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12:30 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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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: The Social Times and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo puts its heft behind OpenID 2.0  —  Yahoo said Tuesday that it plans to support the OpenID 2.0 single sign-on framework and bring its 248 million users to the Web's interoperability party.  —  When it comes to frameworks like OpenID my eyes typically glaze over.  Why?
Discussion: Furrier.org
yhoo.client.shareholder.com:
Yahoo! Announces Support for OpenID; Users Able to Access Multiple Internet Sites with Their Yahoo! ID  —  Yahoo! Support Triples Number of OpenID Accounts to 368 million  —  Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced its support for the OpenID 2. digital identity framework …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Yodel Anecdotal
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 …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:   Should AT&T police the Internet?  —  news analysis A decade …
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.
Discussion: Mashable!
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
TiVo Makes You Look Cultured By Bringing Jaman's Obscure Foreign and Indie Movies To Your DVR  —  TiVo today announced it would soon add Jaman Internet Movie Service to all Series2 and Series3 broadband-connected DVRs, giving users access to Sundance and international award winning movies …
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Brian Jones / Open XML Formats:
Mapping documents in the binary format (.doc; .xls; .ppt) to the Open XML format  —  I wanted to call everyone's attention to a few interesting developments in Ecma's proposed disposition document related to the Office binary formats.  There were a few comments from national bodies that asked …
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: CrunchGear, Boing Boing and Slashdot
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:
David A. Utter / WebProNews:
The Digg Reel Courts Viacom Anger  —  New video best-of show includes copyrighted works  —  Former TechLive lead anchor and co-founder of TheFempire.com, Jessica Corbin, opened The Digg Reel with a video of a cute bunny opening an envelope with its teeth.  Aww.
Discussion: AppScout and Revision3
Christina Warren / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Will iTunes rentals play on a 5G iPod?  Nope.  —  The long-rumored iTunes rental service is finally up and running.  For many users, the most attractive part of the service (and certainly the only part that really sets it apart from any of the other online rental options) …
GigaOM:
O2 Offers Napster For Free!  Big Question: What Will People Pay For in the Future?  —  It is our contention that in the future, we will only pay for broadband access.  Voice, video or whatever is going to become part of the “access” offering.  Yesterday France Telecom made voice free for its customers, by dropping fixed call charges.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone putting on a Lotus Notes suit?  —  If you're looking to gain respect for your gear as a serious business-class tool, there's no better way than to infiltrate those Big Four accounting firms still using Lotus Notes.  According to a piece carried by the Associated Press …
Discussion: MacRumors, The Register and Ed Brill
 
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Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
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BBC:
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft warns corporate users of impending autoupdate to IE7
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why watermarking will never replace DRM
Discussion: hypebot
Sara Silver / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Firms See Gains in Set-Top Wars
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
XtremeMac's Luna X2 is ready to rule
Discussion: PC World
Dr Joel Selanikio / BBC:
Invisible revolution  —  If I had told you ten years ago …
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
US intel chief wants carte blanche to peep all 'Net traffic
Discussion: New Yorker
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Chris Riley / Google Blogoscoped:
No Google Analytics API? No Problem!
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
ITunes Movie Rentals and Netflix Online: Different Markets
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Steve Jobs Sprinkles a Bit of Magic Apple Dust on Boston's Skyhook
Discussion: Macworld and Ubergizmo
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Sorry Fanboys, Businesses Shouldn't Switch to Macs
Discussion: VoIP Blog
NEWS.com.au:
Google bows to Church of Scientology over Cruise video
Discussion: WebProNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Salesforce.com To Offer DaaS Service, New Pricing Model, Competition
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Perspective: Myspace Still Kicking Facebook's Ass in Traffic