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8:50 AM ET, March 28, 2007

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John Kremer / Yodel Anecdotal:
Yahoo! Mail goes to infinity and beyond  —  As Yahoo! Mail approaches its 10-year anniversary, I'm the lucky one who gets to announce that we will begin offering everyone unlimited email storage starting in May 2007.  To mark the occasion, I checked in with David Nakayama …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Mail Announces Unlimited Storage  —  Yahoo is announcing that all Yahoo Mail users will have free unlimited email storage starting in May 2007.  The current storage limit is 1 GB per account (2 GB for $20/year premium users).  With this change, Yahoo leapfrogs Gmail (2.8 GB and growing) and Live.com Mail (2GB).
Discussion: Gizmodo, CenterNetworks and parislemon
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail to offer unlimited storage  —  Yahoo will begin offering unlimited storage for its free Web-based e-mail in May, the company announced late Tuesday.  The move makes Yahoo the first of the major free e-mail providers to offer unlimited storage, but it likely will not be the last.
Discussion: Techdirt
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE MICROSOFT MEMO: SOME CHOOSE RADICAL TRANSPARENCY, SOME HAVE IT THRUST UPON THEM  —  So our grand project in Radical Transparency has hit the streets.  It's the cover package of the April issue of Wired, which went on sale this week.  The cover, as you may have heard …
Discussion: Wired News and The Great Seduction
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Fvogelstein / Epicenter:
Microsoft Sends Secret Dossier on Reporter, to Reporter  —  Imagine being asked one day, "Would you like to see your FBI file?"  You'd say "Yes," right?  But then ask yourself a different question: "How will it make you feel to know all that information?"  —  I recently got about as close as one can get to this experience.
Frank Shaw / Glass House:
Radically Transparent Briefing  —  For starters, I am not going to use this space to talk in detail about the Wired story itself.  I have my POV of course, and those who live close enough to me to offer me a pint of beer might get it out of me.  But the story is out, like any piece of work …
Discussion: Teblog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Microsoft Accidentally Sends Secret File On Journalist, To That Journalist.
Tina Wood / Channel 10:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO!  First look at the Xbox 360 Elite  —  While everyone else is talking about it and showing grainy camera phone pictures from undisclosed bunkers, we figured we'd go right to the source and get you an exclusive video.  You think you need it, you know you want it, and we have it - the Xbox 360 Elite.
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Upgraded Version of Xbox 360 to Be Introduced by Microsoft  —  Raising the ante in the video game wars, Microsoft is bringing out a new version of the Xbox 360 game machine that has a bigger hard drive, better high-definition video support and a stylish black finish, not an insignificant feature in a world where looking cool ranks high.
Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 Elite: Interview with Microsoft's Albert Penello  —  Just before today's launch announcement, we interviewed Albert Penello, Director of Global Marketing for Microsoft's Xbox 360, and asked about the processor inside the Xbox 360 Elite, upcoming partnerships for the Marketplace Live download service, and future plans for IPTV.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Newsmaker: A black eye for Xbox customer service
San Francisco Chronicle:
24-Hour Potty People  —  There's a tagline at the top of the Justin.TV homepage that rotates through a couple of different slogans: "An exercise in narcissism."  "A desperate cry for attention."  "Waste time watching other people waste time."  All of them, on some level, are clearly true …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Valleywag:
JUSTIN.TV: He's just a camboy. So why can't I stop watching?
Discussion: Licence to Roam and MediaVidea
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
How to Import All Your Archive Email Into Gmail  —  I finally got sick of all the problems with Outlook, bit the bullet and transferred all my historical email online.  Having spent a few days using "native" Gmail (vs. POP to Outlook) I already feel a lot more productive.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Making $30 Million/Month  —  In what may be a slight increase to Rupert Murdoch's claim of $25 million/month (which was only ads, not total revenue), analyst Richard Greenfield noted today that MySpace is now generating "in excess of $30 million" per month in revenue …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
News Corp.: MySpace Generating Over $30 Million a Month In Revs, Pali Research Says
Discussion: Valleywag
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Apollo - On A Collision Course With Web Browsers  —  Alex Iskold is reporting live from ETech 2007  —  The Apollo team from Adobe is here at ETech, presenting the Alpha version of their new runtime environment - which is aimed at empowering web developers to create desktop applications.
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
How Well is Windows Vista Selling?  —  I don't care how well Windows Vista is selling.  Really, I don't.  I give advice to friends and random strangers about the new OS all day long—sometimes it's "you don't need Vista," sometimes it's "you might want Vista," and, once in awhile, it's "you definitely need Vista."
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Shining Arcanine / Channel 9:
Microsoft says that Windows Vista is selling faster than Windows XP
Discussion: Associated Press and Slashdot
ClaMs / UNEASYsilence:
Full Walkthrough of the SlingPlayer for PalmOS  —  After playing with the private beta for a few weeks I'm excited to give the first screenshot tour of the anxiously awaited SlingPlayer client that is now available for download as a public beta (via  —  SlingMedia's Website).
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, PalmAddicts and Engadget
Andrew Farrell / Forbes:
Update — Time Warner May Spin Off Publishing Business  —  Time Warner shares jumped Monday on hopes that the media giant might be able to unlock more value through restructuring, possibly by selling its publishing unit.  —  Bear Stearns analyst Spencer Wang upgraded Time Warner (nyse …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and David Card
Newlaunches.com:
Top 10 Apple products which flopped  —  Apart from phenomenal products like the iPod, iMac and Macbooks, Apple in its 30 year old history has churned out super flop products too.  Here is a list of 10 products in reversing order from Apple which fizzled in the market.  —  No 10 - Apple Cyberdog
 
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MacNN:
iPhone makes rare appearance at CTIA
Matt Burns / Engadget:
LG launches eight new flat screens
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Jeremy Luebke / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look at Google Audio (Radio) Ads
Business Wire:
Accenture Reports Strong Second-Quarter Fiscal 2007 Financial Results
Discussion: Between the Lines
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
LG Phones to Bundle Google Apps
Discussion: Associated Press and Gizmodo
Business Wire:
Clickatell Leads Charge for Global SMS Capability
Discussion: SMS Text News
John C. Welch / InformationWeek:
Inside Apple's Leopard Server OS
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Judge Says No To Diebold; Won't Block Massachusetts E-Voting Deal
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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
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Breaking: Bebo Launches Music Download Service
Valleywag:
RUMORMONGER: Technorati's search
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Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
GameStop: Wii Shortage 'Intentional', PS3 Euro Launch 'Good, Not Great'
BBC:
PlayStation breaks sales records
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo click fraud settlement gets final OK
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YouTube to launch mobile website soon
 

 
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