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11:20 AM ET, April 29, 2008

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Andy Space / 9 to 5 Mac:
Rogers Telecom confirms it will offer iPhone in Canada  —  Apple will introduce the iPhone in Canada later this year, working with Rogers Telecom to bring the device to the country.  —  This news has been confirmed this morning in a short statement from the Canadian network operator.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
iPhone coming to Canada; 7.4 million subscribers available  —  Updated: Rogers Communications said Tuesday that it has a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada.  —  In a terse announcement, Rogers, the largest wireless provider in Canada, made the announcement and said little else.
Chris Sorensen / Toronto Star:
Apple's popular iPhone coming to Canada  —  Rogers Communications offers no details about launch date, or pricing  —  The wait appears to finally be over for Canadians eager to get their hands on the popular iPhone.  —  Nearly 10 months after the gadget was first unveiled to U.S. consumers …
Canada NewsWire Group:
Rogers Issues Statement on the Apple iPhone
Discussion: DSLreports and Gizmodo
Alec Saunders SquawkBox:
Interview with JAJAH's Daniel Mattes on the eve of their deal with Yahoo!  —  Thought JAJAH was old news?  Think again.  Having attracted a whopping 10 million users in the last two years, up from 2 million just last year, they're now expanding their business in dramatically new directions with the launch of JAJAH Managed Services.
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Yahoo to outsource Messenger phone calls to Jajah  —  NEW YORK - Yahoo Inc. is outsourcing the Internet telephone functions of its instant messaging program to the startup Jajah.  —  Jajah will connect the calls to and from users of Yahoo Messenger and handle billing and customer care, the startup said Tuesday.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Video: OQO hacked to run Leopard, now world's smallest Mac  —  While greeted with heaps of initial skepticism, forum jockeys over at OQO Talk now seem convinced that a junior member by the name of TRF has successfully hacked the OQO to run OS X Leopard.  Adding a video filmed by Mr. Blurry Cam didn't hurt the cause.
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Audley Jarvis / TechRadar.com:
OQO turned into world's smallest Mac
Discussion: Byte of the Apple and Slashdot
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
For Gamers, the Craving Won't Quit  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The troubled economy and rising prices for food and gas won't keep fast-twitch video gamers from splurging on their latest must-have diversion, Grand Theft Auto IV.  —  During the next two weeks, some five million couch jockeys …
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Marc Cieslak / BBC:   Mean streets  —  Two of the biggest games of the year …
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Online Ad Network Adify Sold To Cox For $300 Million Plus Earnout  —  Adify, the white-label online ad network, has been sold to an unlikely buyer, Cox [Communications] Enterprises, for about $300 million and earn out, we have learned and confirmed from sources.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Hans Reiser is fscked: jury delivers guilty verdict  —  Hans Reiser, the software developer credited with the creating the ReiserFS filesystem, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.  Jurors concluded that Reiser killed his estranged wife, who vanished suddenly in 2006.
Discussion: Threat Level
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Chris Morrison / VentureBeat:
Wigix wants to kill eBay  —  Ever gone to eBay in search of something — an iPod, say — and had to comb through an endless array of half-literate, confusing and possibly inaccurate listings?  —  Or perhaps you're a seller on eBay, and angry at its policies?
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Blackberry 9000 Already for Sale, Sorta Kinda  —  The Blackberry 9000 isn't due out till July or August, but a pair of distributor pre-release models have already hit eBay and been purchased by two anonymous buyers.  Remarkable not only for the legit-looking set of new pics confirming HSDPA and the 4.X OS …
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Joshua Fruhlinger / Engadget:
Unlocked Blackberry 9000 spotted on eBay with new pics
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Silicon Alley Insider creates start-up valuation index  —  How much is Facebook, Wikipedia, or Twitter worth?  Silicon Alley Insider is attempting to crack the mysterious code on the valuations of the major Web start-ups with its SAI 25 Live!  It tracks the valuation of the private companies …
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Michelle Labrosse / New York Times:
When Your Laptop's Flight Is More Interesting Than Yours  —  I RUN my global project management business virtually.  So my backpack contains everything I need for work: my iPhone, G.P.S. locator, emergency snacks and, of course, my laptop, my link to the world and my business.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 Now Available  —  SP3 is finally available for download.  —  Last week, DailyTech reported that Service Pack 3 (SP3) for Windows XP was released to manufacturing (RTM).  At the time, Microsoft's Chris Keroack noted that consumers should expect to get their hands on the update April 29.
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
Pixar Backdating Scandal Reverberates At Google (GOOG)  —  Remember the big backdating scandal of, um, 2005 and 2006?  It hasn't gone away.  And it's touching companies that have so far remained unscathed: Today Google disclosed that board member Ann Mather is about to face civil charges …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
New way to save energy: Disappearing ink  —  Think of it as the future of today's paper.  —  The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and parent company Xerox are experimenting with a type of paper and a complimentary printer that would produce documents that fade away after 16 to 24 hours.
Discussion: Computerworld and VentureBeat
BBC:
Drowning in data  —  There is no doubt that video is big on the net.  But is it getting too big?  —  Ask AT&T and it will answer - yes.  —  Speaking in London in late April, Jim Cicconi, AT&T's vide president of legal affairs, said the burgeoning amount of video would consume all the net's bandwidth in two years.
 
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