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10:45 AM ET, January 29, 2008

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Introducing Prologue  —  We're fans of Twitter around here, in fact many Automatticians have accounts, but while the format appealed to us it really just whetted our appetite for something more, like a way for each of us to share short messages about what we're doing or working on internally, or private messages between groups of folks.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Wordpress pays homage to Twitter
Discussion: Maple Leaf 2.0
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Windows 7 = Vista Release 2  —  All the kerfuffle over Windows 7 - leaked memos, shaky handheld video clips of leaked builds, equally shaky tentative release schedules - is amusing.  I don't have any inside information to offer, only a perspective drawn from 17 years of watching the Windows development process in action.
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Randall Kennedy / InfoWorld:
Windows 7: Will They or Won't They?
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Ben Fenton / Financial Times:
U2 manager urges ISPs to help fight web piracy  —  The music industry should shift the focus of its battle with internet piracy towards the technological industries which have “built multibillion dollar industries on the back of our content without paying for it”, according to Paul McGuinness, manager of rock group U2.
Discussion: WebProNews and last100
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
O2 improves package for iPhone users  —  Mobile network O2 has overhauled the cost of using Apple's iPhone handset just two months after it went on sale in the UK.  —  The mobile network today announced that iPhone owners who are currently paying its lower-rate tariffs of £35 …
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Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC share of Windows Mobile smartphone segment declining  —  High Tech Computer (HTC) has lost the title as the global top ranking vendor of Windows Mobile-based smartphones (excluding touch-screen models), with its share of the segment falling to below 30% currently, trailing behind Motorola …
Discussion: Engadget, PalmAddicts and Gizmodo
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Peter Ha / CrunchGear:
Samsung, Moto pull ahead of HTC in Windows Mobile market share
Discussion: Electronista
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
11 Power Tips for Gmail  —  Wow, I can't believe how many people commented on my late-Friday night post about desired features for Gmail.  If you want to suggest something for Gmail, that thread is the better place to do it.  But looking through the comments, I saw a few requests that can already be done today.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare To Be Forced to Shut Down Following Court Defeat?  —  Last week we reported on rumors that Rapidshare had, or was about to be, shut down, rumors that now look likely to resurface.  The company, one of the world's largest ‘one-click’ file hosting services, has lost a copyright infringement case …
Jessica Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Liberty Media Takes Action To Force Diller Out of IAC  —  Liberty Media Corp. took steps Monday to seize control of IAC/InterActiveCorp from IAC Chairman Barry Diller.  —  Liberty, which owns a majority voting stake in IAC that has long been voted by Mr. Diller under a longstanding proxy agreement …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Malone v. Diller: It's All About Supervoting Shares
Sam / a gthing science project:
The True Cost of SMS Messages  —  I just found out that AT&T (A-fee&fee?) is raising their text message pricing.  When I first signed up for AT&T 6 or so years ago it cost 10 cents to send an SMS message, and it was free to receive them.  —  When AT&T switched to Cingular the price of sending …
Discussion: DSLreports, CrunchGear and Slashdot
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Newspaper Ads: Big Hopes For Small Barcodes (GOOG)  —  Google's efforts to get into the newspaper ad business have yet to yield much.  One tool it hopes will eventually change that: Small, square barcodes, like the one at the right, at the bottom of print ads.
eWeek:
EU Court Delivers Blow to Copyright Holders  —  Countries inside the EU do not have to disclose names of Internet file sharers in civil cases, a European Court has ruled.  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries can refuse to disclose names of file sharers on the Internet in civil cases …
Discussion: Computerworld
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:   European Court Decides FileSharers Should Stay Anonymous
Don Marti / LinuxWorld.com:
Barracuda turns to open source users for patent research  —  A security vendor whose product is heavily based on open source is looking to users to help it beat a 1995 antivirus software patent.  —  Barracuda Networks CEO Dean Drako says his company won't license a virus scanning patent from Trend Micro …
Discussion: Ars Technica, eWeek and Network World
Brian Prince / eWeek:
More Database Vendors Enter the Cloud  —  EnterpriseDB and database start-up company Blist add their names to the roster of companies pursuing databases as a service.  —  EnterpriseDB has become the latest database provider to place a bet on software as a service.
Discussion: GigaOM
The Register:
MySpace wins UK domain name that pre-dated its service  —  Myspace.co.uk was registered 'abusively'  —  Social networking company MySpace has won the right to have the domain name myspace.co.uk transferred to it despite the fact that it was registered six years before MySpace was founded.
Discussion: Mashable!
Brent Csutoras / Search Engine Land:
How To Create Compelling Social Media Profiles  —  Social media is not really new anymore, but many people still struggle with the subtle things that might help or hurt success within the top social communities.  Recently Muhammad Saleem published a great article on the various tips …
Linux-Watch.com:
openSUSE Build Service now supports Red Hat and CentOS  —  Say, you're a software developer.  Say, you want to write an easy-to-install program for any Linux distribution.  I'd say, “You have a problem."  OpenSUSE, however, has improved upon its solution for this problem: the openSUSE Build Service …
Discussion: Open Source
 
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BBC:
Monitored net  —  Internet law professor Michael Geist examines …
Discussion: Rough Type
InfoWorld:
MSI: LEDs, Blu-ray Disc, Eco big in laptops this year
Discussion: Electronista and InfoWorld
Aude Lagorce / MarketWatch:
Motorola may exit its handset business: analyst
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Kit Eaton / Gizmodo:
Everio GZ-HD6 is First Consumer HDD Camera to Output 1080p Using …
Discussion: Electronista
John Tierney / New York Times:
Hitting It Off, Thanks to Algorithms of Love
Panasonic UK:
Panasonic Introduces New LUMIX DMC-FS3 Featuring 8.1 Mega Pixels …
Discussion: Engadget
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Springsource buys Covalent in enterprise Java push
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After labels, Qtrax must satisfy Prince, Van Morrison
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Panasonic leaks own PMA line-up including FX35 with 25-mm wide-angle lens
Discussion: Gizmodo and I4U News
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
This Just In: Yahoo's Q4 Will Be “Strong” (YHOO)
Discussion: BoomTown
Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
If Apple Sold Sheets Of Paper...
Jennifer L. Schenker / Business Week:
Nokia's Trolltech Grab Hurts Rivals
Discussion: Network World
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Morning Coffee: why do we assume we only get one homepage?
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
How Kevin Martin Got Over A Million People To Look At A Woman's Naked Buttocks
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Steve Jobs to Apple investors: ‘hang in there’
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
First Proof Apple Making Near Zero on AppleTV (And Big Bucks on iTunes)