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8:30 AM ET, January 28, 2008

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Lee Davis / Cisco:
Cisco Unveils Nexus 7000 Series Data Center-Class Platform  —  Cisco Delivers on Data Center 3.0 with Next-Generation Platform for Mission-Critical Data Centers  —  Cisco® announced today an innovative family of data center-class switching platforms, the Cisco Nexus Series …
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Cisco delivers next-generation switch-Nexus 7000  —  Cisco is rolling out its Nexus 7000 family of data center-class switches that Jayshree Ullal, senior vice president of Data Center, Switching and Services at Cisco, said was the most significant announcement by the company in the last decade.
Discussion: New York Times and Computerworld
Nokia:
Nokia to acquire Trolltech to accelerate software strategy  —  Trolltech's Qt based technology assets facilitate application development for multiple platforms and devices  —  Espoo, Finland and Oslo, Norway - Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia acquires Trolltech — the biggest little company you've never heard of  —  In a move meant to bolster its software development prowess, Nokia just announced the acquisition Trolltech.  Who's Trolltech?  Well, its software can be found in some 10 million devices.
Discussion: Mashable!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Qtrax off track with Warner Music, UMG  —  For weeks, Qtrax, an ad-supported file-sharing site, had promised to offer free and legal music downloads from all four of the major record labels.  Turns out the start-up might be forced to go back on its word.  —  Despite earlier reports …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Qtrax's free, ad-based P2P: Gnutella meets Zune-esque DRM
Discussion: JupiterResearch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ribbit Readies An Amphibian Attack On Voice Apps  —  Ribbit, the startup that is building a platform for Voice 2.0 apps, is creating a Web-based phone service for consumers codenamed “Amphibian."  The point of Amphibian is both to demonstrate the capabilities of Ribbit's technology and to serve …
Discussion: GigaOM and Between the Lines
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
It's Come to This: Hot or Not for Websites  —  Quite frankly I'm shocked it has taken this long for someone to come out with this - Hot or Not for websites.  If Digg/Propeller/Reddit/etc is a little too heady for you and you just want to vote a site up or down based upon how it looks, Web Hot or Not is for you.
Discussion: Mark Evans, Mashable! and TechCrunch
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Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
Webhotornot - Is your site hot or not?
Discussion: Martin Varsavsky
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Livescribe reveals it has a Pulse  —  It may not be quite as rapid as the company had hoped, but Livescribe is ready to show the world its Pulse.  —  The digital pen company showed off a prototype of its technology at last year's D: All Things Digital conference, but missed its goal of shipping by year's end.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Target Tells a Blogger to Go Away  —  Target to the blogosphere: you're irrelevant.  —  That was the message the cheap-chic retailer seemed to convey in an abrupt e-mail message to ShapingYouth.org, a blog about the impact of marketing on children.  Early this month, the blog's founder …
Reuters:
Study shows eBay buyers save billions of dollars  —  Buyers save billions of dollars each year bidding on eBay auctions, according to a new study that quantifies the benefits online consumers enjoy over and above what is derived by sellers, or eBay itself.  —  The independent research …
Discussion: WebProNews
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
DEMO 08: SceneCaster brings 3D Web to any device  —  SceneCaster will debut a new feature of its 3D software at the DEMO 08 Conference that allows users to link together 3D scenes and consume them on any device.  SceneWeaver strings 3D scenes, and allows objects to be hyperlinked to any Web page.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
LEGO bricks turn 50  —  If you happen to have seen my work in the past, you may have noticed that I am a big fan of all things Lego.  —  Over the years, I've covered two national master Lego model builder competitions, visited Microsoft headquarters for a demonstration of Lego robots …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mashable!
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Standout Jobs Aims to Engage  —  Standout Jobs, a recruiting portal aimed at facilitating relationship-building between mid-sized companies and star job candidates, launched at DEMO today.  The site borrows heavily from social media portals like Ning, and backs it up with a modern Content Management System …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Standout Jobs
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
iVideosongs Teaches You How To Be A Real Guitar Hero  —  For any aspiring guitarists out there, here is a site for you. iVideosongs is launching at DEMO today after two years in the making.  It offers video tutorials on how to play guitar from world-class instructors, musicians and sidemen.
Discussion: Webware.com
Mirko Zorz / Help Net Security:
Interview with Nitesh Dhanjani and Billy Rios, Spies in the Phishing Underground  —  Both Nitesh and Billy are well-known security researchers that have recently managed to infiltrate the phishing underground.  What started as a simple examination of phishing sites, turned into an extraordinary view …
Alex Dominguez / Associated Press:
Cell phone can read documents for blind  —  BALTIMORE - Chris Danielsen fidgets with the cell phone, holding it over a $20 bill.  —  “Detecting orientation, processing U.S. currency image,” the phone says in a flat monotone before Danielsen snaps a photo.  A few seconds later, the phone says, “Twenty dollars.”
Discussion: textually.org
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
Twitter - the simplicity you can't escape  —  I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that you mention Twitter any other place than in conversations with bloggers or other early adopter and you get strange looks being made in your direction and hushed conversations just out of ear shout about how you are one strange person.
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Frederic / The Last Podcast:
How I Use Twitter  —  Dave Winer today asked for advice for Twitter newbies.
Discussion: Scripting News
 
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Going Forward With “Drastic” Layoffs—Source
Discussion: Techland and Mashable!
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Rubicon Project Gets $15 Million in a Series B
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
SmugMug's Private Pics Are Public
Discussion: Mashable!
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Yale students unable to identify anonymous forum bashers
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Post Launches Site With African American Focus
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Direct-to-DVD Releases Shed Their Loser Label
Discussion: ParisLemon
Rebecca Buckman / Wall Street Journal:
Cyclist's Foundation Links to For-Profit
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Despite Housing Slide, Real Estate Sites Sell
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Tom Abate / San Francisco Chronicle:
Firefox rises from ashes of abandoned Netscape
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Wi-Fi to reach the rails this week
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Blu-ray is smokin' hot; HD formats outpacing DVD
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