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8:00 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
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
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple may turn to induction for iPod docking, charging  —  Apple Inc. is attempting to develop a revolutionary dock connector for handheld consumer electronics gadgets that will allow the devices to be docked in any orientation and, in some cases, charged wirelessly.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and digg
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hrmpf.com:
iPhone / iTablet dock - inductive charging
BetaNews:
Vista Sales Estimates Indicate Dwindling Retail Channel  —  Comparing preliminary information released by NPD this morning regarding launch week sales for Microsoft Windows Vista versus historical NPD data for prior years, BetaNews has learned the news for Microsoft may seem even more daunting than at first believed:
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New York Times:
Viewers Fast-Forwarding Past Ads?  Not Always  —  People with digital video recorders like TiVo never watch commercials, right?  —  Add that to the list of urban — and suburban — myths.  —  It turns out that a lot of people with digital video recorders are not fast-forwarding and time-shifting as much as advertisers feared.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Hack lets intruders sneak into home routers  —  If you haven't changed the default password on your home router, let this recent threat serve as a reminder.  —  Attackers could change the configuration of home routers using JavaScript code, security researchers at Indiana University and Symantec have discovered.
Ryan Olson / Red Herring:
Google Agrees to Buy Adscape  —  Search king to pay $23 million for in-game advertising startup.  —  Google has made a foray into in-game advertising for video games with an agreement to acquire Adscape Media for $23 million, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday.
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.
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
DOPA Jr. Is Not A Wikipedia Ban
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
GigaOM:
The New, New Music Industry  —  The music business has been transforming before our eyes.  Many players in the industry are struggling to survive amidst the tectonic shifts as the industry transforms itself for the digital age.  And yet there has never been more demand for consuming music …
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Appeerances Can Be Deceiving  —  The new Apple TV media extender is supposed to ship this month, perhaps even by the time you read this column, and if you are like me you are wondering what that 40-gig hard drive is doing inside.  I'm guessing we won't know for sure until later this year …
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
 
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Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
OpenMoko - open source cell phone
Discussion: Engadget
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Debreu's Scent Drive brings aroma to the flash drive
Discussion: Tech Digest, Crave and Ubergizmo
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Kevin Rose did not create voting and he *DID* copy the idea …
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
GameStop wants your trade-ins. …
Discussion: Kotaku
Alexander Gelfand / Wired News:
Toys That Protect Kids From Pervs
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Inventor sues Slingbox maker for patent infringement
Garrett French / Search Engine Journal:
Stumble Upon Interview Series: StumbleUpon Defined vs. Digg, Google MySpace and More
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Japan-Only Games Possible for US Virtual Console
Discussion: Kotaku, Go Nintendo and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Sendori: Auction Redirects from Your Domains
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
"Pongle" paddle controller concept for Wii
Discussion: Game | Life and Joystiq
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Hands-on with Apple's AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Station
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)
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
PS3 kiosk, can you spot the 360?
Panzerjohn / Abstractioneer:
AOL and OpenID: Where we are  —  It's not really a secret …