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10:45 AM ET, April 10, 2007


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iProspect Social Networking User Behavior Study  —  Background and Definitions  —  In January 2007, iProspect partnered with independent research firm JupiterResearch to develop a series of survey questions focused on how the U.S. online population utilizes several of the most popular social …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Looks Promising?
Discussion: Social Media Club
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Gigya To Ease Widget Publishing On Social Networks
Discussion: Techscape
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb: Brings Web 2.0 To The Enterprise With ContentExchange  —  Today announced a new product called Salesforce ContentExchange, a content management product for unstructured data such as email and html.  They also publicly announced the acquisition of Koral …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines: snags Koral's Web 2.0 content management service  — has taken another drink from its AppExchange marketplace pool, acquiring nine-person startup Koral and its on demand content management service.  Kendall Collins, senior vice president of product marketing for …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:   Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser  —  Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google.  The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million.  We are also hearing that this investment is part of a …
Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
This Blogger's Code of Conduct  —  God preserve us from the Well Intentioned (WI).  In the wake of the shocking Kathy Sierra episode, the WI have managed not to conclude there are simply some unpleasant people in the world who we should ignore, or report to the police.
Weblogs 'need content warnings'  —  Readers should be warned when they are reading blogs that may contain "crude language", a draft blogging code of conduct has suggested.  —  The code was drawn up by web pioneer Tim O'Reilly following published threats and perceived harassment to US developer Kathy Sierra on blogs.
Discussion: Liberate Media and Listics
Erica Ogg / CNET
iTunes streamed to your phone?  Possibly  —  The release of Apple TV a few weeks ago has opened up an intriguing new possibility: streaming music from iTunes on your home computer to your cell phone.  —  No, Apple TV does not stream over the Internet or across a cellular phone network, but the SlingBox does.
Rafe Needleman /
How to win in the Twitter vs. Jaiku battle  —  Over the weekend, a weird thing happened on the nanoblogging service Twitter (review; how-to): Its most popular contributor, Leo Laporte, announced that he was leaving Twitter for a competing service, Jaiku (review).  And that he was taking his fans with him.
Drew Kora / 4 color rebellion:
Image of the Day - No More Heroes Shirts  —  Today's image comes to us from our friend Aaron, a 4cr reader spending a semester in Japan.  Apparently he came upon some pretty cool No More Heroes apparel and, being a fan of both Suda 51 and cool shirts, he just had to buy it and send a photo to us to gloat over his cool find.
Discussion: Kotaku and Nintendo Wii Fanboy
Why is Virtually Spam Free  —  A recent study by WebmasterWorld found that an estimated 77% of all blogs on Google's Blogspot service were spam.  Similarly, AOL Hometown, had well over 80% of its results turn out to be spam.  Even MSN Spaces, which as not mentioned in the report …
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Disney Mobile shares subscriber stats  —  Disney Mobile will soon celebrate its first anniversary, and the mobile virtual network operator is providing some statistics to show how consumers are using the service.  —  In a press release issued over the weekend, the company said 30 percent …
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
Just don't call it a Web OS  —  When Richard MacManus published an overview of the so-called Web OS market almost a year ago, he said, "a lot of people don't consider a WebOS to be a real operating system, but I think that's semantics and not something worth debating."
Discussion: ZDNet
Gizmodo's Long-Ass Nokia N95 Review: Why it Rocks, Why it Sucks  —  Nokia's N95 superphone is complicated, taking days for even the most experienced gadget journo to digest.  That's why lots of reviews I've seen so far are either extremely light or 10,000 word stunners: This is one of those long ones.
Emre Sokullu / Read/WriteWeb:
OpenYou: The Limits of Privacy on the Social Web  —  What do you think the above image (which I drew) represents?  It's YOU — as a slave of the popular internet culture and as a participant in the massive user-generated social web.  Allow me to describe what all these fancy colors and lines represent:
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Wilfing on the web, the new British pastime  —  It is the virtual equivalent of window-shopping, and a lot of us seem to be spending a lot of time doing it.  "Wilfing" - or surfing the web without any real purpose - has become a new national pastime, according to a survey out today.
Discussion: Rough Type
Associated Press:
Googling your date … CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — Dating used to be largely a matter of spending time with a love interest, discovering the good, the bad and the ugly in person.  If you were lucky, friends helped fill in some of the blanks.  —  These days, the Internet …
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Carlo / Techdirt:
It's Not China's Poor Copyright Laws That Fuel Piracy There
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Discussion: mydigimedia
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Microsoft Research creates HDR hallucination (without drugs)
Discussion: istartedsomething
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AACS hacked to expose Volume ID: WinDVD patch irrelevant
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
VideoBloggingWeek2007  —  In case you missed it (I basically did) …
Discussion: The Social Web
BALL STATE VISIT  —  Journalism Education Stuck in Same Oldthink Mode as Big Media
Barbara Whitaker / New York Times:
Finding Their Niche in Cellphone Games
Discussion: MoCoNews
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Finetune Launches Apollo Desktop Player
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Widevine to Offer Flash DRM 'Holy Grail'
Discussion: Ryan Stewart and Mashable!
Tom / I'd Rather Be Writing:
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Discussion: SitePoint Blogs and Bokardo
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Has Pop-Ups Ads
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Mozilla: Why Desktop E-Mail Crucifies the Browser
Discussion: Open Sources and digg
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Birthplace of Silicon Valley in shambles
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Discussion: and VC Ratings
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
New WiMAX broadband technology a boon for labels
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