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1:35 AM ET, February 16, 2007

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Gartenberg / GartenBlog:
From Analyst to Evangelist... Let's get it started!  —  After working as an industry analyst for more than decade, I'm leaving JupiterResearch to join Microsoft as an enthusiast evangelist.  What is an enthusiast evangelist?  Our job is to find, engage and work with enthusiasts and other influencers …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Hires Michael Gartenberg as New Evangelist  —  The Vista marketing challenge saw an interesting new development today with the announcement that Microsoft has hired Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg as Enthusiast Evangelist.  Gartenberg says in a blog post on his move that he will …
Jeff Sandquist:
Michael Garternberg Joins Microsoft  —  Just a quick note this morning to confirm that Michael Gartenberg is joining Microsoft as an Enthusiast Evangelist. … I've been working with folks across Microsoft to develop this new role that will do outreach to users.  Expect more news on this soon.
Robin Erb / Toledo Blade:
Ex-student faces felony charge in Clay case  —  Personal, other data downloaded to iPod  —  A former Clay High School student was charged yesterday with a felony after police said he hacked into school personnel and student files, downloading sensitive information onto his iPod.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
iPod deemed a "criminal tool" in high school security breach  —  It was essentially inevitible that Nintendo's Wiimote was destined to become a weapon of mass destruction, and while we've seen folks jailed and even killed over an iPod, even we're a bit hesitant to call the blunt object a "criminal tool."
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Ryan Singel / 27B Stroke 6:
Fear And Loathing on The Anti-Anti-Predator Campaign  —  The internet is buzzing this morning that Senator Ted "'Not a Big Truck" Stevens introduced a bill (S. 49) called the ' Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act' that would ban Wikipedia from schools and libraries.
Discussion: 901am, SELaplana, Mashable! and Scobleizer
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
DOPA Jr. Is Not A Wikipedia Ban
CNN:
Shigeru Miyamoto Talk Asia Interview  —  AR: You may not know the name Shigeru Miyamoto, but I guarantee you know his babies — a portly mustachioed plumber called Mario, and a burly ape who goes by Donkey Kong are just two of his world famous creations.  —  Without his characters …
Mark Malseed / momentmag.com:
The Story of Sergey Brin  —  How the Moscow-Born entrepreneur cofounded and changed the way the world searches  —  It takes a bit of searching to find Sergey Brin's office at the Googleplex.  —  Tucked away in a corner of Building #43 on this sprawling campus near the southern tip of San Francisco Bay …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with Apple's AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station  —  Our review unit came a little later than we might have liked, but for anyone in the audience still down with an exhaustive hands-on and setup photo gallery with Apple's purdy new AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station, we've got you covered.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Survey: Blackberry owners chained to work  —  Are devices such as Blackberrys and Treos actually chaining Americans to their work instead of liberating them?  There has been plenty of speculation on the topic of whether being "always on" is affecting our everyday lives.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Slashdot
Panzerjohn / Abstractioneer:
AOL and OpenID: Where we are  —  It's not really a secret that AOL has been experimenting with OpenID.  As I've said, I think that user-centric, interoperable identity is hugely important to enable the social experiences we're trying to provide.  This is a work in progress …
Gizmodo:
First Look: the Anti-iPhone, OpenMoko's Neo1973  —  The OpenMoko Neo1973 linux-powered smartphone first crossed our radar last november.  Then the iPhone came out and made us double-take on the device's multi-touch screen, and coincidentally similar interface.
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
Building an Relationship Economy  —  Is there something new that open source development methods and values can bring to the economy?  How about something old?  —  I think the answer may come from the developing world, where pre-industrial methods and values persist and offer some helpful models …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft blasts IBM in open letter over Office XML  —  Microsoft has issued an open letter on interoperability, adding fresh ammunition to the battle of words between those who support Microsoft's Open XML and OpenOffice.org's OpenDocument file formats.  —  In the letter, Microsoft talks …
Discussion: Monkey Bites and microsoft.com
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Ed Oswald / BetaNews:   MS: IBM Standards Position Hypocritical
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
PS3 kiosk, can you spot the 360?  —  The image above was snapped by Flickr user, hiredgoon.  The photo was taken in a Harvey Norman store, an electronics chain based in Australia.  It seems innocuous enough.  Just an ordinary PS3 display to promote the machine for pre-order.  Nothing special, right?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Kotaku, Engadget, Game | Life and digg
Benjamin Pimentel / San Francisco Chronicle:
Demand grows, but data centers don't hog power  —  Net uses barely over 1 percent of U.S. electricity, study says  —  Data centers are sucking up more electricity as more people and organizations log on to the Internet.  But there's been some disagreement over how power-hungry the servers running the nation's network are.
Discussion: Rough Type
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
U.S. servers slurp more power than Mississippi
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs
BBC:
Hiding messages in plain sight  —  A technology that can "hide" information in plain sight on printed images has begun to see the first commercial applications.  —  Japanese firm Fujitsu is pushing a technology that can encode data into a picture that is invisible to the human eye but can be decoded by a mobile phone with a camera.
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs and Slashdot
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Inventor sues Slingbox maker for patent infringement  —  The inventor of a wireless speaker system has filed a lawsuit alleging that Sling Media's Slingbox infringes on his patent.  —  Stuart Mershon is the owner and creator of a system that transmits audio signals from a home audio source …
hrmpf.com:
iPhone / iTablet dock - inductive charging  —  iPhone Dock - Which way is up?  —  One of the loudest gasps at the iPhone's announcement was when Steve Jobs tilted the iPhone and the display changed auto-magically from portrait to landscape. landscape orientation is better for some uses- watching video …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Sendori: Auction Redirects from Your Domains  —  Sendori is a newly launched service that most of us will never see - and they could make sure we don't end up seeing web pages defiled by the putrid stench of domain squatters either.  That's the most charitable way to look at this very interesting Sunyvale company.
Discussion: Clickety Clack
 
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Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Japan-Only Games Possible for US Virtual Console
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo and digg
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
"Pongle" paddle controller concept for Wii
Discussion: Game | Life and Joystiq
AdAge:
Yahoo Woos TV Media Buyers at Its 'Infront'
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Yahoo team is teh l33t haxx0rs
Mike / Techdirt:
Saying You Can't Compete With Free Is Saying You Can't Compete Period
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Richard Hoffman / InformationWeek:
When It Comes To Broadband, U.S. Plays Follow The Leader
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why Wikipedia doesn't have advertising?  Hint: follow the money (to Wikia)
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Yahoo Leaks Continue; Why Doesn't this Happen to Google?
Consumerist:
9 More Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee
Discussion: digg
Saska / Fiendish Glee Club:
Customer service gone shockingly right
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
EFF takes Viacom to task over YouTube takedown
Ruby Huang / DigiTimes:
15.4-inch MacBooks to begin shipping in 2Q, say sources