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12:55 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
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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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
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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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
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 …
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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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
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.
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 …
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
An InfoCard selector for OS X and Linux  —  Dale Olds reports on his blog that Novell presented an Open Source Identity Selector (OSIS) on OS X and Linux that supports the same InfoCards as Windows CardSpace today at Brainshare.  Pat Felsted has a screenshot of the OSIS.
Stoney deGeyter / Search Engine Land:
Destination Marketing: SEM Without Compromise  —  Question: Why does your website deserve to be #1?  — Because I have the lowest prices  — Because I've been in business longer  — Because no one does this better than me  — None of the above  —  The correct answer is:
Discussion: SEL
 
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Microsoft announces more discounted Vista licensing
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Voicethread launches group audio blogging
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Intel Classmate PC ships in volume to select test markets
Discussion: Engadget
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It's on: HD radio gets FCC blessing
Discussion: Orbitcast
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Buyout firm Blackstone files for brazen $4 billion IPO
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Microsoft Admits Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Support Possible
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