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3:15 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
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 …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
UK's Badoo pulls $30m for Russian launch, ahead of a home push  —  Russian investor Finam has put $30m into UK-based social network Badoo for a 10% stake.  The money is to build the service in Russia, where social networking market has reached around 10 million users in January.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Russians Invest $30 Million in Social Networking Site Badoo
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.
Discussion: Ars Technica, eWeek and TechBlog
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
IBM Lays SAAS ‘Foundations’ for SMBs  —  IBM makes two significant overtures to the SMB customer set, offering a SAAS system for extranets and a line of turnkey servers.  —  Orlando, FLA.— IBM introduced a software-as-a-service offering and line of servers designed to serve …
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com
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Reuters:   IBM and SAP to develop joint software
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” …
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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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 …
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 …
Reuters:
Thai AIS in talks with Apple on iPhone launch  —  BANGKOK (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Thailand's Advanced Info Service (ADVA.BK) (AIS) are in talks about selling the U.S. firm's popular iPhone in Thailand, a senior official of the Thai firm said on Monday.
 
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Time Warner's Overage Caps May Be Set Very Low
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Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Air Unboxing Photos and Wireless Booting
Discussion: Gizmodo, Electronista and SlashGear
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Bug Labs store open for business, BUGbundle unveiled for $549
Ricky / SMS Text News:
AT&T Is Open To Fake PR
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Allows EULAs On Seeds
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:
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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
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Free Space to Three Gigabytes
Magnus Persson / bit-tech.net:
The Weighted Companion PC
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Europe, Apple Faces Hurdles to iTunes Movie Rentals
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