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10:25 AM ET, January 10, 2009

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Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Update on Windows 7 Beta Availability  —  Due to very heavy traffic we're seeing as a result of interest in the Windows 7 Beta, we are adding some additional infrastructure support to the Microsoft.com properties before we post the public beta.  We want to ensure customers have the best possible experience …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft holding off on Windows 7 public beta  —  Microsoft has postponed, at least for a short time, making the beta of Windows 7 publicly available.  —  The move comes as Microsoft has struggled to keep its Windows 7 Web site up on Friday.  —  “Due to very heavy traffic we're seeing …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
In 2009, Microsoft Still Underestimates the Web  —  You'd think that getting soundly beaten by Google and Yahoo over and over in the online space would mean that Microsoft would take the web a little more seriously.  You'd be wrong.  —  Case in point: Today's epic failure around the distribution of the Windows 7 public beta download.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Windows 7 Beta Rollout Fails Without BitTorrent  —  With an official Windows 7 torrent, Microsoft would not have had problems at all.  In fact, BitTorrent would have helped to get the Beta out faster than Microsoft servers are technically capable of.  —  The larger the demand and the greater numbers …
Discussion: Download Squad
Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:   Microsoft's servers overloaded by interest in Windows 7
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple plans to attend CES in 2010  —  On the heels of announcing its plans to bail on Macworld Expo next year, Apple will be instead attending the more generic Consumer Electronics Show in 2010, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  The blogosphere has been passionately arguing …
Dell:
Dell and AT&T Energize On-The-Go Lifestyles with Special Offer for Select $99 Inspiron Mini 9  — $99 Inspiron Mini 9 after $350 Dell Mail-in Rebate - Regularly a $449 System  — Available only with Purchase of a Qualifying Two-Year AT&T LaptopConnect Agreement
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Palm Pre: The Top 15 Questions, Answered  —  We asked top executives at Palm and Sprint the most important questions about Palm's radical new Pre phone, questions that they previously haven't answered—such as the Pre's price.  Here's what they told us.  —  LAS VEGAS—The Palm Pre is the hottest product at this year's CES.
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DealBook:
Palm's Pre Bounce Gives Elevation a Boost
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Clint Ecker / Ars Technica:
The pre's got Mojo: a developer speaks about Palm's new SDK
Discussion: Ajaxian and MobileBurn.com
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Winners of the 2008 Crunchies  —  Here are the winners of this year's Crunchies, which honor the best tech companies from 2008.  More than 170,000 people voted to select the nominees, and more than 350,000 people voted to select the winners.  The awards were sponsored by TechCrunch, GigaOm, Silicon Alley Insider, and this very blog.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Web Life
BBC:
Games will ‘eclipse’ other media  —  Video games are poised to “eclipse” all other forms of entertainment, according to games studio boss Mike Griffith.  —  The Activision chief made the bold call during a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter Squatters Take Over Where Domain Squatters Left Off: Resolution Policy Needed?  —  from the conflict-resolution-in-140-characters dept  —  In 1994, reporter Joshua Quittner famously registered the domain name mcdonalds.com, and wrote a whole article about how so many top brand names …
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@ErikJHeels:
How To Twittersquat The Top 100 Brands
Discussion: VentureBeat
Miguel Salcido / E-Commerce Times:
What Search Needs Is Healthy Competition  —  As Google continues to overwhelmingly dominate the search space, and with the Department of Justice just looking for a reason to file antitrust lawsuits, it is safe to say that any serious competition to Google would be widely accepted.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Lawsuit over Yelp review settled  —  The lawsuit filed by a San Francisco chiropractor against a patient who wrote a negative review of him on Yelp was settled on Friday, according to the attorney for the defendant.  —  “This case was settled with the mutual satisfaction of both parties,” …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
RAMBUS suffers major legal setback, stock drops 39 percent  —  A lot of companies have seen their share prices drop by around 40 percent recently, but RAMBUS' brutal plunge over the course of about an hour today was spectacular even by global meltdown standards.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Mio's MID: Sony P Look Outside, Windows Mobile 6.1 Inside  —  Buried way back in the massive automotive section is where Mio hides at the CES.  I just happened to be going through for a meeting when I stumbled on this MID under glass.  Since it's encased, I can't get within a foot of it …
Schneier on Security:
Impersonation isn't new.  In 1556, a Frenchman was executed for impersonating Martin Guerre and this week hackers impersonated Barack Obama on Twitter.  It's not even unique to humans: mockingbirds, Viceroy butterflies, and the mimic octopus all use impersonation as a survival strategy.
The Official Google Blog:
Google's new favicon  —  Back in June, we rolled out a new favicon — the small icon that greets you when you access Google on your URL bar or your bookmarks list — and we encouraged our users to submit their ideas for this important piece of Google branding.
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's New Favicon (Again)
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tweetvisor A Contender For Best Alternate Twitter Interface
Discussion: Twitterrati and Twitdom
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Interview with Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo
Associated Press:
RealNetworks confident of winning DVD copying suit
Discussion: TechFlash
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
CES: Flying high with Wi-Fi — surfing the Web at 4,000 feet
Discussion: Bits
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Another DNS flaw?
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
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Discussion: VentureBeat
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo's Share Of All Search Advertisers Drops 36% in Q4 (YHOO)
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Rumor: Travel site Expedia may go private
Discussion: TechFlash
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
CES: Netflix on the Hunt
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Dell acquires Allin for $12 million
Discussion: Bits
John Gittelsohn / OC Business News:
Broadcom billionaire loses fight to keep e-mail on drug use secret
 

 
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