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3:35 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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
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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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.
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 …
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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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Major Labels Allow P2P Music Sharing on QTrax  —  After years of fighting peer-to-peer file sharing companies, the major record labels have decided that if they can't beat them, they might as well join them — in one case, anyway.  At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, QTrax announced deals …
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confused of calcutta:
Capillaries can carry compressed context  —  I've been playing around with FoxyTunes, installing it in Firefox, getting the TwittyTunes extension.  And it's not just because I like music.  I think what's happening here is very powerful.  —  Let's start with Twitter, it looks harmless and gormless, what possible use could it have?
Discussion: Joho the Blog
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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Todd Lewan / Associated Press:
Microchips Everywhere: a Future Vision
Discussion: Slashdot
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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Benwilson / iPhone Atlas:
Warning: Current iPhone 1.1.3 jailbreak may prevent official third party apps
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Freed From the Page, but a Book Nonetheless
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are we in a recession?  —  It's interesting to hear different …
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