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2:15 PM ET, January 17, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zumodrive Takes Cloud Storage And Syncing Up A Notch  —  Cloud storage and file synchronization is becoming increasingly important as users access the Internet and their data via a plethora of devices - desktop computers with large hard drives, laptops with smaller drives …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Developer considers charges after iPhone app is pirated  —  The developer of an iPhone app that has been cracked and distributed for free said he is considering pursuing criminal charges against whoever is responsible for the piracy.  —  On the Apple App Store, Annoy-A-Teen sells for 99 cents.
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 Beet.TV
BBC:
Microsoft is accused by EU again  —  The European Commission has accused Microsoft of harming competition by bundling its Explorer web browser with its Windows operating system.  —  The commission said it had reached the preliminary view that the US software giant had undermined consumer choice and infringed EU rules.
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
Rick Turoczy / ReadWriteWeb:
Obama in 3D: Photosynth to Crowdsource Synth of the 44th Presidential Inauguration  —  Next Tuesday, the eyes of the United States - and likely the world - will be on Washington, DC, as Barack Obama takes the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States.
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
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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Discussion: LiveSide and Search Engine Journal
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
First Facebook, Now MySpace - Power.com Denied  —  Social network aggregator Power.com was off to a hot start when it launched in late November.  The service, which lets users access and share content among several social networking sites at once, raised $5 million in venture financing …
InfoWorld:
Firm seeks to bar Nokia, RIM, Palm from importing devices into U.S.  —  A patent-holding company from Texas is seeking to bar six companies — including BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Palm, and Nokia — from importing handheld devices into the U.S. for allegedly violating its patents.
 
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Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Share contact info, social graph via Google Profiles
Discussion: VentureBeat and Lifehacker
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Road to Mac OS X Snow Leopard: 64-bit security
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Tricky Windows Worm Wallops Millions
Discussion: Neowin.net and The Register
Gareth Powell / TECH.BLORGE.com:
China makes arrests to stop ‘vulgar’ content
Discussion: Slashdot
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry
Discussion: CNN and Agence France Presse
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ustream May Be First To Broadcast Video From Unhacked iPhone
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Mainstream Media to Webheads: Thanks for the Free Content!
Discussion: Wikinomics and Telegraph
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
 

 
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