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5:30 PM ET, January 17, 2008

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Implements OpenID; Massive Win For The Project  —  The rumor last week was that Google (as well as Verisign and IBM) were mulling over the idea of joining the OpenID 2.0 single sign-on framework.  But the real news comes today, as Yahoo and its roughly 250 million user IDs officially jump on the bandwagon.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! to Provide OpenID - Will It Take the Next Step?
Discussion: Marc's Voice
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
All-You-Can-Eat Broadband Is Dead: Time Warner to Charge by the Byte  —  Reason number 149 I won't move to Texas: Time Warner confirmed it'll be testing a new pricing plan in Beaumont that's based on how much bandwidth you eat up.  That's right, hard caps.  Totally made-up example …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Change Your System Time, Watch Your iTunes Rentals Forever  —  Update: That was fast.  It's busted—or fixed, depending on your POV.  See the jump.  Movie rentals from iTunes 7.6?  Awesome.  That pesky 24-hour viewing window once you've started the film?  Not so much.
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Christina Warren / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Will iTunes rentals play on a 5G iPod? Nope.
Discussion: Digg
Google:
Google.org Announces Core Initiatives to Combat Climate Change, Poverty and Emerging Threats  —  Reveals its plans for philanthropy; announces new grants and investments  —  In its continuing effort to use the power of information and technology to help people better their lives …
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Business Wire:
AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AMD (NYSE:AMD - News) today reported fourth quarter 2007 revenue of $1.770 billion, an 8 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2007 and flat compared to the fourth quarter of 20062.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD loses $1.77 billion in December quarter
Discussion: New York Times
Anna Pickard / Guardian:
Are you suffering from password pressure?  —  Few things make you feel more helpless than sitting blank-faced at a screen, looking at a flashing cursor and a message saying “PASSWORD INCORRECT” in a disapproving tone.  But that was the one for your bank, wasn't it?  Or was it?
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:   Bad Form: 61% Use Same Password for Everything
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Survey finds Apple users have sense of superiority — no wait, hear us out  —  Wait up, hang on here — you're telling us a personality profiling conducted on 7,500 people at Apple's biggest tub-thumping event of the year, Macworld, yielded results that would suggest Apple users “are more liberal …
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and Digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Exonerated RIAA defendant scores double victory in court  —  A US District Court judge in Oregon has reaffirmed a magistrate's award of attorneys' fees and the dismissal of exonerated RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen's counterclaims against the RIAA without prejudice so that her class-action lawsuit …
Tim Wu / Slate:
Has AT&T Lost Its Mind?  —  A BAFFLING PROPOSAL TO FILTER THE INTERNET.  —  Chances are that as you read this article, it is passing over part of AT&T's network.  That matters, because last week AT&T announced that it is seriously considering plans to examine all the traffic it carries …
violet blue:
so, everyone's asking what happened between me and steve jobs today...  Update 01.16: this is now on Digg, “Steve Jobs tells off fan, calls her 'rude': Blogger and podcaster Violet Blue approached the Apple CEO on the Macworld floor to ask for a photo — and got completely blown off.".
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Swingers Director to Launch New Media Co  —  Doug Liman, director of Swingers and The Bourne Identity and an executive producer of The O.C., is the latest Hollywood talent to start a digital production company.  Launching with an agreement to use striking writers from the WGA, the company …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google's Schmidt to NASA: Be more ‘open’  —  WASHINGTON—Google chief Eric Schmidt on Thursday suggested NASA could learn a few things from his company.  —  Speaking at a luncheon series to commemorate the agency's 50th anniversary this year, Schmidt urged the space agency …
 
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Mixx Hits 100 Days Of Service; Reports Stats and Figures
Jon Udell:
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IDG News Service:
Dell Tops HP as Largest PC Supplier in the U.S.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerful Support For Flock. Wait, Nevermind.
Discussion: Compiler and CenterNetworks
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com ascends to the cloud
Discussion: eWeek and TechCrunch
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Story: Facebook About to Pass MySpace in Traffic
Discussion: Valleywag and Voices
Danielle Belopotosky / New York Times:
With This Bridge Device, Songs Can March Directly From One iPod to Another
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
Google Video Grabs 31 Percent Of Market
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 Earlier Items: 
Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
Sink or Swim? The Top Moving Sites Of 2007
ClickZ:
Google Hooks Students with Online Marketing Challenge
Andrew Chen / Futuristic Play:
Not everything can be free!  —  Will people pay for anything on the internet?
Discussion: GigaOM
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Update: Joost Fires CTO
BBC:
‘Wii warm-up’ good for surgeons
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Internet Movie Database to acquire indie-film service
Brian Jones / Open XML Formats:
Mapping documents in the binary format (.doc; .xls; .ppt) to the Open XML format
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft warns corporate users of impending autoupdate to IE7