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6:30 PM ET, February 14, 2007


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Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Music exec slams mobile entertainment experience  —  BARCELONA, Spain—The cell phone industry must improve the mobile music experience for consumers or risk losing out to new competitors like Apple, Warner Music Group's CEO warned Wednesday at the 3GSM World Congress.
Discussion: VoIP Blog and Podcasting News
Carlo / Techdirt:   Edgar Bronfman Again Complaining About Things He Could Change, If Only He Wanted To
Warner signs two mobile-content deals
Discussion: WebProNews
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Is Radio Still Radio if There's Video?  —  Ted Stryker, a D.J. at KROQ in Los Angeles, considers it a perk of the job to wear shorts and T-shirts to work.  But last Sunday as he dressed for the Grammy Awards, he pulled out his best blazer and a flashy belt buckle, knowing three video cameras …
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
Report: Newspaper Web Sites Dominated Local Streaming Video Advertising
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   Video thrilled the radio star
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. …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, Boing Boing and digg
Michael Kanellos / CNET   Start-up demos quantum computer
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.
Nova / Minding the Planet:
Web 3.0 Roundup: Radar Networks, Powerset, Metaweb and Others...
Discussion: EarlyStageVC
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 …
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 …
Joe / Techdirt:
Social Networking Sites Under Attack At The State Level  —  from the think-of-the-children dept  —  Fortunately, the ill-conceived DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act), which would have prevented schools and libraries that take federal money from allowing access to social networking sites …
Discussion: The Social Web
Michael Stephens / Tame The Web:
What? Huh? Illinois Bill to Ban Social Software (Updated)
Discussion: Slashdot, Mashable! and Weblogg-ed
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 …
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, and GigaGamez
Barrie McKenna / Globe and Mail:
U.S. group wants Canada blacklisted over piracy  —  WASHINGTON — A powerful coalition of U.S. software, movie and music producers is urging the Bush administration to put Canada on an infamous blacklist of intellectual property villains, alongside China, Russia and Belize.
Discussion: Techdirt and
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent 1.6.1 Released  —  The stable 1.6.1 release is not yet on the download page, but is already available for download over here.  The uTorrent team was aware of the exploit vulnerability in version 1.6 months ago according to former uTorrent developer Ludvig Strigeus.
Discussion: Monkey Bites and
Chris Williams / The Register:
InPhase begins shipping holographic storage  —  InPhase Technologies has begun bulk shipping of its 300GB holographic storage disks and drives, the firm said yesterday.  The Tapestry HDS-300R drive costs $18,000, with the 1.5mm-thick platters running to $180 a piece.
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 …
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
How Good Are Zillow's Estimates?  —  Popular Home-Price Web Site  —  Often Gets It Right but Can Be  —  Way Off the Mark, We Find  —  In the year since its launch, Zillow Inc. has made millions of Americans familiar with computer-generated estimates of home values …
New York Times:
New York Times Joins With Monster to Co-Brand Career Web Sites  —  The New York Times Company and Monster Worldwide, the operator of the popular job-listing site, announced on Wednesday that they will form an alliance to share brands on the newspaper company's career sites.
Mike / Techdirt:
Latest Threat To Clog The Internet: Bird Flu  —  from the say-what?  dept  —  Now, we've heard all sorts of nutty claims over the years that the internet was on the verge of collapsing — but at least most of them seemed to be based on at least somewhat reasonable premises concerning new applications …
John Blau / Macworld:
T-Mobile CEO: VoIP will have no major impact  —  Don't expect new mobile phone services based on the Internet Protocol to become nearly as prevalent as those running over PCs.  That's the view of Hamid Akhavan, CEO of T-Mobile International, one of Europe's largest mobile phone operators.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
TechPresident: Tracking Candidate Use of MySpace, YouTube, AdSense
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
A Keynote Conversation with Google's Matt Cutts
Elinor Mills / CNET
Gmail finally really open to everyone
JasonD / Widget Logic:
Has the 302 Hijack returned ?
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Do wireless tubes need to be neutral too?
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Better Business Bureau Tangled in E-Mail Scam
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SCO Vs. Blogger
Second Life's absentee population
 Earlier Items: 
Sales of Mac OS X Leopard will hit 9m in first year
Visto on the rocks?  —  We've been hearing dark rumblings …
Discussion: PE HUB and VentureBeat
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Begoogled  —  I joined Google this week, and am busy getting …
Stephen /
Office "14:" An AeroXP Exclusive
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. mayor wants citywide wireless access
Nicholas Reville / DEMOCRACY:
Democracy Player 0.9.5 Released
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA to Launch
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google Said to Violate Copyright Laws