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12:20 AM ET, January 8, 2008

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Jerry Yang offers sneak peak of Yahoo's future: Life!  —  Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang made his inaugural CES appearance, outlining how he plans to evolve his company ahead of the curve and to become an indispensable starting point for consumers' Web experience, which has become richer and more complex over the last decade.
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
CES: Yahoo's Jerry Yang Talks Up Yahoo! Go!  3.0, Letting Any Developer or Advertiser Build “Widgets”  —  Yahoo's (YHOO) CEO Jerry Yang comes out in khaki's and a blue polo shirt.  —  “We're ready and excited about what the next phase of the Internet has to offer.”
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Flickr to Authenticate OpenID - Is This The Yahoo! CES Announcement?  —  Rumors abound that Yahoo! will make a major announcement about OpenID today at CES.  It looks like at the very least you'll be able to use your Flickr user page URL to log in anywhere that supports OpenID login.
Discussion: Geek Speaker
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Life! and Go 3.0 Announced at CES - is Yahoo! Back in '08?
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo's Quest to Open Up
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John / John's Blog:
my new job at mozilla  —  Sometimes in life, you find an opportunity to make a difference in something you care about, and it feels like, even though you didn't know it at the time, that the last few years have really just been practice, giving you the background, skills and ability to really help.
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Mitchell / mitchell's blog:
Mozilla Corporation CEO and Chairman  —  2007 has been another year of extremely high growth for Mozilla and thus for the Mozilla Corporation.  The number of Firefox users has grown to approximately 125 million.  Mozilla's mindshare in the industry continues to grow.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Intel's CES press event  —  Well here we are folks, back for more at Intel's sprawling CES press event.  The room is teeming with people right now, and the mood is thick with Penryns and MIDs.  We'll see if it all works out like we hope.  Stay tuned!  —  4:27PM PT - We're seated, we're ready.
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Spencer Reiss / Wired News:
Q&A: Author Nicholas Carr on the Terrifying Future of Computing  —  Nicholas Carr is high tech's Captain Buzzkill — the go-to guy for bad news.  A former executive editor of Harvard Business Review, he tossed a grenade under big-budget corporate computing with his 2004 polemic Does IT Matter?
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
The IT department is dead, author argues
Discussion: Download Squad
John Siracusa / Ars Technica:
MWSF 2008 keynote bingo  —  Ah, winter in San Francisco: the time of year when a young man's fancy lightly turns to keynote bingo.  What's that, you ask?  You haven't played?  Oh, but you must.  Peruse last year's edition to learn the rules and internalize the philosophy.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
What to Expect at Macworld  —  While CES is raging in Las Vegas …
Financial Times:
Paramount in HD-DVD blow  —  Paramount is poised to drop its support of HD-DVD following Warner Brothers' recent backing of Sony's Blu-ray technology, in a move that could sound the death knell of HD-DVD and bring the home entertainment format war to a definitive end.
Discussion: BetaNews
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Paramount following Warner out the HD DVD door?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget HD and Digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can Respond  —  Steve Outing wrote a very good article at Editor and Publisher on Friday about the need for cultural change inside the newpapers around the US (found via the wonderful CyberJournalist.net).
Ronald Grover / Business Week:
Apple Closes In on Hollywood  —  Steve Jobs is negotiating with the big studios to offer more movies for sale and rental on iTunes, but both sides will have to give a little  —  It has been Hollywood's worst-kept secret: Steve Jobs is starting to win over the film industry.
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Ogilvy to Layoff Between 50 and 100 Staffers  —  New York Office Feels Pinch as Clients Shift Spending  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — WPP Group's Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide is readying a layoff of between 50 and 100 staffers in New York this week, according to executives familiar with the matter.
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Obama Effect: ABC News Claims 1M Downloads Of Facebook App  —  ABC rang in huge Nielsen numbers for its ABC News/Facebook debates Saturday night.  But we're more interested in the fact that ABC is claiming that more than a million Facebook users have downloaded ABC News' U.S. Politics application.
Claudia H. Deutsch / New York Times:
Xerox Hopes Its New Logo Doesn't Say ‘Copier’  —  Still think copier when you hear the name Xerox?  —  The company knows that you do.  And it is sick of it.  Good grief, Xerox doesn't even make stand-alone copiers any more.  —  These days, Xerox gets most of its revenue from machines …
 
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