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1:10 PM ET, February 21, 2007


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Michael V. Copeland / Business 2.0:
Tech IPOs: They're back!  —  Why are champagne corks popping again in Silicon Valley?  Tech startups are coming back to Wall Street - and Business 2.0 Magazine identifies six that are likely to cash in.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — For the first six years of the century …
Discussion: GigaOM, Mark Evans, VC Ratings and digg
Mathew /
Why should we celebrate tech IPOs?  —  My friend and former journalism colleague Mark Evans points to a piece in Business 2.0 magazine with the enthusiastic title "Tech IPOs: They're back!"  The story talks about "champagne corks are popping in Silicon Valley," and how this year could be the best …
Scoot / Scootinger's Blog:
"I'M A PC AND I'M A MAC" - CIRCA 1996!  —  This is a Mac user vs. PC user comparison from the September 1996 issue of MacAddict.  (this issue was actually the premiere/first issue of MacAddict) I recently found it when going through some of my old MacAddict magazines.
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.
Matthew Miller / The Mobile Gadgeteer:
GrandCentral adds support for Gizmo VoIP numbers  —  Andy and Sue previously sent me some press information on GrandCentral and I finally had a chance to setup an account last weekend.  GrandCentral is a service that lets you obtain a single phone number and then tie that phone number to you for life.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and IP Inferno
Anne Broache / CNET
Microsoft patent case stirs software export fears  —  It's not every day that both the U.S. government and advocates of free and open-source software align themselves in court with Microsoft.  —  But a high-stakes patent case, set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning …
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Microsoft's Rivals Root for It in Supreme Court Clash With AT&T
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Look Out MyBlogLog - Here Comes Explode  —  A new open source cross-site social networking service called Explode launched today and looks like a very appealing alternative to the now Yahoo! owned MyBlogLog.  Built by UK open-source social network provider Curverider (whose primary product …
Greg Sandoval / CNET
A new copyright battlefield: Veoh Networks  —  news analysis One of the last places you might expect to find copyright violations is on a Web site backed by Time Warner and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.  —  Nonetheless, Veoh Networks CEO Dmitry Shapiro acknowledges that only a week …
Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Privacy and Prejudice: An Interruption 2.0 Manifesto for the AlwaysOn Lifestyle  —  Taking back control of your real time communications in the AlwaysOn world.  —  When reporting on my visit last summer to an Alexander Graham Bell museum near his summer home, I discovered an interesting facet to his lifestyle:
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Alec Saunders .LOG
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Promises Cross-Platform Widget Compatibility  —  The fragmentation of widget platforms presents a problem for developers, who need to develop and then maintain different versions of widgets for the various desktop widget platforms (Vista, Mac, Google, Yahoo) as well as online platforms …
Discussion: twopointouch
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Google closes a hole in its desktop search product  —  BOSTON — A potentially devastating hole in Google's (GOOG) prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves.  Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed …
PRWeb: Launches in Local Search Space  —  Internet Startup Revolutionizes Local Search: Imagine YellowPages, MySpace and YouTube, All Rolled Into One  —  San Diego (PRWEB) February 21, 2007 — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the services industries (e.g., plumbers, car mechanics …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Marty Graham / Wired News:
Selling Homeowners a Solar Dream  —  Energy startup The Citizenrē Corporation's haikulike Google ad says it all.  "Solar for free," it headlines.  "No initial investment needed.  Just monthly payments for power."  —  Instead of making you spring for $25,000 or more in gear …
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Image Results Redesign Undone (Poll)  —  The Google Image search results recently went live with a redesign which was hiding most image information, and only show it when you hover the mouse over the image.  Google seems to have reverted this design step, and is now showing the old results layout …
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Warner wants to buy EMI, independent labels approve  —  EMI announced today that it has been approached by Warner Music about a possible buyout in a move that would increase industry consolidation.  After some days of press speculation about a possible deal, EMI finally admitted that talks were ongoing …
Discussion: MacUser
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
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
Fashion phone with exclusive accessories to be unveiled at Paris Fashion Week  —  Espoo, Finland - Drawing upon the accolades of its highly regarded L'Amour Collection, Nokia has joined creative forces with talented fashion designer Giambattista Valli to craft the Nokia 7373 Special Edition.
Discussion: Gizmodo and
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
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Sensor firm warns Apple over iPhone
Discussion: MacUser, AppleInsider and Engadget
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Jobs and Gates to appear side-by-side at WSJ 'D' Conference
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Stirring Up the Cubicles at eBay
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Fon wants you to help steal business from Starbucks and T-Mobile
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Thomas C Greene / The Register:
Vista security overview: too little too late
Discussion: TechBlog and Slashdot
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Steve Jobs, Proud to Be Nonunion
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Sun announces Project Neptune
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches classified platform for the masses
Graeme Wearden / CNET
U.K. government rejects calls for DRM ban
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: the Ars Technica review
Tom Simonite / New Scientist Technology Blog:
iTunes fingers musical fraud
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