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12:35 PM ET, January 18, 2008

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Reuters:
Sprint to cut 4,000 jobs
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.
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
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.
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
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
New Blu-ray 2.0 spec makes PS3 the most future-proof player  —  With the sudden and unexpected announcement from Warner that the studio would be abandoning HD DVD titles in favor of Blu-ray, it seemed to many observers that the high-def format war was all over, bar the shouting.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPhone speaker too quiet?  Stab it with needles  —  If you're like us, you feel more than a little annoyed with iPhone's speaker volume.  Yes, whether you're waiting for a call, trying to have a speakerphone conversation, or just listening for sweet DTMF tones — the thing kind of stinks.
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
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
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
AMD's earnings: off life support and headed back to black  —  On Wednesday, AMD's stock had a slight uptick that coincided with Intel's earnings announcement and subsequent battering on the trading floor.  Clearly, the market was prepared for good news from AMD's Thursday release …
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 …
 
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Googlers, VIPs inaugurate new D.C. office
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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
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Touching the Dell Latitude XT Tablet PC (review)
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THE NEW LAS VEGAS SUN IS REALLY, REALLY GOOD.
Tony Smith / The Register:
USB 3.0-sporting devices start to appear... sort of
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Daniel Berninger / GigaOM:
Here Comes Trouble: An Antidote to Software Patents
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Emma Vandore / Associated Press:
Orange Chief: French IPhone Selling
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
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
China Close To Becoming World's Largest Internet Market By Users
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Web Ad Buyer: Online Less Robust Than You Think, CPMs Headed Down
Discussion: WebProNews, Valleywag and Beet.TV
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Blogger Suffers Major Outage. Bloggers Not Happy