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9:10 PM ET, March 23, 2007

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Business Week:
Where Is Microsoft Search?  —  Its stumbles on the Web could open the door for rivals to come after its core business  —  Time has always seemed to be Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT ) ally.  In the company lore, the software giant takes three cracks at a market before establishing supremacy.
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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.
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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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft griefers crash Sony's PS3 Europe launch
Discussion: Joystiq and Cathode Tan
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 …
San Francisco Chronicle:
So who will get the story?  —  I wasn't surprised that my recent column on the need for newspapers to charge for online content drew heated reaction from cyberreaders and bloggers.  —  What did surprise me was the sense of entitlement many of these people exhibited when it came to benefiting …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dear Clown Co.: Name This Thing Fast Before It's Too Late  —  For the last twenty-four hours we've been reporting a nearly non-stop stream of facts (and some speculation) about the new, unamed News Corp./NBC Universal joint venture to launch later this year.
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Picking Hits, and the Trouble with NewTube
Discussion: Digital Markets
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: Things That, The Browser and GigaOM
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Apple TV rocks  —  I bought an Apple TV tonight.  —  I've watched Ask a Ninja, Rocketboom, my show, and Ze Frank on it so far.  —  Works as advertised.  Easy to setup.  It rocks.  —  It makes me want to put out a high res version of my show.  But, it's pretty watchable, even at the low resolution it is.
Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Separate = Better for Washingtonpost.com, Says CEO  —  I'm attending (and, today, speaking) at the BlogHer Business Summit in New York.  Yesterday, Caroline Little, CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost Newsweek Interactive, spoke to the audience about how her organization perceives the role …
Discussion: AMY GAHRAN
Lifehacker:
LH Top 10: Must-have Firefox extensions  —  If ever a software application was built to be more than itself, it's Mozilla Firefox.  Over the past 2 years we've tried, loved and posted dozens of feature-adding extensions for our favorite web browser.  But today we have the master, grand daddy list of 10 must-haves.
Discussion: digg
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.
Jon Udell:
Semantic web as social enjoyment … (Note: I don't yet seem to have invitations that I can dispense.)  —  If you scan those articles and the blogospheric halo surrounding them, you'll soon glean the essentials.  Freebase is like Wikipedia in the sense that it's an open data project.
Gamasutra:
Microsoft Admits Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Support Possible  —  Although the eventuality has been hinted at before, Xbox UK head Neil Thompson has stated again that if the Blu-ray format becomes significantly more successful than the HD-DVD format then the company will support it with the Xbox 360.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft temporarily closes video site  —  Microsoft is closing its video-sharing site, Soapbox, to new users for up to two months so it can create better safeguards against pirated content.  —  The software giant, which agreed earlier Thursday to distribute movies and TV shows for big media companies …
 
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