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8:55 PM ET, February 15, 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 …
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
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.
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Ted Stevens Is Writing His Own Wikipedia Legacy With This One
Discussion: and Zoli's Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Digg-Like Suggestion Site  —  Yahoo is taking some criticism for launching a site that includes a Digg-like voting feature earlier today.  The main criticism is coming from Digg users, who can sometimes stop fighting long enough to band together into a very angry mob.
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 …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Infinite Loop:
New Airport Extreme could expose Macs via IPv6  —  In Apple's Designing AirPort Extreme 802.11n Networks manual there is a cryptic line: "This version of AirPort Utility supports IPv6."  Upon further examination (page 53), it turns out that the Airport Utility has a tab titled "IPv6" hidden away in the Advanced settings.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with Apple's AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station
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 …
Mark Malseed /
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 …
Music execs criticise DRM systems  —  Almost two-thirds of music industry executives think removing digital locks from downloadable music would make more people buy the tracks, finds a survey.  —  The Jupiter Research study looked at attitudes to Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems in Europe music firms.
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
MS: IBM Standards Position Hypocritical  —  Microsoft is calling IBM out over its opposition to Office Open XML, saying it is attempting to create a movement to prevent ISO standardization of the format.  —  In an open letter posted to its Web site, Microsoft claims IBM is trying to limit choice …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft blasts IBM in open letter over Office XML
Discussion: and Monkey Bites
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.
Ruby Huang / DigiTimes:
15.4-inch MacBooks to begin shipping in 2Q, say sources  —  Apple is planning to introduce 15.4-inch MacBooks in the second quarter of 2007, according to industry sources in Taiwan.  The new model will fill the gap between the company's 13.3-inch MacBooks and the 15.4- and 17-inch MacBook Pros …
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
Stephen Shankland / CNET
U.S. servers slurp more power than Mississippi
Discussion: Blogs
Greg Sandoval / CNET
EFF takes Viacom to task over YouTube takedown  —  A watchdog group is encouraging those wrongly accused of posting pirated Viacom material on YouTube to stand up to the giant conglomerate—even if it means a court fight.  —  Two weeks ago, when Viacom demanded that YouTube remove 100,000 …
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, Game | Life and digg
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 …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Survey: Blackberry owners chained to work
Discussion: Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:
Saying You Can't Compete With Free Is Saying You Can't Compete Period
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?
9 More Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee
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Feature: 14 Gaming Myths Exposed
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 Earlier Items: 
Saska / Fiendish Glee Club:
Customer service gone shockingly right
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar:
DirectX 10: why it's exclusive to Vista
Discussion: WebProNews and digg
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Yahoo Lays Out Details Of Its New Advertiser & Publisher Group …
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
John Edwards' campaign enters Second Life
Aral Balkan:
Plagiarizing blog posts is stupid
Fred Aun / ClickZ:
Omniture to Acquire Site-Side Behavioral Targeting Firm
Discussion: PaidContent
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Redstone: Par ready for comeback
Scott Kirsner / New York Times:
All the World's a Stage (That Includes the Internet)