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5:05 AM ET, February 18, 2007


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Frankie /
Bungie Weekly Update  —  Hot holy crap!  —  Halo 3 Teaser Revealed!  —  Several months ago, work began with folks over the MGS Marketing team to develop the "brand identity" for Halo 3.  This basically refers to the look and feel that will come to represent the game to fans and customers around the world.
Discussion: Kotaku, Xbox 360 Fanboy and digg
Agence France Presse:
Google sues Polish poets over  —  WARSAW (AFP) - Google has launched legal action against a group of Polish poets, demanding that they give up their Internet domain name, a member of the cultural collective said.  —  Izabela Krawczyk of GMAiL — the "Grupa Mlodych Artystow i Literatow …
Phil Butler / Profy.Com:
Polish Poets Threaten Google Supremacy!
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Following your dreams  —  One thing I try to teach Patrick, my 13-year-old son, is that he can make his dreams happen.  That's why today I'm taking him to the San Francisco Apple store.  No, dummy, not to check out the latest Macs or iPods, but to meet Aaron Stanton.  —  Who's he?
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
MPAA Steals Code, Violates Linkware License  —  Patrick Robin, a 29 year old web developer from South England, is the developer of an ASP-based blogging platform called Forest Blog.  He distributes it freely under a linkware license, asking that anyone who uses it merely link back to his site where Forest Blog is offered for download.
Feld Thoughts:
Dick Costolo Re-Blogging  —  When I first met Dick Costolo - the CEO of FeedBurner (well before I had invested in FeedBurner), he had a blog called SomethingICantRemember that had a hysterical "what would I do if I was CEO of Disney" post.  Over the last three years we've become really good friends and business partners.
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Justin Fox / Time:
Getting Rich off Those Who Work for Free  —  It might seem very odd to look to a long-dead Russian anarchist for business advice.  But Peter Kropotkin's big idea—that there are important human motivations beyond what he called "reckless individualism"—is very relevant these days.
Discussion: Infothought and TIME
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
If Captain Jack Sparrow had a toaster  —  I'm not really sure what this gadget's product page is saying, because it's all in German.  But regardless, I want this toaster.  It's sleek, black, and printed with a skull-and-crossbones as well as a bizarre Guns & Roses reference ("Sweet Toast of Mine" …
Discussion: digg
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nokia 6280 overheats, erupts in smoke on video  —  We've seen dozens and dozens of aftermath photos from laptops and other random batteries suddenly possessing violently explosive tendencies, but we all know full motion video is more satisfying than simple stills.
Geoffrey Mack / Alexa:
Alexa Traffic Improvements Galore!  —  A few moments ago we released some exciting changes to Alexa's Traffic Detail pages.  We are very pleased with the results and we think you will be too:  —  Where are users coming from Geographically?  —  This one is a biggie.
Discussion: 901am, and CenterNetworks
Stowe Boyd / Message:
Big Spike In Feedburner Subscribers  —  I was at Feedburner approving an ad for my /Message feed, and I saw that the number of subscribers to the feed went up 700+ yesterday: a 34% increase in one day.  —  If anyone has an explanation, I would be interested.  I wasn't dugg yesterday, was I?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Newest Flash Tools on Display at Photobucket  —  The latest Flash photo/video/sound editing tools that we mentioned last week are now enabled at Photobucket for premium users, and will go live for all users in March.  Geoff Baum at Adobe confirmed that these tools are not yet available anywhere on the web except for Photobucket.
Microsoft shares tumble on CEO comments  —  Software maker's stock slips after Ballmer warns that analysts' forecasts on Vista sales were too 'aggressive.'  —  BOSTON (Reuters) — Microsoft Corp. shares fell as much as 2.7 percent on Friday, their biggest drop in nine months …
Mike / Techdirt:
Microsoft Applies For Patent Telling You If A Website Is On A List Of Phishing Sites  —  from the non-obvious?  dept  —  It seems that every few days when new patents are announced there are a few gems from Microsoft.  Take, for example, Microsoft's latest patent application on Phishing Detection, Prevention, and Notification.
Stephen Shankland /
ADOBE LABS OFFERS MYFEEDZ 'SOCIAL NEWSPAPER'  —  Adobe Systems released a technology preview version of a "social newspaper" site called myFeedz, which sift through RSS feeds on the basis of user-defined tags.  The site had been in public testing since August, but now is an official part …
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Amanda Camp / Official Google Research Blog:
Seattle conference on scalability
Leslie Hawthorn / Google Code:
Speaking of Summer  —  Google Summer of CodeTM 2007 is on!
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
Dell 2.0 — Michael brews up an IdeaStorm
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Flash Drive Talks When Plugged In
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Elinor Mills / CNET
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