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9:00 AM ET, January 17, 2008

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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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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.
Discussion: WeBreakStuff
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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!
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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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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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) …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Leaked memo: Time Warner Cable to trial hard bandwidth caps
Discussion: Digg
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
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Yahoo, T-Mobile say sign mobile Internet ad deal  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc has agreed a deal to provide targeted display advertising on T-Mobile's Internet service Web ‘n’ walk in Britain, the two groups said on Thursday.  —  Mobile Internet advertising has grown rapidly in recent years …
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
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
Longofest / MacRumors:
IBM To Release Lotus Symphony For Mac, Notes iPhone Compatibility  —  The Associated Press reports that IBM will be releasing a version of its free Lotus Symphony office suite that is compatible with Macs next week, along with a version of Lotus Notes for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Discussion: Engadget and The Register
 
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CNET News.com:
Splicing art, tech, and film
Discussion: TechCrunch and ZDNet
Al Iverson / CircleID:
North Dakota Judge Gets it Wrong
Discussion: SpamSuite.com and Mashable!
Alex Patriquin / Compete Blog:
Online Video: 2007 Year In Reveiw
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Market Grew 13 Percent in 2007
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
How to Create a Time-Lapse Video of any Web Page
Brett Terpstra / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes rentals and the system date
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Macworld.Ars: NewsGator to get your attention in 2008
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Surprise, Justin.TV Builds Own CDN To Cut Costs, Improve Performance
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
WAYN said to be close to sale. The price? $200m. The buyer? AOL
Discussion: PDA and Silicon Alley Insider
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook bullies writers, not its engineers, to keep data private