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8:10 PM ET, January 16, 2008

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Matt Raymond / Library of Congress Blog:
My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven  —  If you're reading this, then chances are you already know about Web 2.0.  Even if you don't know the term itself, you're one of millions worldwide who are actively creating, sharing or benefiting from user-generated content that characterizes Web 2.0 phenomena.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Library of Congress Teams with Flickr  —  The Library of Congress and photosharing site Flickr today announced a partnership that will put photos from the LoC's collection online in a social environment and users to interact with them.  The Library is home to more than 14 million photographs …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Flickr Takes Historical Imagery To The Masses
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Blog:
Helping Dolphins Fly  —  We announced big news today - our preliminary results for our fiscal second quarter, and as importantly, that we're acquiring MySQL AB.  —  If you're interested in the financial details for the quarter, tune in to our conference call (see details on sun.com) today …
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Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
REPORT: FACEBOOK THREATENS TO BAN GAWKER'S DENTON  —  This post was updated at 9:11 a.m. PST with comment from Nick Denton.  —  Facebook isn't too happy with Gawker Media founder Nick Denton over some screenshots of a member's profile that he posted on Gawker.com on Tuesday, Portfolio.com reports.
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook bullies writers, not its engineers, to keep data private  —  My boss, Nick Denton, may be banned from Facebook, for posting photos of Emily Brill, daughter of entrepreneur Steve Brill.  Insiders at the social network tell me that they have considered similar sanctions against me …
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Is MacBook Air Worth the Money?  Five Slim Laptops Face Off  —  Updated with battery life stats, by popular demand.  We can all agree that the MacBook Air is a slick-looking little laptop.  It's so thin!  You can't argue with that!  But if you're in the market for a small, high-performance laptop, is it the best option?
Discussion: Infinite Loop and Newlaunches.com
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Paul Boutin / Slate:
WHY I'M DISAPPOINTED IN APPLE'S ULTRASLIM NEW LAPTOP.  —  Also in Slate, Harry McCracken explains why Apple's Macworld Expo is a better place to see the future of electronics than the massive Consumer Electronics Show.  —  Apple's new super-extra-ultraslim MacBook Air laptop is undeniably sexy.
John Markoff / Bits:
The Passion of Steve Jobs
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Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Scrabulous, Facebook and Scrabble
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Does Twitter have to be industrial strength?  —  One of the sidenotes of Steve Jobs' Macworld keynote was Twitter's performance problem-especially since some folks were depending on it to live blog.  The incident raises a question about Twitter: Does it have to be industrial strength to be taken seriously?
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Times of London:
Microsoft seeks patent for office ‘spy’ software  —  Post your comments at the bottom of this article  —  Microsoft is developing Big Brother-style software capable of remotely monitoring a worker's productivity, physical wellbeing and competence.  —  The Times has seen a patent application filed …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
OK, Now This Is A Little Scary: Microsoft Biometrics
Discussion: Channel 9
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
iTunes movie rentals vs. Netflix: It's Apples (Jobs variety) and oranges  —  Apple makes a big plunge into the movie rental business and almost instinctively folks dust off the “Netflix is screwed” line.  However, you may want to hold of f on that Netflix obituary (again).
Discussion: Bits
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iTunes and Apple TV rentals and purchases: what you can (and can't) do
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
What's Up With FLEX?  —  Something is bothering holders of Flextronics (FLEX) shares today.  —  There's no obvious reason; I find no major news or analyst calls.  But it might have something to do with this morning's announcement of results at Sony Ericsson (SNE, ERIC).
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Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson sells over 100 million handsets in 2007
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple PC Sales Jump 30% in Q4, Gartner, IDC Say  —  Hot off the presses and over the transom comes this afternoon's PC market share report from Gartner and from International Data Corp., which shows Apple (AAPL) increased its unit sales in the U.S. by 28% in the fourth quarter from the same period …
Discussion: eWeek and Electronista
DSLreports:
Time Warner Cable Eyeing Overage Charges?  - Memo says trial will determine national deployment...  Time Warner Cable may be exploring the possibility of implementing overage charges for its RoadRunner cable broadband service.  According to excerpts from a leaked internal memo posted to our forums …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Ars Technica
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why we're going to FastCompany.tv  —  Ahh, Andy Plesser broke my career news again (he was the guy who broke my news about leaving Microsoft too).  Louis Gray got the story first, though, I think, although I told dozens of people at the BlogHaus last week at CES.
 
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
I stoleded your Air: Air has no Kensington laptop lock slot
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Tin Foil Hat Alert: Paypal Messes With Ron Paul Campaign
InfoWorld:
With trials beginning, another Estonia cyberattack
Discussion: Reuters
Kevin Tom / Official Google Blog:
The iGoogle Themes API
InfoWorld:
Microsoft defends Open XML work
Discussion: eWeek
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Are Facebook Application Users Worth $1.40 a Piece?
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17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers and Business Owners
 Earlier Items: 
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
Intel Explains 45nm Delays, Errata
Discussion: AnandTech and The Tech Report
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches Extended Profile
Discussion: Mashable!
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Examining Feeds in Social Networks
Discussion: WebProNews
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
Getting more out of YOUR Speaking Opportunities:
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Bits Debate: Mixing It Up Over Remixes and Fair Use
Discussion: The Utube Blog