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12:55 AM ET, January 26, 2009

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Wall Street Journal:
Bumpy Start for BlackBerry Storm  —  Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion Ltd. have high hopes for the BlackBerry Storm, which they spent nearly two years developing as their big response to Apple Inc.'s iPhone.  —  But despite a marketing campaign that cost more than $100 million, the smart phone has gotten off to a bumpy start.
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Has Knol Survived Google's Orphan-Project Killing Spree?  (GOOG)  —  We had thought Google (GOOG) was all about frugality and focus now: In recent months, the search giant has been killing off failed experiments like Twitter-rival Jaiku, mobile social networking service Dodgeball and virtual world Lively.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Four Things You Need To Know About Knol  —  Recently Google mentioned that 100,000 different articles have been posted to Google Knol.  I've been meaning to talk about Google Knol for a while, because there's a few things you need to know.  It seemed especially relevant after I saw …
New York Times:
$200 Laptops Break a Business Model  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The global credit crisis may have caused the decline in consumer and business spending that is assaulting the giants of high tech.  But as the dominant technology companies try to emerge from this slump, they may find themselves blaming people …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
Twitter is 2009's Facebook, With Less Upside  —  Twitter is making the same mistakes Facebook did, which are:  — raising money instead of generating any,  — letting the valuation get ahead of realistic business prospects which will make any M&A nearly impossible,
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Lucid Imagination: Open source competition in enterprise search  —  A San Mateo, Calif. startup called Lucid Imagination is launching today with the goal of supporting (and making money from) Apache Lucene and Solr, open source search products that power high-profile websites like Netflix and and Ticketmaster.
Discussion: Open Source and CMC
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Technology Gets a Piece of Stimulus  —  The time-tested way for governments to create jobs in a hurry is to pour money into old-fashioned public works projects like roads and bridges.  President Obama's economic recovery plan will do that, but it also has some ambitious 21st century twists.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Competition in the eBook Market  —  There's been a lot of buzz on forward-looking publisher mailing lists in the past few days about Robert Darnton's piece in the New York Review of Books, Google and the Future of Books.  When it hit techmeme today, I thought it might be appropriate to share …
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Cash-rich US techs guard purse strings  —  The biggest US technology companies may have a surfeit of cash but leading industry executives have dashed hopes that they will use those resources to return money to shareholders or step up acquisitions in the downturn.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast Reshuffles Digital; No Layoffs Planned  —  Condé Nast's famously Byzantine digital strategy may be getting a little bit easier to understand: The company's Web operations, which had been splintered into two groups, are getting melded into one, which will be run by Condé digital exec Sarah Chubb.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Denise Dubie / PC World:
2008: The Last Year for Awhile for IT Pay Hikes?  —  Salaries improved for IT professionals in 2008, but many worry the trend won't continue into 2009 as they face pay decreases, workload increases and headcount reductions.  —  According to a survey conducted by Dice, a career site …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Slicing Decades of Video for New Life on the Web  —  SILVER SPRING, Md. — Media companies are rushing to repackage their videos for the Internet, and some say they can hardly keep up with advertiser demand for more.  Video clips of TV shows and behind-the-scenes outtakes are omnipresent online — but how do they get there?
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
CNN Uses P2P Plugin for its Live Stream
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David Smith / Guardian:
Websites ‘must be saved for history’
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Sprint Treo Pro spotted in the wild, specs and all
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone Bluetooth File Transfer Coming Soon (YES!)
Discussion: CrunchGear and 9 to 5 Mac
Chris Gampat / Geek.com:
Android app destroying G1 users' memory?
Discussion: Gizmodo
Luke Hutchison:
Zoom-Zoom-Zoom — Get Multi-Touch Zooming Support on your T-Mobile G1 TODAY
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Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Downadup/Conflicker worm: When will the next shoe fall?
Discussion: Slashdot
Jesse Stay / louisgray.com:
Learn More About Who You Follow With TweepSearch
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Carol Bartz's First-Week-at-Yahoo Memo to the Troops
Discussion: Gawker and Silicon Alley Insider
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's Chris Early, head of Games for Windows Live, among the layoffs
Discussion: paidContent.org
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

Todd Spangler / Variety:
Venu Sports, the Fox/WBD/Disney streaming venture, announces more hires, including Chief Business Officer Tim Connolly, who had led Apple TV+ subscriber growth

 
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