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5:50 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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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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Associated Press:
Time Warner links web prices with usage  — Time Warner links web prices with usage  —  NEW YORK - Time Warner Cable will experiment with a new pricing structure for high-speed Internet access later this year, charging customers based on how much data they download, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Video Killed the Broadband Buffet
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
A ‘Do-Googler’ Takes Aim At Big Problems
Discussion: AppScout
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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.".
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 …
Max Freiert / Compete Blog:
Sink or Swim?  The Top Moving Sites Of 2007  —  At Compete we frequently write about monthly traffic volume and site popularity, but the focus is usually on the ten or twenty sites that enjoy monthly visitors in the tens (or even hundreds) of millions.  While it's important to investigate these sites …
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 …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in June  —  Gigabyte Technology has join the growing list of companies to jump on the low-cost PC bandwagon with plans to launch its contender for the market in June, company vice president Richard Ma, has revealed.  —  The low-cost PC will support Intel's Basic Platform …
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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Jasmine France / Crave: The gadget blog:
New DLO iBoom Jukebox looks the part
Discussion: Mobility Site
Business Wire:
Truveo Launches First Comprehensive Presidential Election Video Site
TiVo:
JAMAN AND TIVO EXPAND INDEPENDENT AND INTERNATIONAL FILM ACCESS DIRECT …
Faultline / The Register:
Wireless industry slams NAB's white space ‘misinformation’
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
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