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2:00 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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Reuters:
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.
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.
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 …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
More information on the MacBook Air's CPU  —  Here's some more information about the made-for-Apple Intel Core 2 Duo chip that's found in the new MacBook Air.  —  Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech dug into the available data and found that the chipset is actually based …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and PC World
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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 …
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: Gizmodo, Apple Gazette, Gadget Lab and Digg
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.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Jupiter: Local Online Advertising Will Be Worth $8.9 Billion In 2012  —  There are now a range of local forecasts in the market, some more bullish and some more conservative.  But all agree that locally targeted ads in search, display (including video) and classifieds are growing at rates faster than overall online ad growth.
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog:
If people buy consoles for software, why is the Wii so popular?  —  A new study conducted by Japanese site Kakaku.com asked respondents what their top concern was when they headed to the store looking for their next console.  —  49.2 percent of the 3,422 gamers polled indicated that their top reason …
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
 
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Reuters:
Writers strike sends viewers to DVDs, video games
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Erik Hanson / Engadget:
DirecTV rolls out remote recording
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Center For The Digital Future: Perceptions Of Search Reliability …
Reuters:
Microsoft accused of patent violation in China
Discussion: Engadget and BetaNews
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
HTC Touch coming to Verizon: People who liked the Sprint Touch …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fish Bridge Connects Two Aquariums; if Only Fish Were Smart Enough to Use it
Discussion: OhGizmo!
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
Discussion: Washingtonian.com
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UC Berkeley:
UC Berkeley: Craigslist to establish first endowed faculty chair in new media
Amanda Natividad / paidContent.org:
User Comments And The Art Of Moderation
Discussion: MediaShift
Ryan / Invisible Inkling:
THE NEW LAS VEGAS SUN IS REALLY, REALLY GOOD.
Nokia:
Nokia N95 8GB, the first DLNA certified mobile
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google No Longer Displays Stop Words Warning
Discussion: SEO by the SEA
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Deal Of the Day: CNN Pays $750,000 For Web Address
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Wave 2008 - Free Summary Report for RWW Readers
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Time Warner: Download Too Much and You Might Pay $30 a Movie
 

 
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