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12:50 AM ET, March 3, 2007


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Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2  —  Long story short: If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately.
Tim Weber / BBC:
BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal  —  The BBC has struck a content deal with YouTube, the web's most popular video sharing website, owned by Google.  —  Three YouTube channels - one for news and two for entertainment - will showcase short clips of BBC content.
Marshall Kirkpatrick /   The BBC Decides to YouTube
BBC Press Office:
YouTube content to include two BBC-branded entertainment channels …
Discussion: and
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
Are blogs a 'parasitic' medium?  —  Could the blogosphere survive without the reporting provided by newspapers and TV networks?  Online pros tackle the question.  —  Over the past months, I've heard several journalists make the same comment at various industry forums: That blogs are a …
Anne Broache / CNET
Microsoft wins in second Alcatel-Lucent patent suit  —  update A week after Microsoft was ordered to hand over $1.5 billion in an Alcatel-Lucent MP3 patent dispute, a federal judge has ruled that the Windows maker did not violate a patent at the heart of a second trial that was set to begin soon.
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Reuters to start financial MySpace  —  Reuters is planning to launch its own version of MySpace this year - though its community website will not be aimed at teenagers.  Instead, fund managers, traders and analysts are being targeted.  —  Reuters hopes to draw from the 70,000 subscribers …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The "About 260" Problem: Google Site: Command Glitch  —  Dave Naylor noted yesterday that Search Engine Watch appears to have largely disappeared from Google, at least when performing a site: command search.  Today, Marketing Pilgrim notes a weirdly similar thing happening to another site …
Jeremy Luebke / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Listing Duplicate URLs in Site Search
Hartford Courant:
Best Buy Confirms It Has Secret Website  —  Under pressure from state investigators, Best Buy is now confirming my reporting that its stores have a secret intranet site that has been used to block some consumers from getting cheaper prices advertised on
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Local Search Update: Yelp up 91%, Insider Pages up 34% in Past Six Months  —  This week Insider Pages was acquired by the Citysearch division of IAC.  Hitwise data shows that the market share of US visits to Insider Pages was up 34% in the past 6 months (August 2006 vs. February 2007).
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Screenwerk
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Multicore move cuts Oracle database cost  —  In a move designed to counter Microsoft's growing database influence, Oracle has quietly cut software prices on some lower-end servers using multicore processors, CNET has learned.  —  With the new pricing for Oracle's lower-end Standard Edition …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Why is there software licensing by the core?
Discussion: AccMan
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Use your phone to find the nearest Starbucks  —  Jonesing for a Carmel Macchiato?  Text your ZIP code to MYSBUX (697289) and in a minute you'll receive a reply listing three of the nearest Starbucks locations—complete with addresses and phone numbers.  —  The only charge is what you normally pay your provider for text messages.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
Starving for Starbucks? Just use a text message
SeekingAlpha CE Stocks:
Questioning Nintendo's Secondary Offering  —  The Good Doctor submits: On February 23, 2007 after the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nintendo Company (NTDOY.PK) announced that 1.987 million shares of its common stock held by Banks Shareholdings Purchase Corporation through Japan Trustee Services Bank …
Latest Leopard build from Apple suggests much work ahead  —  A new build of Apple's Leopard operating system released to developers this week introduces a handful of fresh features, but also carries with it a significant laundry list of impending issues that will need to be ironed out before any such public release is considered.
Discussion: digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
The transformation of a VC firm, Bay Partners  —  Bay Partners is the latest Silicon Valley venture firm to go through a major generational change — witnessing an influx of new faces, even as an older generation of partners exits for reasons apparently related to poor performance.
Discussion: PE HUB
Charles / Channel 9:
Making Windows Vista Sing: Robert Fripp and the Vista Melody  —  On May 4th, 2006, Steve Ball invited Robert Fripp back to the Microsoft campus for a second full day of work on Windows Vista following up on his first visit in the Fall of 2005.  This time we get an even deeper glimpse …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Windows Live VP to resign  —  Blake Irving, a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's Windows Live Platform group, is resigning his post, according to sources close to the company.  —  Irving, a 15-year Microsoft veteran, is in charge of the back-end Live platform — the datacenter …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Blockbuster close to acquiring Movielink?  —  Blockbuster is once again eyeing Movielink, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the two companies are in advanced discussions over an acquisition.  The asking price is supposedly less than $50 million—doable for Blockbuster—and would likely be structured as a cash and stock deal.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Berners-Lee tells Congress why the Web succeeded: open standards
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The Onion Goes Viral With Video
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Google's Matt Cutts on Personalization and the Future of SEO
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Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites
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