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2:25 AM ET, March 20, 2007

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Ian Murdock / Ian Murdock's Weblog:
Joining Sun  —  I saw my first Sun workstation about 15 years ago, in 1992.  I was a business student at Purdue University, and a childhood love for computers had just been reawakened.  I was spending countless hours in the basement of the Math building, basking in the green phosphorescent glow …
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 3.0: When Web Sites Become Web Services  —  Today's Web has terabytes of information available to humans, but hidden from computers.  It is a paradox that information is stuck inside HTML pages, formatted in esoteric ways that are difficult for machines to process.
Discussion: digg
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Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
Web 2.0 - Over and Out  —  Many of us in the VC community have been quietly wondering about the state of Web 2.0 innovation.  We aren't seeing much.  Startup activity remains strong, but the consumer web landscape seems to be populated with the same bodies with different skins.
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Symantec Corp.:
Symantec Reports Rise in Data Theft, Data Leakage, and Targeted Attacks Leading to Hackers' Financial Gain  —  New Internet Security Threat Activity Research Reveals a Shift towards Collaborative, Global Online Communities Operated by Cyber Criminals  —  The latest Internet Security Threat …
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
Report: U.S. most prolific source of online attacks  —  U.S. networks pumped out the highest percentage of attacks during the second half of last year, with China running a distant second, according to a report released Monday by security firm Symantec.  —  The U.S. accounted for 31 percent …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple TV said to be worthy of overtaking both TiVo and Netflix  —  Although AppleTV has ceded the limelight to iPhone and similarly been overshadowed by the buzz preceding the launch of Leopard, it could prove to be as disruptive to legacy video purchase-and-consumption behavior as the iPod …
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
How Google Blog Search Ranks Results  —  Unlike most blog search engines, Google Blog Search ranks the results by relevancy.  You can change that by clicking on "sort by date", but the default option is useful if you want to find the most significant blog posts about a topic.  But how does Google rank blog posts?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ridiculous: One Digg Clone Takes Legal Action Against Another Digg Clone  —  File this under "ridiculous."  Digg clone SuperGu has sent a cease & desist letter to (open source) Digg clone Pligg alleging a number of copyright infringements.  —  Among the complaints: SuperGu is claiming ownership …
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Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
The Coming Apollo vs. Firefox Battle  —  Adobe announced the public alpha of its Apollo development framework that allows developers to build cross-platform hybrid web/desktop applications using Flash and Ajax.  The tech blogosphere responded mostly positively, looking forward to the era …
Discussion: Monkey Bites
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Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Coriander launch: second step  —  Here it is, the long awaited Netvibes coriander release.  —  Firstly, thanks for the incredible feedback for the new features we introduced during the first step of the Coriander launch, when we discussed the release of the universal widget API.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
AT&T/Cingular blocks cellular customers from free conference call services  —  AT&T/Cingular has begun blocking access to a free conference calling service last week, claiming that such services are costing the wireless giant millions in rerouting and "termination fees."
Discussion: digg
John Markoff / New York Times:
Researchers Track Down a Plague of Fake Web Pages  —  Tens of thousands of junk Web pages, created only to lure search-engine users to advertisements, are proliferating like billboards strung along freeways.  Now Microsoft researchers say they have traced the companies and techniques behind them.
Kevin J. O'Brien / International Herald Tribune:
Magazine publishers see future, but no profit, in shift to Internet  —  HANNOVER: In 1980, the aspiring global media baron Rupert Murdoch turned to the president of his U.S. newspaper operations, Donald Kummerfeld, and, as he was wont to do, made a bold prediction.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows 'Fiji' on track to debut before Windows Seven  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Microsoft code names  —  With Microsoft constantly switches up codenames, it's tough to keep track of what's on and what's off.  But "Fiji" is on.  —  As I reported a while back …
Discussion: One Microsoft Way and Neowin.net
Michael Zhang / Folksonomy.org:
Interview with Matt Mullenweg  —  Matt Mullenweg is the founder of the open-source blogging software Wordpress.  In 2005, he founded Automattic, the company behind Wordpress.com and Akismet.  Visit his blog here.  —  What is your personal and educational background?
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Peer-to-peer poisoners: A tour of MediaDefender
Discussion: MIT Advertising Lab and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Exclusive: Yahoo oneSearch Launches on US Mobile Web
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Why Apple Should Acquire Adobe
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Benchmark Capital hires Lasky, of Jamdat fame
Discussion: MoCoNews
Stephen Gerlis / Times of London:
Google 'admits to phone project'
Discussion: Today @ PC World
David Carr / New York Times:
All the World's a Story  —  Journalism has always been a product of networks.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Baidu's click-fraud problem, and more on Fraudwall
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Toshiba not so impressed by Blu-ray's victory cries
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Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
Nintendo vs. Sony: It's Like Atari vs. Betamax
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Fujitsu LifeBook B6210 and P1610 Go Flash
Software News:
Microsoft partner: Vista less secure than XP
Discussion: The Tech Report, Channel 9 and digg
Dameon Welch-Abernathy / Web Worker Daily:
5 WAYS TO USE SKYPE PRIME TO MAKE MONEY
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Wal-Mart to Rate Electronics Suppliers on Environmental Sustainability
Robert Levine / New York Times:
A Fee Per Song Can Ruin Us, Internet Radio Companies Say
Blake Robinson / TechCrunch:
SXSW Showdown: Dodgeball Vs. Twitter
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Calculate Your Optimal BitTorrent Settings
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