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9:15 PM ET, February 14, 2007


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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 …
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.
Discussion: Vecosys
Nova / Minding the Planet:
Web 3.0 Roundup: Radar Networks, Powerset, Metaweb and Others...
Discussion: EarlyStageVC
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 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
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Visto, Silicon Valley's most controversial company
Discussion: Valleywag
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 …
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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: Gizmodo and Ministry of Tech
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.
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 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.
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 …
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
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 digg
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Viacom to YouTube: We'll host our own videos, thanks
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
What Will Replace the Almighty Page View?
Onethumb / SmugBlog:
This is your Mac on drugs  —  Why the web can look wonky …
Discussion: digg
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Strawberries are red, stems are green...
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?
Annys Shin / Washington Post:
Better Business Bureau Tangled in E-Mail Scam
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Begoogled  —  I joined Google this week, and am busy getting …
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. mayor wants citywide wireless access
Chris Williams / The Register:
InPhase begins shipping holographic storage
New York Times:
New York Times Joins With Monster to Co-Brand Career Web Sites
John Blau / Macworld:
T-Mobile CEO: VoIP will have no major impact

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