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2:50 PM ET, January 28, 2008

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Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally  —  After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs.  —  With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet …
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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 …
Emma Vandore / Associated Press:   Music industry weighs giving away music
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Qtrax promises unlimited, legal P2P downloads from all major labels.
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
I'm Joining Scoble at FastCompany TV  —  In November 2003, I put up my first blog post: “Old dogs & New tricks."  I had not a clue how my life was about to change.  Maybe I should call this one: “Older dog.  Newer trick."  —  I am about to become a video blogger.  As of today, it is my main gig.
Clive Thompson / Fast Company:
Is the Tipping Point Toast? … Don't get Duncan Watts started on the Hush Puppies.  “Oh, God,” he groans when the subject comes up.  “Not them."  The Hush Puppies in question are the ones that kick off The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller about how trends work.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy and Curiosities  —  The LEGO brick turns 50 at exactly 1:58 p.m. today, January 28, 2008.  This timeline shows these 50 years of building frenzy by happy kids and kids-at-heart, all the milestones from the LEGOLAND themed sets to TECHNIC and MINDSTORMS NXT …
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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 …
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”.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Imeem Gobbles Up A Young Startup, Anywhere.FM  —  After less than a year in operation, the team at Anywhere.FM reached an early payday today when veteran social music service Imeem gobbled them up for an undisclosed sum, most likely in a cash and stock mix.  The iTunes-style web music player …
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 …
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Egan Orion / Inquirer:
Windows 7 won't be released in 2009 after all
Discussion: Gizmodo
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Cisco's Big Switch  —  In his latest book, tech pundit Nicholas Carr put a name on a trend that's transforming information technology: As the world becomes more networked, he points out, computing power is undergoing “the Big Switch,” moving off of desktops and into massive data centers, where it's cheaper and more efficient.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Nick / Rough Type:
The billion-dollar switch  —  Talk about your big switches.
Discussion: New York Times and Cisco
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 …
theretailbulletin.com:
Woolworths backs Blu-Ray format over HD DVD  —  Woolworths has become the first major retailer to solely back one of the new high definition DVD formats.  —  The high street firm has announced that it will only stock Blu-Ray high definition DVDs from March, with HD-DVDs being dropped from stores to be sold online.
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Mole: 80GB PS3 dead, 120-160GB with Dual Shock 3 incoming  —  Our inside source of all things video gaming has been right almost every time it comes out of the shadows to give us information, so I'm going to dispense with the back story.  Wherever his or her information is coming from, it's usually solid.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
The killer Twitter-tracker just arrived and its name is Tweetmeme  —  It had to happen sooner or later.  We've had Technorati.  We've had TechMeme.  Now we have Tweetmeme, which will track what's hot on micro-blogging platform Twitter.  The business of tracking the online conversation …
Discussion: franticindustries
Lewis Page / The Register:
‘100% accurate’ face recognition algorithm announced  —  Psychology researchers at Glasgow University say they have increased the accuracy of automated face recognition to 100 per cent.  If the claims are true, this development will have far-reaching consequences for privacy and security in modern society.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
NBCU Unit Acquires Video Start-Up LX.TV; Will Expand Local Programming  —  Multi-platform entertainment programmer LX.TV has been acquired by NBC's Local Media Division.  LX.TV began producing hi-def programming for NBC Universal's (NYSE: GE) WNBC last January.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land:
Google A “Mystery Buyer” In Colorado?  —  Denver area residents were treated to some fun over the weekend with reports of the purchase of a 432-acre former campus of Storage Technology by a “mystery buyer,” for as much as much as $60 million.  The buyer insisted on absolute secrecy …
Discussion: Associated Press
 
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Super Bowl Ads Hope To Score Online
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Amazon plans to take its DRM-free music offering worldwide
Discussion: E-Commerce Times
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Diggnation to Be Shown on Virgin America Flights
Discussion: TVover.net
Robert H. Smith School of Business:
New Research Finds Consumers Save More Than $7B by Shopping on eBay
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Visible Measures Gets $13.5 Million Second Round; Acquires Vidmeter …
Rich Brown / CNET News.com:
AMD's two-fisted ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 card goes official
Emily Price / Download Squad:
Upload your video to several sites at once with Hey! Spread
Discussion: AppScout
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Huddle uses new apps and Facebook to take on Basecamp
Discussion: Signal vs. Noise
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Multiprofiles now include Pownce, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
2008: The Year Web 2.0 Hits the Enterprise, Says Forrester
Discussion: Between the Lines
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Break.com Launches Ad Network For Dudes
Discussion: NewTeeVee and HipMojo.com
GigaOM:
Skype On the Go  —  If there's one ongoing user request …
Galen Gruman / InfoWorld:
How to get Windows XP after June 30
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Ribbit Readies An Amphibian Attack On Voice Apps
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Livescribe reveals it has a Pulse
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Target Tells a Blogger to Go Away
 

 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Smaller Barnes & Noble Stores? 'Yes, It's Possible,' Says Leonard Riggio

 
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