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12:20 PM 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.
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
BW Magazine Story about Twitter
Discussion: John Furrier
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Viewer Prank: Police Raid Justin.tv  —  When a bunch of geeks live their life online, it's tempting to do things to disrupt those lives and watch the fun from the comfort of your computer.  So it's no surprise that some fairly funny pranks have already been played on four day old Justin.tv.
Discussion: Laughing Squid and digg
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Annalee Newitz / Wired News:
Real-Time Reality Feeds Justin.tv
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.
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dale olds' virtualsoul:
All your infocard are belong to us  —  This week was Novell's Brainshare conference.  It's a big deal for Novell folks and it's a great event.  It gives us a place to show off new technologies like the emerging Internet identity systems and some of the recent work that we have done on the Bandit team.
Discussion: Marc's Voice
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   An InfoCard selector for OS X and Linux
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
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 …
Gizmodo:
Apple TV Licked by Olivia Munn  —  Fans of Attack of the Show will recognize Olivia Munn and her Munness, but those of you unfamiliar with Olivia will undoubtedly have her face (if not tongue) etched into your head after you watch this clip.  After all, it worked for Jessica Chobot, PSP Licker.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: The community spirit of Yahoo's Fake  —  newsmaker To many, Caterina Fake is one of the heroes of the Web 2.0 era.  As a co-founder of Flickr, she has a lifetime of cred among the geek set.  —  In 2005, Fake and Stewart Butterfield, her husband and fellow Flickr co-founder …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces more discounted Vista licensing  —  One of the best things about Windows Vista's new packaging is the fact that all retail versions of the OS are on one disc.  If you have one copy of Vista, you have the code for almost all of the other versions.
 
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