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OBAMANIA CONTINUES: REWIND ON THE FIRST INAUGURAL CELEBRATION by Marauder

OBAMANIA CONTINUES: REWIND ON THE FIRST INAUGURAL CELEBRATION

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If you missed the concert last night on HBO, watch it here.

My favorite moment toss-up:

Beyonce’s finale, Mary J. Blige, and that small sleeping child sitting one row behind the President-Elect. Priceless.

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Where to Watch Online

For a full listing of where to watch the inauguration online tomorrow, click here.

There will be no additional posts today in honor of the holiday…and so that we can make the drive to DC.  May the caffeine carry me forward and the traffic be non-existent…

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WIRELESS by Marauder

WIRELESS

The growing increase in the quality of cameraphones will likely result in an explosion of imaging applications for wireless devices, according to a new report from Parks Associates, a research and consulting firm. The study predicted revenue from the new opportunities should reach $500 million by 2013. InformationWeek (1/13) , cellular-news (U.K.) (1/13)

In a demonstration of why President-elect Barack Obama will probably have to surrender his BlackBerry, owner Research in Motion on Monday issued a pair of interim patches to cover up critical security holes in the handset’s software. In an advisory, RIM listed four service packs from its Enterprise Server and Professional Software systems that were affected and warned users to open PDF documents only from trusted senders. CNET (1/13)

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ONLINE SERVICES/INTERACTIVE MEDIA by Marauder

ONLINE SERVICES/INTERACTIVE MEDIA

Interest in troubled Internet giant Yahoo has not waned, it just took a break for the holidays. A group of well known Silicon Valley executives and top investment bankers are putting together a Yahoo takeover deal that would be financed largely from debt supplied by Microsoft, Techcrunch has learned from sources with knowledge of the proposed transaction. (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/07/investment-group-makes-run-for-yahoo-using-microsofts-money 1/7)

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(Below) Continued evidence that President-elect Obama plans to communicate with the American people using digital platforms thereby assuring him the title, “Most Accessible President in History.”  I’ll go make an acceptable banner…

President-elect Barack Obama‘s inaugural committee announced that this year’s inaugural ball will be webcast for the first time on Jan. 20 as part of the effort to include as many as possible in the celebration. The first-ever Neighborhood Inaugural Ball will feature “a robust interactive component,” according to the committee, including webcasting and text messaging options to allow neighborhoods across the country to interact with President and the First Lady. (Cynopsis 1/7)

Video sharing site Metacafe launched a new NBA Channel offering daily highlights, top plays and weekly roundups. The offering marks Metacafe’s first licensing deal with a major sports league. (Cynopsis 1/7)

Viewing of HD television content online increased exponentially last year according to data released from HD-focused CDN Move Networks. Move, which handles content delivery for Fox, ABC and the CW, streamed more than 100 million hours of high definition content in 2008 and over 180 million total hours of content overall. Move’s unique viewers more than doubled from 25 million in 2007 to 55 million in 2008. The company’s next goal is to enable high quality streaming and time shifting across multiple devices. (Cynopsis 1/7)

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