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5:10 PM ET, February 7, 2008

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Google News Blog:
All News is Local  —  Something you already know about Google News is that we crawl thousands of sources from around the world.  This means you get as many different perspectives on a story from many perspectives.  A while back, we started thinking about how to bring this same diversity …
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Tolles / blog.topix.com:
Welcome to the Neighborhood, Google  —  Gulp.  —  Silicon Valley CEO nightmare right out of central casting, right?  In our case, Google launching a local news product that is targeted down to the ZIP code level, something we've had a lock on since 2004, and one of our clearest differentiators.
Discussion: Mashable!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Look Out Topix - Google Launches Localized News Service  —  Topix has made a name by aggregating tens of thousands of local news sources and aggregating them online (they also like citizen journalists).  It was only a matter of time before Google expanded their news product to compete more directly with Topix.
Alex / Neatorama:
The Evolution of Tech Companies Logos  —  You've seen these tech logos everywhere, but have you ever wondered how they came to be?  Did you know that Apple's original logo was Isaac Newton under an apple tree?  Or that Nokia's original logo was a fish?  —  Let's take a look at the origin …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and TechCrunch
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The Shared Admin / OpenID:
Evolving the OpenID Foundation Board  —  This morning the OpenID Foundation announced that Google, IBM, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo! have joined the board.  The OpenID Foundation was formed in early 2006 by seven community members with the goal of helping promote, protect and enabling the OpenID technologies and community.
Reuters:
ARM to show Google phone prototype next week: source  —  FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - British chip designer ARM (ARM.L: Quote, Profile, Research) will show a prototype mobile phone based on Google's (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Android platform next Monday at the Mobile World Congress wireless show …
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Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Google Properties Breakdown - by Pages  —  I wanted to follow up on a comment I received on my post last week with the Google Properties Breakdown.  Gonçalo asks a great question - whether the ranking changes much if we look at page views rather than visits as websites.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
RIAA boss: Move copyright filtering from ISPs to users' PCs  —  Filtering sounds so wholesome.  As with filtered water, Internet filtering backers suggest that their products simply keep the sludge from passing through, and who wants to drink unfiltered sludge?
Discussion: Digital Daily, Slashdot and Digg
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Google tries to sneak “Team Edition” suite past IT help desk  —  February is turning out to be a busy month for Google's corporate IT initiatives.  Earlier this week, the search giant announced a new, corporate-focused, suite of security and spam-filtering software suites under the “Powered by Postini” moniker.
Discussion: Googling Google
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Google Apps Team Edition makes collaboration easier
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Major Labels Under Antitrust Investigation  —  Apparently the Justice Department is suddenly worried that the four major record labels are colluding in creating a new online music subscription service.  The last time this happened was back when the record labels tried to (wait, this sounds familiar) …
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:   Major labels ‘face DoJ antitrust probe’
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
IBM shrinks Cell to 45nm.  Cheaper PS3s will follow  —  SAN FRANCISCO — At an ISSCC session yesterday afternoon, IBM announced details of a smaller, lower-power version of the Cell BE processor that powers Sony's PlayStation 3.  The Cell BE is currently fabricated on IBM's 65nm SOI process …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why Google's unstoppable  —  Microsoft is trying to buy Yahoo because it believes online advertising will be a much bigger business than it is today, and it wants to have a piece of the pie.  Yahoo has a massive number of users, and the second-largest share of Internet searches.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and One By One Media
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel sued for Core 2 Duo patent infringement — by the University of Wisconsin  —  Although Intel's mighty proud of the Core 2 Duo, it looks like the chip wasn't all home-grown — a lawsuit filed today by the University of Wisconsin claims that the processor infringes on patented technology developed by one of its professors.
CNN:
Facebook fraudster 'stole prince's ID'  —  (CNN) — Moroccan authorities arrested an engineer Wednesday for allegedly stealing the identity of the king's younger brother on the social networking Web site, Facebook, the state news agency said.  —  Fouad Mourtada, 26, was arrested in Casablanca for …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Wikinomics
 
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AppleInsider:
Apple filing depicts Apple TV with iChat widget interface
Discussion: Engadget
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast tweaks Terms of Service in wake of throttling uproar
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Remove Stains from a Macbook with Toothpaste
Discussion: Gizmodo
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
With iPhone, ‘Security’ Is Code for ‘Control’
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2008
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Cable's Dying, The FCC's Killing It
Discussion: GigaOM
Reuters:
Vista, Leopard, Linux to compete in hack contest
Discussion: Compiler and The Mac Observer
BBC:
BBC iPlayer to hit Macs in 2008
Discussion: MacUser and Insanely Great Mac
 Earlier Items: 
Justin Berka / Infinite Loop:
Apple slashing hardware production due to fewer expected orders
InfoWorld:
Facebook links up with Vodafone on mobile platform
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
eBay's new feedback policy: no real feedback
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
An Industry Imperiled by Falling Profits and Shrinking Ads
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Clarity Sought on Electronics Searches
Virtual Earth:
Microsoft Acquisition news
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
CIA Monitors YouTube For Intelligence
Stephen Wellman / InformationWeek Weblog:
The Top 5 Reasons Nokia Should Bid On Yahoo
 

 
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David Sessions / Patrol:
To keep up with the demands of the Web, online news sites are overproducing worthless content

Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Report: Guardian maintains lead with most monthly web-only UK readers

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Diane Sawyer Signs Off ‘World News:’ 'I'll See You Right Back Here on ABC News, Very Soon'

 
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