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12:15 PM ET, April 29, 2008

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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.
Discussion: DVICE and Engadget
Canada NewsWire Group:
Rogers Issues Statement on the Apple iPhone
Discussion: DSLreports and Gizmodo
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
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.
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?
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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 …
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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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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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.
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft releases the long-anticipated Windows XP SP3
Discussion: TechRadar.com and Microsoft Watch
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Yelp to businesses: Deal with our users yourselves!  —  Yelp, the business reviews site famed for a vociferous user base willing to be brutally honest about the quality of their local restaurants, bars, bookstores, dog groomers, adult gift shops, and what-have-you, has launched a new service …
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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
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Could Apple be preparing the way for Mac gaming?  —  Yesterday's refresh of the iMac line is interesting, not because of the bump in speed that the refresh itself offers but because of the direction that Apple is going in.  Is Apple preparing the way for gaming on the Mac?
Merissa Marr / Wall Street Journal:
Blockbuster Is in Talks on Taking Stake in Viacom-Led TV Channel  —  Blockbuster Inc. is in talks about taking a stake in the new Viacom Inc.-led premium television channel that plans to compete with HBO, Showtime and Starz, according to people familiar with the situation.
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:
Does online video threaten the net?  —  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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