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4:45 AM ET, January 13, 2009

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
R.I.P. Enterprise RSS  —  It's with a heavy heart and a sense of bewilderment that we conclude that the market for enterprise-specific RSS readers appears to be dead.  Two years ago there were three major players offering software that delivered information to the computers of business users via RSS.
Discussion: Basement.org and TUAW
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Newsgator Secures $10 Million Sixth Round Funding  —  RSS feed aggregator Newsgator has raised a $10 million sixth-round funding.  The company has lined up past investors, including Masthead Venture Partners, Mobius Venture Capital and Vista Ventures, for this latest funding.
Discussion: PR Newswire and VentureBeat
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:   Enterprise RSS at NewsGator is Alive and Well
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
How to Get, Install and Play With Windows 7, Pain Free  —  You've been thinking about installing Windows 7 Beta 1 now that it's totally available to anyone.  Well, here's our complete guide to grabbing, installing and playing with Windows 7—it's (mostly) painless, so no excuses!  —  Are You Ready?
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Nate Lanxon / CNET News:
iTunes Plus: Everything you need to know  —  Apple's iTunes Store is almost completely DRM-free, and will be entirely DRM-free from spring.  This means files downloaded from iTunes work on heaps of devices that aren't from Apple.  What better way to celebrate the final bullet to the living corpse …
Discussion: Slashdot
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Revealed: The Times Made Up That Stuff About Google And The Tea Kettles  —  Yesterday an article in The Times of London set the web abuzz over new findings that every Google search contributed 7 grams of CO2 to the atmosphere - half the amount produced when heating a tea kettle (heaven forbid!).
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Wall Street Journal:
Genachowski Picked to Head FCC  —  WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama intends to nominate his technology adviser Julius Genachowski to head the Federal Communications Commission, a source close to the Obama transition team said.  —  Mr. Genachowksi, 46, is a former Harvard Law School classmate of Mr. Obama.
wmpoweruser.com:
HTC's full 2009 line-up leaked  —  It seems, as used to happen frequently but less so now, HTC's full 2009 line-up has ended up flying around on the internet.  —  Here is a small selection:  —  This one appears to be an HTC Diamond follow-up  —  The new HTC Excalibur/ T-Mobile Dash 3G?
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
CES attendance figures are grim at 110,000, down 22 percent  —  The International Consumer Electronics Show drew only 110,000 visitors — down 22 percent from last year — over its five-day run in Las Vegas, the lowest turnout in a long time.  —  The Consumer Electronics Association …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are trade shows dead? My answer might surprise you
Discussion: Oatmeal Stout
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Why You Have To Jailbreak the iPhone  —  If you own an iPhone and you're fairly technical, then you've no doubt gone through the steps necessary to “jailbreak” your iPhone - the process that opens up the phone to allow for the installation of unapproved third-party applications.
Foundry Group:
What We Learned at CES  —  Foundry Group attended the latest incarnation of CES this past week and thought we'd give some of our thoughts on the show.  In no particular order, here is “What We Learned at CES.”  — Don't buy a television for the next 6 months.
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Dwight / blogs.chron.com:
Five things I learned at CES 2009
Discussion: Kit
Pascal Meunier / SANS Institute:
CWE/SANS TOP 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors  —  Experts Announce Agreement on the 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors - And How to Fix Them  —  Agreement Will Change How Organizations Buy Software.  —  Project Manager: Bob Martin, MITRE  —  Questions: top25@sans.org
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Tech giants team on education push  —  Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco plan to announce Tuesday that they are working together to help ensure that proper standards are created for measuring digital literacy.  —  The three companies aren't coming up with the assessment criteria themselves …
Discussion: Microsoft Pri0
Channel Insider:
Dire Predictions: Tech Vendors That May Not Survive 2009  —  In the Channel Insider 2009 Market Pulse Survey, e asked solution providers which vendors they thought would go out of business or be acquired in 2009.  The results may shock you.  Based on their perceptions and predictions …
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Intel's Dilemma  —  The chip giant is too big to hide from the economy's woes, and this could crimp innovation for years to come.  —  Let's face it.  The folks at Intel are smarter than the rest of us.  The problem: The smarter you are—and you've got to be smart to dominate …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google Again Gains U.S. Search Share  —  Google's (GOOG) share of the U.S. search market increased to 72.07% in December, from 71.97% in November and 65.98% a year ago, according to research firm Hitwise.com.  —  Yahoo's (YHOO) share was 17.79%, up a tad from 17.70% in November, but down from 20.88% a year ago.
Steve Grove / YouTube Blog:
Congress Comes to YouTube  —  Have you ever wondered what your elected representatives actually do in Washington, D.C.?  Ever pondered what day-to-day life on Capitol Hill consists of?  Do you want to connect with your Senator or Congressman, but don't feel like sitting down to write a letter?
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Hardware Hacker Charged With Selling Cable Modems That Get Free Broadband — Update  —  In the first case of its kind, a Pennsylvania man faces federal criminal charges for allegedly selling hacked cable modems capable of stealing free, anonymous internet service from broadband providers.
Discussion: digg.com
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Boonty Casual Game Platform Sold To Nexway  —  We just got word that the social game site Cafe.com is selling Boonty, the company's underlying digital distribution platform, to Nexway, a leading EU player in legal online distribution, for an undisclosed sum.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Boxee: WebTV That Makes Sense.  Is That Good or Bad for Big Cable?  —  This year's Consumer Electronic Show, like every year's CES, was peppered with big talk about merging your PC and your TV, led by a new widget initiative from Yahoo (YHOO).  And my reaction was the same one I have every year: Why?
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
IBM microscope 100 million times stronger than MRI  —  IBM Research on Monday announced that it has built a new nanoscale microscope (link to YouTube video) capable of creating images with 100 million times finer resolution than existing MRI technology.  —  The project was made possible through …
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Obama's big idea: Digital health records  —  President-elect wants to computerize the nation's health care records in five years.  But the plan comes with a hefty price tag, and specialized labor is scarce.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — President-elect Barack Obama, as part of the effort …
Discussion: Slashdot and Industry Standard
Chromatic / O'Reilly Media:
The Evolution of Python 3  —  I know it's been a while, but was the process successful from your point-of-view?  —  Guido van Rossum: It doesn't even matter so much whether it's successful from my point of view as long as it's successful from the community's point of view.  It's interesting.
Discussion: Slashdot
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Tech Spending to Decline in '09  —  Finally, the prognosticators are proclaiming the bad news is official: The recession will extend to the tech sector in 2009.  —  Tracy O via Flickr  —  Spending on information-technology goods and services this year will contract 3% compared with 2008 to $1.66 trillion …
Discussion: Reuters
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Jobwire:
Delicious Founder Joins Google  —  Joshua Schachter, the creator of one of the most important consumer web applications in recent time, has joined Google, according to venture capitalist Josh Koppleman.  Schachter's social bookmarking service Delicious was acquired by Yahoo! three years ago last month.
WildCowboy / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
Chipotle Mobile Ordering Comes to iPhone  —  Burrito restaurant chain Chipotle has launched a new free iPhone application, Chipotle Mobile Ordering [App Store], which builds upon their online ordering system launched in December 2005 and revamped this past October.
 
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Paris Hilton's Web Site Being Used in Web Attack
Discussion: Pulse2
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
New chip aims HD video at iPhone
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Debugging the Zune Blackout
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Wireless HDTV set for 2009
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Carr's “iTunes for news” already exists
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Windows bit-rot - fact or fiction?
Discussion: ExtremeTech and Permit/Deny
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Sony Vaio P doesn't quite fit, gets ridiculed by Japanese geeks
Discussion: Gizmodo and SlashGear
Lloyd Chapman / The Huffington Post:
Pelosi-Backed Loophole For Venture Capitalists Will Damage Middle Class Economy
Gregory T. Huang / Xconomy:
MIT MBA Student: Amazon and Microsoft Are Hiring, Google and Yahoo Aren't Yet
Discussion: WebProNews
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Zuckerberg: Facebook Revenue Growth ‘Really Strong’, Still Hiring
 

 
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