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4:30 AM ET, March 24, 2007

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Business Week:
Twitter: All Trivia, All The Time  —  The service's followers love its quotidian tidbits.  Others cry: Enough already!  —  If you haven't taken a stance on the raging Twitter debate, don't feel bad.  The free, fledgling Web service counts only around 80,000 subscribers.
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Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
There is no "Twitter Debate"  —  BusinessWeek is joining in the carpet-bomb coverage of Twitter, with, what is now, the di rigeur focus on some debate that is going on about it, summed up in the following "but others say" snip: … Let's step back, people.
Discussion: Blogspotting
Gizmodo:
DIY: Apple TV Hard Drive Upgraded to 120GB  —  In case you were wondering, it is possible to upgrade that measly 40GB hard drive on Apple TV, in this case to 120GB.  Tipster Jonathan Bare says he's done it, resulting in a capacity of 107.36GB.  Now that's more like it.
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Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
How-to: Upgrade the drive in your Apple TV  —  While millions thousands of people were enjoying their Apple TVs last night, we decided to take ours apart for some pictures and to upgrade the drive.  Seriously, 40 GB is smaller than our iPod and we don't like to have to pick and choose what to sync.
Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Save-the-Newspapers Columnist Fires Back, Misses  —  The SF Chronicle's David Lazarus, normally a terrific columnist, digs a deeper hole today in a surprisingly un-sharp response to criticism of another recent column.  —  Here's what started the debate: "Pay-to-play is one way to help save newspapers."
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Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Testing New Navigation Links  —  Benjamin emailed me this screenshot of his Google search results page:  —  It shows what appears to be yet another user interface test, this time moving the usual search option links from just above the search box to the top left of the page.
Discussion: Googlified
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tests a New Design for the Homepage
Discussion: Search Engine Land
BBC:
Microsoft crashes Sony PS3 launch  —  The European launch of the PlayStation 3 has been met by both cheers and indifference across the continent.  —  London saw the biggest turnout and all those that turned up for the midnight event also got a free HD TV to go with their new console.
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Verizon:
Test Drive: Verizon Wireless Puts Customers In The Driver's Seat  —  Customers Can Test Drive The Nation's Most Reliable Wireless Network for 30 Days  —  Media Contact Info  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — In an industry first, Verizon Wireless is putting customers in the driver's seat …
Ruby Huang / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly to postpone Leopard to support Windows Vista  —  Apple is expected to launch its next generation Leopard operating system (OS) in April, but according to industry sources, the release of the new OS will be postponed to October to allow Apple to make Leopard support Windows Vista through …
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Reuters:
Vonage tumbles on Verizon patent injunction  —  A federal judge delays signing a permanent injunction barring the broadband company from using Verizon's VoIP technologies.  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va (Reuters) — A federal judge said Friday he would issue an injunction barring Vonage Holdings Corp …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
We've Made Big Changes  —  SplashCast has been live for just under two months now and though growth has been good, some needed changes to our player interface have become very obvious.  Here are the changes we made today, the ones I'm most excited about listed first.  —  We Brought the Embed Code to the Surface
Websense, Inc.:
Malicious Website / Malicious Code: New Warezov spreading via Skype  —  Websense Security LabsTM has discovered a new set of the Warezov/Stration malicious code.  This new code is currently spreading through the Skype network.  Although the code itself is not self-propagating, when it runs …
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and Monkey Bites
Valleywag:
RUMORMONGER: Infoworld to fold  —  InfoWorld, the long-standing weekly magazine to which enterprise technology startups made a dutiful pilgrimage, is to shut down, according to a newsletter report.  The title, owned by the IDG publishing group, will continue to operate as a web news site …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Top 6 List of Programming Top 10 Lists  —  Presented, in no particular order, for your reading pleasure: my top 6 list of programming top 10 lists.  To keep this entry concise, I've only quoted a brief summary of each item.  If any of these sound interesting to you, I encourage you to click through …
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Belgian company loses lawsuit against Google  —  ServersCheck contends that Google's Suggest points to pirated versions of its software  —  A Belgian court dismissed a lawsuit filed by a company that said a feature for Google Inc.'s search engine offers up password-cracking tools and serial numbers to unlock their software.
Discussion: WebProNews and Google Watch
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Comparing Search Popularity Ratings: Google Climbs & Good News For Live.com  —  Previously, I've covered individually the latest search popularity figures for February 2007 in the United States that have been issued by the major ratings services of comScore, Nielsen//NetRatings, Hitwise and Compete.
 
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces more discounted Vista licensing
Valleywag:
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Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta and Google
Annalee Newitz / Wired News:
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Stoney deGeyter / Search Engine Land:
Destination Marketing: SEM Without Compromise
Discussion: SEL
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
An InfoCard selector for OS X and Linux
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NewTeeVee Gets a New Look
Discussion: GigaOM
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Separate = Better for Washingtonpost.com, Says CEO
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Semantic web as social enjoyment
Sean Rad / VentureBeat:
Voicethread launches group audio blogging
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Intel Classmate PC ships in volume to select test markets
Discussion: Engadget
Evan Blass / Engadget:
It's on: HD radio gets FCC blessing
Discussion: Orbitcast
Sean Cooper / Engadget Mobile:
Hands-on with Hi-Tech Wealth's solar powered S116
Discussion: zedgeHeadz and Unwired View
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Buyout firm Blackstone files for brazen $4 billion IPO
Lifehacker:
LH Top 10: Must-have Firefox extensions
Discussion: digg
Gamasutra:
Microsoft Admits Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Support Possible