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2:25 PM ET, March 25, 2007

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Doc Searls Weblog:
How to Save Newspapers  —  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."
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Newspapers are dead...  On November 18, 2005, I told San Jose State's Journalism school that my son would never subscribe to, nor read, a newspaper.  —  I thoroughly believe that.  I've seen the future of newspapers (and really all printed content) and it isn't print.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Has the Internet killed newspapers, magazines, music and video?  —  Robert Scoble declares newspapers are dead.  PaidContent says InfoWorld Magazine is dead.  TechMeme has collected lots of blogger stories on the subject.  I wrote about this a year ago in "Are newspapers and magazines dying?"
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.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Reinventing The News Business Requires A Little Imagination
Discussion: media blog
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Can InfoWorld Survive The Transition From Print To Online Publishing?
Shel / Global Neighbourhoods:   Infoworld to Cease Publishing
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
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.
Discussion: 901am and Ryan Stewart
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
From Subprime Loans to Failing Newspapers  —  In response to my piece about troubles at the Chronicle, Peter Wayner sent me the following note: … Hence the connection between the piece on the Chronicle and the piece I just did on subprime loans.  In his talk at Google, Peter noted:
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 …
Dean Takahashi / A+E Interactive:
Exclusive: Microsoft To Announce The Xbox 360 Elite  —  Rumors have floated in the past month that Microsoft will launch a new high-end version of the Xbox 360.  It's true that Microsoft is preparing to announce the Xbox 360 Elite, a version of the game console with black plastic and advanced features.
Discussion: Kotaku
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Race To Build The "Distributed Bookings" Platform For Services  —  Real world services become much more efficient when paired with Internet-based search and booking platforms.  Today, event venues, hotels, airlines, restaurants and other businesses can build their own booking applications with software from various vendors.
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 …
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 …
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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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
DMCA's author says the DMCA is a failure, blames record industry
Philiped / Apple 2.0:
Apple: Leopard Still On Schedule
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Would Filtering YouTube Make it More Liable?
Discussion: GigaOM, Washington Post and The 463
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Gateway's imminent new tablet PC
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