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2:40 PM ET, January 21, 2008

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
HBO Putting Shows Online, at No Additional Charge  —  HBO, cable's most popular premium channel, is carefully entering the arena of Internet video.  —  The channel, a subsidiary of Time Warner, will introduce HBO on Broadband starting this week to subscribers in Green Bay and Milwaukee …
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Michael / DVD Dossier Blog:
HBO to Go  —  Home Box Office, the premium television programmer, is set to launch a new broadband service tomorrow.  —  Available initially only to cable customers served by the Wisconsin Division of Time Warner Cable, the new service - called HBO on Broadband - will make over 600 HBO movies …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone goes corporate: AT&T announces business plan  —  Without a 3G iPhone announcement at MacWorld, Apple remains focused on increasing the penetration of their generation-one handset.  True to the rumors circulating the intertubes last week, AT&T is now offering the iPhone to business customers.
Joshua Chaffin / Financial Times:
NBC chief eyes TV shake-up  —  Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal, is planning to seize on the writers' strike to eliminate what he sees as extravagances in the way Hollywood makes and promotes television.  —  NBC and other companies have already used the strike to terminate millions …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Wow, That Was Fast.  NBC Looking To Patch Things Up With Apple.  —  Barely a month after taking most of its videos off of iTunes and going home, NBC is ready to play again.  In a story about NBC CEO Jeff Zucker, the Financial Times reports: … Still no sign of the missing NBC shows on iTunes.
Discussion: CyberNet
New York Post:
WPP'S CHIEF TO NET MORE FOR HIS WEB  —  WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell - who's been on the prowl since buying online ad firm 24/7 Real Media last year - is close to making another significant acquisition in the digital ad space.  —  “We'll be making one or two announcements of further digital acquisitions” …
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
WPP Makes Run At Canadian Digital Shop Nurun: Report
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
LinkedIn Founder Has Golden Touch  —  LinkedIn Founder's Road to Riches Paved With Golden Connections in Silicon Valley  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Few Internet entrepreneurs practice what they preach as devoutly as LinkedIn Corp. co-founder Reid Hoffman, whose business revolves around …
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Talking About AT&T's Internet Filtering on AT&T's The Hugh Thompson Show  —  Yesterday, I was invited to talk about gadgets onThe Hugh Thompson Show, a television-style talk show sponsored exclusively by AT&T for distribution on the online AT&T Tech Channel.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will We See Delicious 2.0 This Week?  —  It's been four and a half months since Yahoo first previewed Delicious 2.0.  We've heard not a peep from them since as to when it might launch publicly and replace the existing, somewhat dated interface.  —  Well, ok, there was a peep last week.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
MySpace Answers Facebook's fbFund With Incubator Slingshot Labs  —  Four months after Facebook announced the formation of the $10 million fbFund to provide seed capital for startups building Facebook apps, MySpace is responding with its own incubator to be called Slingshot Labs.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
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Ricky / SMS Text News:
AT&T Is Open To Fake PR  —  Recently, AT&T made this big claim that they are the most open network.  They've recently begun offering a SIM-only option in their online shop, so that users with unlocked handsets can sign up without having to fork out for a new handset.  Sounds good, right?  Wrong.
Discussion: GigaOM
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InfoWorld:
Tech's all-time top 25 flops  —  Imagine how different the tech industry might have been had Gary Kildall accepted IBM's offer, back in 1980, to license his computer operating system for a top-secret project.  CP/M would have been the OS that shipped with the original IBM PC …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Telegraph to become OpenID provider  —  2007 was a big year for the Telegraph.  This year will be even bigger.  There are several big announcements coming over the next few weeks but today I am pleased to be able to make the first of them.  —  The Telegraph will soon become the first newspaper …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Getty Images For Sale; Could Fetch $1.5 Billion  —  Getty Images (NYSE: GYI), the world's biggest supplier of stock pictures and video (and increasingly a digital player) has put itself on the auction block and could fetch more than $1.5 billion, reports NYT, citing sources.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Wi-Fi music polling device takes heat off the DJ  —  Ever had a party ruined by your host's atrocious taste in music?  Then you might welcome a system that polls the musical preferences of party-goers and creates a playlist to keep everyone happy.  —  Developed by computer scientists …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Gizmodo
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft (finally) broadens Windows Vista virtualization rules  —  Microsoft has lifted its ban on enabling Windows Vista Home Basic and Home Premium in virtual machine environments.  —  The company announced on January 20 its decision to add the two new SKUs and planned to update its end-user license agreement to reflect the change.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Europe, Apple Faces Hurdles to iTunes Movie Rentals  —  LONDON — After introducing an online film rental business for American consumers last week, the chief executive of Apple, Steven P. Jobs, said he expected that the service would be expanded into international markets later this year.
Discussion: paidContent.org and Engadget
 
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Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Air Unboxing Photos and Wireless Booting
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronista and SlashGear
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Sorry Mike, Digg is NOT a User-Generated Content Site
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Bug Labs store open for business, BUGbundle unveiled for $549
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Allows EULAs On Seeds
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Russians Invest $30 Million in Social Networking Site Badoo
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
AT&T offers business iPhone plan: Your CEO will now bug you even more
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking: Reuters to Make the Web News-Video-Rich as it Opens …
Discussion: Mashable! and Reuters
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Flock 1.1 Arrives in Two Weeks
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Tests Delicious Integration In Search Results
Joshua Porter / Bokardo:
Personas and the Advantage of Designing for Yourself
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Another Intel dual-core Celeron in 2Q08
Agence France Presse:
Japan to get cellphone 'sommeliers': official
Discussion: Engadget, MobHappy and mocoNews.net
John Leyden / The Register:
RIAA wiped off the net
Stephanie Hobbs / Search Engine Land:
Welcome To The Local Search Jungle
Discussion: Screenwerk
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Free Space to Three Gigabytes
Magnus Persson / bit-tech.net:
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CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

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Roku said to be working on IPO plan

 
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