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4:45 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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   It's almost as if Windows shipped with bundled botnet software
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.
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.
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.
Danielfe / Dan Fernandez's Blog:
Update: Response to BlueJ Patent Issues  —  On Friday, an alert reader emailed me about a new article by Michael Kölling, the creator of BlueJ, about a patent issued by Microsoft for features in Object Test Bench that are comparable to BlueJ's Object Bench.
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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
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: Reel Pop and NewTeeVee
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.
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 R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
LinkedIn connects with $12.8 million  —  Popular networking site for business professionals raises a new round of financing from two top venture capital firms.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — LinkedIn, a company that runs a popular online service that allows people to share business contact information …
Discussion: The Next Net
Valleywag:
SILICON VALLEY USERS GUIDE: Lessons from the Scobleizer  —  PAUL BOUTIN — "Big gadget sites don't link to blogs!"  Podtech video blogger Robert Scoble charged over the weekend.  His video stiffed, but his post burned up the blogosphere even after he took back his words.  What can we learn from Robert?
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
The devil wears a Prada phone  —  Like trucker caps and formal shorts, cell phone styles are equally subject to the ever-changing whims of the couture set.  —  Just when many are finally comfortable enough with a trend to add it to their repertoire, something fresher and hipper supplants it …
Discussion: The Wireless Report
Google Watch:
Department of Homeland Security seizes Yahoo records while investigating money laundering scam  —  You'd think with all the Nigerian 419 scams being publicized lately that people would stop falling prey to money laundering schemes from African countries.  But no.
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
@ Vista Launch: Ballmer: Vista Is The Center of Connected Entertainment Strategy  —  I didn't think I would be able to make it to the Vista events today but turns out the Steve Ballmer press lunch was right across from the hotel at Cipriani's and I was just in time for Q&A. Of course …
 
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Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Huh? PDF standardization decision has nothing to do with Microsoft?
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broken connection for Sprint Nextel
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Google TV Hoax - No DNS Information Found
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YouTube Sharing Revenue With Users
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Announcing the Media 2.0 Workgroup
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo, now making browser based phone calls