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12:10 PM 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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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.
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.
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 …
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
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: The Modules For Building Pipes
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Review: Yahoo pipes
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and SearchViews
Jackson West / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Pipes Hard to Grok But Snazzy
Discussion: Valleywag and Marc's Voice
Daimaou / akihabaranews.com:
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
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Samsung outdoes itself with Ultra Smart F700  —  Eek!  Must restore... cardiac function... ahh, there we go.  Samsung's Ultra Editions seem to get classier, glossier, and more far-fetched with every subsequent iteration — and if they haven't already jumped the shark, they have now with the rather breathtaking 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.
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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.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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.
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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
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.
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News and digg
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 …
Gizmodo:
Top 10 Reasons Why Movie Downloads Suck  —  Movie downloads suck.  There are lots of reasons why they haven't caught on yet, and we have the Top 10 of them here.  Sure, everyone's talking about movie downloads, but in reality hardly anyone is doing anything about them.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Mike / Techdirt:
Does The Tech Industry Need A History Lesson?  —  from the looking-back-before-you-look- forward dept  —  Someone anonymously pointed us to a fascinating interview with Alan Kay, famed computer scientist who is partly responsible for an awful lot of the technology you use today.
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 …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NBC Piles On Google - YouTube Strategy in Question
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
N.Y. lawmaker hopes to ban iPod use in crosswalks
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Flixster: Analysis Of A Movie Social Network On The Rise
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