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2:35 PM ET, February 8, 2007


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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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Launches Pipes  —  It takes effort to explain the significance of an important product who's immediate benefit to consumers may not be so obvious, and the awkwardly named 'pipes' from Yahoo! is no exception.  The product name is taken from the world of UNIX where a pipe is a conduit …
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: inkBlots
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo Launches Pipes, an RSS Remixer  —  RSS feed remixing has been a pet topic of mine for quite some time, so tonight it was a pleasure to discover Yahoo's new Pipes service (hat-tip Thejesh).  It's a beta service from Yahoo and the name, which pays tribute to Unix pipes …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Yahoo Pipes - The Internet is a Series of Them  —  Yep, they should have called it Yahoo Tubes, Ted.  Nonetheless, Yahoo just went live with Yahoo Pipes, a service that allows you to create your own mashups.  —  Pipes provides a drag and drop editor that lets you find data sources …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: The Modules For Building Pipes
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: Deconstructing a Pipe
Jackson West / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Pipes Hard to Grok But Snazzy
Discussion: Valleywag and Marc's Voice
Daimaou /
When the Korean GOD awake, he gives us... the Samsung Ultra Smart F700  —  Thank you Apple, Thank you for your iPHONE that even if I will, most will probably never, ever buy...I said MOST probably.  Okay?  I must admit that your iPHONE gave other manufacturers a kick in the butt that awakened them.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and JD on EP
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Samsung outdoes itself with Ultra Smart F700
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:   Samsung's Flash based iPhone killer
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Numbers Out on How Rich the YouTube Deal Was  —  Everyone suspected that the investors, founders and early employees of YouTube made tidy sums when it was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion in stock late last year.  —  But until yesterday, few knew just how tidy those sums were.
Eytan Avriel / Haaretz:
NY Times publisher: Our goal is to manage the transition from print to internet  —  Despite his personal fortune and impressive lineage, Arthur Sulzberger, owner, chairman and publisher of the most respected newspaper in the world, is a stressed man.  —  Why would the man behind the New York Times be stressed?
Discussion: Chip Griffin, Glass House and Techdirt
Ina Fried / CNET
Microsoft to unveil Windows Mobile 6  —  With its latest operating system, Microsoft is promising improved search, better security and tighter integration with Windows Live services.  —  But the operating system isn't Vista—it's Windows Mobile 6, the latest iteration of Redmond's software for powering mobile phones.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why people hate SEO...  (and why SMO is bulls$%t)  —  This video is so cheesy you have to think it's a fake... but I don't think it is.  (Hat Tip)  —  The SEO folks got really pissed off at me for saying "SEO is bulls@#t." last year, but the truth is that 90% of the SEO market is made up of snake oil salesman.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
N.Y. lawmaker hopes to ban iPod use in crosswalks  —  A New York state senator has announced his plan to introduce legislation that would ban the use of electronic devices such as iPods, BlackBerrys and cell phones while crossing streets in major cities.  —  State Sen. Carl Krueger …
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