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6:30 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 …
Kate Kaye / ClickZ News Blog:
YouTube Revenue Share Raises Questions  —  Last week folks questioning whether Google would squelch its video site in favor of a YouTube-only offering believed they got an answer [no] when the company said it would make YouTube videos searchable through Google Video.
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Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
YouTube and Google: Quantifying the Synergy  —  Last week Google issued a statement that Google Video and YouTube would remain independent and that YouTube videos would benefit through inclusion in the Google Video Search Index.  Leveraging our daily data on market share and clickstream …
Discussion: Mashable!, Reel Pop and NewTeeVee
Beth Snyder Bulik / AdAge:
Microsoft Pumps $500 Million Into Vista Marketing Campaign  —  Seeks Global 'Wow' Reaction to New OS Features  —  YORK, Pa. (AdAge.com) — "There won't be a PC sold anywhere in the world that doesn't have Vista within six months," said Endpoint Technology Associates analyst Roger Kay …
Discussion: Rational rants and AdJab
Valleywag:
ROBERT SCOBLE: Shilling for Intel  —  Shilling for Intel  —  No wonder Robert Scoble was so upset that his latest report, a tedious video from Intel's Oregon fab, got so few links.  The former Microsoft geek, now reinvented as a video blogger and one of Forbes Magazine's top web celebrities …
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Anildash / Movable Type News:
Movable Type Enterprise and Microsoft Office 2007: Blogs for Business  —  Today, Microsoft is making some of their biggest announcements ever — if you're even remotely interested in technology news, you're going to hear about the launch of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007.
10layers.com:
2010: Apple larger than Microsoft?  —  We are not talking about an Arthur C. Clark space odyssey, but could it be that Apple has a shot at outgrowing Microsoft within the next 5 years?  —  Both Microsoft and Apple have seen healthy revenue growth in the last 5 years.
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Macsimum News
Josh Goldman / CrunchGear:
Six Good Reasons Not To Upgrade To Vista  —  I use computers running on Mac OS X and Windows XP.  I fully intend on upgrading to Leopard when it launches, however, I'm staying away from Vista for the time being.  I was planning on going into a full-on diatribe of why, but Computerworld/PC World managed …
PC Pro:
Botnet army massing in China - Prolexic  —  China is now the most infected country in the world and Asia contains half the world's infected computers, according to security company Prolexic.  —  The figures come from the company's Denial of Service (DDoS) Weather Report …
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
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.
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: Valleywag and 3pointD.com
Michael Geist / Toronto Star:
Vista's legal fine print raises red flags  —  Vista, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, makes its long awaited consumer debut tomorrow.  The first major upgrade in five years, Vista incorporates a new, sleek look and features a wide array of new functionality, such as better search tools and stronger security.
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.
Associated Press:
Uncle Sam spoils dream trip to space … LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Brian Emmett's childhood fantasy came true when he won a free trip to outer space.  —  But the 31-year-old was crushed when he had to cancel his reservation because of Uncle Sam.  —  Emmett won his ticket to the stars …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Google Blogoscoped:
Mathias, Wikipedia Admin  —  Mathias Schindler is a 25 year old university student in Frankfurt, Main, Germany.  He was among the people who started the Wikimedia Germany association, where he's currently board member.  Wikipedia is often confronted with accusations of all kind …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
How to nab free T-Mobile WiFi lovin' without running Vista  —  So, you're not quite ready to spring for a copy of Vista, or maybe your system can't handle it, or perhaps you're running Mac OS or (gasp) Linux.  Why should you be left out of those three months of free T-Mobile WiFi just because you don't kowtow to The Man?
 
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Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
The first P2P PVR from NDS plus innovative "Distributed DVR"
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Rise of the Independent Niche Networks
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Jobster Hooking up with Facebook?
Discussion: The Social Web and Mashable!
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
LinkedIn connects with $12.8 million
Discussion: The Next Net and GigaOM
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ Vista Launch: Ballmer: Vista Is The Center of Connected Entertainment Strategy
Shari Thurow / ClickZ:
Short- vs. Long-Term SEO
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Vista: Where are the killer apps?
Discussion: Ars Technica and JD on EP
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The devil wears a Prada phone
Danielfe / Dan Fernandez's Blog:
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Macenstein:
Where are they now? Interview with "Switcher Girl" Ellen Feiss
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
GIVE AWAY THE MUSIC AND SELL THE SHOW
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
One Paper Hopes Fans of Politics Will Pay Up
Discussion: PaidContent and Techdirt
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broken connection for Sprint Nextel
Anne Zelenka / Web Worker Daily:
27 TIPS FOR TELECONFERENCING  —  Whether you call them conference calls …