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3:30 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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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.
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 …
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
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 and Marc's Voice
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: Deconstructing a Pipe
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:   Yahoo! Pipes: The Modules For Building Pipes
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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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Mobile 6 Standard in pictures  —  In light of Microsoft raising the curtain on Windows Mobile 6 and the fact that we have our paws on a couple devices running late pre-release builds, we figured there was really no better way to commemorate the occasion than with a good ol' fashioned gallery detailing every last nook and cranny.
Sidebar Geek / MSTechToday:
Introducing Windows Live Hotmail
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and The Wow
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
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 $1.65 billion in stock late last year.  —  But until yesterday, few knew just how tidy those sums were.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why people hate SEO...  (and why SMO is bulls$%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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason
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
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.
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 …
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 …
 
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
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