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9:30 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Creating Engaging User Experiences  —  Adobe's holding a special product preview summit today called Engage, focused on Adobe's new tools for creating engaging user experiences.  I love Adobe's framing of "engaging user experiences" as a touchstone for the web going forward.
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Ryan Stewart:
Apollo Reaction from Engage  —  I'm sitting in the Engage keynote by Kevin Lynch and when he started talking about Apollo, the questions from the audience really started ramping up.  It's very interesting to see people like Ben Galbraith from Ajaxian ask about being able to access native code …
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
GooTube lookout: Jeremy Allaire debuts "Aftermix" as part of a re-tooled Brightcove  —  Shortly after Adobe's senior vice president and chief architect Kevin Lynch gave an overview of the company's roadmap for its Apollo platform here at the company's Engage event, developers who are working …
Discussion: Jeff Barr's Blog and Mashable!
John Dowdell / JD on EP:
Adobe Engage links: The Adobe Platform group is hosting a small group of techbloggers, developers, and others in the webtech industry today, to discuss where web technology is going next, and how Adobe contributions could help.  Lots of the information will be live-blogged …
Cote / People Over Process:   Adobe Engage: Good Morning Apollo
Jason Busch / SpendMatters:
Vista, Office and Outlook 2007 are a Nightmare  —  Hey, category managers in charge of IT spend.  Want to make yourself a friend of the business for life?  I've got a secret for you: don't rubberstamp your CIO's decision to upgrade to Vista or Office 2007.  In fact, tack on a big "reject" to the request or the requisition.
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BRAVIA FLAT-PANEL LCD HDTVs WITH INTERNET VIDEO LINK COMPATIBILITY  —  Sony today took the wraps off seven BRAVIA™ high-definition televisions that will be compatible with the company's recently announced BRAVIA™ Internet Video Link module.
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
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Sony:
SONY INTRODUCES ITS SECOND BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER FOR THOSE SEEKING …
Discussion: Engadget and Associated Press
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS SEVEN HOME THEATER SYSTEMS
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gizmodo
Robert Mullins / InfoWorld:
Patent reform tops list of tech concerns  —  Tech execs urge Congress to reintroduce legislation aimed at speeding the patent process  —  Technology industry executives are pushing the U.S. Congress to reform the way patents are issued in order to process them more quickly while also making sure they are legitimate.
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Sony:
SONY'S CHARMING CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL CAMERAS BECOME THE LIFE OF THE PARTY  —  Sony is introducing a line of slim and stylish Cyber-shot T-series cameras that are destined to be the fashionista crowd's favorite party companion.  —  The 8-megapixel DSC-T100 camera is a showstopper …
Kelly Hill / RCR Wireless News:
Verizon Wireless to launch Vcast Mobile TV March 1  —  Verizon Wireless will begin offering mobile television on March 1, according to coverage maps on the carrier's Web site.  —  No further details were offered, and the maps offered the caveat that mobile TV would be available only in "select markets" on March 1.
Think Secret:
Gallery: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A343  —  Apple seeded developers last month with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A343, which remains the most recent and offered a number of improvements over its predecessor, build 9A321.  —  While stability remains questionable, with many applications …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Why Valley VCs Are Like the Mob  —  It's a well-established truth of today's Silicon Valley that startups don't really need venture capital.  The triple-A business model of "Ajax, AdSense, and arrogance" provides most consumer Web startups with enough revenues, courtesy Google's (GOOG) advertising network, to get by.
Discussion: Valleywag
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Google Lays Groundwork for TV Scatter Sales Sortie  —  Advertises for TV Ad Chief, Negotiates to Peddle Upfront Spillover  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Google is looking for a head of national TV sales.  The recruitment ad, posted on its website, says the winning candidate will build a …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
SanDisk Read-Only Card Would Replace Flash in Cameras  —  SanDisk, which leads the market in retail flash memory, plans to offer a cheap read-only memory card designed to store photos for 100 years.  —  The memory company, which used the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show as a springboard …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Grows the Pie  —  Last month we featured measurement from Compete.com of the top 20 online video sites, according to its panel.  Compete ranks according to "sessions" spent on a site, but it's interesting to note that the number of unique visitors to one or more of the top 20 sites …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Screenwerk
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Outside.in Gets Cash for Geocoding the Blogosphere  —  After developing their product on their own for six months, New York based Outside.in received financing from angels and three venture firms: Union Square Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners, and Village Ventures.
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Search Engines Defeat "Must-Carry" Lawsuit—Langdon v. Google  —  Langdon v. Google, Inc., 2007 WL 530156 (D. Del. Feb. 20, 2007).  My write-up on Langdon's complaint from last summer.  —  Langdon is a griper.  He sought to buy ads on the major search engines to advance his gripes …
Business Wire:
Carl Icahn Invests $50 Million in Motricity  —  Funding Fuels Motricity's Continued Growth and Expansion  —  DURHAM, N.C.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Motricity, a leading provider of mobile content services and solutions, today announced the completion of $50 million in equity funding from Carl Icahn …
Discussion: The Browser and StartupSquad.com
Laura Foy / Channel 10:
Vista Gadgets running on Windows Mobile  —  Windows Vista has so many great features and I know a favorite at the top of everybody's list are the gadgets.  "But Laura..." you say..."I love my gadgets so MUCH that I wish I could take them with me everywhere!"
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Integrated voice coming to 'Second Life'  —  Second Life users who want to chat up those cute avatars across the virtual room can soon try to lure them over with voice rather than text.  —  Next week, Second Life publisher Linden Lab plans to unveil a small beta trial in which, for the first time …
Discussion: VTOR and Ministry of Tech
 
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Sony:
SONY INTRODUCES ENERGY LINK USB PORTABLE POWER SUPPLY AND ADAPTOR
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo 3.0, Voice for all IMs
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Infinite Loop:
Final version of Parallels Desktop released as free update (updated)
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