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11:15 PM ET, March 5, 2007

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Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Open Call From the Patent Office  —  The government is about to start opening up the process of reviewing patents to the modern font of wisdom: the Internet.  —  The Patent and Trademark Office is starting a pilot project that will not only post patent applications on the Web and invite comments …
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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
A Contributor to Wikipedia Has His Fictional Side
Discussion: Rational rants and Andrew Lih
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
I may not know prior art, but I know what I like
Simeon Simeonov / HighContrast:
The Real Google Phone  —  Andy Rubin has a team of about 100 people at Google working on the Google Phone.  So people have been paying attention.  Andy was the founder of Danger and later Android, which he sold to Google in August of 2005.  Andy is a systems guy and so it's a good bet …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
More Google Phone talk  —  A venture capitalist says he has details on the rumored Google Phone.  Simeon Simeonov of Polaris Venture Partners writes in his High Contrast blog that an inside source has told him that it will be a Blackberry-like device running C++ at the core …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who's Right About The Social Media Revolution — The People Or The Revolutionaries?  —  What are we to conclude from stark contrast between the (sometimes breathless) praise of USA Today's "social media" redesign among tech/media bloggers and commentators (with some saying they didn't go far enough) …
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Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
USAToday.com 2.0  —  USAToday.com's new look is getting a lot of attention.
Christopher Null / PC World:
The 50 Most Important People on the Web  —  Despite what Time magazine would have you believe, you are not the most powerful or influential person on the Web.  At PC World we love online personals, social networks, and videos of people falling on their keisters as much as the next person …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Another Stanford University Startup coming September 2007  —  You know it as the birthplace of HP, Yahoo, Google, Sun, and Cisco, among others.  —  But coming in September 2007 another kind of startup is coming to Stanford University: a new Scoble!  Yeah, Maryam and I are expecting a new child.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Technorati's Opportunities and Exit Options  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  About 2 months ago, HitWise published a report stating that Technorati, the leading blog search company, had for the first time fallen behind Google BlogSearch in traffic.
Discussion: Zoli's Blog
Mya Frazier / AdAge:
Costly Red Campaign Reaps Meager $18 Million  —  Bono & Co. Spend up to $100 Million on Marketing, Incur Watchdogs' Wrath  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AdAge.com) — It's been a year since the first Red T-shirts hit Gap shelves in London, and a parade of celebrity-splashed events has followed …
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Pushes Through Internet Radio Royalty Rates Designed To Kill Webcasts  —  from the broadcasters-must-be-a-special-boys- club dept  —  It's been quite some time since we last heard about arguments between internet webcasters and SoundExchange (a group spun off from the RIAA to handle royalty collection).
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple plugs eight QuickTime holes  —  Apple on Monday released updates to its QuickTime media player software to repair eight serious security vulnerabilities.  —  The vulnerabilities expose both Macs and Windows PCs to cyberattack, Apple said in a security alert.
Discussion: JD on EP, TechSpot News and Neowin.net
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Shadowrun cross-play requires Games for Windows Live Gold account  —  When we spoke with PR Manager Michael Wolf about Games for Windows Live, he was sparse in details regarding a Games for Windows Live Gold account.  "All I can say now is that we're working to make a Gold membership worthwhile …
BBC:
Windows fails second virus test  —  Microsoft's Live OneCare security software has failed tests which check how well it spots and stops malicious programs designed to attack Windows.  —  OneCare was the only failure among 17 anti-virus programs tested by the AV Comparatives organisation.
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google moves YouTube ahead  —  Since the acquisition, more deals struck for video, though copyright issues remain  —  In a clip posted on YouTube shortly after Google said it was acquiring the popular online video site for a whopping $1.65 billion, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
A Richer Trip to the Mall, Guided by Text Messages  —  SEARCH engines made it easy to find items at online stores.  Now the Internet is poised to solve a more vexing problem: finding items while you are at the mall.  —  Technology companies like NearbyNow of Los Altos, Calif. …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Yahoo Mixd Closes - Peanut Butter Manifesto in Action?  —  After a two-month pilot, Yahoo's Mixd mobile service has closed down.  Mixd first came to light in November last year.  It was a group mobile messaging tool for the youth market and had an experimental, trendy design.
 
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Dharmesh Shah / Small Business Hub:
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Diebold may leave e-voting business
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
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Charles / Channel 9:
UAC - What.  How.  Why.  —  There has been a large amount …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
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Stan Beer / ITWire:
ODF threat to Microsoft in US governments grows
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Mark Raby / TG Daily:
Analysis: AMD mainstream CPU prices hit record lows in U.S. retail
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Line losses & Bells' Race against time
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
U.S. government's NOAA site hacked by pill pushing spammers
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Programming Language Wars, Part One
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Gizmodo:
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