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2:45 AM ET, January 25, 2007

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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Buying choices CNET editors' review  —  Windows Vista is Microsoft's first new operating system in more than five years and the successor to Windows XP.  However, it is not worth rushing out to purchase.  If you desperately need to buy a new PC (if your old one died or you've been waiting …
Discussion: gizmodo.com
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
OEM pricing for Windows Vista comes into focus  —  When the retail pricing for Windows Vista was announced, the hardest of the hardcore knew that the real deal was in OEM pricing.  Many PC vendors such as Newegg offer so-called "OEM bundles," which are heavily discounted versions of retail software …
Discussion: Graceful Flavor
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Extended Support for Windows XP Home Edition …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Editor James O'Shea unveils Web initiative at Times  —  Los Angeles Times Editor James E. O'Shea unveiled a major initiative this morning designed to expand the audience and revenue generated by the newspaper's website, saying the newspaper is in "a fight to recoup threatened revenue that finances our news gathering."
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
LA Times Reorganizes As 24/7 Newsroom; Meshing Online and Print …
BetaNews:
Free T-Mobile Hotspot for Vista Users  —  As part of its promotional efforts surrounding the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft said Wednesday that for 90 days after the debut of the next-generation operating system, customers would be able to use T-Mobile Hotspot Wi-Fi for free on laptops running Vista.
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Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Exclusive to Windows Vista users: Complimentary T-Mobile HotSpot access
Discussion: TechBlog and Windows-Now.com
randolfe.typepad.com:
SecondLife: Revolutionary Virtual Market or Ponzi Scheme?  —  SecondLife: Revolutionary Virtual Market or Ponzi Scheme?  —  In 2005 I began working as a venture consultant for some entrepreneurs and investors trying to develop a fairly ambitious "real-money-trading" (RMT) business idea.
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Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Sprint Launches MobileFaker by Moderati  —  Sprint has just launched a new service being introduced by ring tone giant Moderati.  MobileFaker is designed to help you save face while allowing you to escape from social situations that you might otherwise be forced to endure or as they put it, make your mobile a social weapon.
Discussion: CrunchGear, gizmodo.com and digg
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck.com File-Sharing News …:
Interview with muslix64, Developer of BackupHDDVD  —  The next generation of optical disc technology holds the promise to change the way we interact with and store digital media.  Perhaps the most exciting change is the arrival of High Definition (HD) video, with its glorious 1920x1080 pixel resolution.
Carlo / Techdirt:
Court Reinforces, And Even Expands, Site Owners' Immunity For Other People's Content  —  from the no-libel-for-you dept  —  The Communications Decency Act, passed in 1996, was, like so many other government attempts to regulate technology, something of a mess.
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Eric J. Sinrod / CNET News.com:   Perspective: Why ISPs can breathe easier after a porno decision
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Profit Down, Outlook Up at Yahoo  —  Yahoo closed the books on a tough year yesterday, reporting that its sales rebounded in the fourth quarter from an especially sluggish third quarter and promising investors that it would soon turn on technology that it hoped would close the widening gap with Google.
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Google Watch:
Fox's Piracy Czar Subpoenas YouTube over Pirated "24" and "Simpsons" Episodes  —  D'oh!  Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed YouTube to reveal the identity of users who uploaded four episodes of the TV series "24" and twelve episodes of "The Simpsons," Google Watch has learned.  —  The subpoena reads, in part:
Discussion: PaidContent, Mashable! and Lost Remote
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Like Richard Stallman never edits the Wikipedia entry on the GPL ...  As Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales would likely tell you, it's not wise to go mucking about in your own Wikipedia entry or an entry with which you're closely associated (see "The following Wikipedia entry has been edited for the sake of egotistical accuracy").
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog and Slashdot
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Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  THE FACE OF FAME IS CHANGING.  The ranks of the world's celebrities used to be dominated by millionaire actors, athletes and musicians, but the Internet has leveled the playing field.  A kid with a video camera has access to as large an audience as the biggest Hollywood star.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Micro Persuasion
flickr.com:
Machine tags  —  straup says:  —  [Note : I work here and this message was also sent to the API mailing list]  —  We are rolling out a new feature called "machine tags" that allows users to be more precise in how they tag, and how they search, their photos.
Discussion: New Media Hack and Raw
Brad / The BRAD BLOG:
DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE KEY COPIED FROM PHOTO AT COMPANY'S OWN ONLINE STORE!  —  Ed Note: Several important updates now added to the end of the story...  Good lord in heaven.  How dumb are these guys at Diebold?!  Can you believe the United States has actually entrusted them to build …
Discussion: Techdirt, Tech_Space, gizmodo.com and digg
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Will 'unlocked' cell phones free consumers?  —  The major cell phone operators' hold on which devices U.S. consumers can use on their networks may be slipping as large manufacturers like Motorola and Nokia dabble in selling "unlocked" phones.  —  Up until recently, unlocked phones …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The New Face of Amazon - Tags, Ajax, Plogs & Wikis  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Lately Amazon has been introducing a raft of 'web 2.0' features to its e-commerce website.  In this post we explore how Amazon has implemented tagging, Ajax, blogs and wikis …
Business Wire:
eBay Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Financial Results  —  Reports Record Q4 Net Revenues of $1.7 Billion  —  Delivers Q4 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.25 and Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.31  —  Repurchases $1.0 Billion of Common Stock During Q4 and Expands Program for Additional $2.0 Billion
out-law.com:
Apple DRM is illegal in Norway, says Ombudsman  —  Apple's digital rights management lock on its iPod device and iTunes software is illegal, the Consumer Ombudsman in Norway has ruled.  The blow follows the news that consumer groups in Germany and France are joining Norway's action against Apple.
 
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Eugenia Loli-Queru / OSNews:
Review: The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet
Discussion: gizmodo.com and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels combine to form a "virtual fifth major"
Discussion: gizmodo.com and digg
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shows Really Big Checkout Buttons
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple World Wide Developer Conference 2007 slated for June
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  Growing up, my mom would always tell …
Discussion: ben barren and Dawn Patrol
Carlo / Techdirt:
Latest Business Model For Record Labels: Get Paid For Giving …
Reuters:
China official vows to 'purify' Web
Discussion: Neowin.net and Techdirt
alarm:clock:
Behavioral Ad Network Blue Lithium Is Killing It - Rockets to Top 5 Networks
 Earlier Items: 
Google:
New Version of Google Groups Gives Groups Their Own Home on the Web …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Time to Reboot the Internet Again
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Beyond Google: Social Media Engines First, Other Search Engines Second
Discussion: Matt Cutts and Threadwatch.org
John Markoff / New York Times:
Move Over Silicon Valley, Here Come European Start-Ups
New York Times:
More Marketers Are Grabbing the Attention of Players During Online Games
Google Watch:
Google Sues Leo Stoller for Racketeering
Discussion: valleywag.com and Techdirt
Wired News:
CIA Gets in Your Face(book)