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10:20 AM ET, March 28, 2007

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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 …
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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
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Gimme a B!  Gimme an L!  Gimme an...  Lenn Pryor knew his little project was going to upset some of his colleagues at Microsoft.  And sure enough, when the junior exec unveiled a Web site called Channel 9 in April 2004, the organization reacted like a dog whose tail had been stepped on.
Discussion: Frank Barnako
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Accidentally Sends Secret File On Journalist, To That Journalist.
Discussion: WebProNews
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).
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
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
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:   Newsmaker: A black eye for Xbox customer service
LG Electronics Worldwide:
LG Electronics and Google Team Up to Enhance the Mobile Experience  —  LG Electronics (LG), a leading worldwide provider of advanced wireless handsets and accessories, and Google today announced a global collaboration to pre-install Google's services on millions of LG mobile phones.
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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
Consumerist:
Why Are Text Messages Marked Up 7314%?  —  Verizon and other cellphone companies mark up the cost of text messages by at least 7314% when compared to their rates for data transfer services.  —  Verizon's max text message size is 160 characters.  At 7 bits per character, that's 1120 bits or 140 bytes.
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.
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
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
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
 
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Robin Lloyd / LiveScience:
Cell Phones of the Future Could Survive Being Dropped
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
MacNN:
iPhone makes rare appearance at CTIA
Matt Burns / Engadget:
LG launches eight new flat screens
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Andrew Farrell / Forbes:
Update — Time Warner May Spin Off Publishing Business
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and David Card
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
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John C. Welch / InformationWeek:
Inside Apple's Leopard Server OS
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Learning to market in virtual worlds
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Nintendo attempts to block Wii modchips in newest console revision
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Top 10 Apple products which flopped
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