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4:11 PM ET, January 22, 2008

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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
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   iPod nano in the pink
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.
Discussion: CNET News.com, CrunchGear and Slashdot
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Chris / LiveSide:
Windows 7 details emerge - look Software + Services  —  Right now everyone is getting excited over the apparent distribution of early Windows 7 builds to external Microsoft partners.  One poster over at Neowin is claiming to have installed the build and while unsurprisingly its difficult to verify this …
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.
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!
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.
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
Victoria Shannon / International Herald Tribune:
Google and Publicis join on digital ads  —  PARIS: The chief executives of Publicis, the advertising conglomerate, and Google, the world's biggest Internet search company, said Tuesday that they would join forces to develop an approach to digital advertising that was both creative and technologically savvy …
Discussion: Times of London and WebProNews
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Reuters:
Publicis, Google reveal digital advertising cooperation
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YuMe Grabs NBC Direct Ad Insertion Business....Insertion of Dynamic Ads into Video Takes a Giant Step  —  We've been talking about the prospects of inserting dynamic advertising into downloadable video clips as an emerging trend.  Clearly, consumers will download more clips.
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PR Newswire:   YuMe Ad Platform To Power New NBC Direct YuMe to Drive Ad Management …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Verizon Wireless Open Development Conference Scheduled for March 19  —  For all of those people wondering about the details of Verizon Wireless's pledge to open its network to all compatible hardware, it seems the answers will come March 19 to 20 in New York City, at the carrier's Open Development Conference.
 
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Blu-ray players grab 93 percent of market after Warner went Blu
Business Wire:
Monster Worldwide Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss …
Zulfikar Ramzan / Symantec Corp.:
Drive-by Pharming in the Wild
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
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Critical TCP/IP Worm Hole Dings Windows Vista
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Laid-Back Layoffs at Yahoo?
Tom Espiner / CNET News.com:
CIA: Cyberattack caused multiple-city blackout
IEBlog:
Compatibility and IE8  —  In Dean's recent Internet Explorer 8 …
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Electronic Arts to give away video games online
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Netvibes gets unnecessary social features