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4:10 PM ET, February 14, 2007

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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
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Start-up demos quantum computer  —  update About a year from now, banks, pharmaceutical companies and other large institutions will be able to rent time on a computer that calculates by studying the behavior of a niobium atom, according to D-Wave Systems.  —  The Canadian company on Tuesday gave …
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 …
Discussion: Chip Griffin and HipMojo.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
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: Techdirt, VoIP Blog and Podcasting News
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Reuters:
Warner signs two mobile-content deals  —  Warner Music Group announced on Wednesday new deals with two leading mobile operators to deliver its mobile music content across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.  —  The New York-based group announced content deals with Egypt's Orascom Telecom …
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 …
Discussion: PaidContent, Lost Remote and Reel Pop
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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
Report: Newspaper Web Sites Dominated Local Streaming Video Advertising  —  NEW YORK Newspapers are beating broadcast TV stations at their own game.  According to a new study from Borrell Associates, newspaper Web sites are capturing more than 50% of streaming-video advertising dollars.
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 …
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
What do you want in the next version of Vista?  —  Robert McLaws would like more information about the next version of Windows.  Microsoft says not for now—at least publicly.  —  With Vista just recently coming out of the starting gate all this talk of the next version of Windows may make good headlines …
Michael Stephens / Tame The Web:
What?  Huh?  Illinois Bill to Ban Social Software (Updated)  —  I can't believe this... I hope the Illinois Library Association rallies around this to oppose it!  Illinois librarians — are you listening?  I hope we get a statement soon from the ILA and Illinois State Library!  —  (Emphasis mine)
Discussion: Slashdot, Mashable! and Weblogg-ed
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Joe / Techdirt:
Social Networking Sites Under Attack At The State Level
Discussion: The Social Web
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 GamePolitics.com
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Video Industry Index  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  There are now so many companies vying to be the next YouTube, it's easy to lose track of them all.  So let's take a look at the entire online video industry and categorize the major players.
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Freeze-frame from the video stream
Discussion: Scobleizer
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA to Launch P2PLawsuits.com  —  Among other things, the recently leaked letter from the RIAA to ISPs revealed that the RIAA plans on launching a "website with information about the copyright lawsuits that should facilitate early settlement," to be located at P2PLawsuits.com …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA's New Settlement Website Promoting P2P File Sharing Clients?
Discussion: Listening Post
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.
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.
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 …
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. mayor wants citywide wireless access  —  Antonio Villaraigosa proposes a Wi-Fi plan that would provide free or low-cost Internet services over 498 square miles in 2009.  —  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa outlined plans Tuesday to blanket Los Angeles with wireless Internet access in 2009 …
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.
 
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Live Recording of Diggnation #85
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MacNN:
Sales of Mac OS X Leopard will hit 9m in first year
Valleywag:
Visto on the rocks?  —  We've been hearing dark rumblings …
Discussion: VentureBeat and PE HUB
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Begoogled  —  I joined Google this week, and am busy getting …
Stephen / aeroxp.org:
Office "14:" An AeroXP Exclusive
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
From semantic Web (3.0) to the WebOS (4.0)
BBC:
PayPal introduces security token
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Raleigh officials envision "world's first" LED lit city
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds seek middle ground in Net neutrality feud
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
BBC Gets Their News From Wii
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Open source organizes its developers, developers, developers
Discussion: LXer Linux News and Vecosys
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
2GB chapstick  —  MAKE Flickr photo pool member Andrew …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Ubergizmo
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google Said to Violate Copyright Laws
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy.Com:
Seven Special Valentine's Day Logos
Discussion: WebProNews
Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
Telegraph gets touchy about Comment is free
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs and Wordblog
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