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5:25 AM ET, March 27, 2007

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Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech" (why I cancelled my ETech presentations)  —  As I type this, I am supposed to be in San Diego, delivering a workshop at the ETech conference.  But I'm not.  I'm at home, with the doors locked, terrified.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Taking the week off  —  I'm physically ill after reading what happened to Kathy Sierra.  Maryam and several others here at PodTech asked me about it and are concerned since the same sites that are attacking Kathy also mentioned me and Maryam.  Maryam is really freaked out about it.  So am I.
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Kathy Sierra: the dark side of anonymity  —  Kathy Sierra's disturbing and heart-wrenching take on cyber-stalking, which is here, is yet another example of how the anonymity of the Web allows — and even encourages — certain individuals to toss aside what we see as normal human behaviour and indulge the worst elements of their nature.
Shelley / Burningbird:
Disappointed  —  Kathy Sierra just just posted a note about getting death threats and canceling out of ETech.  In the post, she specifically mentioned Jeneane Sessum, Alan Herrel, Frank Paytner, and Chris Locke.  I know everyone involved-I've known Jeneane, Frank, Chris, and Alan for close to six years …
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Frank Paynter / Listics:
Mere anarchy … MeanKids was purposeful anarchy.
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ongoing:
Way Way Over the Edge  —  Please, stop reading this and go …
Discussion: One By One Media
Don Park / Don Park's Daily Habit:   Simply Awful  —  As Tim Bray wrote, something is badly …
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:   Misogyny and anonymity  —  Three years ago, I posted about anonymity.
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Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Says Vista Sales Strong
Discussion: Neowin.net and The Tech Report
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sells 20 million Vista licenses
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Mary Brandel / Computerworld:
Web anonymity can sink your job search  —  Your Web presence can make or break a job application  —  If someone searches for you on the Web and comes up empty-handed, do you exist?  —  Considering that a growing number of recruiters and hiring managers are using search engines …
Discussion: engtech and media blog
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Skrentablog:
How to beat Google, part 1  —  Our entire industry is scared witless by Google's dominance in search and advertising.  Microsoft and Yahoo have been unsuccessful at staunching the bleeding of their search market share.  VCs parrot the Google PR FUD machine that you need giant datacenters next to hydroelectric dams to compete.
Scott Van Voorhis / Boston Herald:
Google on search of a Hub: Tech co. fetching multiple results in bid for office space  —  Google, one of the tech world's hottest companies, is scouting for a major location in Boston or Cambridge.  —  The multibillion-dollar Internet giant has been hunting for anywhere from 100,000 …
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David A. Utter / Print Isn't Dead …:
Tasty Chowdah: Google Moving Into Boston
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo to Offer a Network for Web Ads on Cellphones  —  Yahoo is moving to secure a position on the next Internet battleground: Web search and advertising on cellphones.  —  The company plans to announce on Tuesday that it is creating a mobile advertising network that will allow marketers …
Business Wire:
Sprint Announces WiMAX Ecosystem Initiatives  —  ORLANDO, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) today announced further progress with the development of its upcoming Mobile WiMAX advanced multimedia network, citing wireless device and chipset initiatives while identifying additional service markets.
Larry Sanger / citizendium.org:
Why the Citizendium Will (Probably) Succeed … 1. So far, so good.  —  The Citizendium pilot project wiki got under way privately at the start of last November.  In the intervening months, we have steadily grown to some 1,100 "CZ Live" articles—that's approximately how many articles we have done significant work on.
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Babak / Trader's Narrative:
What Everyone Ought to Know About Agloco  —  Agloco is a pay to surf MLM scheme that exploded onto the interwebs late last year.  It is backed by the same team as AllAdvantage which crashed and burned in the bubble years.  Check out this article from Business 2.0 on AllAdvantage (pdf).
Discussion: John Chow dot Com and digg
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Opposable Thumbs:
Why a $100 XBox can be better than the Apple TV  —  I was out of town this weekend meeting a friend from back home who happened to be in Columbus, OH, on business.  Originally we'd planned to go karting, but the threat of rain and the lure of beer took us in a different direction.
Discussion: AppleTV Hacker and digg
Mark Coker / VentureBeat:
Start-up advice for entrepreneurs, from Y Combinator Startup School  —  Here's a summary of the more compelling tips given by several tech industry luminaries — including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Gmail creator Paul Buchheit, Sequoia Capital venture capitalist Greg McAdoo …
Read/WriteWeb:
Is Google a Semantic Search Engine?  —  Written by Phill Midwinter, a search engineer from the UK.  This is a great follow-up to our article last Friday, Hakia Takes On Google With Semantic Technologies.  —  What is a Semantic Engine?  —  Semantics are said to be 'the next big thing' in search engine technology.
Discussion: Profy.Com and Between the Lines
Robert Young / NewTeeVee:
Did Murdoch just KO Google?  —  When one is asked about Google's incredible success to date, and what they did so right, the obvious answer will likely involve an explanation of the brilliant technologies that make up PageRank and Adwords.  —  But if one looks under the hood …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MarketWatch Adds Community Stock Predictor  —  Financial news site MarketWatch added a number of new features to their site recently, including a single search box (you no longer need to look up stock symbols separately) and a new user-generated stock price predictor called MarketPerception.
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: At PayPal, fending off phishers—and Google
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