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1:00 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
HBO Tests New Online-Video Service
Discussion: BloggingStocks and 901am
Evan Blass / Engadget:
“HBO on Broadband” to offer free downloads, live feed
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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” …
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 …
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: Engadget and paidContent.org
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: Gizmodo
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
AT&T's SIM-Only Option Loosens the Shackles  —  AT&T has begun to offer a new SIM-only service via their online store.  For $5 ($10, minus a $5 online discount), new customers are able purchase a SIM card on the AT&T network, without receiving a new handset.
John Leyden / The Register:
RIAA wiped off the net  —  A lack of security controls allowed hackers to “wipe” the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) website on Sunday.  —  The existence of an SQL injection attack on the RIAA's site came to light via social network news site Reddit.
 
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
AT&T offers business iPhone plan: Your CEO will now bug you even more
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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BBC:
EA pushes ad-backed video games
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Getty Images For Sale; Could Fetch $1.5 Billion
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
From MySpace to YourSpace  —  Two years ago, Chris DeWolfe …