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11:50 PM ET, February 14, 2007

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
From semantic Web (3.0) to the WebOS (4.0)  —  Nova Spivack of Radar Networks maps out his view of the evolution of the Web over the next 25 years.  Nova said he isn't sure about exact dates or technologies on the top end of the map, but his view of ten-year blocks to fully evolve each phase is realistic.
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Nova / Minding the Planet:
Web 3.0 Roundup: Radar Networks, Powerset, Metaweb and Others...
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Dan Primack / PE HUB:
Take Visto Out of Deadpool  —  Mobile email company Visto Corp. is not on the edge of financial collapse, despite such insinuations this morning from ValleyWag.  In fact, multiple sources tell me that the Redwood City, Calif.-based company raised an undisclosed $35 million venture round …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Visto, Silicon Valley's most controversial company
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Edgar Bronfman Again Complaining About Things He Could Change, If Only He Wanted To  —  from the windbag dept  —  Back in June, we noted how FCC Chairman Kevin Martin tended to trot out the same speech at the various trade shows at which he speaks.  Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman …
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
13 Reasons Why NoFollow Tags Suck  —  The NoFollow link attribute (rel="nofollow") was originally created to block search engines from following links in blog comments, due to the amount of blog comment spamming.  —  The theory is that if spammers are spamming in blog comments to get better SEO …
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Next Big Ad Medium: Podcasts  —  Advertisers will spend more than $400 million on podcasting by 2011, but they're still not sure who will be listening to them  —  Remember podcasting?  While marketers have been busy uploading commercials to YouTube, the once-buzzed-about medium has spent …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Strawberries are red, stems are green...  You may have noticed today's Google Doodle on our homepage in celebration of romance and good food (something we consider extremely important).  —  When you look at the logo, you may worry that we forgot our name overnight, skipped a letter, or have decided that "Googe" has a better ring to it.
PR Newswire:
Krugle to Power Code Search Engine for Yahoo! Developer Network  —  MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Krugle, Inc., the code search engine for developers, today announced it will supply search functionality for the Yahoo! Developer Network, the centralized resource for the developer community …
JR Minkel / Scientific American:
First "Commercial" Quantum Computer Solves Sudoku Puzzles  —  Quantum computing company banks on a longshot form of quantum computing  —  A Canadian manufacturer today unveiled what it called "the world's first commercially viable quantum computer."  D-Wave Systems, Inc. …
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
The Ad-Free Cellphone May Soon Be Extinct  —  ADVERTISING on your cellphone?  —  Yes, and soon.  —  Already, ads are creeping onto cellphones around the globe.  At this rate, experts say, it will not be long before the 2.2 billion mobile phone users around the world consider it natural …
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Hitachi develops RFID powder  —  Hitachi's new RFID chips (pictured on right, next to a human hair) are 64 times smaller than their mu-chips (left)  —  RFID keeps getting smaller.  On February 13, Hitachi unveiled a tiny, new "powder" type RFID chip measuring 0.05 x 0.05 mm — the smallest yet …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and Ministry of Tech
Reuters:
UPDATE 1-Ex-Take-Two CEO pleads guilty to options charges  —  Ryan Brant, the ex-CEO of video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO.O: Quote, Profile , Research), on Wednesday entered a guilty plea and will pay $7.3 million to settle two options-related cases, his spokesman said.
Discussion: Joystiq, GamePolitics.com and GigaGamez
Crave: The gadget blog:
TiVo Series3 gets a software update—and (maybe) a lower price  —  TiVo is slowly rolling out a software update to its Series3 high-def DVR.  Among the improvements in the 8.1 version (as reported at tivocommunity.com): TiVoCast (video downloads); Extend Live (autoprompt for live-event recording extensions) …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny! and Engadget HD
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Meizu CEO: we only kind of knocked off the iPhone  —  Funny, we rarely, if ever see a company producing Chinese knocks of high profile devices start defending themselves, but it sounds like Meizu wants to (partly) shed the bad light cast on its M8, er, miniOne non-iPhone.
Inside AdWords:
Quality Score updates  —  At Google, one of our most important goals has always been to deliver high quality ads that provide value to our users.  In August of 2005 we improved our quality evaluation with the introduction of the Quality Score, which sets minimum bids for your keywords.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google E-Mail Service Ready for All  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.'s free e-mail service will shed the final remnants of its invitation-only restrictions Wednesday, extending the reach of an increasingly popular product that has emerged as a vital cog in the online search leader's expansion efforts.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
TechPresident: Tracking Candidate Use of MySpace, YouTube, AdSense  —  TechPresident is a new online project tracking and aggregating information about all the US Presidential candidates' use of online social media.  Though consisting of more Democratic Party aligned contributors than anyone else …
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Teacher Faces Jail Over Pornography on Class Computer  —  Julie Amero, a substitute teacher at a middle school in Norwich, Conn., said she had simply wanted to e-mail her husband.  The authorities contend that she was — purposely or, perhaps, carelessly — exposing 11- and 12-year-old students …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Boing Boing
 
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Free Zune? You Must Be Joking...?
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This is your Mac on drugs  —  Why the web can look wonky …
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uTorrent 1.6.1 Released  —  The stable 1.6.1 release is not yet …
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