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5:05 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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James Bannan / APC:
Vista successor, Windows 7 to be released next year?  —  A recently-release roadmap for the next major Window release - Windows 7 - indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Could Windows 7 be the best Windows yet?  —  Given all the feedback that Microsoft has had from Vista users (both negative and positive), could Windows 7 be the best version of Windows yet?  —  Vista is turning out to be a bit of an enigma.  While sales seem strong, users seem far from satisfied with the latest offering from Redmond.
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:   Critical TCP/IP Worm Hole Dings Windows Vista
Christine Monaghan / Apple:
Apple Adds Pink to the iPod nano Lineup  —  Apple® today announced that it is adding a gorgeous new pink iPod® nano to the lineup of the world's most popular music player.  The much-requested pink iPod nano is available immediately in an 8GB model for $199. iPod nano features …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple store down: pink iPod nano and Canadian iPhone rumors swirl  —  Yup, it's down again... on a Tuesday... just hours before they announce their quarterly financials.  We've been hearing about new pink iPod nanos all morning which have apparently been shipped to big box retail locations.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   Apple Announces iPod Pepto
BurstMedia:
Current Research You Can Use Consumers Shout “I Want My Online Video”  —  Video content — once reserved to restricted distribution and corporate scheduling — is now readily available on demand at your favorite Internet web site.  The torrent of available video content online has been met …
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Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
Pre-Roll Video Ads Scare Viewers Away. Get Used To It.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Lost Remote
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Streaming Ads Driving Users Away From Content: Report
RealClearMarkets:
Might Google Buy the New York Times?  —  The choice for the family would be basically this: double your money or double down on “young Arthur,” as the NYT's Chairman and CEO is sometimes called.  In the back of their minds, the prospect of doubling down on “young Arthur” …
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
GigaOM:
Yahoo, Please Put Up A Fight  —  Yahoo has lost about $20 billion in market cap over the last two years.  The fight that it was supposed to put up against Google has been full of Brownian Motion, generating no real momentum.  —  Yahoo has a staggering 500 million users.
rim.com:
RIM Showcases BlackBerry Platform Enhancements at Lotusphere 2008  —  Orlando, FL, Lotusphere 2008, Booth 516 - Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced a series of updates for its market-leading BlackBerry® platform that include enhanced messaging and collaboration …
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
RIM to Launch BlackBerry Enhancements
Discussion: Electronista
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Shooting yourself in the foot: Time Warner's usage caps  —  Last week, we learned from a leaked memo that Time Warner Cable is preparing to roll out usage-based broadband service tiers to new customers in Beaumont, TX.  The company has since confirmed its plans, with monthly bandwidth caps set at 5GB, 10GB, 20GB, and 40GB.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Laid-Back Layoffs at Yahoo?  —  There have been a plethora of reports over the last week about what is happening at Yahoo in relation to layoffs.  —  As regular readers of BoomTown know, cutting staff is one thing we have suggested as something many think the Internet giant should do more of …
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Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
Why Yahoo is finally taking a step in the right direction
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless To Host Open Development Conference March 19-20, 2008 In New York City  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and WASHINGTON, DC — Verizon Wireless today announced that the company's much-anticipated Open Development Conference will be held in New York City on March 19-20, 2008.
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Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Verizon Wireless Open Development Conference Scheduled for March 19
Discussion: DSLreports and aboutus.vzw.com
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Life after Google, with millions  —  What would you do if you were flush with $10 million or $100 million?  Would you retire, go to work every day at the company that made you rich, or chase other dreams?  —  That's the multimillion-dollar question for hundreds of early Googlers.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
CBS Will Try To Convert Last.FM Acquisition To Video Value  —  One of the questions that comes up repeatedly in chats about CBS: what is the company doing to move last year's $280 million Last.fm acquisition beyond buzz into value?  Looks like answers may be on the way.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
As Tonight's Deadline For Scrabulous Shutdown (Or Sale) Looms, Zynga Might Be Next.  —  The saga of Scrabulous is nearing an end.  The Facebook version of Scrabble raised the ire of Hasbro and Mattel, which jointly own the rights to the game abroad and in the U.S., respectively.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
IP addresses could become “personal information” in Europe  —  Could IP addresses soon be considered “personal information” in Europe?  The question was discussed yesterday at a hearing before the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee, where European data protection authorities and privacy advocates backed the idea.
Keith Wiley / Market Wire:
Spot Runner Acquires GlobeShooter, a Network of More Than 1,200 Video Producers  —  Creative Pro Network Expands Spot Runner's Ability to Provide Effective, Affordable and High Quality Content for Advertisers  —  Spot Runner, the first Internet-based ad agency, announced today …
 
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Peter / The Local Onliner:
In Midst of Editor's Departure, LA Times Ramps Up Online
Discussion: LA Observed and mydigimedia
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Canon to introduce mid-pro “3D” camera and 5D replacement?
Discussion: Electronista
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Reinventing the Clipboard  —  Over time, I've become something of a desktop mimimalist.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Early Yahoo and Google (and Brian Lent)
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YuMe Grabs NBC Direct Ad Insertion Business....Insertion of Dynamic …
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Blu-ray players grab 93 percent of market after Warner went Blu
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Monster Worldwide Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss …
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Macbook Air... Yes, it really is as cool as it looks.
 Earlier Items: 
Timothy Lee / Techdirt:
Did Slate Violate Copyright Law?
Bloggasm:
January 30th is International Delete Your Myspace Account Day
Discussion: Mashable! and The Progress Bar
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Piper Jaffray lowers iPod estimates ahead of earnings call
Discussion: Apple Gazette
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AT&T Says SIM Contract Fiasco a Mistake
Discussion: IntoMobile and MobHappy
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
CIA: Cyberattack caused multiple-city blackout
IEBlog:
Compatibility and IE8  —  In Dean's recent Internet Explorer 8 …
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Netvibes gets unnecessary social features