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5:50 PM ET, March 28, 2007

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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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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.
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.
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:   Identity rape and mob mentality
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.
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Google:   Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG announces phones with Google, not Google phone
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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.
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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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Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Gimme a B! Gimme an L! Gimme an...
Discussion: rc3.org and Frank Barnako
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
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
Discussion: Quoderat
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 …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Yahoo! Mail gets unlimited storage, Flickr may be next  —  As people's inboxes continually expand, e-mail providers have been trying to outdo each other to stay on top of the (literally) ever-growing market.  That's why, on the verge of the 10-year anniversary of the service, Yahoo! …
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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).
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
HP Exits Media Center Business, Drops DEC Line  —  EDIT 3/28: The kind folks at HP would like us to remind you that the company is STILL selling Vista Home Premium and Ultimate PCs (of course), which include Media Center sofware.  The company is dropping the DEC form factor …
 
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