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11:05 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft reorg: Who's in; who's out  —  On February 14, Microsoft announced a corporate reorganization affecting many of its divisions.  —  As with any Microsoft early-year reorg — which typically occur after the company's fiscal mid-year reviews — there are winners and losers.
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Microsoft Announces New, Expanded Roles for Key Executives  —  Fourteen leaders promoted as company matches leadership talent to expanding business priorities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced a series of executive promotions — seven new senior vice presidents and seven new corporate vice presidents …
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google Tests Video Ads on Search Results Pages  —  Google has always had a love-hate relationship with advertising.  Its power and wealth come from the $16 billion a year of advertising that it sells.  Yet on its most important pages, the results from its Web search engine …
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
PR Wire Service to Journalists & Bloggers: We Don't Need You  —  We received an interesting email today from Business Wire, a press release wire service that Warren Buffett bought in March 2006.  Currently Business Wire is ranked about #32 on the Techmeme Leaderboard, which puts it above some top tech blogs …
Discussion: PR 2.0, The Last Podcast and Blogcosm
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Your competition: The press release  —  It hasn't gotten a lot of notice, but Richard MacManus has a post up at Read/Write Web that I thought was pretty interesting, about an email he got from Business Wire, in which the press release service brags about its ability to bypass the blogosphere …
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
LiveUniverse Buys Revver for More than a Song (about $5M)  —  Troubled video site Revver was bought by Brad Greenspan's LiveUniverse last night for a price “many multiples more” than the $500,000 to $1.5 million reported recently, according to a source close to the deal.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft researchers make me cry  —  It's not often that I see software that really changes my world.  It's even rarer that I see software that I know will change the world my sons live in.  I can count those times pretty easily.  The first time I saw an Apple II in 1977.
Electronista:
PS3 said to outsell Xbox in 2008, crack 20m in 2011  —  Sony's PlayStation 3 console will outperform the Xbox 360 and roughly double its user base in 2008, says a new estimate by research firm iSuppli.  The study predicts that Sony will sell approximately 10 million PS3s over the course of 2008 …
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AT&T Palm Centro unboxing!  —  We're not really sure where to begin...It's the Palm Centro on AT&T. You know the Centro, right?  Outdated OS, tiny, miniscule puke-lime-green keyboard, EDGE, camera, and phone.  We didn't get a solid feel for pricing when it launches on February 19th, but we've heard $99 and $149 for a 2-year agreement.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
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Ryan Block / Engadget:   AT&T Centro confirmed for next week
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Indie coffeehouses tell Starbucks: Bring on your free Wi-Fi  —  Smaller chains and solo shops brew wireless access their own way  —  Computerworld) Like many indie cafes, Seattle's Bauhaus Books and Coffee has long relied on free Wi-Fi to help bring in customers.
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David Haskin / Computerworld:
Six ways the Starbucks-AT&T deal will change mobility
Discussion: Slashdot
Ian / IanSchafer.com:
So What Happened At YouTube's Videocracy Event?  —  YouTube trotted out all their heavy hitters for their Videocracy event in NYC last night.  —  Here are some highlights of what they said:  —  For Content Partners/Creators  —  Get ready for active sharing.  —  Get ready for upgraded video editing tools.
internetnews.com:
SCO Plans Rebound Thanks to $100M Lifeline  —  The Unix vendor aims to rise from the ashes — and possibly continue its controversial legal claims.  —  Embattled Unix vendor SCO may get a new lease on life, thanks to a $100 million infusion aimed at helping it emerge from bankruptcy and pursue its controversial legal claims.
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Apple users, meet The Continental  —  Travelers who are MacBook users, rejoice.  Or even those who like to charge their iPods on the go.  Or other Apple products that use the block-style adapter, for Incipio has a kit that allows you to adapt your adapter to the odd power outlets of the rest of the world.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Hollywood Reporter:
Toshiba to drop HD DVD, sources say  —  Company says no decision has been made  —  The format war has turned into a format death watch.  —  Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and High-Def Digest
Business Wire:
Vivid Entertainment Head Steven Hirsch Calls on Yahoo and Google to Take Steps to Keep Explicit Material from Kids  —  Leading Adult Film Studio Chief Tells Yale School of Management That Internet Service Providers Also Need Better Age Verification  —  NEW HAVEN, Conn.—(BUSINESS WIRE) …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Generate KML With Google Spreadsheets  —  As people geotag more information they need more advanced ways to share it.  The way that offers the most control, flexibility and portability is KML, but KML is not easy to work with.  (It should be noted that GeoRSS, the other popular geodata format …
Discussion: Google LatLong
 
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Why You Should Let Users Define Your App
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Jon Healey / Bit Player:
Online video: crunching some numbers
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Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
Friendly ‘worms’ could spread software fixes
Discussion: WinBeta
RyanK / Yahoo! Mail Blog:
All-New Yahoo! Mail arrives for Safari 3
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
SGI tears up couch to buy Linux Networx assets
Discussion: eWeek
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Rival gaming networks compete for developer attention
 Earlier Items: 
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
VirtualBox: Move over Parallels and Fusion, it's Sizzlean!
InfoWorld:
Most analog cellular to fade away on Monday
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 failure rate at 16 percent?
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google cheers anti-Comcast legislation
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Indiana Jones 4 trailer, now in Quicktime HD!
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
New York Times Plans to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and last100
Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Yahoo turns to News Corp., leaving Microsoft jilted at the altar