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1:20 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: Infinite Loop and PC World
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Don't miss lessons Radiohead, Trent 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 …
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
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 start-up whose widgets are among the most popular on Facebook and MySpace-is completing a round of funding that could value it at many times a multiple of its most recent $60 million to $80 million valuation.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
 
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