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2:00 AM ET, March 6, 2007

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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
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
I may not know prior art, but I know what I like  —  Crowds may not be all that wise (see the latest Wikipedia debacle, for instance), but they can be smart, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an agency in need of help if ever there was one, is hoping to tap into that intelligence.
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Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Open Call From the Patent Office
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
A Contributor to Wikipedia Has His Fictional Side
Discussion: Rational rants and Andrew Lih
Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:   3.5.07 Patent Office 2.0?  —  By Richard Koman for Silicon Valley Watcher
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft patches Xbox 360  —  Microsoft has quietly released a fix for a security vulnerability that could let Xbox 360 owners run their own applications or operating systems on the console.  —  The update corrects a problem with a tamper protection mechanism on the Xbox 360.
Discussion: CrunchGear and TechSpot News
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.
Discussion: down the avenue and Screenwerk
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LegalForce, a marketplace for patents  —  LegalForce, an online marketplace where patents can be bought, sold or licensed, has launched.  —  It is significant because it is a way for investors, entrepreneurs and investors to find ideas in an open, friendly way.
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.
Discussion: MoCoNews
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).
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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
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
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.
Dharmesh Shah / Small Business Hub:
12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert  —  If you're like me, you probably use Google many times a day.  But, chances are, unless you are a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form.  If your current use of Google is limited to typing a few words in …
Stan Beer / ITWire:
ODF threat to Microsoft in US governments grows  —  California has introduced a bill to make open document format (ODF) a mandatory requirement for agencies when acquiring software, turning up the heat on Microsoft.  The bill follows similar legislation in Texas and Minnesota and adds further …
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Slashdot
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Lego MMO Revealed  —  As I hinted earlier this year, NetDevil has been signed on to develop a massively multiplayer online game with Lego.  —  I think, if done right, this could very well be the next evolutionary step in massively mulitplayer online games.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Game | Life and digg
Fortune:
Top 20 Most Admired Companies  —  To create the top 20 for our 25th annual rankings, Fortune and its survey partners at Hay Group asked 3,322 executives, directors, and securities analysts to select the 10 companies they admire most.  Having fresh ideas and being green are among the qualities that distinguish this year's winners.
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
CrunchGear How-To: Fix an iPod that Won't Boot  —  There's a conspiracy theory that Steve Jobs wants you to buy a new iPod every 12 months.  That may or may not be the case, but if your iPod is hosed, it doesn't necessarily mean it's time to put it out to pasture.
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Diebold may leave e-voting business
Discussion: Engadget, Associated Press and digg
Charles / Channel 9:
UAC - What.  How.  Why.  —  There has been a large amount …
Adam Gaffin / Network World:
Don't trust your network to open source
Discussion: Open Sources
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Global Neighborhoods Overview 4. Part 1
Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
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Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Samc / dailywireless.org:
Meraki Rocks  —  Meraki, the inexpensive mesh networking client …
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U.S. government's NOAA site hacked by pill pushing spammers
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Programming Language Wars, Part One
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Josh / Bokardo:
Five Principles to Design By
Discussion: Global Nerdy
BBC:
Windows fails second virus test
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Google moves YouTube ahead
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
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