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8:40 AM ET, March 17, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
A world in motion  —  Posted by Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products & User Experience  —  Mark Twain said, "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable."  We're pretty sure Twain's definition of pliable is different from ours.  Building flexibility into search, email …
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Frequently asked questions  —  Background  —  Q. What is Adscape Media?  —  A. Adscape Media is a small in-game advertising company based in San Francisco California.  Adscape Media offers dynamic delivery of advertising with plot and storyline integration - making its solutions a truly interactive marketing platform.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Googlified
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Let the passion continue!  We're acquiring Adscape  —  Asteroids, Space Invaders, Centipede and Tetris—remember when you could only play these games at an arcade?  I would line up behind at least 6 people for my chance at Asteroids.  —  Time warp—now it's 2007.  Games can be played anywhere and at anytime.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Goodbye, Tello  —  Forget Web 2.0, and think VoIP when it comes to start-ups that are kicking the bucket.  Tello, a San Mateo, Calif.-based start-up that launched with much fanfare back in January 2006, is no more, becoming one of the first high profile causalities in the voice over the Internet space.
Valleywag:
EXCLUSIVE: The rise and fall of David Hayden  —  So profound is the Valley's belief in redemption, that it's hard for anyone to accept that a career can lurch merely from failure to failure.  Here's one such story: David Hayden, founder of Magellan and Critical Path and one of Silicon Valley's …
Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
NY Times on Twitter  —  Okay, I got the bugs worked out, and it seems to work, fingers crossed, praise Murhpy, I am not a lawyer and I don't work for the NY Times.  —  It's set to post one new story per minute, as long as they are available.  I may decrease that to once every three minutes or every five minutes.
Justin Fox / Time:
Google Gooses Big Media  —  "Content is king."  It's a phrase uttered repeatedly by media executives making the case that the movies, music, TV shows, books and journalism their companies produce are the core of their business.  —  It happens to be a dubious claim.
Discussion: Digital Markets
Gordon Meyer / O'Reilly Network:
Twittering Your Home  —  Interest in the messaging service Twitter is clearly on the rise (see this Wall Street Journal article if you're not already familiar with it), and while most people are figuring out how to use Twitter for its intended purpose-social networking-I'd like to share …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Viacom lawyer: YouTube knows it violates copyrights  —  update WASHINGTON—There's no doubt that YouTube is committing copyright infringement, so the central question is who must police its content, an attorney for Viacom said Friday.  —  After "months and months" of negotiations about that dilemma …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Toward a Better Digg  —  Digg revolutionized social news when it launched in 2004.  Since then, it has become the undisputed champ of news link ranking sites.  They just recently crossed the million mark.  And their influence goes far beyond those user registration numbers.
Ian Smith / Download Squad:
Top 11 Yahoo Mail Tips and Tricks  —  Yahoo's new version of web mail is, without a doubt, one of the coolest and most fluid Ajax applications we've seen to date.  For the average user it offers every major feature that you can find in Outlook or Thunderbird, and it does it with style.
Discussion: Lifehacker and digg
Nick / Rough Type:
Google should buy Intuit  —  Google has begun to nibble at the business market, introducing its $50-per-employee-per-month package of personal productivity applications, Google Apps, and buying up some little companies like JotSpot, a purveyor of corporate wikis.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and robhyndman.com
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PC World:
Google's Blog Software Hijacked by Scammers  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor warns.  —  John E. Dunn, Techworld  —  Google's blogger.com is being hijacked to spread malware through fake blogs, a security vendor has warned.
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Is Twitter TOO good?  —  Twitter scares me.  For all its popularity, I see at least three issues: 1) it's a near-perfect example of the psychological principle of intermittent variable reward, the key addictive element of slot machines.  2) The strong "feeling of connectedness" …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Cisco Bought WebEx  —  Connecting The Dots has a very interesting analysis of why Cisco bought WebEx.  Steve Borsch makes very clear why this acquisition is a Web 2.0 platform play: … I totally agree with all of these points.  Point 1 and 3 are really variations on the same theme …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Socializr Launches - Still a Mess  —  You could forgive the ugly interface of Socializr during its Gamma test - us bloggers had crashed the party unannounced, and there was surely some tweaking to be done.  —  But today we were told the San Francisco-based company from the Friendster founder has launched …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Socializr, for planning events online
BBC:
Flickr targets Hong Kong market  —  Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has announced plans to launch a version in the Chinese language.  —  The move from Yahoo-owned Flickr is part of its attempts to localise and increase the accessibility of its websites, especially in Asia.
Discussion: Download Squad
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Flickr China Coming
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
 
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Brian Jepson / MAKE Magazine:
3D LED Hourglass
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo Japan Launches Digg Clone : Minna No Topics
Discussion: digg
Mark Ward / BBC:
TV to come through mains supply
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab and CrunchGear
Phone Scoop:
Ericsson to Triple EDGE Speeds
Discussion: Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
Chip Chick:
Coby's MP-C83 Shuffle Killer to Compete with Sandisk's Sansa Xpress
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
Official Nintendo Magazine claims world exclusive Wii game …
Discussion: Kotaku, Game | Life and digg
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Twitter to live, but don't live to Twitter
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Why a Strong Brand Is a Search Marketer's Best Asset
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Jeremy Toeman / Jeremy Toeman's LIVEdigitally:
NETGEAR EVA8000 Review: Hands on with the Digital Entertainer HD
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
The "Works on My Machine" Certification Program
Discussion: JD on EP
GameDaily:
Breaking: Nintendo Dominates February; Total Industry Sales Up 53%
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Your ISP may be selling your web clicks
Valleywag:
DOUBLE STANDARDS: Viacom's own video pirates
ZDNet:
EMERGING TECH TOOLKIT
Johnporcaro / Gamerscore Blog:
Castlevania: Symphony of Night on Xbox Live Arcade
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Paul Mooney
Mat Lu / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
DockArt: Change your iTunes icon to Album Art
 

 
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