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4:45 PM ET, January 21, 2008

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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 21 its decision to add the two new SKUs and planned to update its end-user license agreement to reflect the change.
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:   Microsoft relents: Vista consumer virtualization ban lifted
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft makes deal to buy virtualization company
Discussion: CNET News.com and eWeek
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 …
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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 …
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Funny That HBO Is Putting Shows Online, Just As Parent Time Warner Starts Charging Extra For Bandwidth  —  from the coincidence?  dept  —  The NY Times is covering the news that HBO has finally decided it needs a real internet strategy, and will start offering its content online, free of (additional) charge to existing subscribers.
Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Air Unboxing Photos and Wireless Booting  —  The first unboxing photos for the MacBook Air come from what appears to be a remote Macworld Expo presentation in Japan.  The pictures show that they received their demonstration MacBook Air in the retail packaging.  Unboxing sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Discussion: SlashGear
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
MacBook Pros Getting MacBook Air's Multi-touch Trackpad  —  We think this is pretty obvious, but AppleInsider says they've received info that the MacBook Pros will also be getting the MacBook Air's multi-touch trackpad feature (which we got hands-on of here).
Discussion: Electronista
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Next-gen Apple MacBook Pros to gain multi-touch trackpad
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.
Discussion: CyberNet and Mashable!
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.
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.
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” …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Sorry Mike, Digg is NOT a User-Generated Content Site  —  Last Friday was the Crunchy awards - we ran color commentary all evening via the streaming feed and only once did the feed die for everyone — that point was when the winner of the “best user-generated content (UGC)” site was revealed.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
The Significance of the MyBlogLog API  —  If you could capture and use the names, ages, genders and demonstrated interests of the specific people who visited your website - would you?  A whole lot of people providing services online would.  While we've covered the movement …
Discussion: Orient Lodge and ProgrammableWeb
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Quietly Intros 64-Bit Windows Support in Boot Camp  —  Apple has started quietly shipping 64-bit Windows Vista drivers (for Boot Camp) with the install disks of the latest Mac Pros which were just released earlier this month.  The installation instructions that come with the new Mac Pros specify this new feature:
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Gizmodo
 
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Romeo Wahed / Download Squad:
All your address are belong to Google
Mark LaPedus / InformationWeek:
Fujitsu To Spin Off Semiconductor Subsidiary
Discussion: DailyTech and TechSpot News
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Open Collaboration and the Future of Public Relations
Discussion: AdAge and Technobabble 2.0
Ted / uncov:
Crunchies. Ingredients: Fail
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Time Warner's Overage Caps May Be Set Very Low
Discussion: CrunchGear and DSLreports
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
IBM Lays SAAS ‘Foundations’ for SMBs
Discussion: Reuters and LinuxWorld.com
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Bug Labs store open for business, BUGbundle unveiled for $549
Ricky / SMS Text News:
AT&T Is Open To Fake PR
 Earlier Items: 
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:
Flock 1.1 Arrives in Two Weeks
InfoWorld:
Tech's all-time top 25 flops
Discussion: CrunchGear
John Leyden / The Register:
RIAA wiped off the net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will We See Delicious 2.0 This Week?
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Wi-Fi music polling device takes heat off the DJ
 

 
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK recording industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Slingbox Melds YouTube with Pay-TV Services

 
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