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1:05 PM ET, January 29, 2007

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USA Today:
Verizon rejected Apple iPhone deal  —  NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cellphone carrier, passed on the chance to be the exclusive distributor of the iPhone almost two years ago, balking at Apple's rich financial terms and other demands.  —  Among other things …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Verizon Rejected iPhone Deal due to Apple's Terms
Discussion: Apple Gazette
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Lkahney / Cult of Mac:
Running Vista on a Mac
Gizmodo:
Windows Vista Now Available On Dell Systems
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Neowin.net
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
New Windows Vista homepage
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Huh? PDF standardization decision has nothing to do with Microsoft?
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to send PDF to standards group
Discussion: DesktopLinux.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking news: Adobe to release PDF to ISO
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines  —  Written by Charles S. Knight, SEO, and edited by Richard MacManus.  The Top 100 is listed at the end of the analysis.  —  Ask anyone which search engine they use to find information on the Internet and they will almost certainly reply: "Google."
Discussion: Between the Lines and Slashdot
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Forget about PayPal; how about a MasterCard killer?  —  Ever since PayPal burst on to the scene, the Nostradamus types have been predicting one PayPal killer after another.  First it was "e-gold," then Western Union, then C2IT (by Citibank), then Google.
Anna Sebestyén / Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Sharing Revenue With Users  —  Goo(g)d news.  Soon you will start generating money on YouTube.  —  How soon?  We don't know.  But Chad Hurley announced at World Economic Forum, Davos on 27 Jan that they would reward users for self-generated content, saying "We are getting …
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Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
27 TIPS FOR TELECONFERENCING  —  Whether you call them conference calls or telecons or excruciatingly dull time-wasters, multi-participant phone conversations are as important to most web workers as email.  If you can't meet face to face or arrange video conferencing, the conference call is the next best thing.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn raises $12.8M to build out professional network  —  LinkedIn, the networking site for professionals connect, has raised $12.8 million in venture funding.  —  The venture capitalists, Silicon Valley's Bessemer Venture Partners and the European Founders Fund (EFF), an internet focused firm …
Discussion: Mashable!, Screenwerk and PaidContent
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Raises Nearly $13 Million More
Mark Wallace / Wired News:
A Second Life for MTV … Lounging by a bright blue pool, Kyndra and Cami, stars of MTV's hit reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, chat with a bunch of other teenagers.  Kyndra's white bikini shows off an artificially enhanced figure, while Cami's dark skin glows against an unnaturally bright blue sky.
Discussion: 3pointD.com
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
One Paper Hopes Fans of Politics Will Pay Up  —  Part of the news media's job is to make information from people in high places more accessible to the masses.  Now one newspaper has decided to restrict access to its own content, and it hopes to make some money by doing so.
Discussion: Techdirt
Sam Harrelson / Cost Per News:
RightMedia Launches RMX Direct for Publishers  —  Right Media's RMX Direct for publishers network has just completed a six month beta test and is opening to the public this morning.  RMX Direct for Publishers is a simple and free solution for managing advertising networks that allows publishers …
Discussion: Adrants and yardley.ca
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google TV Hoax - No DNS Information Found  —  Over the weekend, there were tons of buzz over a prank YouTube video that claims Google launched Google TV.  The guy has two videos, taking you through him using Google TV.  Here is the most recent one.  —  Is it real?  Probably not.
Chris / Are You Paying Attention?:
Announcing the Media 2.0 Workgroup … The term "Web 2.0" has become a little worn out lately, but it has had an important and dramatic effect on our industry.  It has spurred innovation, driven investment and ignited the imagination of the entrepreneurial community.
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Wellsphere Launches Wellness 2.0  —  Wellshpere is launching an alpha version of their wellness community site tomorrow.  It joins a host of other health related search, training, and Q&A sites we've covered.  Wellsphere is concerned with day-to-day sorts of health choices that make up …
Discussion: Webware.com
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Wellsphere, for those striving to be fit and healthy
Discussion: GigaOM
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broken connection for Sprint Nextel  —  After Sprint merged with Nextel Communications, Leigh Elliott noticed that her Nextel phone started dropping calls in places where it used to get coverage just fine.  —  "On my 20-minute drive to and from work everyday, I'd lose a call up to five times …
Discussion: The Wireless Report
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
GIVE AWAY THE MUSIC AND SELL THE SHOW  —  The major labels are freaked out: CD sales are continuing their inexorable decline and iTunes sales aren't making up the difference.  Meanwhile, tens of thousands of artists are giving away their music for free on MySpace, their own websites and independent MP3 blogs.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo, now making browser based phone calls  —  Update: The service is still not publicly available and is protected right now.  Don't try your Gizmo username or password - this is a seperate combo, which only company officials are privy to.  More updates to follow.
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Record Companies Boxed In By Their Own Rhetoric  —  Reports are popping up all over that the major record companies are cautiously gearing up to sell music in MP3 format, without any DRM (anti-copying) technology.  This was the buzz at the recent Midem conference, according to a New York Times story.
Paul Durman / Times of London:
Jilted tech boss tries hand at venture capital  —  DAN WAGNER, the entrepreneur who ran the Maid online information business in the 1990s, once turned down an opportunity to invest $1m (£510,000) for 30% of the fledgling Ebay — a stake that would now be worth many billions.
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Shiny Media:
Shiny Media secures $4.5 million worth of funding
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
 
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Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Blogging for Money - A Passive Income?
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Mike / Techdirt:
Google's China Censorship Non-Apology Apology Really A Swipe At The Press
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Adult Swim Fix finally works with Macintosh
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Google Blogoscoped:
Pondering Google's Project in Social Space
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Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively
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Toshiba's Portege R400 convertible goes on sale
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Onethumb / SmugBlog:
Scoble: Throwing himself under busses so I don't have to.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Microsoft Office 2007 Review Part 2: What's New?
Discussion: Office Evolution
Jason Pontin / New York Times:
Awaiting the Day When Everyone Writes Software