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11:51 AM ET, January 21, 2008

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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 …
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USA Today:
It's not TV, it's HBO — on your computer  —  HBO, one of the few remaining holdouts from online video, is jumping in and offering viewers Sopranos on the go.  —  On Tuesday, the pay-cable network unveils HBO On Broadband, featuring 400 hours of movies and original series that can be downloaded to computers.
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Net plans split siblings at TW
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work and Reel Pop
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.
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 …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
NBC's Zucker hints at return to iTunes?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Will We See Delicious 2.0 This Week?  —  It's been four and a half months since Yahoo first previewed Delicious 2.0.  We've heard not a peep from them since as to when it might launch publicly and replace the existing, somewhat dated interface.  —  Well, ok, there was a peep last week.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph Blogs:
Telegraph to become OpenID provider  —  2007 was a big year for the Telegraph.  This year will be even bigger.  There are several big announcements coming over the next few weeks but today I am pleased to be able to make the first of them.  —  The Telegraph will soon become the first newspaper …
Magnus Persson / bit-tech.net:
The Weighted Companion PC  —  Foreword  —  When it comes to great new games, one of the first thoughts on anyone's mind is “POORTTAALL!!"  The utterly tongue-in-cheek humour, the innovative gameplay and entertaining (sometimes vexing) level design are enough to make pretty much every gamer find something to love.
Discussion: Tech Blog and Digg
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Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
PC Stands For Portal Case
Discussion: Engadget and Gadget Lab
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Europe, Apple Faces Hurdles to iTunes Movie Rentals  —  LONDON — After introducing an online film rental business for American consumers last week, the chief executive of Apple, Steven P. Jobs, said he expected that the service would be expanded into international markets later this year.
Discussion: Engadget and paidContent.org
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: WebProNews
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New York Times:
Getty Images Up for Sale, Could Fetch $1.5 Billion
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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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Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Wi-Fi music polling device takes heat off the DJ  —  Ever had a party ruined by your host's atrocious taste in music?  Then you might welcome a system that polls the musical preferences of party-goers and creates a playlist to keep everyone happy.  —  Developed by computer scientists …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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: Insider Chatter, Mashable! and Gawker
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   MySpace to Spin Off Its Incubator Into A Separate Company; Financed By News Corp
John Leyden / The Register:
RIAA wiped off the net  —  A lack of security controls allowed hackers to “wipe” the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) website on Sunday.  —  The existence of an SQL injection attack on the RIAA's site came to light via social network news site Reddit.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Slashdot and Threat Chaos
WordPress.com:
Free Space to Three Gigabytes  —  Much of the work we do at Automattic is behind the scenes, infrastructure you'll (hopefully) never notice or see, but we're always thinking about how the improvements we make to the foundation of the site will allow us to build more interesting things on top of it.
Joel Johnson / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Talking About AT&T's Internet Filtering on AT&T's The Hugh Thompson Show  —  Yesterday, I was invited to talk about gadgets onThe Hugh Thompson Show, a television-style talk show sponsored exclusively by AT&T for distribution on the online AT&T Tech Channel.
Agence France Presse:
Japan to get cellphone 'sommeliers': official  —  TOKYO (AFP) - Japan is to start licensing cellphone “sommeliers” to guide consumers through complicated functions as mobile telephones become ever more advanced, an official said Monday.  —  The communications ministry said it was planning …
Discussion: Engadget and mocoNews.net
 
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Reuters:
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Microsoft:
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Discussion: Ed Brill
The Register:
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
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