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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Edgeio and the distributed world  —  I got a preview of Michael Arrington's Edgeio — the classified system for the distributed future — and I think it is more important than it looks.  —  Edgeio as it stands is pretty simple: You tag a post on your blog "listing" and Edgeio will spot it and add it to its data base.
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Jeeves Retires  —  After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name "Ask."  —  Jeeves was the brainchild of venture capitalist Garrett Gruener and technologist David Warthen.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Flyspy Brings The New Web To Airline Ticketing  —  At the Mashup Camp pre-conference dinner tonight there were a number of demos, all of which were interesting.  A non-public service that stood out was flyspy, a search engine for airline tickets that will change the way we all travel.
DeK / No fat clips!!!:
Boycott Yahoo  —  On April 27, 2005, Shi Tao (a Chinese journalist) received a ten-year prison term for sending information about a Communist Party decision through his Yahoo email account to a website based in the United States.  (Source: Amnesty)  —  In response to this, I'm [redirecting] …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:   Reference Tool On Web Finds Fans, Censors
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. Researchers Find a Way to Keep Moore's Law on Pace  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19 — I.B.M. researchers plan to describe an advance in chip-making on Monday that could pave the way for new generations of superchips.  The development, which comes from materials research in the design …
Discussion: Engadget
MySpace: Murdoch's big hope, parents' nightmare  —  SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch saw a Web site with monster growth potential in, the online music and dating phenomenon that makes it easy for teens to find friends and express themselves.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
"Identity Production in a Networked Culture"  —  American Association for the Advancement of Science … Introduction:  —  I want to talk with you today about how teenagers are using a website called  I will briefly describe the site and then discuss how youth use …
Discussion: Terra Nova
Ken Belson / New York Times:
The New York Times - Travel - The Best Winter Travel  —  It Rings, Sings, Downloads, Uploads.  But Can You Stand It?  —  Greg Harper is your classic gadget freak, with the latest cellphones and strong opinions about each of them.  —  You would think that he'd be wildly enthusiastic …
Nonconsensual 180 Installations Continue, Despite 180's "S3" Screen  —  On Friday morning (February 17), I received a nonconsensual installation of 180solutions Zango software through a security exploit.  I was browsing an ordinary commercial web site, when I got a popup from …
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat:
Six Apart grabs $12 million more; cocktail circuit says bubble is growing  —  Six Apart, the creator of blogging products like Moveable Type and Typepad, has raised $12 million in a third round of venture capital, according to IDD Magazine.  Intel is rumored to be in on the deal.
Google throws out US data demand  —  Google has formally rejected a demand from the US government to hand over a week's worth of search records.  —  The rejection was made in court documents Google filed in response to official demands for search data.  —  In the strongly-worded papers Google …
Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006  —  Sony Cybershot cameras at PMA 2006 : According to a publication on the Sony Centre website - - we may soon expect new Sony Cybershot digital cameras to be announced.  PMA 2006 is getting closer so we would not be surprised if the introduction is made this week.
Tony Glover /
Microsoft free internet voice service challenges Vodafone  —  MICROSOFT has developed a Skype-style free internet voice service for mobile phones that City analysts believe could wipe billions off the market value of operators such as Vodafone.  —  The service is included in a mobile version …
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Trusted Tester program  —  While doing more research on the rumored "Google Calendar", I came across some mentions of a "Trusted Tester" program accessible through  Knowing a little bit about how Google's web server works, I found that points …
John Biggs / New York Times:
A Video Clip Goes Viral, and a TV Network Wants to Control It  —  When a video clip goes "viral," spreading across the Web at lightning speed, it can help rocket its creators to stardom.  Alas, the clip can also generate work for corporate lawyers.  —  As anyone with an Internet connection …
Wired News:
Can Surround Sound Save MP3?  —  Ever since computers picked up the handy ability to play decent-sounding music, fans have overwhelmingly defaulted to the MP3 format for audio files because it sounds pretty good, doesn't take up much space and (perhaps most importantly) works with more devices than any other digital audio format.
George Ou /
Busting the myths of Email outsourcing  —  When David Berlind suggested that 90 percent of businesses can't justify insourcing their Email and therefore should outsource their Email instead, it kicked of a firestorm of debate inside and outside of our ZDNet blogsphere when JMJames …
And now, for real, the Edgies go to...  Kirk Read welcomes the audience at 6:40 and makes introductory remarks; then introduces Rob.  —  Rob Runett: [Intro comments]  —  Here to present tonight's first award is Fraser Van Asch,  —  Executive Vice President & General Manager, McClatchy Interactive
Maggie Master / New York Times:
Area Code, Sweet Area Code  —  Washington is where you'll find them, but their hearts and their cellphones belong to distant area codes.  From left, Punja Patel (714), Jay Heidbrink (617) and Michele Gordon (662).  —  WASHINGTON  —  JAY works in communications for a Washington think tank …
Discussion: Techdirt and All Points Blog
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
BlogBurst Distributes Blog Content to Traditional Media  —  BlogBurst Distributes Blog Content to Traditional Media  —  BlogBurst, the blog to [online versions of] print media offering from Pluck which was announced last night via TechCrunch's 2.0 party, brings new meaning to the old "if you can't beat them, join them" saying.

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