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12:26 AM ET, January 21, 2008

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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Nokia And Facebook Working On Mobile Deal; Could Involve Investment  —  [by David Kaplan and Rafat Ali] Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Facebook are working on porting the social network on to Nokia handsets in a major way, we have learned.  The Facebook placement could be as prominent as the YouTube button …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Website Wiped Clean by “Hackers”  —  It started out on the social news website Reddit, where a link to a really slow SQL query was posted.  While the Reddit users were trying to kill the RIAA server, someone allegedly decided to up the ante and wipe the site's entire database.
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
Wal-Mart Gets Tough On RFID  —  Sam's Club suppliers required to use tags or face $2 fee.  —  Wal-Mart has apparently tired of its investments in radio frequency identification turning into a prolonged pilot study and is stepping up pressure on suppliers to comply with its 3-year-old inventory-technology mandate.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO): More Details on Potential Mass Firings*  —  Last night we reported a tip that Yahoo has created a list of 1,500-2,500 jobs that may be cut within two weeks and that Jerry Yang will make the decision to go ahead with the layoffs—or not—this week.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Cut 20% Of Its Workforce?
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft still looking to take Notes share  —  Lotus Notes is one of Microsoft's favorite punching bags.  —  It's a frequent target at Microsoft's partner conferences and sales meetings.  Want more sales, go after Notes.  —  The effort appears to be paying off.
Discussion: Computerworld
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New Robert Scoble TV Show on FastCompany.TV will be Monetized via Sponsorships, No Pre/Post Roll  —  As publishers large and small look to monetize online video content, one emerging model is sponsorship, a format in which a brand gets to be associated with a show, usually with an introductory mention and/or graphic.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Emily Price / Download Squad:
CuePrompter - Your Online Teleprompter  —  Whether you're recording a podcast, a Squadcast, or anything in between it can sometimes be difficult to remember what you were trying to say once a video camera starts rolling.  CuePrompter is free online teleprompter service that allows you to turn …
Discussion: Ajaxian and Mashable!
GigaOM:
Social Networks, from the 80s to the 00s  —  As Facebook enjoys its moment in the sun, we should take a moment to step back and look at the history of computers and social communication.  Some historical perspective is in order, both to assess the real value of social networks as businesses …
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Boost your cell phone reception, MacGyver-style  —  Ah, I remember when I was working for Verizon when a similar line of Moto phones came out (maybe five years ago) and there was an actual external antenna that you could buy to juice the signal a bit.  Here's how to make your own.
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Why I've Started Using Twitter Again  —  So I'm going to try using Twitter again.  Why, after having caused such a (unintended) fuss when I stopped?  — Twitter continues to be a flashpoint for innovative thinking — I've read too much interesting talk about Twitter not to be tuned in …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Vista and Office 2007 getting some traction ahead of Windows 7  —  The third and last CDW Windows Vista Tracking Poll, performed by Walker Information, shows that Windows Vista is getting some take-up.  The number of organisations “evaluating and testing” Vista has increased from 29% in February 2007 to 48% …
Greg Wasserstrom / Gawker:
If You Love David Karp So Much Why Don't You Marry Him?  —  Tumblr creator David Karp is being heralded as the “Internet's Boy Wonder” in Page Six magazine today.  It's not like that bothers us or anything, but a boy wonder?  The guy who invented the television was called a Boy Wonder.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Davos World Economic Forum  —  I'm attending and covering two great conferences this week.  First up is the Digital, Life, Design event in Munich (where i have just arrived).  There are a few interesting panels and discussions, and I'll mention any highlights over the next two days.
Discussion: The Drama 2.0 Show
Ahl / Adam Leventhal's Weblog:
Mac OS X and the missing probes  —  As has been thoroughly recorded, Apple has included DTrace in Mac OS X. I've been using it as often as I have the opportunity, and it's a joy to be able to use the fruits of our labor on another operating system.  But I hit a rather surprising case recently …
 
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Researcher pinpoints Skype vulnerability
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Developing Algorithms To Prevent Citizen Journalism From Being Gamed …
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