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5:55 AM ET, January 21, 2008

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPhone goes corporate: AT&T announces business plan  —  Without a 3G iPhone announcement at MacWorld, Apple remains focused on increasing the penetration of their generation-one handset.  True to the rumors circulating the intertubes last week, AT&T is now offering the iPhone to business customers.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and VoIP Watch
Joshua Chaffin / Financial Times:
NBC chief eyes TV shake-up  —  Jeff Zucker, chief executive of NBC Universal, is planning to seize on the writers' strike to eliminate what he sees as extravagances in the way Hollywood makes and promotes television.  —  NBC and other companies have already used the strike to terminate millions …
Discussion: Lost Remote
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BBC:
EA pushes ad-backed video games  —  Electronic Arts is to release a free online version of the popular Battlefield game to be supported by adverts and micro payments.  —  The PC game, Battlefield Heroes, will be available only online later this year, and will not be sold in shops.
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Seth Schiesel / New York Times:
The Video Game May Be Free, but to Be a Winner Can Cost Money
Discussion: paidContent.org
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Nokia And Facebook Working On Mobile Deal; Could Involve Investment  —  [by David Kaplan and Rafat Ali] Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Facebook are working on porting the social network on to Nokia handsets in a major way, we have learned.  The Facebook placement could be as prominent as the YouTube button …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
From MySpace to YourSpace  —  Two years ago, Chris DeWolfe, the co-founder and chief executive of MySpace, was talking about international expansion with Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation bought the social networking site in 2005.  According to Mr. DeWolfe, an entrepreneur used to moving …
Discussion: Gawker
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MySpace to Spin Off Its Incubator Into A Separate Company; Financed By News Corp  —  In an otherwise unremarkable feature story in NYT about MySpace's new plans, an intriguing piece of news buried towards the end: that MySpace is forming an incubator to gestate new companies.
The Register:
Microsoft ruling may not bolster Europe's new case, warns lawyer  —  Don't count your chickens...  A landmark court ruling which last year backed the European Commission's last competition action against Microsoft may not be as helpful in its current action as has been widely thought, according to a competition lawyer.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Campaign Reporting in Under 140 Taps  —  “NASHUA: Just saw Bill O'reily misbehaving at Obama rallly.  Shoving Obama staffer."  —  With these sloppily spelled words, sent Jan. 5 by text message by John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for the online magazine Slate, did microjournalism come of age.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
HBO Putting Shows Online, at No Additional Charge  —  HBO, cable's most popular premium channel, is carefully entering the arena of Internet video.  —  The channel, a subsidiary of Time Warner, will introduce HBO on Broadband starting this week to subscribers in Green Bay and Milwaukee …
John Oates / The Register:
O2 misses iPhone targets  —  Only just...  02 has shifted 190,000 iPhones in its first two months of sales, just short of its target of 200,000.  —  Neither O2 nor the Carphone Warehouse, which sells the handsets, would comment on the figures which were leaked to the FT. But it did tell …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter: What's your Dunbar number?  —  Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, or the prodigal son returning home to the family farm, my friend Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 has decided to rejoin the Twitter-sphere.  He stopped last fall sometime, and wrote a post about why he had decided …
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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A Venerable Magazine Energizes Its Web Site  —  A year ago, The Atlantic's Web site was, to put it gently, weak — in content, staff, traffic and advertising.  —  Today, with big-name bloggers and video, it barely resembles the same site, having evolved into one of the livelier places …
Discussion: paidContent.org and WebMetricsGuru
Nick Tabakoff / The Australian:
Murdoch bids for Packer media empire  —  LACHLAN Murdoch has returned from self-imposed exile to spearhead a stunning $3.3 billion bid to privatise James Packer's media empire.  —  The board of Mr Packer's Consolidated Media Holdings (CMH) met today to consider the bid from Mr Murdoch's …
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
Wal-Mart Gets Tough On RFID  —  Sam's Club suppliers required to use tags or face $2 fee.  —  Wal-Mart has apparently tired of its investments in radio frequency identification turning into a prolonged pilot study and is stepping up pressure on suppliers to comply with its 3-year-old inventory-technology mandate.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Getty Images For Sale; Could Fetch $1.5 Billion  —  Getty Images (NYSE: GYI), the world's biggest supplier of stock pictures and video (and increasingly a digital player) has put itself on the auction block and could fetch more than $1.5 billion, reports NYT, citing sources.
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo To Cut 20% Of Its Workforce?
 
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Pradnya Joshi / New York Times:
Web Cartoon Bolsters Visits to Newsday
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The metered internet  —  I'm getting a preview of Time Warner's …
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft still looking to take Notes share
Discussion: Computerworld and WinBeta
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear:
Boost your cell phone reception, MacGyver-style
Discussion: Ubergizmo
Greg Wasserstrom / Gawker:
If You Love David Karp So Much Why Don't You Marry Him?
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Vista and Office 2007 getting some traction ahead of Windows 7
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Researcher pinpoints Skype vulnerability
Discussion: Gizmodo and Mashable!
Ahl / Adam Leventhal's Weblog:
Mac OS X and the missing probes
Yannick Pasquet / Agence France Presse:
Anti-Nokia backlash grows in Germany
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Website Wiped Clean by “Hackers”
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