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3:49 AM ET, February 8, 2007

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Pipes and Filters for the Internet  —  Yahoo!'s new Pipes service is a milestone in the history of the internet.  It's a service that generalizes the idea of the mashup, providing a drag and drop editor that allows you to connect internet data sources, process them, and redirect the output.
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Anil Dash:
Yahoo Pipes  —  Background: Yahoo's launched an interesting and innovative new service, Pipes, which lets users with a relatively low degree of technological expertise combine structured sources of web data such as feeds.  In this way, it's possible for non-experts to create new web services for their own use or for public consumption.
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Yahoo! Pipes: Unlocking the Data Web  —  For far too long now RSS has been used in ways that don't really tap its true potential.  Being able to syndicate my favorite headlines or blog posts is great.  In fact, it helped to kick off a revolution in personal on-line publishing that is still growing and evolving.
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
RIAA misreads Jobs' open letter on DRM, thinks he's offering to license FairPlay  —  Steve Jobs' open letter about DRM and music yesterday definitely got a lot of tongues wagging, but there's one group that might want to re-read what he wrote.  Bit Player (you gotta scroll down to the bottom of the post) …
Discussion: Monkey Bites, Apple Gazette and digg
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Jon Healey / Bit Player:
Jobs to DRM: Drop Dead  —  Steve Jobs posted an essay of sorts today on Apple.com dubbed "Thoughts on Music."  It's not really about music, though; it's about the way the major record labels have been selling their products online.  In particular, Jobs urged the labels to drop their demand …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Mobile 6 announced  —  Microsoft's finally ready to take the wraps off Windows Mobile 6, the long-awaited successor to Windows Mobile 5 (what else?) that's been baking in the oven for a while now as "Crossbow."  The platform formerly known as Pocket PC Phone Edition has become Windows Mobile 6 …
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Why Socially Driven Sites Hate SEOs  —  If you look at the list of domains banned by the socially driven news and content behemoth Digg.com, you will find that a majority of them are SEO-related sites.  While many people think that Digg has an irrational vendetta against these sites …
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Ellen Messmer / Network World:
RSA '07: Bruce Schneier casts light on psychology of security  —  Security decisions often are much less rational than one would prefer, Schneier says  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of the security industry's most outspoken experts, Bruce Schneier, spoke at RSA Conference on the topic …
Discussion: Schneier on Security
Lou Young / WCBS-TV:
Bill Banning iPods In Crosswalks Slated For Albany  —  State Sen. Kruger: Electronic Devices Put Many In Danger  —  (CBS) NEW YORK First it was cell phones in cars, then trans fats.  Now, a new plan is on the table to ban gadget use while crossing city streets.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Using a crosswalk in New York? "NO iPOD FOR YOU!"
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Macsimum News
Mike / Techdirt:
Phone Call Arbitrage Is All Fun And Games (And Profit) Until AT&T Hits You With A $2 Million Lawsuit  —  from the so-much-for-that-plan dept  —  Late last year, the NY Times' David Pogue wrote a blog post describing a service called FuturePhone, which offered free international calls.
Matt Loney / CNET News.com:
Google opens Gmail to all  —  Google on Wednesday said its Gmail service is now open to anyone who wants an account.  Previously the service, which provides users with 2.8GB of e-mail storage space, has been by invitation only.  —  The service, known as Google Mail in the U.K., has proved very popular.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Senator to propose surveillance of illegal images  —  A forthcoming bill in the U.S. Senate lays the groundwork for a national database of illegal images that Internet service providers would use to automatically flag and report suspicious content to police.
Discussion: Webware.com and JasonKolb.com
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Davidweiss / Mac Mojo:
Birthday Gift for MacBU  —  Yesterday, as I walked from the dark parking garage to begin my day of work, I remembered that we were celebrating MacBU's 10th anniversary!  The clouds were thinning and I looked around to see if perchance, the cloudy weather would abate, even a little bit for our big party.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
YouTube Founders Got $650 Million in Shares Post-Sale; Sequoia Got $442 Million in Shares  —  YouTube Founders Got $650 Million in Shares; Sequoia Got $442 Million; Nothing For Music Labels?  —  Updated below: This is based on the $470.01 closing share price of Google on Wednesday.
Discussion: alarm:clock and VC Ratings
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jobster Attacks the Monster  —  Monster.com is a fat target.  It has a market cap of nearly $7 billion and generates over $1 billion per year in revenue.  All that revenue is largely generated on paid job listings, starting off at $475 for a single listing.
Discussion: GigaOM and CrunchNotes
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is Helio's cool factor enough?  —  Helio, the cell phone service for the mega-cool hipster crowd, is bleeding cash, a scenario that will likely force its deep-pocketed investors in one of two directions: either dig deeper still or bid the business adieu.  —  Helio, which launched in May …
SEM Punch:
Yahoo Bugs Deactivate Advertiser Accounts - Google Laughs  —  Just as I thought my Yahoo experience couldn't get worse, an even more ridiculous thing happened to me yesterday - my entire Yahoo account was put offline and traffic stopped.  I simply got the follwoing message in my account:
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Social Networking For Change(.org)  —  Nonprofit social networking site Change.org is launching this morning and hopes to change the way the average person or activist interacts with nonprofits.  The site focuses on getting users to issues they care about - ending hunger, stopping global warming, etc.
David Hinkle / DS Fanboy:
Nintendo thought about going into the cell phone business?  —  We never would've thought Nintendo was looking to the mobile phone industry with any kind of plans for branching out, but according to the linked patent, which was filed in November 2001 and issued in June 2006, they were (and could still be).
AppleInsider:
Apple may ax next-gen HDD iPod in favor of all-flash models  —  Apple Inc. may begin transitioning its flagship iPod models away from hard disk drive (HDD)-based storage and towards solid-state NAND flash memory by the end of year.  —  According to an "IT Hardware" report …
Discussion: MacRumors and LoopRumors
 
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Victim of RIAA "driftnet" awarded attorneys' fees
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