January 6, 2010

Top Stories –
Talk to your TV –
Web-based phone company Skype agrees a deal with LG and Panasonic for them to embed the Skype technology in television models with Internet connections, and will sell separate Web cameras that have built-in microphones for TV viewers who want to use Skype.

Time to join the gym (again) –
About 5,000 members of website BeautifulPeople.com – the networking site for attractive individuals – have been placed back in the “rating” section for putting on weight over Christmas. The United States has the most members who got kicked out (1,520), followed by the U.K. (832) and Canada (533).
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Los Angeles: in motion from Michael Marantz on Vimeo.


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  • Algerian US ambassador Abdellah Baali and Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili are upset at the decision of theUnited States to subject Algerians and Nigerians to tougher than usual security tests at airports, saying it is “discrimination” and “risks ties”. Both have officially complained. (BBC)
  • The U.S. government lowers the threshold for information deemed important enough to put suspicious individuals on a watch list or no-fly list, or have their visa revoked. (CNN)
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