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9:10 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.
Discussion: Paul Mooney
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 …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: The Modules For Building Pipes
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   Yahoo Pipes - The Internet is a Series of Them
Kevin Cheng / kev/null:   Rewire the Web
Jackson West / GigaOM:
Yahoo's Pipes Hard to Grok But Snazzy
Discussion: Marc's Voice
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 …
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Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
Microsoft reveals Window Mobile 6 and we have all the details
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
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.
Discussion: Valleywag and CenterNetworks
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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 $470.01 closing share price of Google on Wednesday.
Daimaou / akihabaranews.com:
When the Korean GOD awake, he gives us... the Samsung Ultra Smart F700  —  Thank you Apple, Thank you for your iPHONE that even if I will, most will probably never, ever buy...I said MOST probably.  Okay?  I must admit that your iPHONE gave other manufacturers a kick in the butt that awakened them.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Samsung outdoes itself with Ultra Smart F700
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why people hate SEO...  (and why SMO is bulls$%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.
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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.
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Testing Virtual Gifts  —  Facebook is testing virtual gifts - small icons that you can give to other Facebook members to be displayed on their pages in the "wall" section as well as a new gift area.  The test is running with members from just a couple of select schools at this time.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and GigaOM
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Noah Kagan / Okdork.com:   Breaking: Facebook adds New Revenue Channel: Social Gifts
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 …
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.
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
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.
Discussion: Fractals of Change and GigaOM
 
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