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12:30 AM ET, March 29, 2007

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Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Introducing the Yahoo! Mail Web Service  —  At Yahoo!, we pride ourselves on helping people around the world (over 500 million of them!) connect and communicate with each other using the vast array of communications platforms we offer.  Of those platforms, the most popular is Yahoo! Mail …
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Shai Agassi is Leaving SAP  —  Bookmark  —  WSJ reports:  —  Shai Agassi, president of SAP's product and technology group and architect of SAP's Netweaver software, is leaving the company to pursue interests in alternative energy and climate change, says a person familiar with the move.
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PR Newswire:
SAP Realigns Executive Board Responsibilities  —  Executive Board Member Shai Agassi to Leave the Company  —  Leo Apotheker Named Deputy CEO; New Executive Council Formed  —  WALLDORF, Germany, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ SAP AG (NYSE: SAP - News) today announced that it will extend …
Joshua Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
SAP in the Post-Agassi Era
Zune Insider:
Zune Software Update 1.3: Wednesday  —  <Update 10:17 AM PT> - As of 10:00 am today (March 28), the update is out.  —  Ok, dear blog reader: Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28, you'll be able to download firmware update 1.3.  Mea culpa on communicating a non-final date in my earlier post (which ended up being wrong).
Rick Edmonds / Poynter Online:
EyeTrack07: The Myth of Short Attention Spans  —  Poynter unveiled the initial findings of its most recent study of reader behavior at the ASNE convention in Washington, D.C., this morning.  Watch, listen and read about them here first.  —  Media Business Analyst  —  Contributors: Pegie Stark Adam, Sara Quinn
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Open Source is Dead  —  Dave Winer has a post entitled How basic is Twitter? where he writes … The problem I see here is that Twitter isn't like web servers or a blogging engine because Twitter is social software.  Specifically, the value of Twitter to its users is less about its functionality …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How basic is Twitter?
Jaanus / Skype Blogs:
Skype 3.2 beta for Windows — Send Money with PayPal, video snapshot, other improvements  —  Skype 3.2 beta for Windows is available from today.  If you're adventurous and an experienced Skype user, download now.  —  Here are the most significant changes in this version.  —  Send Money with PayPal
Bloomberg:
Apple, Dell and Sony Added to Bluetooth Patent Suit (Update2)  —  Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Sony Corp. and five other technology companies were added to a lawsuit over patents covering Bluetooth, threatening their use of a wireless- communication standard that's in millions of devices.
Raph / Raph's Website:
ETech07 liveblog: Incantations for Muggles  —  Incantations for Muggles: The Role of Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Technologies in Everyday Life  —  danah boyd, Doctoral Candidate, School of Information, University of California-Berkeley  —  Thank you so much for getting up at this hour.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Microsoft: Data From Two Xbox 360 HDDs Can't Be Combined On 120 GB Drive  —  In announcing the Japanese launch of the 120 GB Xbox 360 hard drive, a Microsoft Japan press release revealed some additional information about migration of content: most notably, that the data from two 20 GB drives cannot be combined onto one 120 GB drive.
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Wall Street Journal:
DoubleClick Explores a Sale  —  Potential Suitors  —  Include Microsoft;  —  Listing Is an Option  —  Online advertising firm DoubleClick Inc. is exploring a sale, and is already in active talks with Microsoft Corp., among other potential suitors, according to people familiar with the matter.
JoostTeam.com:
Joost successfully run on Apple TV  —  tutorialninjas.net has reported success in running Joost on the Apple TV.  There are currently some problems with fonts but I am sure this will be fixed in a near future... right?  What does this mean?  Once Joost goes live you will get free …
Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
GPLv3, Third Draft  —  The FSF released the third draft of the GNU General Public License version 3, today.  The third draft was originally scheduled to be released in August of last year, but they delayed the draft in order to add some language to the license in response to the controversial deal between Novell and Microsoft.
Discussion: Open Sources
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Iminlikewithyou: Love in the time of Facebook  —  This past weekend I got a chance to hang out with Charles Forman and Dan Albritton, the twenty-something, fast-talking co-founders of New York-based Iminlikewithyou, a new web-mobile hybrid service, that is going as addictive and as powerful as Facebook.
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta
Valleywag:
WIRED: Transparently compliant  —  Wired Magazine is congratulating itself on its own exercise in radical transparency.  The San Francisco magazine, which this month spotlights Microsoft's effort to be more open, has posted up the briefing document prepared by Redmond's public relations firm while the article was being reported.
Phil Windley's Technometria:
The Coming Age of Magic: Ubiquitous Computing User Experiences  —  Mike Kuniavsky, the founder of Adaptive Path, has a company called Thing M, a device design studio that "Lives at the intersections of ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, industrial design and materials science."
Discussion: Between the Lines
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel spills beans on Core 2 successor: SSE4, faster virtualization, bigger caches  —  At a press conference today, Intel's Pat Gelsinger revealed fresh details of the company's forthcoming 45nm processor family, codenamed Penryn.  Penryn is the 45nm successor to the Merom/Conroe/Woodcrest microarchitecture …
Discussion: The Apple Blog
 
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! News to Feature International Coverage From the McClatchy Company
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Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB):
IAB/PwC UK online adspend figures 2006
Discussion: paidContent.org
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
At Cell Show, a Rare iPhone Glimpse
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Spinn3r Launches Today
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Talkr Instant Voice Conference Widget
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Google Blogoscoped:
Customer Management for the Google Homepage
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google Apps' Gmail Faces Downtime Problems
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Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
HP Exits Media Center Business, Drops DEC Line
MediaShift:
DIGGING DEEPER InfoWorld Leads Way as IDG Goes Head-First on Web
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BBC:
Call for blogging code of conduct
Pamela LiCalzi O'Connell / New York Times:
One Picture, 1,000 Tags
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Patent Overhaul now on D.C. Agenda
Associated Press:
FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device
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