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1:30 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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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
Discussion: Digg
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Apple Pushes Pink iPod nano in Time for Your Valentine
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.
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 …
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 …
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: DSLreports and Digg
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Ron Grover / Business Week:
HBO Joins the Movie Download Derby
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BurstMedia:
Burst Online Insights  —  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.
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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
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.
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
Discussion: Digg
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
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 …
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
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Laid-Back Layoffs at Yahoo?  —  There have been a plethora of reports over the last week about what is happening at Yahoo with relation to layoffs.  —  As regular readers of BoomTown know, cutting staff is one thing we have suggested as something many think the Internet giant should do more of …
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.
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 …
 
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Critical TCP/IP Worm Hole Dings Windows Vista
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Facebook Faces UK Privacy Probe
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Electronic Arts to give away video games online
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Joe Fay / The Register:
IBM snubs OS/2 open source plea
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Vista virtualization move opens real doors
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