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5:45 PM ET, February 14, 2007

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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: VoIP Blog and Podcasting News
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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 …
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 …
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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
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:   Start-up demos quantum computer
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 …
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.
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Kevin Marks at Google
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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 …
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
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 Neowin.net
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Paul Mooney and Windows-Now.com
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
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.
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.
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 …
 
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