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9:45 AM ET, January 28, 2008


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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.
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 …
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Nokia to buy software developer Trolltech for $153M
Discussion: The Register
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Going Forward With “Drastic” Layoffs—Source  —  A source close to Yahoo reports that Jerry Yang has decided to go forward with aggressive layoffs.  The source believes the layoffs will be announced on the company's conference call this week and that the final number will be likely …
Discussion: Techland, and Mashable!
USA Today:
Yahoo encounters a fork in the road
Discussion: WebProNews
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities  —  The LEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58pm today, January 28 2008.  This timeline shows these fifty years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the LEGOLAND themed sets to TECHNIC and MINDSTORMS NXT …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Lego bricks turn 50
Discussion: Mashable!
4Q 2007 HIGHLIGHTS  —  37 cents in EPS and 62 cents in adjusted EPS (non-GAAP), compared with 4Q 2006 EPS of 48 cents and 52 cents, respectively, from continuing operations.  —  $23.8 billion in revenues, up 5.5 percent; up 5.6 percent on an adjusted basis (non-GAAP).  —  Wireless
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 …
Ina Fried / CNET
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.
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
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Is Business Week Telling People They Can't Link To Its Site?  —  We've been linking to Business Week's website for many, many years here on Techdirt.  A quick search shows a long list of posts that all link to articles on the Business Week site.  In fact, Business Week has hired a PR firm …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
DEMO: Iterasi Lets You Save The Internet One Page at a Time  —  Iterasi is one of the presenting companies at DEMO this year.  The name Iterasi comes from the Portugese from iteration.  The idea of the service is simple: save pages in their exact state for later use.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Lego Logo: Google Offers Lego 50th Birthday Wishes  —  Google has a special logo up on the Google home page today.  The Google logo is made up of legos, to celebrate Lego's fifty-year birthday.  —  Google's culture has always had a special place for lego.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Hubdub weds prediction markets to news  —  It's difficult to come up with a new twist on delivering news on the Web.  Sites such as Digg, Techmeme, Google News, DayLife, the blogosphere and traditional media outlets cover the bases.  At Demo 08, Hubdub is introducing a fresh take on news …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK, p2pnet and Mashable!
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, a blog about the impact of marketing on children.  Early this month, the blog's founder …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
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Discussion: Mashable!
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Discussion: WebProNews
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Discussion: ParisLemon and CinemaTech
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