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3:10 PM ET, February 25, 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 …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent.com 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 …
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Jason Pontin / New York Times:
Millions of Videos, and Now a Way to Search Inside Them  —  THE World Wide Web is awash in digital video, but too often we can't find the videos we want or browse for what we might like.  —  That's a loss, because if we could search for Internet videos, they might become the content …
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Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Silicon Valley has become Media Valley - someone should tell NYC  —  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 …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Hi-tech entrepreneurs mull build or sell  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. - As Facebook.com'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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple To Get Into Ringtone Business  —  This video presents a fairly compelling case that Apple will be getting into the Ringtone business with the release of the iPhone.  Ringtone sales are big business, accounting for 10% of so of the global music market, and well over $1 billion per year in sales …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Olympus to Release DSLR/s on 5 March  —  The Eurpopean Olympus site has today published a teaser indicating that it is about to release a new DSLR (or more than one) on 5 March.  —  All the site really has is an image with an outline of three DSLRs (or is it the same camera outlined three times?).
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Darryl K. Taft / eWEEK.com:
Ubuntu Wants a Bigger Piece of Desktops, Servers  —  NEW YORK—The 2007 road map for the Ubuntu Linux operating system includes continuing its focus on the desktop, paying more attention to the server and garnering additional corporate support.  —  Speaking at Ubuntu user conference UbuCon …
Discussion: Channel 9
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 …
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
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
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
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
Sharing the Wealth at MTV  —  A WEEK before Viacom announced that it would make video content available online through a site called Joost, the Viacom-owned MTV Networks said that it would soon allow other Web sites to embed video clips from its own sites: MTV.com, VH1.com, Comedycentral.com, BET.com and others.
Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Starbucks Chairman Fears Tradition Is Fading  —  The last thing that Starbucks wants is watered-down coffee.  —  It may not have that.  But in a passionate internal memorandum to Starbucks executives, the company chairman said that a drive for efficiency has led to a "watering down of the Starbucks experience."
 
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it's mass-media business models that are ailing

Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Paying ransom for kidnapped journalists is not a crime, and calling them reckless blames the victims

Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
Netflix, again, can't win any major Emmy awards. What's going on?

 
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