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5:00 PM ET, January 16, 2007

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netflix.com:
NETFLIX OFFERS SUBSCRIBERS THE OPTION OF INSTANTLY WATCHING MOVIES ON THEIR PCs  —  New Feature Will be Included in Subscribers' Monthly Membership  —  at no Extra Charge and Will Have a Phased Roll-Out Over Next Six Months  —  Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Netflix to Deliver Movies to the PC  —  Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, lists more than five dozen personalities whose obituaries were published prematurely.  Someone may want to add Netflix to that list.  —  The impending death of the company, with its online system for renting DVDs delivered by mail …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You  —  Last month I wrote a post called "Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix" that outlined the reasons I was switching to BlockBuster's Total Access after years as a loyal Netflix customer.  BlockBuster's new offering, which basically turns every mailed movie …
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Mail too slow?  Netflix to roll out online video  —  Netflix, the Los Gatos DVDs-by-mail company, will offer a sneak preview beginning today of its new online service that lets viewers access and watch select movies and TV episodes through the Internet.  —  The trial ``Watch Now'' program …
Discussion: PVR Wire
Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Demo: Netflix "Watch Now" Movie Downloads  —  I put together a video demo of the new Netflix Watch Now movie download feature:  —  I used the excellent Camtasia Studio software to record the screencast.
Mikek / Hacking NetFlix:
Breaking: Netflix Launches "Watch Now" Downloads  —  Netflix has launched a new feature called Watch Now that will enable subscribers, at no additional cost, to watch movies immediately on Netflix.com.  The new service does not limit the number of movies a customer can watch …
Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:   Netflix Moves Beyond the Disk
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Netflix offers instant access
Gizmodo:
Breaking: Netflix Internet TV/Film Delivery Starts This Week
Discussion: digg
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google No Longer Linking To Yahoo, MapQuest Maps  —  Search Engine Land got an email this morning from Another Blogger alerting us to the apparent fact that Google had removed links to Yahoo and MapQuest maps.  —  Previously, a search for "541 Lexington Avenue New York" (W Hotel), for example …
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John Markoff / New York Times:
H.P. to Report an Advance in Adaptable Circuitry  —  Hewlett-Packard researchers have developed a novel way to create flexible electronic circuits that could make it routine by the end of the decade to modify and upgrade the circuitry in computer-based consumer products even after they have been sold.
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog and Kevin Maney
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Can HP fool Moore's Law?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia Search Engine WikiSeek Launches  —  Palo Alto based startup SearchMe has kept a low profile since being founded in March 2005.  The company, which has 17 employees and raised $5 million from Sequoia Capital over two rounds, will launch a number of what founder Randy Adams calls "long tail search engines."
Iyaz Akhtar / The Apple Blog:
Apple TV vs. Mac mini - Which one is right for you?  —  A Mac mini is more than double the price of an Apple TV - is it worth the money?  Here's a handy table comparing the two products (information on the Apple TV was found at Ars Technica citing AppleInsider).  —  Apple TV  —  Mac mini
Consumerist:
23 TiVo Hacks  —  We know you people love the TiVo, so here is a link to a list of 23 "hacks" you can do to your TiVo to make it more awesome than it already is.  Yippie!  —  • Browse Flickr from your TiVo  —  • Get statistics from your TiVo based on what shows and movies you actually watch.
Discussion: Gizmodo, PVR Wire and digg
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
EMI, Baidu To Launch Ad-Supported Streaming Music Service In China; EMI Drops Suit  —  Eager to prove that it is on the digital cutting edge, EMI Music is going into business with leading Chinese search engine Baidu.  The two are launching an ad-supported streaming music service and will explore offering ad-supported download services.
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Reuters:
EMI, Baidu to launch Chinese music service
Discussion: Techdirt
Macworld UK:
Beatles iTunes deal is reached, report claims  —  Will music from the Beatles soon be available on iTunes?  —  Jonny Evans  —  With the iPhone announced, the Mac news and rumour machine is taking new steps to get ahead of the curve.  —  This week's leading rumour relates to The Beatles …
Hypergene MediaBlog:
5 lessons learned from Footnote  —  After doing my fair share of preaching on this blog for the last five years, I (Chris) now have firsthand knowledge of at least one thing a few days after Footnote.com's launch:  —  On the web you don't control your message, but you're welcome participate in the conversation you've started.
biz.yahoo.com:
Symantec Reports Preliminary Fiscal Third Quarter 2007 Results  —  Updates Fiscal Year Guidance  —  Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC - News) today announced preliminary financial results for the fiscal third quarter, ended Dec. 29, 2006.  Symantec will release actual results for the fiscal third quarter …
Associated Press:
Universal Music CEO enforces get-paid mantra on licensing  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris resents that MTV and other cable music channels built multibillion-dollar businesses around videos given away by record companies eager to promote their artists.
Discussion: PaidContent and IP Democracy
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Nimbuzz Talk Goes Live!  —  Nimbuzz, the mobile application funded by Mangrove Capital Partners(the same smart guys that provided the initial funding for Skype) has just launched their new "talk" application into beta.  I'd previously profiled Nimbuzz last August and in the post had suggested …
Discussion: StartupSquad and VoIP Watch
Mark Jaquith / wordpress.org:
WordPress 2.0.7  —  Recently a bug in certain versions of PHP came to our attention that could cause a security vulnerability in your blog.  We're able to work around it fairly easily, so we've decided to release 2.0.7 to fix the PHP security problem and the Feedburner issue that was in 2.0.6.
 
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