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5:05 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.
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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 …
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.
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: Valleywag, inkBlots and Marc's Voice
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: Deconstructing a Pipe
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Yahoo Pipes - The Internet is a Series of Them
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Your mail is here, come and get it!:
We Heard You Loud and Clear  —  Just on the heels of another great release for the beta (M9), I'd like to share some interesting news to our loyal users.  When we launch the mail service worldwide, it will be named Windows Live Hotmail.  That's right!  And for starters, some of you will begin …
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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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason  —  Jason Calacanis is riled up about SEO today, telling the world that "90% of the SEO market is made up of snake oil salesman" and still confused over why the "SEO folks" were mad at him when he said "SEO is bull" during our keynote conversation at SES Chicago last December.
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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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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.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Samsung outdoes itself with Ultra Smart F700
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
Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
EA Claims First Xbox 360 1080p Game Crown  —  Following yesterday's news that Sega's March 20 release of Virtua Tennis 3 would herald the first Xbox 360 game to feature native 1080p support, a representative from Electronic Arts has revealed to Gamasutra that its upcoming NBA Street Homecourt …
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Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
EA Revisited: Playing Catch Up on the Wii, Waking up to the Failure that is PS3
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
David Pogue / New York Times:
Breaking the Myth of Megapixels  —  For an industry that's built on science, the technology world sure has its share of myths.  Thousands of people believe that forwarding a certain e-mail message to 50 friends will bring great riches, that the gigahertz rating of a computer …
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and BuzzMachine
David Hinkle / DS Fanboy:
According to local news station, DS = child molestation tool  —  And here we go again ...  A local Fox News affiliate in Milwaukee, WI is showing parents the "dangers" of the Nintendo DS Pictochat.  Of course, their arguments explaining the dangers of the handheld lack any kind of credible backing.
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
February 2007 Advance Notification  —  This is Christopher Budd and it's the Thursday before the Second Tuesday for February 2007.  —  As we do each month at this time, we've posted our Advance Notification for the upcoming security bulletin release.  —  I did want to note that this month …
Discussion: Security Fix
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.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple TV to play games, too?  —  Back last September when Apple introduced the "iTV" alongside games for the iPod, we had to wonder to ourselves whether Apple would use iTunes and their new casual games relationships to make the device we now know as the Apple TV something of a competitor for Xbox Live Arcade.
Discussion: Apple Gazette
 
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New York Times:
Ads Made by You, in a Click  —  The Internet has allowed consumers …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
N.Y. lawmaker hopes to ban iPod use in crosswalks
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