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9:20 AM ET, February 21, 2007

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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Buying a new PC?  'Windows Vista Capable' barely hits the mark  —  IBM'er says Vista's RAM sweet spot is 4GB  —  Configuring a PC around the minimum hardware requirements of an application or operating system is lot like agreeing to live in a basement apartment.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches classified platform for the masses  —  Edgeio started out as classified marketplace for the blogging masses a year ago, where bloggers post items they want to sell on their blogs, tag them as "listing," and then Edgeio's crawler plucks and indexes them on Edgeio.com.
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Edgeio ships new Marketplaces, classified ads for your blog
Discussion: localglo.be
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
New deal will bring competitive gaming to TV  —  Major League Gaming, a professional video-game league, has announced a content distribution deal that will bring its original programming to a variety of platforms including television and mobile video.  The league has partnered with media development …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Joystiq
Katie Fehrenbacher / NewTeeVee:
Is NHL putting YouTube Sharing on Ice?  —  Media companies are struggling over how to work with YouTube.  Is the video site a friend or a foe?  Even those that are embracing Google's online video company aren't so sure where to draw the line.  —  The NHL, which gained nearly universal praise …
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Mark / RUWT?blog:
NHL Yanks Videos
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
GrandCentral adds Gizmo Support  —  GrandCentral, the single-phone-number Web-based service launched last fall, is adding support for the free Gizmo Project Internet VoIP service, which may open up a whole new way to decrease spending on international or long-distance calling.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG and Roam4free
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Sun announces Project Neptune  —  Or Sx8ED10GEFXFPLPA as we call it  —  SUN IS FINALLY talking about Project Neptune, its multithreaded 10GbE NIC.  It has some really interesting features that put it, well into the category of unique.  It also is missing a lot, like, well, a name.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google-CBS Deal Dead For Now; YouTube's Tough Going With TV Networks  —  The wide-ranging and widely-expected Google-CBS deal, supposed to have been announced at CES last month, is dead for now, reports WSJ in a long and detailed story on Google's difficulties on working with TV networks and other media companies.
Discussion: WebProNews and Lost Remote
Darren Murph / Engadget:
IEEE pushing 802.16m WiMAX to 1Gbps, hopes to converge with 4G  —  If there's one thing that we'll never be satisfied with, it's finding out just how many nanoseconds we can shave off our download times from year to year, and thankfully, the IEEE seems to get that.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Samc / dailywireless.org:   WiMAX 802.16m: 1Gbps
Tom Simonite / New Scientist Technology Blog:
iTunes fingers musical fraud  —  The recordings of a British concert pianist who found fame in the last years of her life have been exposed as hoaxes - by Apple's iTunes music player.  —  Joyce Hatto died in June 2006, having become a cause célèbre with fans of classical piano in the last years of her life.
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: the Ars Technica review  —  In search of the perfect workflow  —  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  —  System requirements: Mac: 1GHz G4, 768MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.3; Windows: P4-class CPU, 768MB RAM, Windows XP SP2  —  Price: $299 ($199 through April 30, 2007)
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, digg and Slashdot
Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
U.K. government rejects calls for DRM ban  —  The U.K. government has rejected a call for digital rights management to be banned in the U.K., but has acknowledged that the technology could undermine consumer rights.  —  A total of 1,414 people signed an online petition calling for digital rights management …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YourMinis Seeks to Relaunch the Startpage  —  The already highly competitive startpage space saw an interesting new play tonight when YourMinis.com relaunched with a changed site and a new strategy.  —  YourMinis is a beautiful aggregation of RSS feeds and web functionality that competes with Pageflakes …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes  —  Everyone loves the iPod.  Not everyone loves iTunes.  It's not that iTunes is a bad application, but it does limit what you can do with your iPod.  —  This week I'll show you how to free yourself from the one computer …
Scientific American:
A Digital Life  —  New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear—and even things they cannot sense—and to store all these data in a personal digital archive  —  Human memory can be maddeningly elusive.  We stumble upon its limitations every day …
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Steve Jobs, Proud to Be Nonunion  —  Steve Jobs makes a lot of sense when he's talking about music and copyright protection, but when the topic is schools, he seems to be on a different planet.  —  The teachers' unions, Jobs believes, are ruining America's schools because they prevent bad teachers from being fired.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Joe Whyte / Search Marketing Standard Magazine:
Cultivating a Blog Community in 10 Steps - Part 1  —  Getting into the competitive realm of the blogosphere is not a decision to be taken lightly.  There are many things that you need to consider before jumping into this market if you plan on being successful.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
 
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Lisa Katayama / TOKYOMANGO:
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BBC:
Viacom in video deal with Joost
Discussion: EirePreneur and Techdirt
techeblog.com:
5 Unreleased Video Game Systems You Never Knew About
cyber.law.harvard.edu:
Project VRM  —  VRM, or Vendor Relationship Management …
BBC:
Mac users 'still lax on security'
Discussion: MacUser
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
PrudeTube: Violence Up, Boobs Down
Suw Charman / Strange Attractor:
FOWA 07: Mike Arrington - The Future of Start-Ups and Web Companies
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Poll: Do You Actually Use OpenID?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Jeffrey McManus
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: U.S. cybersecurity czar has his marching orders
Reuters:
Twelve-steps to curing e-mail addiction
Inside AdWords:
Unexpected Minimum Bid Increases
Discussion: WebProNews
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
Google Velocity: Froogle and Local are dying while Video and Blog are surging
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
iReader Previews The Content Behind Links
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Coming Up: Vonage Wireless?
BBC:
US copyright lobby out-of-touch
 

 
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