It's official: Oprah Winfrey will end her famous talk show in 2011. The much speculated rumor was made official yesterday and will come at the end of next year as Oprah readies the new OWN channel for launch. While The Oprah Winfrey Show will know longer air on hundreds of stations via syndication, it will not begin a new on the OWN channel. Instead, Winfrey is set to produce new programs for OWN.
Twitter is set to make premium accounts available by the end of 2009. According to Biz Stone, Twitter will sell businesses "features that allows them to become better at Twitter, show them some of the analytics." Premium users will most likely get a premium analytics service, along with other customized features it hopes will help other business take advantage of its network without spoiling it.
New Flip video cameras will reportedly come with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. The new feature will allow Flip video cameras to wirelessly upload videos straight to streaming video sites like YouTube. Social network connectivity and the ability to wirelessly upload footage is already popular with users, exemplified by the popular iPhone 3GS, which can also send videos directly to YouTube.
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