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4:25 PM ET, March 28, 2007


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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.
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.
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.
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
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: and Frank Barnako
Jeff Sandquist:
Wired Magazine Article on Channel 9
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 …
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET
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.
Joost successfully run on Apple TV  — 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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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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
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Mickeleh's Take
Tony Walsh / Clickable Culture:
VW2007 Notes: Keynote - Viacom's MTV Networks and Nickelodeon
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Patent Overhaul now on D.C. Agenda
Discussion: The 463 and
GOTCHA: Viacom blogs still using Youtube
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Jon Brodkin / Digit:
Google looks to conquer TV next
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The EFF-YouTube Celebrity Death Match
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget HD
 Earlier Items: 
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
StreetAdvisor Brings Power to the Neighborhood People
Brett Smith / FSF:
FSF releases third draft of GPLv3 for discussion
AT&T says received 1 mln inquiries on iPhone
PR Newswire:
Microsoft and InfoNow Join Forces to Help People More Easily Find …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
And Now, Something A Little More Frivolous From Zoho
Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
RIAA Backs Down After Receiving Letter from Defendant's Lawyer …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Making $30 Million/Month
Discussion: The Webpreneur and 901am

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