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8:00 PM ET, April 28, 2007

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Tris Hussey / One By One Media:
The blogosphere has stalled at 15.5 million blogs-So what  —  Lots of chatter about the this "plateau" in the blogosphere.  C|Net was gathering comments from folks like Mark Evans and WebProNews covered it as well.  Now the question is, so what?  —  David Sifry just talked about the …
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Margaret Kane / CNET News.com:
Another bubble bursts: blogs  —  Has growth in blogging stalled?  —  A new article in BusinessWeek says the numbers are pointing to a plateau in active blogs.  The magazine is using stats from Technorati for the analysis, which found a decline in the percentage of blogs that are active compared …
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Coming Soon, Justin.tv's The Homeless Chronicles  —  Justin.tv is soon going to be homeless.  —  The four members of the start-up behind the online reality television show are being evicted by their landlords, Trinity Management Services, due to complaints of raucous parties and other disruptive behavior.
Discussion: Epicenter, rexduffdixon.com and digg
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Jessica Guynn / San Francisco Chronicle:
Justin.tv to get boot from S.F. landlords  —  (04-27) 18:50 PDT — One San Francisco landlord has decided that the company producing Justin.tv is a crowd.  —  Complaining of raucous parties and other disruptive behavior, the landlord of the San Francisco high-rise that has become …
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype silences Alpha-blogger  —  Wow.  Talk about a chilling effect.  —  Skype lawyer Seema Sharma emailed blogger Jan Geirnaert Friday afternoon.  She told him his popular skype-watch.com and skype-gadgets.com blogs put him in legal jeopardy.  —  Jan, an independent IT consultant, took the implied threats seriously.
Ryan Stewart:
The Week MTV Dropped Flash  —  Friday night and I'm reading feeds about RIAs.  I'm not sure what that says about me, but hey, what can you do.  This one is about the MTV reversion from their touted all-Flash site back to HTML.  It's interesting to see things like this happen.
Discussion: kuwamoto.org
BBC:
Mouse brain simulated on computer  —  US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer.  —  The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain on the BlueGene L supercomputer.  —  In other smaller simulations …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Joe Duck
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo Exclusive: Exclusive Pics of the Vudu - Video Store In A Box  —  These are the first pictures of the box, remote control and UI of Vudu, a video store in a box that is going to engage in a battle royale with Apple TV come June.  The service will launch with thousands of movies …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Virtual Earth:
Virtual Earth API V5 is released  —  Just in time for your weekend coding pleasure, version 5 of the Virtual Earth Software Development Kit is live today.  There's a boatload of new features and enhancements, among my favorites are mouse events for polygons and polylines and great layering support.
David Wallace / SearchRank Blog:
10 Signs That You May Be a Blog Addict  —  Blogs exist on just about every variety of subject one can imagine.  And more and more blogs come online each and every day.  But what does it take to really have an active blog that people will subscribe to and come back again and again to read?
BBC:
Wi-fi laptop fears for children  —  Computers with wireless internet should not be placed on children's laps, says the head of the government's committee on mobile phone safety research.  —  Professor Lawrie Challis told the Daily Telegraph children using wi-fi networks should be monitored until research …
Discussion: Gizmodo and broadbandreports.com
Jeffrey Silva / RCR Wireless News:
Illinois House passes handset lemon law  —  The Illinois House passed a cellphone lemon law, a measure that would allow consumers with defective handsets to break wireless service contracts without penalty.  —  The House bill, approved by a 72-to-43 margin Thursday, now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Associated Press:
Schools say iPods becoming tool for cheaters … MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Banning baseball caps during tests was obvious — students were writing the answers under the brim.  Then, schools started banning cell phones, realizing students could text message the answers to each other.
Yoshiko Hara / EE Times:
Exclusive: Outgoing Sony exec Kutaragi already planning PS4  —  TOKYO — Playstation inventor Ken Kutaragi, who will retire as chairman and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. on June 19, is already thinking ahead to Playstation 4 and beyond.  —  In an exclusive interview with EE Times …
 
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Authors@Google  —  For over the past year, we've invited …
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New spyware legislation a mixed bag
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