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12:30 PM ET, January 18, 2008

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Reuters:
Sprint to cut 4,000 jobs  —  Sprint Nextel , the No. 3 U.S. mobile service, said on Friday it will cut about 4,000 jobs and close about 8 percent of its stores, predicting further pressure on its ability to attract subscribers and turn a profit in 2008.  —  Sprint shares fell 7 percent …
Discussion: IDG News Service
Electronista:   Sprint slashes 4,000 jobs, shutters stores
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Seesmic killed the YouTube star?  —  It's not often you are presented with a vision of the future of online video in a pub in London.  —  But that's exactly what I was shown last night by celebrated French blogger, well-connected entrepreneur and Seesmic founder Loic LeMeur.
AnandTech:
The MacBook Air CPU Mystery: More Details Revealed  —  Author: Anand Lal Shimpi MacBook Air Products  —  Earlier this week Apple announced its MacBook Air, and within hours we had the mystery of its “60% smaller” CPU uncovered.  Or at least we thought.  —  It turns out there's even more depth …
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Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
More information on the MacBook Air's CPU
Discussion: PC World
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Eee PC with 9-inch touchscreen in the works?  —  Details of future generation Eee PCs from ASUS have been trickling out even before the first generation shipped.  Now that sewing circle of Taiwanese component makers have whispered a few secrets in the direction of DigiTimes.
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Time Warner: Download Too Much and You Might Pay $30 a Movie  —  Let's say you buy a new Apple TV because you want to rent high-definition movies.  And say you are about to move to Beaumont, Tex. If so, you might wind up paying Time Warner Cable as much as $30 when you download a movie using its high-speed Internet service.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
China Close To Becoming World's Largest Internet Market By Users  —  New statistics released by the Chinese Government show that China is due to surpass the United States as the nation with the most internet users in the coming months.  —  The state-owned China Internet Network Information Center …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
IBM's alternate universe: Big Blue sees great 2008
Discussion: eWeek and Seeking Alpha
Steve Lohr / Bits:
IBM: A Separate Reality?
Discussion: The Register
Aviv Raff / Aviv Raff On .NET:
Skype cross-zone scripting vulnerability  —  Skype uses Internet Explorer web control within the application to render internal and external HTML pages.  Examples for this pages are the “Send money via PayPal” dialog, or “Add video to chat” dialog.  —  Recently, I've discovered that Skype is running this web control in Local Zone.
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Luck / Apple TV Hacks:
Native Skype plugin for Apple TV in the works  —  O, Brandon Holland, how we “heart” you.  —  Yep, the Canadian teen that brought us the wireless keyboard hack and the GPS plugin is at it again.  This time he's bringing us a Skype plugin for the Apple TV.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Native Skype coming to Apple TV?
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Reznor offer  —  Musicians aren't merchants.  —  We certainly learned that through Radiohead and Trent Reznor's separate experiments with choose-your-price album promotions.  —  In October, Reznor, the leader of the band Nine Inch Nails …
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Deal Of the Day: CNN Pays $750,000 For Web Address  —  CNN just made self-styled “Domain King” Rick Schwartz a happy man.  The network paid $750,000 to acquire urls ireport.com and i-report.com from Schwartz, who told SAI he paid “$70 or $100” to register the domains back in 1997.
Discussion: WebProNews and Valleywag
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DNJournal.com:
The Lowdown … In our latest weekly domain sales report …
Discussion: Domain Name Wire
Nokia:
Nokia N95 8GB, the first DLNA certified mobile  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that the Nokia N95 8GB had the distinction of being the first ever mobile phone to receive Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification.  The DLNA is a body advocating the interoperability of wired and wireless consumer devices.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, Phone Scoop and atmaspheric
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Slide Gets Big Funding?  —  Call it the Facebook Funding Effect.  —  I am still collecting details, but Slide-the San Francisco startup whose widgets are among the most popular on Facebook and MySpace-is completing a round of funding that could value the startup at many times a multiple of its most recent $60 to $80 million valuation.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Wave 2008 - Free Summary Report for RWW Readers  —  Project10X has just released a 400-page study of semantic technologies and their market impact, entitled Semantic Wave 2008: Industry Roadmap to Web 3.0 and Multibillion Dollar Market Opportunities.
Discussion: JasonKolb.com
Amanda Natividad / paidContent.org:
User Comments And The Art Of Moderation  —  With the ever-growing popularity of social media, major media sites have come to understand the importance of audience participation.  MediaShift's Mark Glaser writes about the problem traditional media sites have had with the issue of filtering and moderating.
Discussion: MediaShift
Mweller / The Ed Techie:
The Facebook lessons  —  (avlxyz - http://www.flickr.com/photo_ zoom.gne?  id=2077892948&size=l)  —  So, as I said in my last post, this will be the year Facebook fades away for many of us.  It won't disappear - I'll probably have a Facebook profile still, but I just won't use it much …
Emma Vandore / Associated Press:
Orange Chief: French IPhone Selling  —  France's Orange Says IPhone Sales Better Than Expected  —  PARIS (AP) — Sales in France of the much-hyped Apple Inc. iPhone after the holiday season are going better than mobile carrier Orange expected, Didier Lombard, head of Orange parent France Telecom, said Thursday.
 
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UC Berkeley:
UC Berkeley: Craigslist to establish first endowed faculty chair in new media
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Turmoil at Joost as CTO sacked then hired by BBC on the same day
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Touching the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (review)
Ryan / Invisible Inkling:
THE NEW LAS VEGAS SUN IS REALLY, REALLY GOOD.
Tony Smith / The Register:
USB 3.0-sporting devices start to appear... sort of
Discussion: Gizmodo
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google No Longer Displays Stop Words Warning
Discussion: SEO by the SEA
Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: An Antidote to Software Patents
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Florian Jensen / Florian Jensen's Weblog:
AOL adopting XMPP aka Jabber
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BBC:
Nasa investigates virtual space
Discussion: WebProNews
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Fujitsu's LifeBook P1620 is lighter than (MacBook) Air
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and Ubergizmo
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Keepin' it real fake, part CVI: N800 gets Chinafied
Kevin Ho / Crave: The gadget blog:
Macworld: Blinged out iPhone Cases
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Web Ad Buyer: Online Less Robust Than You Think, CPMs Headed Down
Discussion: WebProNews, Valleywag and Beet.TV
Christopher Mascari / Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Bricked iPhones Rise From the Grave With Firmware 1.1.3
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Blogger Suffers Major Outage. Bloggers Not Happy
Microsoft:
Microsoft Hires Tony Scott as Chief Information Officer
 

 
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