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6:15 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.
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
A ‘Do-Googler’ Takes Aim At Big Problems
Discussion: AppScout
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Jon Udell:
.aspx considered harmful  —  It's been a decade since Tim Berners-Lee wrote Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change, the first contribution to what is still not a very extensive literature on designing namespaces for the web.  Recently, when I made the suggestion that a blog engine ought …
 
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Hugh / SXSW Interactive News:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to Keynote on Sunday, March 9
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’
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google's Schmidt to NASA: Be more ‘open’
IDG News Service:
Dell Tops HP as Largest PC Supplier in the U.S.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Swingers Director to Launch New Media Co
 Earlier Items: 
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
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
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
 

 
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
WBD says it intends to match one of the offers for NBA rights; a source says it is targeting the package from Amazon, which is for about $1.8B per year

Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
TelevisaUnivision reports Q2 revenue up 3% YoY to $1.3B, ad revenue up 6% YoY to $785M, and operating expenses up 6% YoY to $896M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

 
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