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6:25 PM ET, February 8, 2007

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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 …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Yahoo! Pipes: Deconstructing a Pipe
Discussion: Gadgetopia
geek.com:
First Impressions: Windows Mobile 6  —  I've been playing with a beta for quite some time now and have to say that, as an everyday user of Windows Mobile, Number 6 is a much needed upgrade.  In addition to the highlights above, there are a number of other enhancements that have been made that allow your productivity to soar!
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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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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.
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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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 and Glass House
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
EA Revisited: Playing Catch Up on the Wii, Waking up to the Failure that is PS3  —  Overview  —  This is a thread Information Arbitrage (IA) has been actively tracking for the past three months.  It has been fascinating to see the process of EA's coming to the realization that they got …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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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 …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone June 15 date a hoax — game on  —  Sorry everybody, we hate to be the bearers of bad news for you iPhone obsessives, but that iPhone FCC letter dating it at June 15th?  It was a hoax.  Our eagle-eyed friends over at Phone Scoop noted that the confidentiality agreement document is, in actuality, photoshopped.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Apple Core
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
WeMedia conference, Miami  —  3:45 Blogging is just the first wave of the new "soft power" of participatory media, says Pressthink's Jay Rosen.  He explained how the NewAssignment.net project aims to tap this collective power, to produce real reporting from the horizontal dimension of the internet.
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 and MacUser
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
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Diller Promises Big Investments in IAC Digital Originals  —  Pragmatic Web mogul Barry Diller said IAC/InterActiveCorp will invest several hundred million dollars in original content ventures over the next two years.  The IAC chairman and CEO warned of the repercussions of a future …
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.
Deirdre Terry / CNNMoney.com:
Apple's ulterior motive for unlocking music?  —  Fortune's Brent Schlender writes:  —  Steve Jobs is calling on the recording industry to unlock music and set consumers free.  Why now?  Could it have something to do with the iPhone?  —  So Steve Jobs has written an open letter to the world …
New York Times:
Ads Made by You, in a Click  —  The Internet has allowed consumers to trade stocks without using high-priced brokers and travelers to book flights directly from airlines.  —  Now it may free advertisers to make their own television commercials without going through a traditional ad agency.
 
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Microsoft slugs Mac users with Vista tax
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Top 10 Reasons Why Movie Downloads Suck
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
NBC Piles On Google - YouTube Strategy in Question
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
N.Y. lawmaker hopes to ban iPod use in crosswalks
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Apple may ax next-gen HDD iPod in favor of all-flash models
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