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6:45 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 …
Jessica Guynn / The Technology Chronicles:
InfoWorld to fold magazine, focus on Web, report says
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Can InfoWorld Survive The Transition From Print To Online Publishing?
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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Doc Searls Weblog:
Tim O'Reilly: 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."  ("And if any other paper says they do, they're lying.")
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Newspapers are dead...  On November 18, 2005, I told San Jose …
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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.
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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 …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Would Filtering YouTube Make it More Liable?
Matt / Photo Matt:
Mitch Kapor vs. Mark Zuckerberg  —  I'm here at Startup School and there is a really interesting contrast between the presentations of Mitch Kapor and Mark Zuckerberg.  Lotus was one of the fastest growing companies of all time, and was widely heralded as one of the best working environments …
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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 …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Slow Down, Brave Multitasker, and Don't Read This in Traffic  —  Confident multitaskers of the world, could I have your attention?  —  Think you can juggle phone calls, e-mail, instant messages and computer work to get more done in a time-starved world?  Read on, preferably shutting out the cacophony of digital devices for a while.
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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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MediaShift:
Your Take Roundup YOUR TAKE ROUNDUP Picking Apart the State of the News Media Report  —  State of the News Media.JPG  —  The Project for Excellence in Journalism's massive State of the News Media 2007 is like a Rorschach test for media watchers.  Some people wallowed in the negative findings …
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
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
It's Still Very Early, But Scribd Looks Like A Winner  —  We reported on the launch of Scribd, the "YouTube For Documents" a little over two weeks ago.  The site drew a significant amount of traffic at launch.  Unlike most startups, though, that traffic didn't just vaporize after a day or two.
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.
 
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