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3:50 PM ET, March 28, 2007

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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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Partners With LG & Mobile Handset Maker Deal Chart  —  Google has gained another mobile phone handset partnership, this time with LG.  As of the second quarter of this year, selected LG handsets shipped throughout the world will be preloaded with mobile versions of Google software, including Google Maps, Gmail and Blogger.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG announces phones with Google, not Google phone
Discussion: Mark Evans
Google:   Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
Michelle Malkin:
A message to the techblogging elite  —  "Kathy Sierra" is currently the top search term at Technorati.com.  Sierra is a tech blogger here.  Yesterday, she announced she would not appear at a public convention because anonymous death threats and nasty comments had left her terrified and house-bound:
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Doc Searls Weblog:
What it isn't  —  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.
BBC:
Call for blogging code of conduct  —  The support for a blogger hounded by death threats has intensified with some high profile web experts calling for a code of conduct in the blogosphere.  —  The female blogger at the centre of the row has been shocked to discover that hers is not an isolated incident.
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Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Gimme a B! Gimme an L! Gimme an...
Discussion: Frank Barnako and rc3.org
Jeff Sandquist:
Wired Magazine Article on Channel 9
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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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.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Yahoo! Mail gets unlimited storage, Flickr may be next
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 …
Reuters:
Yahoo Signs First Partners in Mobile Ad Push  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday will take the next step to bring advertising to mobile phones by offering publishers of Web sites aimed at cellphone users a set of tools for posting and managing ads via Yahoo.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
And Now, Something A Little More Frivolous From Zoho  —  ToonDoo launched this morning, a new site that lets users easily create comic strips with pre-built or uploaded images and text.  This is an Indian company, and has the same parent company, AdventNet, as Zoho (one of our current sponsors) …
Associated Press:
FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device  —  FCC to Issue Findings in July on Whether Unused TV Airwaves Can Be Used for Web Service  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is expected to release findings this summer on whether a new device can deliver high-speed Internet service …
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.
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.
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
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
StreetAdvisor Brings Power to the Neighborhood People  —  StreetAdvisor will launch publicly today after a period of private testing.  StreetAdvisor aims to provide a highly detailed view at the local level of any neighborhood, or even street.  Incorporating first hand information …
Reuters:
AT&T says received 1 mln inquiries on iPhone  —  ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, the mobile unit of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News), has received about 1 million inquiries about Apple Inc.'s (NasdaqGS:AAPL - News) upcoming iPhone, AT&T Chief Operating Officer Randall Stephenson said on Tuesday.
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.
Adobe:
Verizon Wireless To Offer Rich Data Services Powered by Adobe FlashCast  —  For immediate release  —  Verizon Wireless Customers To Have Access To Engaging Always-on Channels  —  ORLANDO, Fla., BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN JOSE, Calif. — March 28, 2007 — From the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando …
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 …
 
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The CD Is Dead!  —  LONG LIVE THE CD!  —  Are CDs really dead?
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