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7:15 PM ET, January 14, 2008

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Amy-Mae Elliott / Pocket-lint.co.uk:
Macworld2008: Steve Jobs keynote speech leaked?  —  Apple CEO's stage notes appear on Wikipedia  —  We're used to seeing the online tech world go crazy with rumours and speculation in the days before Macworld, but this year a new element has been introduced to the mix.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Purported Steve Jobs Keynote Leaked on Wikipedia  —  I have been an Apple watcher for years.  I freelanced for Mac pubs in the mid 1990s.  Now that doesn't make me more of an expert than anyone else.  However, I am inclined to believe this alleged Steve Jobs keynote leak.  It sounds real.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fake Apple Keynote “Leaked” on Wikipedia  —  What is Macworld without rampant speculation?  This year, though, someone is going the extra mile and is using Wikipedia to spread what looks to be a fake outline for the Stevenote tomorrow.  Many blogs and media are biting (see here and here) …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Do You Really Think the Macworld Keynote's Leaked on Wikipedia?  —  Seriously?  We weren't going to post anything on this, but lots of sites seem to be picking it up.  Do you really think that Steve Jobs would let his keynote be leaked, and on Wikipedia of all places?
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gearlog
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Writing a Fake Keynote Is Easy If You Read A Lot of Apple News
Discussion: Forbes
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Giz Banned For Life and Loving It: On Pranks and Civil Disobedience at CES  —  A Gizmodo writer has been banned from CES for a prank.  But when I see some fellow press damning us for the joke, I feel sorry for them: When did journalists become the protectors of corporations?
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Gizmodo on integrity...  Brian Lam of Gizmodo does a great turnaround and questions his critics and their integrity.  —  Oh, excuse me, I've now gotta turn off all of the Apple monitors at MacWorld to prove I'm “independent” and “not part of Apple's PR machine.”
Google:
Google announces faster, more customizable Google experience for iPhone Users  —  Today, the first day of Macworld, Google announced new improvements to the integrated Google experience on iPhone.  The previous version, launched just over a month ago, brought together our suite of web applications …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google betting big on mobile market—and Apple  —  The story has been updated to reflect Google's announcement on Monday.  —  On Christmas Day thousands of people opened up boxes with something cool and functional inside and wasted no time logging onto Google.com through their brand new iPhones.
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
iPhone briefly becomes No. 1 Google user
Discussion: PC World
Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace to Let Parents Block Their Kids From Joining  —  Representatives from MySpace and the attorneys general of 49 states are announcing a new partnership to fight sexual predators and clean up social networks.  —  Among the dozens of measures MySpace has agreed to take …
Discussion: Profy.Com
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
To Catch A (MySpace) Predator - MySpace Beefs Up Safety Measures
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Texas AG: MySpace safety plan is smoke and mirrors
Discussion: TechCrunch and Valleywag
Chris Silver Smith / Search Engine Land:
20 Awesome Images Found In Google Maps  —  The introduction of satellite images into map search interfaces has excited both virtual sightseers and local app developers.  Further innovations like Google's Street View have caused consternation from privacy advocates while further pumping up the buzz about online mapping.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
HD DVD fires back, slashes hardware & software prices  —  HD DVD's response to being unceremoniously jilted by Warner going into CES was ... nothing.  A canceled press conference, downtrodden Toshiba press conference and rumors of further losses left great doubt that red had anything left in 2008, but now HD DVD is firing back.
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Porn industry turns its sexy back on HD DVD format
Discussion: Gizmodo and TECH.BLORGE.com
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Music Industry, Souring on Apple, Embraces Amazon Service  —  LOS ANGELES — At the Super Bowl next month, the music industry will be switching teams — from Apple to Amazon.com.  —  The major record labels lined up with Pepsi-Cola and Apple four years ago to give away 100 million songs …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Facebook: The Entire ‘60 Minutes’ Segment  —  For those who missed it, here is the entire video of the piece CBS' “60 Minutes” aired on Facebook last night, helmed by veteran correspondent Lesley Stahl.  —  It is not exactly the big wet kiss I was expecting the hot social-networking company would get …
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eMarketer:
3 Hidden Trends in 2008  —  Business statistics can often reveal a great deal of information about a market or trend.  A single number, like a picture, can be worth a thousand words.  Take 9.3%.  That figure represents eMarketer's prediction for the share of total US media spending …
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission initiates formal investigations against Microsoft in two cases of suspected abuse of dominant market position  —  Antitrust: Commission initiates formal investigations against Microsoft in two cases of suspected abuse of dominant market position
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Fred / A VC:
The Long Tail Of Business Models  —  Chris Anderson of “Long Tail” fame has a blog post up where he quotes me (thanks Chris) and then submits a list of various web media business models and asks for other ideas.  Here's his list so far:  — CPM ads ("cost per thousand views" …
Symantec Corp.:
Banking in Silence  —  Targeting over 400 banks (including my own :( ! ) and having the ability to circumvent two-factor authentication are just two of the features that push Trojan.Silentbanker into the limelight.  The scale and sophistication of this emerging banking Trojan is worrying …
Discussion: Zero Day and SC Magazine US
 
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