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8:30 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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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Video Killed the Broadband Buffet  —  Time Warner Cable this week said it will move away from the “buffet” model of broadband and start experimenting with a “metered” model.  The cable operator is rolling out a trial program in Beaumont, Texas, in which customers will be charged based on the amount of bandwidth they use.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
All-You-Can-Eat Broadband Is Dead: Time Warner to Charge by the Byte
InfoWorld:
Former Disney executive joins Microsoft as CIO  —  Microsoft has tapped a former executive at Walt Disney to fill its CIO position, a move that shows the company continuing to fill top executive positions from outside the company.  —  Tony Scott, who most recently was CIO at Walt Disney …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Hires Tony Scott as Chief Information Officer  —  Respected industry veteran to join executive leadership team, run global IT operations.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the appointment of Tony Scott to the role of chief information officer (CIO) and corporate vice president of Microsoft.
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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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.".
Steve Lohr / Bits:
IBM: A Separate Reality?  —  We knew the bottom-line numbers, after I.B.M. jumped the gun by three days and announced its surprisingly strong profits and sales figures on Monday.  But what was striking in the company's conference call on Thursday afternoon was the unhedged optimism in its outlook for 2008 …
Discussion: The Register
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Reuters:   IBM targets 2008 profit above expectations
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD loses $1.77 billion in December quarter  —  AMD on Thursday reported a fourth quarter net loss that equaled its revenue total.  —  AMD reported a net loss of $1.77 billion, or $3.06 a share, on revenue of $1.77 billion.  Revenue was up 8 percent from the third quarter and was flat from a year ago.
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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
AMD Update: Losses Stemmed But It's Still In The Red
Discussion: CNET News.com
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 …
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.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
iPhone Getting a Business/Corporate Plan on January 21st  —  Here's some good news for those of you who want an iPhone but have sold your soul to the corporate overlords: AT&T is said to be announcing iPhone compatibility to corporate and business accounts on January 21st.
Discussion: Valleywag
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The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T iPhone going corporate on the 21st!
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
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Update: Joost Fires CTO  —  Joost CTO Dirk-Willem van Gulik was fired by the Internet TV software company.  He has taken another job as chief technical architect of the BBC Future Media and Technology Group, which is responsible for a similar project, the peer-to-peer video software iPlayer.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Folks In Europe Trying To Connect The CIA To Every Successful American Internet Company?  —  Earlier this week, some readers sent in the utterly ridiculous article from the Guardian in the UK working out all sorts of laughable conspiracy theories behind Facebook.
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Psst, Want to Buy a Thoof?  —  Personalized social news site Thoof is on the block, we've learned.  The Austin, Texas-based startup was one of many angling to deliver news better than Digg, but instead ended up as a lightly trafficked also-ran, confirming that in the wild world of Web 2.0, the first mover advantage can be hard to beat.
Hugh / SXSW Interactive News:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Keynote on Sunday, March 9  —  SXSW Interactive is pleased to announce Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as the keynote presentation on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 PM.  Sarah Lacy, author, BusinessWeek columist and co-host of Yahoo Finance's “TeckTicker” …
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPod touch users: if you bought after Jan 1 the new apps are free — maybe
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Digg Has Super Users Or Hates Ron Paul
Discussion: Valleywag and techPresident
CNET News.com:
Crave TV: Hitachi StarBoard interactive surface
Discussion: Blue's News and WinBeta
Rory Reid / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell laptops in electric-shock shocker
Discussion: Engadget
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in June
Faultline / The Register:
Wireless industry slams NAB's white space ‘misinformation’
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google's Schmidt to NASA: Be more ‘open’
Jon Udell:
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 Earlier Items: 
IDG News Service:
Dell Tops HP as Largest PC Supplier in the U.S.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Swingers Director to Launch New Media Co
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Powerful Support For Flock. Wait, Nevermind.
Discussion: Webware.com and Macworld
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com ascends to the cloud
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Story: Facebook About to Pass MySpace in Traffic
Discussion: Valleywag and Voices
Anna Pickard / Guardian:
Are you suffering from password pressure?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Zoli's Blog
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Internet Movie Database to acquire indie-film service
 

 
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