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4:25 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.
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! Pipes remixes the syndicated web  —  Yahoo! released Yahoo! Pipes tonight, a visual editing interface for web feed manipulation and reconstruction.  The Pipes team, part of the Yahoo! Advanced Products group, has spent some time looking at how people consume syndicated content …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Marc's Voice
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.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Launches Pipes
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
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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Gizmodo:
The Most Ridiculous Windows Video Ever  —  If you thought the Vista Ads were boring, check out this Windows 386 ad from the early 90s.  I'm not sure what kind of designer drugs these people were on when they made this, but we're pretty sure it's currently used for farm animals and prison inmates sterile.
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
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.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Using a crosswalk in New York? "NO iPOD FOR YOU!"
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Macsimum News
Tropicaljantie / Watching, Testing, Digesting:
Somebody noticed that Skype Reads Your BIOS and Motherboard Serial Number.  But is it really that big an issue ?  —  Important enough to mention it here.  Read this entry by myria.  —  If this is all true (we will know once it is better documented, I guess) this then means that too many "confidential data" are located on one spot.
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.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Internet Attacked!  (Did Anyone Notice?)  —  Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of "Safer Internet Day," a 40-country effort to raise awareness about computer and Internet security.  But the day probably didn't feel too safe for the dozens of unheralded technologists responsible for defending …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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:
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).
 
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AppleInsider:
Apple may ax next-gen HDD iPod in favor of all-flash models
Discussion: MacRumors and LoopRumors
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Aipotek's ultra-slim VoIP phone
Discussion: VoIP Blog and I4U News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Testing Virtual Gifts
Discussion: GigaOM
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Talent recruitment spurs VMware IPO
Valleywag:
HOWTO: Achieve blog nirvana
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Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: RocketDock (Windows)
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Gizmodo:
Dealzmodo (??): Apple iPod Hi-Fi, $87 B&M
Discussion: MacUser and Gadgetell
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Victim of RIAA "driftnet" awarded attorneys' fees
Discussion: Gizmodo
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
When Security Companies Fail
Jon Arnold / Jon Arnold's Blog:
Iotum at DemoCamp - Photo and Video Highlights
Gamasutra:
SOE's Station Exchange - The Results of a Year of Trading
Peter Clarke / InformationWeek:
What's Inside Apple's iPhone? Three ARM Processors
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A Search Box that Fits
 

 
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