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4:50 PM ET, February 14, 2007


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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
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.
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
Report: Newspaper Web Sites Dominated Local Streaming Video Advertising
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
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: Techdirt, VoIP Blog and Podcasting News
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
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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 …
Kevin Marks / Epeus' epigone:
Begoogled  —  I joined Google this week, and am busy getting my head round its fractal complexities.  Rosie wondered if I was begoogled (somewhere between bedazzled, beguiled and besotted).  —  Then, naturally, she googled 'begoogled' and found this blogpost, which uses it to mean something else.
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.
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 …
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 …
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James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
How Good Are Zillow's Estimates?  —  Popular Home-Price Web Site
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
SwimMan's waterproof iPod shuffle: it's what's inside that counts
Discussion: MacUser, Digital World and digg
Kevin / 4 color rebellion:
Perrin Chats about Wii, Flirts with Matt
Discussion: Kotaku and Go Nintendo
Sales of Mac OS X Leopard will hit 9m in first year
Visto on the rocks?  —  We've been hearing dark rumblings …
Discussion: VentureBeat and PE HUB
Stephen /
Office "14:" An AeroXP Exclusive
Chris Williams / The Register:
InPhase begins shipping holographic storage
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
BBC Gets Their News From Wii
 Earlier Items: 
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Open source organizes its developers, developers, developers
Discussion: LXer Linux News and Vecosys
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA to Launch
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Google Said to Violate Copyright Laws
Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
Telegraph gets touchy about Comment is free
Discussion: Telegraph Blogs and Wordblog
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Meizu M8 / miniOne closer to production, litigation
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Our Valentine's day gift: out of beta and adding comments
Marc Ecko Expands Game Business
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Video Industry Index