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4:36 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 …
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.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
iPod deemed a "criminal tool" in high school security breach
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.
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
DOPA Jr. Is Not A Wikipedia Ban
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET
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.
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 …
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
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
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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 …
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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: Blogs and Slashdot
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 …
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Upgrade your XP virtual machine to Vista with RC3  —  The Parallels Desktop for Mac Update RC3 is here and ready for download!  RC3 includes 2 very important enhancements:  —  1) You can now seamlessly upgrade a Windows XP virtual machine to Windows Vista.
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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Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
GameStop wants your trade-ins. …
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Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
Building an Relationship Economy
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Toys That Protect Kids From Pervs
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
iPhone / iTablet dock - inductive charging
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
"Pongle" paddle controller concept for Wii
Discussion: Game | Life and Joystiq
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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)
9 More Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee
Discussion: digg
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft blasts IBM in open letter over Office XML
Discussion: Monkey Bites and
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
PS3 kiosk, can you spot the 360?
Greg Sandoval / CNET
EFF takes Viacom to task over YouTube takedown

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