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12:40 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
How I started Seesmic and raised $6 million  —  I closed the initial funding of Seesmic in September 2007.  The main investment came from Atomico's Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis (they invested $5.5 million on the $6 million).  Talking to bloggers all the time, I have not been very good at keeping …
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Seesmic: Still don't really get it  —  Loic LeMeur's video startup, Seesmic, has finally opened up to the public after being a hot beta invite for some time now, but I have to admit that — while I think it's great that Loic has managed to raise $6-million from a host of luminaries …
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Steven Schwankert / IDG News Service:   Yahoo Sends Letter to Shareholders Over Microsoft Bid
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
If You Can't Let Go, Twitter  —  SOMETIMES, you just have to trust your relatives.  You have to be willing to let them leave the house unchallenged.  Suspend disbelief and let them take the car.  —  That's what I tell my three daughters, anyway.  But it never works out like that.
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Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
New AT&T HSUPA Data cards
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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.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)  —  Last night at an event in NYC dubbed “Videocracy,” YouTube gave marketers a sneak peak at some upcoming initiatives.  Silicon Alley Insider's Michael Learmonth tried to get in, but was thrown out.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft drums up its very own Xbox 360 shortage  —  The word on the street, nay, the word straight from Jeff Bell's mouth, is that the Xbox 360 is experiencing stock shortages, which could hurt sales for January and February.  We'd already heard of Elite shortages, but now they seem to be more widespread.
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Zimbra's newest Desktop: Look ma!  No browser!  —  I fell in love with Zimbra's AJAX-style interface the first time I saw it.  Slick, powerful, and much more extensible than Microsoft Outlook ever dreamed of being.  There was just one thing I hated about the Zimbra experience …
Comcast:
Comcast Reports 2007 Results and Provides Outlook for 2008  —  Financial Tables  —  2007 Consolidated Revenue increased 24%  —  2007 Consolidated Operating Income increased 21%  —  2007 Consolidated Operating Cash Flow increased 25%  —  2007 EPS of $0.83; Adjusted EPS of $0.74 increased 23%
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
What happens if your site gets ‘blacklisted’ by Google?  —  What is the impact on a website of being ‘blacklisted’ by Google?  Recently the insurance comparison website GoCompare.com faced precisely this dilemma after the search engine picked up on irregular inbound links to its site, causing it to plummet down the rankings.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
PageOnce to Put All Your Online Accounts in One Place  —  Personal content aggregators are nothing new.  We recently covered the latest of many services that consolidate your social networking activity into one place.  But PageOnce, a company that was on this year's Israel Web Tour …
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Nokia:
You make the game with Yamake on N-Gage  —  Espoo, Finland - Yamake for N-Gage, by Nokia Games Publishing, makes it possible for players to create their own games from a range of mini games by adding content, then playing and sharing them with friends and the wider Yamake community.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia launches user created “Yamake” games on N-Gage — bye bye Gizmondo v2
Discussion: Electronista
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
50% Of All BitTorrent Downloads are TV-Shows  —  Reports show that 50% of all people using BitTorrent at any given point in time do so to download TV-series, quite an impressive number.  In total, over a billion TV-shows are downloaded every year, and this number continues to rise.
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