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11:50 AM ET, January 30, 2008

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo to Cut 1,000 Jobs, and Warns on Growth  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After announcing a sharp drop in fourth-quarter profits Tuesday, Yahoo issued a disappointing outlook for this year, suggesting that investors would have to wait until 2009 for a turnaround.  —  Yahoo also said that as part …
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Robert Hof / Business Week:
Yahoo's Yodel Turns Into a Whimper  —  Layoffs and a refocusing effort can only do so much.  CEO Jerry Yang needs to find exciting new products or services if he hopes to make Yahoo sing again  —  Getty Images  —  At the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, Yahoo! (YHOO) …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Trash Yahoo During Happy Hour
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC to call for more ads about digital-TV transition  —  Advertisements educating people about the switch in February 2009 from analog-TV to digital-TV signals could soon be airing more often, according to a story in The Wall Street Journal.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
Preparing for the End of Analog TV
Discussion: Lost Remote
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
SproutBuilder: You've Got to See This Drag and Drop Widget Maker  —  SproutBuilder is going to explode the world of widgets on the web.  This is far and away my favorite product I've seen at DEMO, not just this year but ever in the three years I've attended.
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Sprout: The Online WYSIWYG Editor for Flash
Andrew Yoon / PSP Fanboy:
Firmware 3.90 now available on Network Update  —  Ready for Skype?  Here it is!  Get it by accessing Network Update on your PSP.  Here are the official details:  — Support for PLAYSTATION Network titles has been expanded.  — Skype has been added as a feature under Network.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
PSP 3.90 firmware update with Skype available
Discussion: Mobility Site and Switched
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek announces Eee family product lines  —  With Eee PC becoming a focus of the PC market, Asustek Computer has announced it is planning to launch a family of Eee products including: E-DT (desktop PC), E-TV and E-Monitor.  All the products while have low-cost as their major selling point …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Six Apart adds activity streams to its blog platform  —  In the new age of open social networks, Six Apart is doing its part to create a hub that embraces the world of feeds outside its own servers.  The company is shipping Action Streams, a free plug-in for Movable Type 4.1 that lets users aggregate …
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David Recordon / Six Apart News:
Time for Action: What We're Opening Next
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Breaking: MySpace Developer Platform Launching on February 5th  —  MySpace has just announced that they will be launching their developer platform on February 5th.  You can pre-register now by going to http://developer.myspace.com (requires login).  —  Earlier this evening, I spoke with Amit Kapur …
Nicholas Carr / Financial Times:
A revolution is taking shape  —  When the founder of Microsoft retires this year, it will not only mark the close of a remarkable business career.  It will signal the end of an era in computing.  —  “The next sea change is upon us."  Those words appeared in an extraordinary memorandum …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
DoJ fits Microsoft for a 2-year oversight leash  —  In a ruling issued yesterday, a federal judge extended the duration of sanctions imposed on Microsoft by a 2002 consent decree agreement.  The sanctions were initially scheduled to expire last month, but have been extended until November 2009.
Discussion: Electronista
Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Mozilla ups unpatched Firefox flaw to ‘high severity’; Preps fix  —  Mozilla has given a proof of concept Firefox vulnerability a “high severity” rating because an attacker can collect session information such as cookies and history, according to Mozilla security chief Window Snyder.
Larry Seltzer / eWeek:
ICANN Actually Does Something About Domain Tasting  —  ICANN Actually Does Something About Domain Tasting  —  Opinion: No more free tastes at domain, so registrants will go on a diet.  We have Network Solutions to thank, it seems.  —  I take it all back, sort of.
Discussion: Domain Name Wire and WebProBlog
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
What's Google Doing on Vista (RED)? … Last week, Microsoft and Dell unveiled three (PRODUCT) RED, or (RED), computers.  When people buy one of these computers, the companies donate money to The Global Fund.  —  Little problem for Microsoft: As part of a previous $1 billion bribe marketing agreement …
 
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BBC:
UK iPhone users get better deals
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nyko reveals cord-free adapter for Wii Nunchuck, retrofitters rejoice
Discussion: Gadget Lab
James Sherwood / The Register:
PS3 capacity boost claims are claptrap, says Sony UK
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
The race is on: ‘iShoes’ go on sale
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U.S. tops tech usage ranking
Electronista:
WD alters My Passport Essential, tops 320GB...
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Scientologists Google Bombed Or Not?
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Wi-Fi remote plays music, browses Web
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Net Payola: Paying For The Digg Front Page
Discussion: Mashable!
USA Today:
Air Force trains warriors to defend cyberspace
Christina Mackenzie / Agence France Presse:
French police deal blow to Microsoft
Associated Press:
EBay to slash listing fees, revamp commissions
Matthew Broersma / PC World:
New Free Utility Cuts Vista Install Down to Size
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Apple Prohibits iTunes Movie Rentals on Fifth-Generation and Older iPods