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3:25 PM ET, March 24, 2007

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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.
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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.
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: Wired News and digg
Dave Winer / stories.scripting.com:
Trouble at the Chronicle  —  Tim O'Reilly is hearing rumors that the SF Chronicle is in "big trouble."  It's a fascinating piece, a must-read, it's kind of scary to think that the mainstream press is going down without a fight.  —  At a breakfast meeting yesterday with a CTO at a major print pub …
Discussion: Glass House
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
SF Chronicle in Trouble?
Discussion: Burningbird and Time
Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog:
DMCA Architect Acknowledges Need For A New Approach  —  McGill University hosted an interesting conference today on music and copyright reform.  The conference consisted of two panels plus an afternoon of open dialogue and featured an interesting collection of speakers including Bruce Lehman …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Symbian upgrades its OS, fights off rivals  —  Symbian, the mobile OS company is expected to announce an upgrade to its OS to version 9.5 at CTIA, that hopefully will decrease its reliance on smartphones, its main patron Nokia, and also ward off competition from fast growing rival mobile operating systems, Windows Mobile and Linux.
Discussion: Download Squad
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
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   SplashCast updates their player... Allen happy
AppleInsider:
Adobe Creative Suite 3.0 bundles and Euro pricing revealed  —  Exclusive: Adobe Systems Inc. will announce Tuesday that its highly-anticipated Creative Suite 3.0 software suite will be available in six distinct bundles with European pricing ranging from €999 to €2799, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: digg
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
 
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