musicians aren't merchants.  —  We certainly learned that through Radiohead and Trent Reznor's separate experiments with choose-your-price album promotions.  —  In October, Reznor, the leader of the band Nine Inch Nails …
AnandTech:
The MacBook Air CPU Mystery: More Details Revealed  —  Author: Anand Lal Shimpi MacBook Air Products  —  Earlier this week Apple announced its MacBook Air, and within hours we had the mystery of its “60% smaller” CPU uncovered.  Or at least we thought.  —  It turns out there's even more depth …
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
More information on the MacBook Air's CPU
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Slide Gets Big Funding?  —  Call it the Facebook Funding Effect.  —  I am still collecting details, but Slide-the San Francisco start-up whose widgets are among the most popular on Facebook and MySpace-is completing a round of funding that could value it at many times a multiple of its most recent $60 million to $80 million valuation.
Chris Vallance / BBC:
Facebook faces privacy questions  —  Facebook is to be quizzed about its data protection policies by the Information Commissioner's Office.  —  The investigation follows a complaint by a user of the social network who was unable to fully delete their profile even after terminating their account.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone speaker too quiet?  Stab it with needles  —  If you're like us, you feel more than a little annoyed with iPhone's speaker volume.  Yes, whether you're waiting for a call, trying to have a speakerphone conversation, or just listening for sweet DTMF tones — the thing kind of stinks.
Mweller / The Ed Techie:
The Facebook lessons  —  (avlxyz - http://www.flickr.com/photo_ zoom.gne?  id=2077892948&size=l)  —  So, as I said in my last post, this will be the year Facebook fades away for many of us.  It won't disappear - I'll probably have a Facebook profile still, but I just won't use it much …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Eee PC with 9-inch touchscreen in the works?  —  Details of future generation Eee PCs from ASUS have been trickling out even before the first generation shipped.  Now that sewing circle of Taiwanese component makers have whispered a few secrets in the direction of DigiTimes.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!  Part LIV: Jobs calls Robbie Bach a drunk  —  Proving once again that the truth is stranger (and more entertaining) than fiction, Steve Jobs himself delivers one of the finest Oh no he didn't moments ever.  Apparently riding high on the thrill of introducing the MacBook Air …
Discussion: Apple Gazette, Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Digg
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fish Bridge Connects Two Aquariums; if Only Fish Were Smart Enough to Use it  —  This sweet fishtank setup features a gigantic water bridge that connects two tanks, allowing the fishy inhabitants to travel between the two habitats at their leisure.  It was housed in the former Evanston …
Discussion: OhGizmo!
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Wave 2008 - Free Summary Report for RWW Readers  —  Project10X has just released a 400-page study of semantic technologies and their market impact, entitled Semantic Wave 2008: Industry Roadmap to Web 3.0 and Multibillion Dollar Market Opportunities.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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Microsoft accused of patent violation in China
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
HTC Touch coming to Verizon: People who liked the Sprint Touch …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog:
If people buy consoles for software, why is the Wii so popular?
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
New Blu-ray 2.0 spec makes PS3 the most future-proof player
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
D.C. Googleplex: 1,100 sq. ft. per worker, and built to party
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UC Berkeley: Craigslist to establish first endowed faculty chair in new media
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Tony Smith / The Register:
USB 3.0-sporting devices start to appear... sort of
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Nokia:
Nokia N95 8GB, the first DLNA certified mobile
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google No Longer Displays Stop Words Warning
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