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3:50 PM ET, January 20, 2008

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tip: Yahoo May Cut 1,500-2,500 Jobs Within 2 Weeks*  —  A tipster believes Yahoo has created a list of 1,500-2,500 jobs that may be eliminated in the next two weeks.  CEO Jerry Yang will reportedly make the decision to go forward with these layoffs—or not—next week.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO): More Details on Potential Mass Firings  —  Last night we reported a tip that Yahoo has created a list of 1,500-2,500 jobs that may be cut within two weeks and that Jerry Yang will make the decision to go ahead with the layoffs—or not—this week.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Big Yahoo Layoffs Coming Soon?  —  We have been following a tip since the start of January, that Yahoo is preparing ground for a big round of layoffs, and have been digging since on clues and leads.  Now SAI get an anonymous tip (ours wasn't) which says the same thing, with a number to it …
Discussion: ParisLemon and Howard Lindzon
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo's Ripe for Shake-Up
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Website Wiped Clean by “Hackers”  —  It started out on the social news website Reddit, where a link to a really slow SQL query was posted.  While the Reddit users were trying to kill the RIAA server, someone allegedly decided to up the ante and wipe the site's entire database.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
I'm glad Louis Gray called out Mashable  —  I'm a big fan of the Mashable blog by Pete Cashmore.  They cover technology and the Web like no other blog, and they have some great writers — like Adam Ostrow, Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins, Kristen Nicole and others — but something has always kind …
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louisgray.com:
Mashable Uses A-List Power to Steal B-List Buzz  —  In the tech blogosphere, there's a clear delineation between those who are actively creating the news (the developers, engineers, and business people), those who are reporting the news (those blogs who follow journalism standards and do actual reporting) …
Discussion: Joe Duck
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Associate Email Addresses with a Google Account  —  Alternate email addresses are useful if you forget the password of your Google Account and now you can add more than one.  In your account, click on Edit next to “Personal information” and associate additional email addresses with your Google Account.
Nat Torkington / O'Reilly Radar:
Dangers of remote Javascript  —  As we move to a widget web, where the goodies on your site may not necessarily come from your site, it's worth sparing a thought for security.  We at O'Reilly just got bit on perl.com, which redirected to a porn site courtesy a piece of remotely-included Javascript.
Discussion: JD on EP, Snipperoo and Ajaxian
Podcasting News:
PodShow Podcasting Network Grew 29144% in 2007...Without Porn  —  According to the analysts at Compete, the Podshow podcasting network is one of the top five movers and shakers of 2007.  —  Here's what PodShow's Adam Curry has to say about the news:
Discussion: Mashable! and The Last Podcast
Yannick Pasquet / Agence France Presse:
Anti-Nokia backlash grows in Germany  —  BERLIN (AFP) - Anti-Nokia anger in Germany for closing a factory is growing with politicians publicly ditching the firm's phones and joining calls for a national boycott in Europe's largest economy.  —  The Finnish mobile phone giant said on Tuesday …
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Ahl / Adam Leventhal's Weblog:
Mac OS X and the missing probes  —  As has been thoroughly recorded, Apple has included DTrace in Mac OS X. I've been using it as often as I have the opportunity, and it's a joy to be able to use the fruits of our labor on another operating system.  But I hit a rather surprising case recently …
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Blog:
In a Vortex  —  In a vortex.  That's the only way to describe the past thirty days, during which we closed out our second quarter, and put together the transaction to acquire MySQL.  How'd it all start?  —  “That'll never happen, I've been trying for years.”
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Macworld 2008 rumor report card: some hits, mostly misses  —  As far as novelty news goes, Apple tea leaf reading and rumor speculation seems fairly fruitless (no pun intended).  Oh sure, just about everyone entertains the indulgence, even if it's only a debunk, but you can always count …
CLUMPC:
EeePC with Every Hack Possible (GPS, Bluetooth, 802.11N, etc.)  —  We've seen a lot of EeePC hacks, but this one takes the cake (currently).  Featuring GPS (with antenna), Bluetooth, internal card reader, additional internal flash drive, 802.11N, FM transmitter and modem.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget, GottaBeMobile and Digg
 
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
U.S. venture funding up nearly 11 percent in 2007
Discussion: GigaOM and Associated Press
Norimitsu Onishi / New York Times:
Thumbs Race as Japan's Best Sellers Go Cellular
Tony Dennis / Inquirer:
IPhone's UK sales disappoint
Discussion: Gizmodo
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