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11:05 PM ET, February 24, 2007


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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Software Exploited by Pirates Goes to Work for Hollywood  —  Hollywood studios are going into business with one of their biggest tormentors: the peer-to-peer pioneer BitTorrent.  —  On Monday, the company, whose technology unleashed a wave of illegal file-sharing on the Internet …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Launches Video Store  —  BitTorrent will sell content from Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Lions Gate, Palm Pictures, and their latest partner MGM.  All videos will be high quality, and encoded with the best possible codecs according …
Discussion: digg
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A Software Maker Goes Up Against Microsoft  —  VMware, a young Silicon Valley company, is the early leader in a fast-growing market for what is called virtual-machine software.  And that puts it on a collision course with Microsoft, the industry's Goliath.  —  A virtual machine essentially mimics …
Mathew /
Cleaning up the mess over at MyBlogLog  —  Much has been written about the "Shoemoney Affair," in which the blogger known as Shoemoney wrote about a MyBlogLog hack that allowed unscrupulous types to spoof their identities, and was subsequently banned from the service, despite the fact that …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and
Nancy Gohring / InfoWorld:
Study: Consumers not willing to pay $500 for iPhone  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - Consumers aren't willing to pay what Apple may ask for the iPhone, but if the price drops they'll switch their mobile service to AT&T in order to get it, according to results of a survey released Thursday.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Hi-tech entrepreneurs mull build or sell  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. - As's mastermind, Mark Zuckerberg is sitting on a potential gold mine that could make him the next Silicon Valley whiz kid to strike it rich.  —  But the 22-year-old founder of the Internet's second largest social-networking site …
deal architect:
Holy Cow!  —  You may have seen a previous version about corporations from different countries and what they would do with 2 cows.  —  Here's a technology vendor twist.  —  ACCENTURE  —  You have 2 cows.  And thousands of calves.  And converted school buses to transport them.  —  APPLE
Scott Knaster / Official Google Mac Blog:
A visit to Apple  —  When you start work at Google, you get to choose whether you want a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.  For many new employees who have never used a Mac (or who haven't used one for a long time), this choice represents a chance to try living in Mac OS X. Google provides …
Discussion: digg
Jordan McCollum / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Radio Ads Enhance Internet Ads  —  The Radio Ad Effectiveness Lab has released a study on the effectiveness of Internet ads.  "Are they confused?" you ask yourself.  No, no: it's the effectiveness of Internet and radio ads.  Specifically, it's how memorable these repeated ads are.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Silicon Valley has become Media Valley - look out New York City!  —  Silicon Valley is rapidly turning into Media Valley—and New York, NY should look out—the capital of the media world is shifting about 3,000 miles westwards.  —  Some of Silicon Valley's largest companies are media companies …
Anil Dash:
The Essentials of Web 2.0 Your Event Doesn't Cover  —  Do you want to learn about the future of web applications?  If so, when choosing an event, you might want to make sure it's one that cares about including speakers based on merit, instead of based on arbitrary gender qualifications.
Discussion: A Whole Lotta Nothing and digg
Suw Charman / Strange Attractor:
Six Apart spins like a Whirling Dervish  —  I've refrained from blogging about Six Apart lately, because I have nothing positive to say about them or their products right now, but I'm afraid I can't let their latest marketing email pass without calling bulls**t.
Discussion: Geek News Central and WebProNews
Consumers' revolt: Power to the people  —  Consumer militancy erupts as individuals join forces on the internet to fight back against the state and big business  —  Banks  —  A mass revolt has left the high street banks facing thousands of claims from customers seeking to claw …
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple to advertise iPhone during Oscars  —  Apple will use the Academy Awards show on Sunday to feature a new teaser advertisement focused on the iPhone, Macworld has learned.  The new ad was described as being made for the Oscars, although no further details on the content of ad were available.
Discussion: MacUser and digg
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