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12:50 AM ET, March 25, 2007

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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
IDG's InfoWorld Magazine To Close Down; Focus on Online/Events  —  Another storied print magazine is coming to an end in print, and the focus is shifting to online and events: InfoWorld, the weekly magazine owned by IDG, is closing down, and the announcement will come Monday morning, paidContent.org has confirmed.
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Matt McAlister:
InfoWorld to close magazine business  —  Rex Hammock and Valleywag tip us off to Sam Whitmore's MediaSurvey piece on the closure of InfoWorld's magazine operation.  —  Though still rumor at this point, the news doesn't surprise me one bit.  The "enterprise fleet", as former IDG President …
Discussion: Rex Hammock's weblog and Valleywag
Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles:
InfoWorld to fold magazine, focus on Web, report says  —  Will its new name be InfoWorldWideWeb?  —  InfoWorld, the elder statesmen of weekly technology magazines, will fold its print edition, Sam Whitmore's Media Survey reports.  InfoWorld, owned by IDG publishing group, will live on online.
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 …
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
SF Chronicle in Trouble?  —  I hate to play Valleywag, but I'm hearing rumors that the San Francisco Chronicle is in big trouble.  Apparently, Phil Bronstein, the editor-in-chief, told staff in a recent "emergency meeting" that the news business "is broken, and no one knows how to fix it."
Akessler / Andy Kessler:
WSJ: Weekend Interview with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg  —  Where are you from?  "Dobbs Ferry."  What's your major?  "Mostly computer science but also psychology."  Where did you live?  "Kirkland House at Harvard."  —  I'm meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook …
Michael Fricklas / Washington Post:
Our Case Against YouTube  —  Viacom initiated litigation against YouTube and Google this month for their long-standing infringement of Viacom's copyrights.  Our action has stirred discussion about the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and quite a lot of confusion.  —  First, let's narrow the debate.
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 …
Stan Schroeder / franticindustries:
Top 40 sites according to FeedBurner stats  —  FeedBurner is a popular RSS feed manager, with over 600.000 feeds in their roster.  One of the advantages it offers is tracking the statistics for your RSS feed usage.  Publishers can also choose to go public with this data …
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Jason Pontin / New York Times:
Artificial Intelligence, With Help From the Humans  —  COMPUTERS still do some things very poorly.  Even when they pool their memory and processors in powerful networks, they remain unevenly intelligent.  Things that humans do with little conscious thought, such as recognizing patterns …
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Sweetheart, get me rewrite... in Bangalore  —  Roy Greenslade reports that a New Zealand newspaper company, APN News & Media, is outsourcing 70 sub-editing and design jobs.  I've been wondering for years why Gannett, say, isn't doing this: at least its national, business, sports, and entertainment page editing can be outsourced.
Discussion: Greenslade
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
SplashCast Upgrades MySpace Media Player  —  Launched two months ago, the SplashCast widget player offers a way for media to be streamed via RSS into a tiny embeddable player that acts as a mini television.  You can choose from several channels to play on your SplashCast, directly from the widget.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
SplashCast updates their player... Allen happy
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
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.
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