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8:50 AM ET, March 18, 2007


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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Fox executive new TechCrunch CEO  —  Heather Harde, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media is all set to join as the new chief executive officer at TechCrunch, an technology blog edited and published by Michael Arrington.  —  Arrington could not be reached for a comment.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Welcome To TechCrunch, Heather  —  I have the pleasure of confirming the rumors: Heather Harde, currently the SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions at Fox Interactive Media, will start her new job as the CEO of the TechCrunch Network (and my boss) by the end of the month.
Keith Teare / Keith Teare's Weblog:
It Is True.  Heather Harde Is New TechCrunch CEO  —  Om Malik has the scoop but this is something I have been keeping under my hat for several weeks.  Heather Harde, former Fox Interactive Media executive, responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, is to be the new CEO of TechCrunch.  —  UPDATE
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:   Industry Moves: Fox Interactive M&A SVP Joins Techcrunch As CEO
Lawrence Lessig / New York Times:
Make Way for Copyright Chaos  —  LAST week, Viacom asked a federal court to order the video-sharing service YouTube to pay it more than $1 billion in damages for some 150,000 videos that Viacom claims it owns and YouTube users have shared.  "YouTube," the complaint alleges …
Discussion: Podcasting News and Slashdot
Mark Ward / BBC:
Vehicle warning system trialled  —  Technology correspondent, BBC News website  —  Vehicles may soon be swapping information about road conditions to warn drivers about jams and dangers.  —  A German research project on show at hi-tech trade fair Cebit envisions a peer-to-peer network …
Discussion:, and Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch has 15,000 Spam Comments Per Day  —  On January 4 we reported that the Akismet filter had stopped a million spam comments from reaching TechCrunch.  At that point we'd been using it for about nine months.  —  The number of blocked spam comments is now two million, just ten weeks later.
Mark Ward / BBC:
Mobile targets the 50+ generation  —  Technology correspondent, BBC News website  —  A mobile phone with a built-in emergency button has been produced for elderly and older people.  —  The Life phone is aimed at those aged 50-plus who do not want a handset crammed with every possible feature.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
P2P File-Sharing Ruins Physical Piracy Business  —  Tony started his life of piracy sometime in the 1990's working markets, car-boot sales and pubs in the UK, selling counterfeit PC applications/games and console discs for a fraction of the retail price.  "The profit was amazing back then" …
Discussion: Voidstar: blog and digg
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Colorado Woman Sues To Hold Web Crawlers To Contracts  —  Web site owner Suzanne Shell's lawsuit against the Internet Archive poses a question: "Can software programs be held liable for their actions?"  —  Computers can enter into contracts on behalf of people.
Discussion: Mashable!, digg and Slashdot
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Does Voice Have a Place With Portals?  —  Does voice have a place with Web Portals or is Voice really an Internet play, not a portal play?  —  In the movie Jerry McGuire, the character played by Cuba Gooding, Jr. tells Jerry to "Show me The Money."  I say the VoIP portals should be less worried …
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
These Boots Were Made for 22 M.P.H.  —  UFA, Russia — Being a star engineering student at the top-notch science university here wasn't enough to exempt Viktor K. Gordeyev from his physical education class.  —  Mr. Gordeyev, a specialist in airplane piston engines, sweated it out with everyone else …
Discussion: Engadget
ICANN Announcements:
ICANN today issued a formal notice of termination of's Registration Accreditation Agreement (RAA).  —  ICANN has issued a letter to RegisterFly [PDF, 902K] indicating that it will cease operating as an ICANN-Accredited Registrar on March 31, 2007.
Discussion: Web Publishing Blog, digg and Slashdot
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Non-Google search news  —  This post has a snarkiness level of 6 out of 10.  If your body can't handle me being snarky on rare occasions, you should leave now.  Because I noticed a few interesting non-Google tidbits in search news this week.  —  Barry found a claim that if you participate …
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Online mind mapping using MindMeister and  —  Mind mapping has been increasingly becoming a popular method for brainstorming or list-making.  As anyone that has put a mind map up on a projector and used it to lead a meeting knows, mind maps can be an impressive and very useful …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Yes, Mr. Calacanis, The A-List Exists.  No, Its Not Easy To Break Into (If You Wanted To).  —  Its the weekend and what better time time to catch up on some comments here at DJI.  —  Jason Calacanis decided to weigh in on a post I did a few months ago, wherein I took exception to the shrill tone of the anti-PPP rhetoric.
Discussion: Lorelle on WordPress
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The dumbest argument in the blogosphere: A List vs. Blue Collar
Discussion: Jim Kukral Online …
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