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7:05 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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Alexbarnett / alexbarnett.net blog:
APIs, APIs APIs!!!!! (And Learn As You Play)
Sramana Mitra / Sramana Mitra on Strategy:
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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Dell to Expand Linux Factory Installed Options  —  Since launching Dell IdeaStorm a little more than a month ago, one idea has risen to and stayed at the top: better support for Linux.  We have heard you and appreciate the direct feedback.  On March 13, we responded by launching …
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Direct2Dell:
Linux: Driver Support is Key
Discussion: WebProNews
BBC:
Web ad spend overtakes newspapers  —  Spending on UK internet advertising surged in 2006, overtaking newspaper ads for the first time, a report says.  —  Online advertising expenditure jumped 41.2% to £2.01bn during the year, the report by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers said.
Discussion: Profy.Com
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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
BBC:
US 'no longer technology king'  —  The US has lost its position as the world's primary engine of technology innovation, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.  —  The US is now ranked seventh in the body's league table measuring the impact of technology on the development of nations.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Larry Larsen / Channel 10:
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New mobile web browser - Deepfish!  —  Sorry to quash the irrational exuberance of suspected Zune and Halo 3 announcements, but this one is still big and you're getting it early.  There's a new web browser in town for Windows Mobile fans that goes by the name Deepfish.
Live Search's WebLog:
We are flattered, but...  For those of you who use some of the advanced query syntax in our search engine such as link:, linkdomain: and inurl:, you may have noticed that this functionality has been recently turned off.  We have been seeing broad use of these features by legitimate users …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and LiveSide
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Torvalds 'pretty pleased' about new GPL 3 draft  —  Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel project and a major figure in the open-source programming movement, said Wednesday he's "pretty pleased" with changes in a third draft of the General Public License (GPL) released Wednesday.
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Allison Randal / O'Reilly Radar:
GPLv3, Third Draft
Discussion: Linux-Watch.com and Open Culture
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).
Microsoft Live Labs:
Take Deepfish for a Swim  —  We are excited to announce public availability of the Deepfish technology preview from Microsoft Live Labs.  Deepfish is a new type of mobile information browsing experience, aimed at preserving the rich layout and full form of documents on mobile devices …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Exclusive: YouTube Set for Big Revision Tonight: Platform to Become more "Flickr-Like"  —  Beet.TV has learned that You Tube will introduce new functionality to its platform tonight which will allow users to organize clips around specific categories.  —  Up to now, clips saved to an account …
Discussion: Mashable! and PaulStamatiou.com
Dan Frommer / Forbes:
Can Adobe Unbox?  —  Bruce Chizen's Adobe Systems is in a sweet spot.  —  This week, the company unveiled its biggest software package ever, and initial reactions are positive.  For the event, Chizen and executives traveled from their San Jose, Calif., headquarters to Manhattan …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Nokia:
Nokia 5070: Fun and function  —  Espoo, Finland - Designed with the needs of young consumers in mind, the newly announced Nokia 5070 features a compelling blend of fun and function for today's socially networked mobile customer.  With strong messaging, leisure and personalization features …
Discussion: MobileWhack and Engadget Mobile
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
 
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Citizen media: Where is it heading?
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
MOG Launches MOG TV, Plus a Whole Lot More
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
MySpace, Eisner in online video deal
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Notebook leaves beta, gets new interface
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
TripSync: Simple Business Trip Planning and Management
Ipp / Tutorial Ninjas:
Apple vs Apple TV Mod'rs
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
ETech: Mozilla Manifesto And Its Impact On Major Web Players
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel spills beans on Core 2 successor: SSE4, faster virtualization, bigger caches
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Phil Windley's Technometria:
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Yahoo!:
Yahoo! News to Feature International Coverage From the McClatchy Company
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
At Cell Show, a Rare iPhone Glimpse
Jaanus / Skype Blogs:
Skype 3.2 beta for Windows — Send Money with PayPal, video snapshot …
Bloomberg:
Apple, Dell and Sony Added to Bluetooth Patent Suit (Update2)
Raph / Raph's Website:
ETech07 liveblog: Incantations for Muggles
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Open Source is Dead
JoostTeam.com:
Joost successfully run on Apple TV
 

 
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