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3:55 PM ET, January 9, 2008

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Greg Reinacker / Greg Reinacker's Weblog:
NewsGator's RSS clients are now free!  —  We've got a lot of big news today at NewsGator.  —  First, we've got new releases of our most popular applications: FeedDemon 2.6, NetNewsWire 3.1, Inbox 3.0 (beta), and NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile 2.0.  Each of these is a pretty major release on its own …
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Laura Farrelly / NewsGator:
NewsGator Releases New Versions of Client Products; Best-of-Breed RSS Readers Now Free  —  Free NetNewsWire, FeedDemon, NewsGator Inbox, and NewsGator Go!  Benefit Consumers and Businesses  —  NewsGator announced today the general availability of NetNewsWire 3.1, FeedDemon 2.6, and NewsGator Go! for Windows Mobile 2.0.
Discussion: Download Squad, MacUser and Macworld
Nick Bradbury:
FREE Demon? Yes, FeedDemon is Now Free!
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
NetNewsWire for Mac, other NewsGator products go free
Ouriel Ohayon / TechCrunch:
French Press Falls For Major Facebook Prank  —  This is probably the biggest hoax in the history of Facebook.  It happened in France and is one of the most discussed stories in the French blogosphere right now.  It all started a few weeks ago with a simple third-party Facebook application …
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Best Buy wants Macs in more of its stores  —  Apple's store-within-a-store partnership with Best Buy is going to expand this year, according to Best Buy executives.  —  So says UBS analyst Ben Reitzes, who met with Best Buy during the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: Apple is a full year ahead of competition
Discussion: GigaOM and Infinite Loop
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Best Buy's Apple Offerings Grow
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Apple Gazette
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Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
OLPC developing dual-boot Windows, Linux OS for laptops  —  The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project and Microsoft Corp. are working together to develop a dual-boot system to put both Linux and Windows on laptops aimed at kids in developing countries, the head of OLPC said in an interview Tuesday.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Billionaires Can't Keep Frontline Wireless From The Deadpool  —  Despite the backing of billionaires John Doerr and Ram Shriram, as well as former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale and former FCC commissioner Reed Hundt, ambitious startup Frontline Wireless is closing up shop.
Garmin Blog:
Chet's Corner: It's Finally About Time for Macworld!  —  While the rest of the Consumer Electronics world is focusing on the CES Show in Las Vegas, us Mac-Lovers are just biding their time waiting for our time in the sun.  Well we're only a week away from the Macworld Expo in San Francisco …
CNET News.com:
Speed up Windows XP and Vista by turning off unnecessary services  —  The fact is, you don't need all of the services that Windows starts automatically when it boots.  Disabling the non-essential services frees up memory and processor cycles for more important tasks.
Monica Hesse / Washington Post:
Hey, Isn't That . . .  People Are Doing Double-Takes, And Taking Action, As Web Snapshots Are Nabbed for Commercial Uses  —  The pug in the corner of the Saints-Eagles football telecast on Fox looked familiar to Tracey Gaughran-Perez.  —  Not in the slobber-smile way that all pugs look familiar …
Reuters:
Microsoft won't launch iPhone rival: report  —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will not launch a product that competes directly with Apple's (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) iPhone, Chairman Bill Gates said in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Monitoring Tools Help People Cut Home Energy Use, Study Finds  —  Giving people the tools to closely monitor and adjust their electricity use lowers their monthly bills and could significantly reduce the need to build new power plants, according to a year-long government study.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Intel ‘undermined’ laptop project  —  Technology reporter, BBC News, Las Vegas  —  Intel repeatedly undermined a not-for profit scheme to bring cheap laptops to children in the developing world, the head of the charity told BBC News.  —  Nicholas Negroponte accused Intel, which makes a rival PC …
Discussion: Engadget, BUZZYEAH and Slashdot
 
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Eyes-on with Samsung's 31-inch and 14-inch OLED TVs — take that Sony
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David Meyer / ZDNet:
Aruba to buy ‘Switzerland of network management’
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Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com:
Massive SQL-based Web attack decoded
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Is Network Solutions Snatching Domain Names?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iTunes movie rental fire gets a poke: Warner Bros, Fox, Disney …
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Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Report: Her Majesty may become a ‘Nintendo addict’
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
AT&T, Microsoft, NBC working on solutions to filter copyrighted …
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Xobni: The Super Plugin For Outlook
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Processing 20,000 Terabytes A Day, And Growing
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Hiring Investigator / Threat Analyst For Safety & Security
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Parallels rides Apple servers into hypervisor fray
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Publishers Get a Taste of “Shoe”
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Brittany Bohnet / Google LatLong:
Our primary colors  —  A few days ago, we announced that Google Maps …