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10:40 AM 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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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Yahoo throws weight behind OpenID standard  —  In one of the most significant moves yet in the growing push toward service interoperability on the Web, tech giant Yahoo announced Thursday that it is supporting the OpenID 2.0 standard for a universal Internet log-in.
Discussion: Mashable!
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Interview: Sony's Thoughts On the MacBook Air  —  During the Keynote, Jobs compared the Macbook Air to Sony's TZ ultraportable, implying it had a small keyboard and screen, was too thick, and was not that good.  Here's what Sony thinks of the Apple MacBook Air:
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Twitter, Facebook called on for higher purpose  —  Google.org's technology project to help save lives in the event of natural disasters or public health threats is set to launch Thursday.  —  The project, called Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disaster (InSTEDD) …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is It Time To Redefine Fair Use?  —  from the outdated-concepts-that-need- refreshing dept  —  We've covered the first and second parts of the NY Times “debate” over copyright issues between Rick Cotton and Tim Wu.  In both of those, we focused on Cotton's assertions, which were understandable given …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Slashdot and Bits
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Keynote Roundup  —  Miscellaneous thoughts and observations from yesterday's Macworld Expo keynote:  —  OFFICE 2008  —  I was interested to see whether Microsoft would get some demo time during the keynote to show Office 2008.  The Mac BU hasn't always gotten stage time, but, I think …
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Lisa Hoover / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPod touch owners rally to get new apps for free
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Digg
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
P2P movie site Jaman signs deal with TIVO  —  Jaman, the San Mateo-based P2P Web movie service, has stuck a deal whereby TiVo subscribers will be able to access Jaman's catalogue of American independent (think Sundance Film Festival) and international film titles directly from their TiVo DVR.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Zatz Not Funny!
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
ITunes Movie Rentals and Netflix Online: Different Markets  —  It's easy to wonder whether the recently improved online video feature from Netflix will be hurt by the promotional blitzkrieg that Apple will launch for its iTunes movie rental service.  —  After chatting with Reed Hastings …
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Brett Terpstra / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes rentals and the system date
Discussion: CrunchGear and Gadget Lab
louisgray.com:
Can We Talk About Twitter for a Second?  —  About a year ago, I wrote how I had completely sworn off instant messaging, and how, despite its fast-rising user base, I had no intention of using Twitter.  And so far, I haven't given in to the siren song.  While I hadn't expected to ever gain …
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NEWS.com.au:
Google bows to Church of Scientology over Cruise video  —  Scientology ... Tom Cruise and wife Kate Holmes / AP  —  SCIENTOLOGISTS have forced internet giant Google to remove a leaked web video that featured Hollywood star Tom Cruise praising the niche religion.
Discussion: WebProNews
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Sorry Fanboys, Businesses Shouldn't Switch to Macs  —  There's a sideshow at Macworld Expo, the 50,000-person or so convention dedicated to all things Apple going on this week in San Francisco: The MacIT conference, where several hundred corporate tech pros are gathering to talk about managing Macs in their businesses.
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Chris Riley / Google Blogoscoped:
No Google Analytics API?  No Problem!  —  Chris Riley is a web developer from the UK.  In his spare time, he likes to mess about with various web APIs to create interesting and useful mashups.  —  If you're like me, you probably have a blog and use Google Analytics to track visitor activity.
Discussion: Inside AdWords
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Salesforce.com To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition  —  CRM and SaaS provider Salesforce.com have announced that there Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture (our review here) is to now offer Development-as-a-Service (DaaS), a new pricing structure and a developer competition.
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Steve Jobs Sprinkles a Bit of Magic Apple Dust on Boston's Skyhook  —  Wade Roush wrote:  —  “It's probably the biggest publicity event any company can have,” says Ted Morgan.  —  Is the CEO of Boston-based Skyhook talking about running a Superbowl ad?  Being endorsed by Oprah, perhaps?
Discussion: Macworld and Ubergizmo
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.
Savio Rodrigues / InfoWorld:
More thoughts on Sun & MySQL  —  First off, kudos to Sun for valuing MySQL at this price.  The deal represents ~36% of Sun's Cash & Cash Equivalents (of $2.7B) on hand at the end of their last quarter (Sept. 2007).  But considering how cheap debt is these days, Sun could probably fund a portion of the deal through cheap debt.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Truveo Launches Presidential Video Search  —  Video search engine Truveo is announcing the launch of their U.S. presidential election video site today.  I remember Truveo presenting about a year ago at the NY Video Meetup and the crowd wasn't that excited about what they had to offer.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Electronista:
Pioneer DJ machines mix from DVDs, PCs, more
Discussion: Gizmodo
Al Iverson / CircleID:
North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video: 2007 Year In Reveiw
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Yahoo, T-Mobile say sign mobile Internet ad deal
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
How to Create a Time-Lapse Video of any Web Page
Longofest / MacRumors:
IBM To Release Lotus Symphony For Mac, Notes iPhone Compatibility
Discussion: The Register and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Internet routing shows growing pains—again
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney delays Stage 9
Discussion: paidContent.org and Reel Pop
Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins / Mashable!:
Pownce Launch Party Tonight - Pownce to Exit Private Beta
Discussion: Valleywag
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
How Do You Say “Fix Your Service” In Japanese?
Discussion: Twitter Blog and Mashable!
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
Digging Deeper::  Traditional Media Ready to Elevate the …
Shawn Burke / Shawn Burke's Blog:
Configuring Visual Studio to Debug .NET Framework Source Code
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
WAYN said to be close to sale. The price? $200m. The buyer? AOL
Discussion: PDA and Silicon Alley Insider
DSLreports:
Time Warner Cable Eyeing Overage Charges? …