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7:05 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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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  —  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 …
Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
Gimme a B! Gimme an L! Gimme an...
Discussion: rc3.org and Frank Barnako
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Accidentally Sends Secret File On Journalist, To That Journalist.
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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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Looking at Google AdSense Placement on MySpace
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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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG announces phones with Google, not Google phone
Discussion: PSFK Trend: PSFK and Mark Evans
Google:   Samsung and Google Align to Create Rich Experience for Mobile Phone Users Worldwide
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.
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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Burtonator / blog.spinn3r.com:
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Talkr Instant Voice Conference Widget
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Google Blogoscoped:
Customer Management for the Google Homepage
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google Apps' Gmail Faces Downtime Problems
Julie Jacobson / The CE Pro Weblog:
HP Exits Media Center Business, Drops DEC Line
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
VW2007 Notes: Keynote - Viacom's MTV Networks and Nickelodeon
Reuters:
Yahoo Signs First Partners in Mobile Ad Push
Valleywag:
GOTCHA: Viacom blogs still using Youtube
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Associated Press:
FCC Testing Web-Over-Airwaves Device
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The EFF-YouTube Celebrity Death Match
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
PR Newswire:
Microsoft and InfoNow Join Forces to Help People More Easily Find …
Consumerist:
Why Are Text Messages Marked Up 7314%?