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4:40 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 …
Elinor Mills / CNET
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
Joris Evers / CNET
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
John Gapper / Financial Times:
Microsoft attacks Google on copyright  —  Microsoft on Tuesday launches a fierce attack on Google over its "cavalier" approach to copyright, accusing the internet company of exploiting books, music, films and television programmes without permission.  —  Tom Rubin, associate general counsel …
Mya Frazier / AdAge:
Costly Red Campaign Reaps Meager $18 Million  —  Bono & Co. Spend up to $100 Million on Marketing, Incur Watchdogs' Wrath  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio ( — 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 …
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
Joris Evers / CNET
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
Tom Drapeau / The Netscape Blog:
The Rebirth of My.Netscape  —  At long last, the Netscape team is proud to release a Beta of the next generation My.Netscape, at:  —  This site will be live tomorrow (Tuesday 3/6).  —  My.Netscape will retain its identity as a personalized homepage, with a minimum of ad clutter.
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Diebold may leave e-voting business  —  Diebold, the makers of touch-screen e-voting machines at the center of a fairly large number of voting problems and controversies in the US, may be considering getting out of the e-voting business.  According to the company's recent annual report filed …
Discussion: Associated Press, Engadget and digg
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist: 2.0  —'s new look is getting a lot of attention.  It's certainly an ambitious attempt to rethink a major news site and to blend in blogs, social networking, user-generated content, tags and other Web 2.0 features.  Kudos to that—these are features every news site should be adding.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Who's Right About The Social Media Revolution — The People Or The Revolutionaries?
Bill Goldsmith / Save Our Internet Radio:
The View from Paradise  —  I'm Bill Goldsmith, and my wife Rebecca and I have spent the last seven years of our lives pouring our hearts, minds, and financial resources into Radio Paradise.  We are now faced with the very real possibility that all of our efforts will have been in vain …
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Pushes Through Internet Radio Royalty Rates Designed To Kill Webcasts
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
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 …
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.
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
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It's Time to Vote!  —  The Silent Air Guitar Challenge deathmatch …
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
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Charles / Channel 9:
UAC - What.  How.  Why.  —  There has been a large amount …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
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