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8:45 PM ET, January 28, 2008

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Tim Hames / Times of London:
Music file-share site Qtrax forced into humiliating U-turn  —  Jonathan Richards, Dan Sabbagh and Adam Sherwin in Cannes  —  A website which promised to give music lovers the world's first legal file-sharing service was forced into a humiliating climbdown today after it emerged that the company …
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Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
From today, feel free to download another 25 million songs - legally  —  After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs.  —  With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet …
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Offline Access  —  In a post Philipp made last week about writing a book in Google Docs, he said:  —  Working with Google Docs requires an internet connection.  In my case, I need this internet connection anyway [...] your mileage may vary (and who knows, Google …
Tony Smith / The Register:
It's official!  DVD plus/minus war ends in a draw  —  The battle of the recordable DVD formats - DVD+R/RW versus DVD-R/RW - is finally and officially over more than five-odd years after it began, and several years after the fight became largely symbolic.  —  Late last week, DVD6C …
Discussion: ParisLemon and The Mac Observer
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Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Microsoft held talks with Blu-ray about possible Xbox 360 use
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gearlog and Xbox 360 Fanboy
Andrew Hogue / Official Google Blog:
Introducing new search views  —  Introducing experimental views for search results  —  There have been a lot of recent improvements to web search, but the appearance of results themselves has been pretty constant — 10 or so web pages in a vertical list.  Frequently this is exactly the right format …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's $300 million gray market dilemma  —  Having stirred up a hornet's nest with his first take in the so-called missing iPhones, Bernstein Research's Apple (AAPL) specialist Toni Sacconaghi has taken a second look at the discrepancy between the number of iPhones Apple sold …
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Saul Hansell / NYT:   Good News in the One Million Missing iPhones
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Gore-Backed Current TV Files For $100 Million IPO; $63.7 Million 2007 Revs; Losses Mount  —  A first look into the books of Al Gore's cable network: Current Media (parent of Al Gore-backed Current TV) has filed for a $100 million NASDAQ IPO, trading under the ticker “CRTM”.
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:   Al Gore's Current Files For $100M IPO
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Windows 7 isn't headed for 2009, says Microsoft.  More like 2011.  —  Hey, it's not Microsoft's fault that 2011 sounds like the realm of jet pack VR massage cars, but it's certainly a long ways away any way you slice it.  Contrary to previous rumors of Microsoft planning a Windows 7 release sometime …
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
Skyfire browser for Windows Mobile is game changing, does Flash  —  The Skyfire browser is set to finally bring PC-like browsing to your Windows Mobile device with crazy speeds and support for all manner of embedded content.  Sure, there are ways to get Youtube and other mobile video content …
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
First Proof Apple Making Near Zero on AppleTV (And Big Bucks on iTunes)  —  That sweet $70 price chop Steve announced for the Apple TV had to come from somewhere (a question smartly raised by CW) and we know the only thing Apple guards more than closely than its secrets is its bottom line.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Is Apple subsidizing the $70 Apple TV price reduction by taking …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Valleywag
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware: Sales light; shares much lighter afterhours  —  VMware reported strong fourth quarter earnings and revenue growth but sales fell short of estimates.  —  When the dealing was done VMware shares were down roughly $20 from a close of $83.  Were the numbers really that bad?
Discussion: The Register
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eWeek:
VMware Revenue Falls Short, Shares Plummet
Discussion: CNET News.com
Zibri's Blog:
Major iPhone breakthru !  —  42 COMMENTI:  —  bliss_charles ha detto...  FlYaSS ha detto...  Asbjorn ha detto...  Neshill ha detto...  Michael ha detto...  DreamGuy ha detto...  Zibri ha detto...  a.Shustov ha detto...  Jean Marie ha detto...  Mauro Widman ha detto...  Neshill ha detto...
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
2008: The Year Web 2.0 Hits the Enterprise, Says Forrester  —  According to Forrester Research, there will be “strong demand” for web 2.0 tools in the enterprise in 2008.  Even though 42% of enterprises say adding web 2.0 tools is not on their agenda, according to a Q3 2007 survey …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Things Google Can Improve  —  Durrell Robinson has a lot of great ideas for Google and he decided to share them with you.  I only selected some of the most interesting ideas and found their place inside this post.  —  Contact manager integration with Picasa Web Albums and customizable Facebook …
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:
I'm Joining Scoble at FastCompany TV  —  In November 2003, I put up my first blog post: “Old dogs & New tricks."  I had not a clue how my life was about to change.  Maybe I should call this one: “Older dog.  Newer trick."  —  I am about to become a video blogger.  As of today, it is my main gig.
 
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Helio CEO leaves job to president
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Thomas Hazlett / Financial Times:
US v Microsoft: who really won?
Sunbelt Blog:
Not an urban legend: Snopes pushes Zango
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Carleen Hawn / GigaOM:
Ex-E*TRADE CEO Goes Social With MOLI
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo Report Could Disappoint, Analysts Say Layoffs Likely
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
FCC's Auction: Not Going According to Plan?
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Steve Jobs reassures investors, employees over stock drop
Discussion: MacRumors
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones
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Mole: 80GB PS3 dead, 120-160GB with Dual Shock 3 incoming
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Going Forward With “Drastic” Layoffs—Source