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12:55 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 …
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.
Discussion: Electronista, jkkmobile and I4U News
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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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Electronista
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.
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog:
If people buy consoles for software, why is the Wii so popular?  —  A new study conducted by Japanese site Kakaku.com asked respondents what their top concern was when they headed to the store looking for their next console.  —  49.2 percent of the 3,422 gamers polled indicated that their top reason …
Discussion: Associated Press and Kotaku
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.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Fish Bridge Connects Two Aquariums; if Only Fish Were Smart Enough to Use it  —  This sweet fishtank setup features a gigantic water bridge that connects two tanks, allowing the fishy inhabitants to travel between the two habitats at their leisure.  It was housed in the former Evanston …
Discussion: OhGizmo!
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.
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 …
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
 
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