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8:20 PM ET, January 3, 2009

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Chris Pirillo:
Phishing Scam Spreading on Twitter  —  A few minutes ago, I received a direct message from one of my twitter followers: … DO NOT VISIT the URL in question.  It will redirect you immediately to a suspicious domain: twitter . access-logins . com - notice the subdomain?  Worse yet, here's what you'd see there right now:
Discussion: CNET News and CostPerNews
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Twitter Status:
Don't Click That Link!  —  Twitter Engineering and Operations are on the case but if you receive a Direct Message with a blogspot.com link in it that redirects to what seems like Twitter.com do not enter your Twitter credentials.  If you look at the URL, you'll notice that it is not really Twitter …
Timothy R. Butler / OFB.biz:
Fewer Bars in More Places: AT&T Network Upgrades Degrade Service for 2G Phones  —  In an act affecting owners of 2G cell phones on AT&T Mobility's network, including the highly visible, and originally highly expensive first generation iPhone, Open for Business has learned that AT&T …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Spotify, An Alternative to Music Piracy  —  Spotify is a music service that gives users access to a huge library of music, through a lightweight application that looks like a mashup of the best parts of iTunes and Last.fm.  Music is streamed, partly supported by P2P technology, but it plays instantly, like we've never seen before.
Discussion: digg.com
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How To Try Spotify Immediately, No Matter Where You Live  —  New European streaming music service Spotify, which TechCrunch UK has been tracking since October, is getting increasingly good reviews.  Spotify is a downloadable client for Windows and Mac users that lets you search, browse and stream a deep collection of music.
Matthaus Krzykowski / VentureBeat:
An FAQ about those Android netbooks  —  Since our post yesterday about Google's Android platform running on netbooks, we've been asked a lot of questions.  Here are the most frequent questions, along with our answers.  —  Do you think Android could run on laptops or PCs?
Discussion: Tech-Ex and Open Gardens
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Top 10 Macworld rumors for 2009  —  Apple's (AAPL) last Macworld Conference and Expo opens Monday at San Francisco's Moscone Center, but the real action starts Tuesday at 9 a.m. PT (12 noon ET) with senior vice president Phil Schiller's opening remarks — the first Macworld keynote not delivered by Steve Jobs since 1997.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and TUAW
Louis Gray:
What FriendFeed Needs to Do To Grow and Keep New Users  —  That I like FriendFeed and so does Robert Scoble and so do a few thousand other Web-addicted Silicon Valley-centric people doesn't matter very much.  That thousands more have signed up to the service and imported their data doesn't matter very much either.
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Owen Thomas / Gawker:
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales Out of a Job  —  Imagine an online encylopedia anyone can edit — and no one can run.  Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's sleaze-drenched cofounder, is no longer a board member of the site's nonprofit foundation.  Who's in charge here?  —  Not Wales.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
For the Blind, Technology Does What a Guide Dog Can't  —  T. V. RAMAN was a bookish child who developed a love of math and puzzles at an early age.  —  That passion didn't change after glaucoma took his eyesight at the age of 14.  What changed is the role that technology …
Discussion: Oatmeal Stout
Fred / A VC:
Putting The Band Back Together  —  One of the great things about being in business with serial entrepreneurs is that they have a wealth of talented people they've worked with in past startups to tap into as the company grows.  —  Some founding teams stick together from startup to startup …
Sarah Lacy:
Now for My Next Trick, I'll Turn Brand into Cash  —  Back in May 2008, I was on top of the world.  Viewers were soaring for my newly launched Yahoo show, TechTicker, my book was about to come out and was boasting a beautifully low three-digit Amazon rank, several of my BusinessWeek columns …
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Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
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Tateru Nino / Massively:
The death of Lively and some lessons about complexity
Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Craigsphone brings Craigslist to the iPhone
Discussion: digg.com
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Google's “Product Ideas” Campaign Isn't Crowdsourcing.  It's A PR Stunt
Discussion: IntoMobile and Search Engine Watch
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Twitter and the Password Anti-Pattern
Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Fun rumor du jour: BlackBerry Bold coming to Sprint this quarter
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Walters / Consumerist:
Fisher-Price Kiddie Camera Comes With Fun And A Computer Virus
Discussion: Tech-Ex
Jose Fermoso / Gadget Lab:
Tech Pundits Put Their 2009 Predictions On the Line
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Will economy dent Amazon's hiring spree?
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
The year in IPv4 addresses: almost 200 million served
Discussion: Slashdot and digg.com
comScore:
Despite Weak Season, Online Spending Trends Outperform Brick …
Discussion: Tech-Ex and Voices