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12:45 PM ET, January 27, 2008

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Amazon.com:
Amazon to Begin International Rollout of Amazon MP3 in 2008  —  Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that in 2008 the company will begin an international rollout of Amazon MP3, Amazon's DRM-free MP3 digital music store where every song is playable on virtually any digital music-capable device …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Amazon MP3 store to spread DRM-free love global in 2008  —  In perhaps the biggest threat to Apple's global dominance of digital music, Amazon just announced the international rollout of Amazon MP3.  Right, the on-line storefront offering DRM-free music from all four major labels.
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Amazon MP3 Service Going Global; Epic iTunes Battle on the Horizon  —  Amazon's digital music catalogue is all set to go global, and although a launch date has not yet been settled, it shall hit sometime this year.  Given Amazon MP3 offers DRM-free tracks, which are generally cheaper than iTunes limited …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Another Brilliant Facebook Move (Really): Opening to Web  —  Facebook appears to have taken another small but important step toward becoming the operating system for any application or service that wants to tap into the social graph.  Specifically, according to All Facebook …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Facebook Apps On Any Website: Clever Move  —  Facebook announced Friday a new JavaScript client library that will allow Facebook apps to be displayed on any website.  —  The client library allows users to make Facebook API calls from any web site and create Ajax Facebook applications on that website.
Discussion: Fergie's Tech Blog
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Facebook unleashes wave of new development with JavaScript client library  —  Guest post: John Potter, ZDNet's chief of development, explains the significance of Facebook releasing a JavaScript Client Library.  —  At 5 PM PST on Friday night, Facebook announced the release of a JavaScript Client Library.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Extends Platform to the Web  —  I surely did not see this coming anytime soon but Facebook just released their JavaScript client library than enables developers to extend their applications to their own websites.  Rather than building your applications strictly within Facebook …
Michael Fitzgerald / New York Times:
The Coming Wave of Gadgets That Listen and Obey  —  INNOVATION usually needs time to steep.  Time to turn the idea into something tangible, time to get it to market, time for people to decide they accept it.  Speech recognition technology has steeped for a long time: Mike Phillips remembers …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Now Tracks 1 Million Torrents, 10 Million Peers  —  Last month we reported that The Pirate Bay had doubled the number of torrents and peers on their tracker in 2007.  Brokep, one of the co-founders of the popular BitTorrent tracker told us at the time that he expected the tracker …
Discussion: DSLreports, Mashable! and Digg
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Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
The Pirate Bay Breaks 10 Million Users  —  The Pirate Bay is no stranger to making history, and today is no different.  In an achievement that conjures an achievement from the annals of file-sharing history, The Pirate Bay has broken an impressive milestone.
John Naughton / Guardian:
Thanks, Gutenberg - but we're too pressed for time to read  —  The First Law of Technology says we invariably overestimate the short-term impact of new technologies while underestimating their longer-term effects.  The invention of printing in the 15th century had an extraordinary short-term impact …
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Clara Moskowitz / LiveScience:
How to Tell If You Are Addicted to Technology  —  They're not called “Crackberries” for nothing.  Some people may be as addicted to Blackberries and other personal electronics as junkies are to drugs, according to John O'Neill, director of addictions services for the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Discussion: TechBlog, GottaBeMobile and Digg
John Leyden / The Register:
Bank turns London man into RFID-enabled guinea pig  —  The Halifax bank is enrolling unsuspecting customers in trials of a new generation of RFID-enabled bank cards, and trying to keep them in the program even if they have mis-givings about the wave and pay technology.
Reuters:
Deutsche Telekom says has sold 70,000 iPhones  —  COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Saturday it had signed up 70,000 iPhone customers in the 11 weeks since November 9, 2007.  —  Deutsche Telekom's mobile …
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:   Deutsche Telekom hits the 70,000 iPhone mark in just eleven weeks
 
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