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8:55 AM ET, January 22, 2008

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Mylene Mangalindan / Wall Street Journal:
EBay Chief Whitman Plans to Retire  —  EBay Inc. Chief Executive Meg Whitman is preparing to retire.  —  In the past few months, Ms. Whitman, who has led the San Jose, Calif., Internet auctioneer since March 1998, has been delegating more daily responsibilities to her lieutenants and is completing …
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
eBay's Whitman To Retire; Donahoe As Leading Candidate  —  Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay (NSDQ: EBAY), is finally planning to retire, and John Donahoe, the president of the compan;s auction unit, is the leading candidate to succeed her, reports WSJ, citing sources.
Discussion: The Register
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Ebay's Meg Whitman to Step Down After a Decade as CEO
GigaOM:
Yahoo, Please Put Up A Fight  —  Yahoo has lost about $20 billion in market cap over the last two years.  The fight that it was supposed to put up against Google has been full of Brownian Motion, generating no real momentum.  —  Yahoo has a staggering 500 million users.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Hundreds of Layoffs Expected at Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is planning to lay off hundreds of employees in an effort to increase its profitability, prop up its deflated stock price and narrow the focus of its sprawling Internet portal to a smaller number of key areas, people close to the company said Monday.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Layoffs For Real—But What's the Real Number?  —  Last Friday, when I reported that a small team of about 30 people at Yahoo had lost their jobs, I hinted that “more substantial layoffs are around the corner."  In fact, we had it on good information that the board was set to meet …
Chris / LiveSide:
Windows 7 details emerge - look Software + Services  —  Right now everyone is getting excited over the apparent distribution of early Windows 7 builds to external Microsoft partners.  One poster over at Neowin is claiming to have installed the build and while unsurprisingly its difficult to verify this …
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Neowin.net forum member posts first review of Windows 7 Milestone 1 Build 6.1.6519.1  —  Looks like it didn't take long for the first external build of Windows 7 to be leaked on to the interwebs.  Black fumes were reported escaping Steven Sinofsky's office earlier this morning after news Microsoft …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pownce Opens To Public Tonight At Midnight; Early Screen Shots Of New Features  —  Pownce, a service that lets users send messages, files, links, and events to friends, first launched into private beta over six months ago.  It was founded by Leah Culver, Kevin Rose and Daniel Burka (Rose and Burka of Digg fame).
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Pownce From Possible Deadpool To Here For The Long-Term Says Arrington
Jeffro / Jeffro2pt0.com:
The Digg Story Doesn't Sell Anymore  —  Muhammad Saleem posted an article on Techcrunch.com that goes over 9 different reasons on why the Digg story sells.  Muhammad makes a series of points that I agree helped to propel Digg.com to success.  However, the golden days of Digg.com are long gone.
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Muhammad Saleem / TechCrunch:
9 Reasons Why The Digg Story Sells  —  This guest post was written by Muhammad Saleem, a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites.  —  Most of us know the Digg story.  All it took was a scrappy-looking kid with an idea, and lo and behold …
Discussion: Digg
The Register:
Latest iPhone firmware unlocked  —  More jailbreaks than a spaghetti western  —  The latest version of the firmware for Apple's iPhone has fallen to hackers less than a week after its release....
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
The $20 iPod touch upgrade: really for legal reasons or no?  —  So the rising discontent with Apple's new habit of selective feature enabling got us thinking — while we're not experts on the subject, the generally accepted reasoning for the $20 iPod touch upgrade fee is the accounting requirements …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Gadget Lab and Cult of Mac
Nokia:
Nokia unveils two handsets that offer a range of useful features and colours aimed at consumers in emerging markets  —  Nokia Sharing Survey reveals mobile phone sharing on the rise  —  Espoo, Finland - Today, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 2600 classic and the Nokia 1209, two mobile handsets …
USA Today:
Boston gets Comcast's TiVo-powered DVR  —  NEW YORK — TiVo aims to make life easy for its digital video recorder customers.  But its journey to this potentially pivotal week was extraordinarily difficult.  —  After three years of painstaking work, Comcast, (CMCSA) the nation's largest cable provider …
Discussion: paidContent.org and TiVo Lovers
 
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Richard Wray / Guardian:
EA looks to ads in free games
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The UGC limb, day 2  —  Following up on yesterday's piece on UGC as a business model.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Airwaves, Web Power at Auction
Discussion: A Media Circus
Michael Geist Blog:
The CCC on Copyright Reform
Robert McLaws / Windows Vista Edition:
Microsoft Caves on Vista Virtualization
Kim Haverblad / os2world.com:
IBM's response to the 2nd petition letter
Discussion: Slashdot
DigiTimes:
Wi-Fi chip suppliers racing to offer cheap 802.11n single-chip solutions
Niclas Mika / Reuters:
Phone with fold-away screen launched
 Earlier Items: 
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
What did Nokia do in 2007 and what can we expect in 2008?
Discussion: All About Symbian
Andreas Tzortzis / International Herald Tribune:
Reding distances herself from Sarkozy proposal to tax the Net
Discussion: paidContent
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay, Guilty Before Trial!
Discussion: Copy me happy and Digg
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
FBI warns that “vishing” attacks are on the rise
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Viral + Monetizable = StartUp Magic Quadrant
Aoife White / Associated Press:
EU Official: IP Is Personal
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Only Way For Journalists To Understand The Web Is To Use It
Discussion: howardowens.com
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
WordPress Boosts Free Storage to 3GB.  Leaves Blogger, TypePad in the Dust.
 

 
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