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3:17 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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter: What's your Dunbar number?  —  Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, or the prodigal son returning home to the family farm, my friend Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 has decided to rejoin the Twitter-sphere.  He stopped last fall sometime, and wrote a post about why he had decided …
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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 …
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.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
From MySpace to YourSpace  —  Two years ago, Chris DeWolfe, the co-founder and chief executive of MySpace, was talking about international expansion with Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation bought the social networking site in 2005.  According to Mr. DeWolfe, an entrepreneur used to moving …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
NBC's Zucker hints at return to iTunes?  —  After a very public cat-fight resulting in the discontinuation of NBC content on iTunes, the relationship between NBC and Apple seems to be on the mend.  Perhaps you recall NBC Universal's CEO, Jeff Zucker, saying that Steve Jobs and iTunes had “destroyed the music business.”
Discussion: Financial Times
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.
Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
The Video Game May Be Free, but to Be a Winner Can Cost Money  —  Ever since John Riccitiello took over last year as chief executive of Electronic Arts, the video game industry bellwether, he has promised to revitalize the company with new games and new ways of reaching consumers.  Now, that may be happening.
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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?
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A Venerable Magazine Energizes Its Web Site  —  A year ago, The Atlantic's Web site was, to put it gently, weak — in content, staff, traffic and advertising.  —  Today, with big-name bloggers and video, it barely resembles the same site, having evolved into one of the livelier places …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
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 and WinBeta
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps  —  “NASHUA: Just saw Bill O'reily misbehaving at Obama rallly.  Shoving Obama staffer."  —  With these sloppily spelled words, sent Jan. 5 by text message by John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for the online magazine Slate, did microjournalism come of age.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Pradnya Joshi / New York Times:
Web Cartoon Bolsters Visits to Newsday  —  The audience for newspapers may be getting older but if the success of Newsday's Web site is any indication, there may be a silver lining in the graying cloud.  —  Many people in the industry expressed surprise when, for the second consecutive month …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
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
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 …
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