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9:45 PM ET, January 28, 2008

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Tim Hames / Times of London:
Music file-share site Qtrax forced into humiliating U-turn  —  Jonathan Richards, Dan Sabbagh and Adam Sherwin in Cannes  —  A website which promised to give music lovers the world's first legal file-sharing service was forced into a humiliating climbdown today after it emerged that the company …
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Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Offline Access  —  In a post Philipp made last week about writing a book in Google Docs, he said:  —  Working with Google Docs requires an internet connection.  In my case, I need this internet connection anyway [...] your mileage may vary (and who knows, Google …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's $300 million gray market dilemma  —  Having stirred up a hornet's nest with his first take in the so-called missing iPhones, Bernstein Research's Apple (AAPL) specialist Toni Sacconaghi has taken a second look at the discrepancy between the number of iPhones Apple sold …
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Saul Hansell / NYT:   Bits: Good News in the One Million Missing iPhones
Tony Smith / The Register:
It's official!  DVD plus/minus war ends in a draw  —  The battle of the recordable DVD formats - DVD+R/RW versus DVD-R/RW - is finally and officially over more than five-odd years after it began, and several years after the fight became largely symbolic.  —  Late last week, DVD6C …
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Microsoft held talks with Blu-ray about possible Xbox 360 use
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gearlog and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Andrew Hogue / Official Google Blog:
Introducing new search views  —  Introducing experimental views for search results  —  There have been a lot of recent improvements to web search, but the appearance of results themselves has been pretty constant — 10 or so web pages in a vertical list.  Frequently this is exactly the right format …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
First Proof Apple Making Near Zero on AppleTV (And Big Bucks on iTunes)  —  That sweet $70 price chop Steve announced for the Apple TV had to come from somewhere (a question smartly raised by CW) and we know the only thing Apple guards more than closely than its secrets is its bottom line.
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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Is Apple subsidizing the $70 Apple TV price reduction by taking …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Valleywag
Ed Hardy / Brighthand.com Handheld News and Reviews:
Skyfire Mobile Web Browser Review  —  A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial commenting on how horrible browsing the Web is on most mobile devices.  Amazingly, there's already a solution for this problem, at least for some users.  It's called Skyfire, and it is far and away the best web browser for Windows Mobile I've ever seen.
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WordPress.com:
Introducing Prologue  —  We're fans of Twitter around here, in fact many Automatticians have accounts, but while the format appealed to us it really just whetted our appetite for something more, like a way for each of us to share short messages about what we're doing or working on internally, or private messages between groups of folks.
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Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:   Twitter - Public Timeline = Prologue
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs to Apple investors: ‘hang in there’  —  In a private communication last week, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs acknowledged the beating his company's shares have taken during this time of economic uncertainty, but remained confident that investors would inevitably recoup their losses and then some.
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs reassures investors, employees over stock drop
Discussion: Engadget and MacRumors
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Windows 7 isn't headed for 2009, says Microsoft.  More like 2011.  —  Hey, it's not Microsoft's fault that 2011 sounds like the realm of jet pack VR massage cars, but it's certainly a long ways away any way you slice it.  Contrary to previous rumors of Microsoft planning a Windows 7 release sometime …
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Gore-Backed Current TV Files For $100 Million IPO; $63.7 Million 2007 Revs; Losses Mount  —  A first look into the books of Al Gore's cable network: Current Media (parent of Al Gore-backed Current TV) has filed for a $100 million NASDAQ IPO, trading under the ticker “CRTM”.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware: Sales light; shares much lighter afterhours  —  Updated below: VMware reported strong fourth quarter earnings and revenue growth but sales fell short of estimates.  —  When the dealing was done VMware shares were down roughly $20 from a close of $83.  Were the numbers really that bad?
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and The Register
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eWeek:
VMware Revenue Falls Short, Shares Plummet
Discussion: TechSpot News and CNET News.com
Zibri's Blog:
Major iPhone breakthru !  —  42 COMMENTI:  —  bliss_charles ha detto...  FlYaSS ha detto...  Asbjorn ha detto...  Neshill ha detto...  Michael ha detto...  DreamGuy ha detto...  Zibri ha detto...  a.Shustov ha detto...  Jean Marie ha detto...  Mauro Widman ha detto...  Neshill ha detto...
Jessica Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Media Takes Action To Force Diller Out of IAC  —  Liberty Media Corp. took steps Monday to seize control of IAC/InterActiveCorp from IAC Chairman Barry Diller.  —  Liberty, which owns a majority voting stake in IAC that has long been voted by Mr. Diller under a longstanding proxy agreement …
Thomas Hazlett / Financial Times:
US v Microsoft: who really won?  —  Before he became Mother Teresa, Bill Gates was Darth Vader.  As captain of the Evil Empire, he and his minions dominated PC operating systems, vanquishing all rivals.  In May of 1998, the US Department of Justice struck back.
 
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Helio CEO leaves job to president
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
The New Browser War: Mobile Firefox vs. Opera Mini
Sunbelt Blog:
Not an urban legend: Snopes pushes Zango
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Carleen Hawn / GigaOM:
Ex-E*TRADE CEO Goes Social With MOLI
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo Report Could Disappoint, Analysts Say Layoffs Likely
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
FCC's Auction: Not Going According to Plan?
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones
Don MacAskill / SmugBlog:
Your private photos are still private.
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Network World:
Beware the 802.11n ‘power’ play
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Sony A300 and A350 pics leaked
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Things Google Can Improve
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Tweetmeme, a Copy of Techmeme For Twitter But Mostly Not In English
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
How Much Money Are Facebook Apps Making? Not Much Apparently
Discussion: Business Wire and HipMojo.com
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
2008: The Year Web 2.0 Hits the Enterprise, Says Forrester
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
I'm Joining Scoble at FastCompany TV
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Going Forward With “Drastic” Layoffs—Source
 

 
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