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9:35 PM ET, March 28, 2007

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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 …
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Joshua Greenbaum / Enterprise Anti-matter:
SAP in the Post-Agassi Era
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy:   Shai Agassi is Leaving SAP
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.
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Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE MICROSOFT MEMO: SOME CHOOSE RADICAL TRANSPARENCY, SOME HAVE IT THRUST UPON THEM
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming soon: Yahoo Mail API, turns it into a platform
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
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).
Google:
Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide  —  Cooperation ensures quick and easy access to GoogleTM search, Google MapsTM for mobile, and a fast, new GmailTM application for Samsung enthusiasts worldwide  —  Seoul, Korea and Las Vegas …
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
How basic is Twitter?  —  Like so many others in the tech blogging world, I've spent the last few weeks exploring Twitter.  I understand that there were lots of people using it before me, and before that, the developers of Twitter envisioned something that all the rest of us didn't.
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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 …
Discussion: Quoderat
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 …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Xbox 360 Elite  —  Premium black console includes 120GB hard drive and line of new accessories.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the upcoming availability of Xbox 360™ Elite, a new model of the video game and entertainment system that will include a 120GB hard drive …
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Chris Kohler / Game | Life:
Microsoft: Data From Two Xbox 360 HDDs Can't Be Combined On 120 GB Drive
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
Doc Searls Weblog:
This morning I recieved an email from Alan Herrell, who has blogged for many years as The Head Lemur: … This is the communication I've been waiting for.  Alan appeared to have been the source of some (or perhaps most, or all — I'm not in a position to tell) of the offending posts on MeanKids.
Pamela LiCalzi O'Connell / New York Times:
One Picture, 1,000 Tags  —  WHAT do you see when you see a work of art?  —  Strolling through a museum, a painting of a shipwreck catches your eye.  You are struck by the dominance of blue in another work.  Yet another painting, featuring a silvery moon, seems sad.
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Patent Overhaul now on D.C. Agenda  —  When Democrats took control of Congress last election, the lobbyists for all the big technology and telecom companies in Washington pulled out their wish lists, ripped them up, and re-arranged their legislative priorities.
Discussion: The 463 and DrewClark.com
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
 
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel spills beans on Core 2 successor: SSE4, faster virtualization, bigger caches
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CozmoTV widget to rattle them all
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The Coming Age of Magic: Ubiquitous Computing User Experiences
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! News to Feature International Coverage From the McClatchy Company
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Discussion: paidContent.org
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
At Cell Show, a Rare iPhone Glimpse
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Talkr Instant Voice Conference Widget
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Customer Management for the Google Homepage
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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
Discussion: paidContent.org and David Card
BBC:
Call for blogging code of conduct
Associated Press:
FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device
Sony:
SONY'S NEW FRONT PROJECTORS BRING MOVIE THEATER EXPERIENCE HOME
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
StreetAdvisor Brings Power to the Neighborhood People
Brett Smith / FSF:
FSF releases third draft of GPLv3 for discussion
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