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9:20 PM ET, March 10, 2007


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Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Twitter Tips the Tuna  —  On Wednesday, Twitter tipped the tuna.  By that I mean it started peaking.  Adoption amongst the people I know seemed to double immediately, an apparent tipping point.  It hasn't jumped the shark, and probably won't until Steven Colbert covers this messaging of the mundane.
Acarvin / Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth:
Can Twitter Save Lives?  —  Some of you may have noticed a colored badge in my blog's right column that shows what I've been doing recently.  If you haven't explored it further, it's from a messaging service called Twitter - and I'm beginning to wonder if it could be used to save lives.  Seriously.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
MPAA's Aggressive Anti-Piracy Propaganda  —  Piracy is the greatest obstacle the film industry currently faces, according to MPAA Chairman Dan Glickman.  "We remain committed to educating students, parents and all consumers to aggressively tackle the threat of piracy," he said.
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Where OS X 'Big Cat' code names REALLY come from  —  OK, so imagine this: You're Apple Computer, Inc. (still) and it's December 1997.  You've just blocked British Mac-clone maker Shaye from licensing Mac OS 8, thereby putting it pretty much out of luck for new products; in fact …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Career Advice: Don't Spend Half Your Work Day On Facebook And Then Brag About It  —  A Goldman Sachs trader in the UK named "Charlie" was warned by his employer that his visits to Facebook on company time were to stop.  He spent, apparently, over 500 hours on Facebook in a six month period.
Discussion: 901am, VC Circle and digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
After Mastering Web Traffic, Google Runs Bus Line  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The perks of working at Google are the envy of Silicon Valley.  Unlimited amounts of free chef-prepared food at all times of day.  A climbing wall, a volleyball court and two lap pools.
OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files  —  A rash of users of Microsoft's new Windows Live OneCare service, launched last January 30, have been reporting on Microsoft's support forums that virus scans performed by the service have resulted in the deletion of their OUTLOOK.PST files - the local …
Discussion: TechBlog, Zoli's Blog and George Ou
Rafe Needleman /
NEW BROWSER-FREE WEB VERSION OF TRILLIAN IS COMING  —  We recently covered the upcoming "Astra" version of our favorite multinetwork IM client, Trillian.  In that story, we also reported that there's a Web-based version of Trillian in the works that will compete with Meebo (related posts).
Howard Owens / media blog:
Journalists can program, too  —  Nice post from Mark Glaser about the growing number of newsroom programmers.  I'll respond to this quote: … Some might dispute that I was ever a programmer, but I learned a thing or two along those lines, wrote some worthwhile applications, etc.
Discussion: Invisible Inkling and hubbub
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SXSW Panel: How to bluff your way in Web 2.0  —  The next panel is called "How to Bluff your way in Web 2.0" by Andy Budd and Jeremy Keith.  Coming out of a mediocre session previously, I was not expecting much.  But Andy and Jeremy ROCKED THE HOUSE.  One of the best sessions I have ever attended.
Discussion: Anne 2.1 and
PR Newswire:
/C O R R E C T I O N — AT&T Inc./  —  In the news release, AT&T (NYSE: T - News) and Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO - News) Issue Statement About Partnership (NYSE: XYZ - News), issued earlier today by AT&T Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the boilerplate for "About Yahoo!" should read:
Discussion: PaidContent and
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple on the hunt for multitouch display engineer  —  When we reported that we thought Apple was overhauling Logic to potentially be a new pro tools killing machine, we also predicted that it would work with next-gen, multitouch displays.  Some people thought that made perfect sense, and some thought it was crazy.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Josh Friedman / Los Angeles Times:
Blogging for dollars raises questions of online ethics  —  Payments by advertisers to bloggers for writing about their goods, critics say, blur the line between opinion and product placement.  —  Blogger Colleen Caldwell rants and riffs about whatever strikes her fancy …
Tariq Krim / Blog:
Netvibes announce the Universal Widget API  —  Hello!  The long-awaited Netvibes Universal Widget API has been released today!  —  Since our announcement, you've been thousands to subscribe to our announcement list and we thank you!  —  We believe at Netvibes that UWA can really change the way we produce and develop widgets.
Joris Evers / CNET
Open-source ID project awaits Microsoft's blessing  —  An open-source rival to a Microsoft identity tool has been in limbo for months, awaiting the software giant's go-ahead on certain patent-related issues.  —  Developers working on the Higgins project want to create a tool equivalent …
Discussion: Slashdot
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