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10:45 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: … And there's another one: … DO NOT VISIT the URL in question.  It will redirect you immediately to a suspicious domain: twitter . access-logins . com - notice the subdomain?
Discussion: Webware.com, Neowin.net 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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Wikimedia Foundation: Jimmy Wales ‘absolutely’ not out  —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is “absolutely” not out of a job at the Wikimedia Foundation, according to the foundation's director of communications.  —  On Saturday, Valleywag editor Owen Thomas reported that Wales was “out of a job …
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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
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 …
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: MacBlogz, RyanSpoon.com, NewTeeVee and TUAW
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.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Spotify, An Alternative to Music Piracy
Discussion: CNET News and digg.com
Jim Goldman / MSNBC:
Microsoft Readies Cost-Cuts; Though Massive Layoff Unlikely  —  Microsoft will embark on a significant cost-cutting initiative in 2009, which might begin as early as this month, to offset a global slowdown in sales.  However, sources tell Jim Goldman of CNBC, the cuts will largely …
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and Asa Dotzler
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
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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Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
Recession muffles buzz at tech show  —  But Boston-area companies consider the 4-day electronics extravaganza the place to make contact  —  At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, personal media viewers were tried out and Yahoo had a corporate tent (it will not this year).
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
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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 …
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
CatholicGoogle: Your Search Engine For All Things Catholic
Tateru Nino / Massively:
The death of Lively and some lessons about complexity
Sarah Lacy:
Now for My Next Trick, I'll Turn Brand into Cash
Discussion: /Message
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
Discussion: Stay N' Alive
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