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4:46 PM ET, January 25, 2008

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
The case of the 1.4 million missing iPhones  —  The talk among Apple (AAPL) watchers today is Toni Sacconaghi's dogged pursuit of the 4 million iPhones Steve Jobs claimed to have sold as of Jan. 15, the date of his Macworld keynote speech.  —  AT&T (T), the iPhone's exclusive U.S. carrier …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Are one in three iPhones sold being unlocked?
Discussion: PC World and CyberNet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Scoble Sells Out  —  Robert Scoble, who has long been proud of the fact that his popular blog remains free of advertisements or sponsorships, will soon put ads on his site, he told me yesterday.  —  The change comes as part of his move to Fast Company, who will sell the ads on his behalf and will also be redesigning the site.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Latest Test for DMCA Safe Harbors: Warner Sues SeeqPod  —  Warner Music Group has sued SeeqPod (complaint, 500k PDF), a “Web 2.0” music search engine (combined with embedable playlists, etc, etc) that has been gaining in popularity in recent months.  —  This is the latest in a string of lawsuits against Web 2.0 companies.
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Techdirt
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Warner Music Sues Seeqpod
Discussion: Listening Post and p2pnet
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Warner sues “playable search engine,” tests DMCA safe harbor
Larry Shaughnessy / CNN:
Double amputee walks again due to Bluetooth  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Bleill lost both his legs above the knees when a bomb exploded under his Humvee while on patrol in Iraq on October 15, 2006.  He has 32 pins in his hip and a 6-inch screw holding his pelvis together.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, Joe Duck and Slashdot
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Spectrum auction starts, draws over $2.7 billion in first-day bids  —  Auction 73, the long-awaited 700MHz spectrum sell-off, got under way yesterday as the Federal Communications Commission conducted two rounds of bidding by the 214 qualified bidders.  Action was brisk, although none …
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Dan Meyer / RCR Wireless News:
700 MHz auction ends first week of bidding at $3.7B  —  Los Angeles generates interest in the fourth round  —  The Federal Communication Commission's auction of 1,099 wireless licenses in the 700 MHz band headed into an early weekend break having garnered more than $3.7 billion in potential winning bids.
Barry Neild / CNN:
Bill Gates' new project: Farming  —  DAVOS, Switzerland (CNN) — Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates announced a new direction Friday as he pledged $306 million in grants to develop farming in poor countries, leading the charge for corporate responsibility at a major meeting of business chiefs.
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Gates' “creative capitalism": profits plus philanthropy
Discussion: CNET News.com
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
“Kinder capitalism"?  It's called open source, Mr. Gates.  You should try it
Discussion: Joe Duck
Miguel de Icaza:
Usability Disaster Story  —  In December, someone asked me about how many Mono downloads we had per month to estimate the size of Mono users.  With software like Mono the download numbers do not mean much, because most of our users get their software through their distribution, package channels or as a bundled executable.
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Palm Realizes It's Not Apple; Closes Retail Shops  —  Over the last decade, plenty of technology hardware companies thought it would make sense to open their own retail shops.  Sony, Gateway, Palm and Apple all went down that path.  Of that list, only Apple has been able to turn those retail stores into something valuable.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Windows 7: The Anti-Vista?  —  Even with Windows Vista's one-year anniversary launch just a week away, all that anyone in the tech-enthusiast community seems to want to talk about is Windows 7 (Except for those who are already sick of hearing about 7, as one Windows user characterized himself in a conversation I had yesterday.)
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Artur Bergman / O'Reilly Radar:
Books that make you dumb  —  Wikiscanner hacker Virgil Griffth told me a while ago about his latest data mining project, to visualise the relationship between books and SAT scores.  Today he released his findings at Booksthatmakeyoudumb.  —  He does this by cross referencing the 10 …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Virtual Economics
Charles Spirakis / Google LatLong:
Making changes  —  At Google, we're encouraged to move to different groups and learn new skills.  I recently transitioned to the Maps team — specifically, to the group that empowers local experts like you to improve your virtual neighborhood on Google Maps.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
In-flight Internet: Grounded for life?  —  If Wi-Fi is available at thousands of Internet cafes on even the most remote beaches in Southeast Asia, why isn't it ubiquitous on airplanes in the United States?  —  For those travelers who desperately want to know, the answer is that it's nearly here.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
OLPC angering donors: “Give 1 Get 1... some day... probably”  —  The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative launched the Give 1 Get 1 (G1G1) program in November, which allowed individuals in North America to obtain an OLPC XO laptop by making a donation of $399.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Why did colleges stay mum on MPAA stats?  —  With the Hollywood sign clearly visible from his workplace, John Heidemann was skeptical about what the movie industry was saying about campus piracy.  —  Heidemann, a researcher in the Information and Science Institute at the University of Southern California …
Discussion: DailyTech and Digg
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
‘Mass Effect’ ‘Sexbox’ Controversy — EA, Fox News Both Say Ball Is In The Other's Court  —  Throughout the week the team at Kotaku and just about everywhere else that writes about games on the Internet have been covering the report on Fox News' “Live Desk With Martha MacCallum” about the sexual content in “Mass Effect.”
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Anonymous hackers take on the Church of Scientology  —  What started as a copyright violation claim by the Church of Scientology against the posting of one of its videos to YouTube has resulted in a full on assault by a group calling itself Anonymous.  The video, in which Tom Cruise proclaims …
 
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Adrian Bridgwater / CNET News.com:
World Wide Web Consortium releases draft of HTML 5
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Societe Generale's problem *was* a security issue
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Can Sun execute on its open source strategy?
Discussion: CNET News.com
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
EU Watchers Predict GoogleClick Approval
Frank Dorman / ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
FTC Announces Landmark Settlement in “Patent Hold Up” Action
Aaron Rutkoff / Wall Street Journal:
The Game of Life  —  Players Get Married, Age In Five-Minute Indie Game
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Roadmap Clarification
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Software ‘tweaks,’ Chinese new year delay Everex CloudBook
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Wall St. Journal to Continue Its Charges for Web Content
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Install OS X on Your Hackintosh PC, No Hacking Required [How To]
Discussion: Gizmodo and Digg
Nick / Rough Type:
The lucky 200  —  Behind a tightly guarded barbed-wire fence …
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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
DIGITAL DREAMERS  —  EISNER AND COOK LOOKING TO MAKE MAGIC
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
All this online sharing has to stop
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Toshiba Sez NPD Blu-ray Victory Numbers May Be Fluke
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Adding insult to injury: USB 3G modems won't fit in the MacBook Air
Romeo Wahed / Download Squad:
Oops, sorry - 14,000 e-mail accounts get deleted
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