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9:05 PM ET, January 16, 2008

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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 …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Flickr Commons: A great idea, but...
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Flickr Takes Historical Imagery To The Masses
Discussion: The Utube Blog
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 …
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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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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
A decentralized Twitter?  —  Andrew Baron is a smart guy, and he's not a techy, so when he explains technical issues he does it in a way non-technical people can understand.  —  Dembot: “If you hosted your own Twitter, just like you host your own website, you could put your twitter anywhere.”
Discussion: Voidstar: blog and broadstuff
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BBC:
Facebook asked to pull Scrabulous  —  Facebook has been asked to remove the Scrabulous game from its website by the makers of Scrabble.  —  The Facebook add-on has proved hugely popular on the social network site and regularly racks up more than 500,000 daily users.
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Scott Nichols / Today @ PC World:   Another Facebook Gaffe: Hasbro Tells the Site to Scrap Scrabulous
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
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   Leaked memo: Time Warner Cable to trial hard bandwidth caps
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
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
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: Bits, eWeek and Electronista
Financial Times:
Rolling Stones move new album from EMI  —  By Joshua Chaffin in New York and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in London  —  Guy Hands' attempts to prevent an exodus of talent from EMI have suffered a blow with the Rolling Stones' decision to release their new album through rival Universal Music.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Perspective: Myspace Still Kicking Facebook's Ass in Traffic  —  While the media and Silicon Valley have lost our collective minds over the rise of Facebook over the past year, traffic analysts Hitwise released numbers today indicating that things are not as they might seem.
Discussion: Z Trek and Web Strategy
 
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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Twitter in Japan  —  Despite the fact that Twitter is in English …
Discussion: The Next Web and Mashable!
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
Discussion: Ron Paul War Room
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?
Maki / Dosh Dosh:
17 Ways You Can Use Twitter: A Guide for Beginners, Marketers and Business Owners
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech:
Intel Explains 45nm Delays, Errata
Discussion: AnandTech and The Tech Report
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches Extended Profile
Discussion: Mashable! and Lonely CEO Media
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Examining Feeds in Social Networks
Discussion: WebProNews
The Jeff Pulver Blog:
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Bits Debate: Mixing It Up Over Remixes and Fair Use
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson sells over 100 million handsets in 2007