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10:50 AM ET, January 17, 2009

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Andrew Nusca / The Toybox:
Where to watch Obama's presidential inauguration online  —  Washington is about to throw President-elect Barack Obama a $160 million party on Tuesday, January 20 at 11:30 ET, so the least you should do is show up!  —  But for those of us who don't want to bear the incredibly low temperatures …
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Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs Said to Be Considering Liver Transplant  —  Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs is considering a liver transplant as a result of complications after treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2004, according to people who are monitoring his illness.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Boxee, Used to View Web on TV, Generates Buzz  —  Piping Internet video into a television seems as if it should be simple — after all, a screen is a screen.  But consumer electronics and media companies have been moving toward that combination with painstaking caution …
Discussion: Technologizer and Download Squad
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Tricky Windows Worm Wallops Millions  —  A sneaky computer worm that uses a virtual Swiss army knife of attack techniques has infected millions of Microsoft Windows PCs, and appears to be spreading at a fairly rapid pace, security experts warn.  —  Also, while infected PCs could be used …
Discussion: PC World and blogs.chron.com
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Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
Hulu CEO: “We screwed up royally”  —  Great apology note from Hulu's CEO [via DF]: … Mistakes happen.  It's how you handle them that really matters.
Discussion: Thought Clusters
Lessig Blog:
Really great news from YouTube  —  Notice an important new feature in the world of YouTube — a “Click to download” link.  YouTube is rolling this out slowly, initially with content that aspires to be consistent with principles of open government.  I'm told it will be offered more generally.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Download Obama from YouTube
Ben Jones / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Scared of Court Case Webcast  —  RIAA court cases are few and far between.  The cost of attorneys usually makes hiring one a costly alternative in comparison to the settlement money that they ask from alleged infringers.  Thus far, only one case has actually gone to trial …
Discussion: digg.com
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Feel Better, Steve  —  Publishing rumors about Steve Jobs' health is one of the most distasteful things I've done in a long time.  Let me just get this off my chest.  —  Do not read on if you have a problem with foul language.  —  Professionally, I think we did what we were supposed to do …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish  —  Today is my last day as site lead at Lifehacker, so I'm taking off my distanced reporter hat to get all mushy, personal, and behind-the-scenes on you.  Come in and grab a seat.  —  (Note: This posts breaks two of our biggest editorial edicts …
Alana Semuels / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Cisco's unfortunate airplane commercial during coverage of flight 1549  —  Let's say you're a big-name advertiser, and one of your TV commercials mocks airplanes, flying and water landings.  You probably wouldn't want to run that ad during CNN's coverage of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash-landed Thursday in the Hudson River, right?
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bit security  —  In addition to the benefits detailed in previous articles in this series, the move to 64-bits in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will enhance Apple's efforts to secure its operating system.  —  Over the last eight years, Mac OS X has enjoyed …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ustream May Be First To Broadcast Video From Unhacked iPhone  —  Ustream is anticipating Apple's approval of the first non-jailbroken iPhone application that will let users record and broadcast live video from the device.  Last month MobileCrunch obtained a picture of the application running on a test phone.
Discussion: Obsessable and The Apple Core
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Intel's Barrett on Paranoia, the Core Craze and the End of Gigahertz  —  At first, Intel chairman Craig Barrett struck me as a testy old dude.  —  This would be fair, considering his company was about to announce a sudden 90% plunge in profits.  So it's understandable that …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry  —  President-elect did not explain how he would overcome legal and security concerns, however  —  Computerworld) President-elect Barack Obama told CNN today he planned to “hang onto” his beloved BlackBerry, but did not explain how he would overcome legal and security concerns.
Discussion: CNN and Agence France Presse
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mainstream Media to Webheads: Thanks for the Free Content!  —  Yesterday, in the wake of the amazing U.S. Airways Flight 1549 story, I suggested that the chief benefit of Twitter and “citizen journalism” reports is that they're very, very fast.  That speed is why Twitterer Janis Krums …
Discussion: Wikinomics and Telegraph
Brian “Krow” Aker's Idle Thoughts:
Netscape Enterprise Server, Now Open Source  —  Last year when Sun acquired MySQL I did a tour of a few of the campuses meeting different engineers to see what they did with Sun.  At some point last year I met up with a group in Menlo Park who had been working on a webserver at Sun.
Discussion: OStatic blogs and Slashdot
Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
Online gamers in China must soon register with real names  —  The addictive nature of online gaming has been proven, at least anecdotally, time and time again.  While not everyone who jumps into the digital realms of World of Warcraft or the various other massively-multiplayer online role-playing games …
 
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Gareth Powell / TECH.BLORGE.com:
China makes arrests to stop ‘vulgar’ content
Discussion: Slashdot
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
The Cultural Gulf Between Lawyers And Technologists On Patent Law
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
EU regulating Microsoft like it's 1999
Discussion: CNET News and GMSV
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
VCs Feeling the Pain of Newly Poor LPs
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Virtual Press Office:
Wii & Nintendo DS Set New Industry Records
Discussion: tinyComb, SlashGear and Engadget
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Sony's Sinking Ship Takes On More Water: Xbox Outsells PS3 2-To-1 Over Christmas
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Is ad-supported journalism viable in a pay-for-performance age?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Why Don't Google & Yahoo Offer Twitter Search?
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
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Microsoft Statement on European Commission Statement of Objections
 

 
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