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2:06 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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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.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple store down: pink iPod nano and Canadian iPhone rumors swirl  —  Yup, it's down again... on a Tuesday... just hours before they announce their quarterly financials.  We've been hearing about new pink iPod nanos all morning which have apparently been shipped to big box retail locations.
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Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Adds Pink to the iPod nano Lineup  —  Apple® today announced that it is adding a gorgeous new pink iPod® nano to the lineup of the world's most popular music player.  The much-requested pink iPod nano is available immediately in an 8GB model for $199. iPod nano features …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPod nano in the pink
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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 …
Discussion: Microsoft Watch
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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 …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Netvibes gets unnecessary social features  —  My favorite start page, Netvibes, is getting an interesting upgrade.  The new “Ginger” version gets social features for sharing your start-page widgets and layouts, as well as a status feed reminiscent of Facebook and Twitter.
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Netvibes Grows Up  —  Netvibes, with today's release of the latest version of its personalized start page service, Ginger, thinks it finally sees a way to revenue.  The three-year-old company, which has offices in Paris, London and San Francisco, aims to begin monetizing its technology through …
Discussion: MarketingShift
BurstMedia:
Current Research You Can Use Consumers Shout “I Want My Online Video”  —  Video content — once reserved to restricted distribution and corporate scheduling — is now readily available on demand at your favorite Internet web site.  The torrent of available video content online has been met …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Pre-Roll Video Ads Scare Viewers Away. Get Used To It.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Lost Remote
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Shooting yourself in the foot: Time Warner's usage caps  —  Last week, we learned from a leaked memo that Time Warner Cable is preparing to roll out usage-based broadband service tiers to new customers in Beaumont, TX.  The company has since confirmed its plans, with monthly bandwidth caps set at 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, and 40GB.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, DSLreports, Slashdot and Digg
rim.com:
RIM Showcases BlackBerry Platform Enhancements at Lotusphere 2008  —  Orlando, FL, Lotusphere 2008, Booth 516 - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced a series of updates for its market-leading BlackBerry® platform that include enhanced messaging and collaboration …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Life after Google, with millions  —  What would you do if you were flush with $10 million or $100 million?  Would you retire, go to work every day at the company that made you rich, or chase other dreams?  —  That's the multimillion-dollar question for hundreds of early Googlers.
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 …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
MacBook Air Unboxed, Compared to Sony VAIO  —  Here you have the first MacBook Air unboxing: iPhone-styled tiny packaging, minimalist and all in smooth black.  Not only that, but they were allowed to compare it to another thin laptop, a Sony VAIO (fight!)  Akiko Wada, a Japanese blogger …
Discussion: PC World and PalmAddicts
Justin Berka / Journals.ars:
Piper Jaffray lowers iPod estimates ahead of earnings call  —  Being a stock analyst is apparently a bit like being a weather forecaster, since no one really cares if you're a bit off.  Such is the case with Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who has released a number of iPod sales estimates for the December quarter.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
 
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RealClearMarkets:
Might Google Buy the New York Times?
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Bloggasm:
January 30th is International Delete Your Myspace Account Day
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Former Google exec joins Ask.com
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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Electronic Arts to give away video games online
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The Digg Story Doesn't Sell Anymore
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