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3:05 PM ET, January 20, 2009

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The White House:
Change has come to WhiteHouse.gov  —  Welcome to the new WhiteHouse.gov. I'm Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog.  —  A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States …
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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Obama Renovates WhiteHouse.gov  —  To the keys to the nuclear arsenal, we now add one more technological weapon that is handed over to the incoming president at exactly noon every Inauguration Day: the root password to WhiteHouse.gov.  —  Before Barack Obama even finished taking the oath of office …
Wired News:
The Plot to Kill Google  —  When Google's lawyers entered the smooth marble hallways of the Department of Justice on the morning of October 17, they had reason to feel confident.  Sure, they were about to face the antitrust division—an experience most companies dread—to defend a proposed deal with Yahoo.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's Mac, iPod sales see slight rebound in December  —  Sales of Apple's Mac and iPod products bounced back last month following a disappointing November, helping the company's performance in those segments pull slightly ahead of Wall Street's consensus estimates for the December quarter.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple iPod, Mac Sales Looking Good Ahead Of Earnings (AAPL)
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple sales data: Half empty, half full
Discussion: GPS Obsessed
Joseph Tartakoff / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Microsoft expansion to take a hit to cut costs  —  Still unclear whether layoffs part of plan  —  When Microsoft Corp. reports its second-quarter earnings Thursday, the company is expected to outline a series of cost-cutting measures, which will include postponing most of its plans …
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Joseph Tartakoff / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft cuts back on campus expansion plans
QUALCOMM:
Qualcomm Acquires Handheld Graphics and Multimedia Assets from AMD  —  Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Qualcomm has acquired certain graphics and multimedia technology assets, intellectual property and resources that were formerly the basis of AMD's handheld business.
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Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
AMD Sells Handset Division to Qualcomm for $65 Million
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Eric Lempel / PlayStation.Blog:
Upcoming PS3 Firmware (v2.60) Update  —  Hi, everyone, we have a system software updates for PS3 coming soon, and I wanted to provide you with a sneak peak at the details.  —  The PS3 firmware update (v2.60) is designed primarily to enhance the system's media capabilities.
Andy M. Zaky / Bullish Cross:
How the iPhone and Poor Apple Management have contributed to the Downfall of Apple  —  In April of 2007, Peter Oppenheimer (Apple's CFO) announced that Apple will be using what is commonly referred to as the “subscription method of accounting” for sales of the iPhone where the sales revenue …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Adam O'Donnell / Zero Day:
It's a good day to disclose the largest credit card data breach ever  —  While the majority of American media is glued to the quadrennial spectacle that is the Presidential inauguration, Heartland Payment Systems has uncovered a piece of malware hidden in their payment processing system.
iSpazio - The iPhone Blog:
Clippy - iSpazio Exclusive: Finally the real Copy & Paste for iPhone and iPod Touch is here!  —  Everyone was missing it!  Finally we got the real Copy and Paste application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch!  It's Clippy, avaiable from the iSpazio Repository in Cydia:  —  It's very easy to use this app.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Did You Just Click on a Fake Hyundai Ad?  —  The Web is the future of advertising, but we're not there yet.  And getting there will be an interesting journey.  For instance, I find it hard to believe that traditional media buyers have ever had to worry about impostors buying ad space using their client's name before.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Why Microsoft should forget about Yahoo and buy Palm.  —  Why Microsoft would be foolish to get into the Web ad business.  —  Nearly a year ago, Microsoft made an unsolicited $44 billion bid to buy Yahoo.  No good came of it: Yahoo's executives, who appeared chronically allergic to any move …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Marketers Look Beyond Search Engines  —  Facebook, MySpace, iPhone Figure in Efforts by Pizza Hut, Others to Boost Online Exposure While Controlling Costs  —  Marketers, seeking to boost their online exposure while keeping a lid on costs, are looking beyond Internet search engines such as Google …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Watching The Inauguration With All My Facebook Friends  —  There are plenty of places to watch the inauguration today online (see our guide).  I've been clicking around, and many of the streams are jittery, as you would expect, but I find myself coming back to CNN's live stream.
Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Chaos Reigns in the PC Industry  —  The popularity of netbooks, Acer's rise, Lenovo's fall, the struggles of component makers to sell virtually anything — it all makes for a crazy time in the personal computer market these days.  —  The major PC component suppliers — companies like Intel …
Discussion: 451 CAOS Theory
PR Newswire:
Friendster Expands Its Team, Offices and Partners in Asia  —  Key Hires, New Offices and Partners To Enhance Company's Asia Pacific Focus  —  Friendster, Inc., a top 20 global website based on traffic and the #1 social network in Asia, today announced that it has further expanded its team …
Discussion: paidContent.org and Jobwire
John Ham / The Ustream.TV Blog:
Ustream Viewing Application is in the Apple App Store  —  The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application is now available in the Apple App Store.  —  The Ustream iPhone Viewing Application was pending approval from Apple and was approved in time for the inauguration.  Now any iPhone owner can watch the inauguration from their iPhone.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft Sells Entire Comcast Stake  —  Microsoft (MSFT) disclosed in an SEC filing on Friday that it has sold its entire 7.3% stake in Comcast (CMCSA) Class A common stock.  Microsoft had owned 150,935,575 shares.  —  In a research note this morning, Bernstein Research analyst Craig Moffett notes …
 
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