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11:00 AM ET, February 15, 2008

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David Benjamin / EE Times:
Users' love affair with iPhone stumps Mobile World panel  —  BARCELONA, Spain — A blue-ribbon panel of human behavior and technology experts at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain agreed that the best recent advance in the mobile telecommunications user space came …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Google iPhone usage shocks search giant  —  Google on Wednesday said it has seen 50 times more search requests coming from Apple iPhones than any other mobile handset — a revelation so astonishing that the company originally suspected it had made an error culling its own data.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple iPhone's Ease of Use Encouraging Mobile Internet Usage  —  At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, members of the mobile phone industry met for a three day conference.  The iPhone's appears to have already had a large effect on the mobile phone industry, with many showing off iPhone clones.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Using the Mobile Web is a Sticky Proposition
Discussion: The Register, BBC NEWS and VoIP Blog
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Google to test video ads in search; Will there be a revolt?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   AdWords + Video: Video Ads Come To Google Search Results
Business Week:
Building the Perfect Laptop  —  The superslim ThinkPad X300 is Lenovo's bid for leadership in the high-stakes world of laptops  —  “Phyllis!  Get me one of those interoffice mail envelopes!”  —  It was just after lunchtime on Jan. 15, and Peter Hortensius was storming through the cubicles …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Lenovo X300 vs. Apple MacBook Air... Fight!
Discussion: PalmAddicts
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 …
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Electronista:
Toshiba to axe HD DVD in weeks?
Discussion: SlashGear and Gadgetell
Louise Story / New York Times:
4 News Companies Ally to Sell Ads on the Internet  —  Four large newspaper companies are joining forces to sell advertisements on the Internet, hoping that the combined heft of their Web sites will encourage large advertisers to spend more money.  —  Each of the four companies …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Crash: Amazon's S3 utility goes down  —  There are reports that Amazon's Simple Storage Service - called S3 - suffered a “massive” outage this morning, beginning at about 7:30 am eastern time.  At 9:03, an Amazon official posted a note in the service's customer forum, saying, “We can confirm the high error rate you're experiencing.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   Can anyone stop this man?
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Amazon's S3 Storage Chokes, Startups Gag  —  Amazon's S3 Web-storage-on-demand service has won a lot of mindshare in the Web 2.0/startup world.  Which means when the service breaks down, as it did this morning, you're going to hear a lot about it.  —  Users are complaining that parts …
Discussion: BlueBlog
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:   Amazon S3 Storage Down?
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
What's Microsoft Offering Open Source On February 27?  —  First Scoble writes about something so amazing from Microsoft it makes him cry and will be world changing.  Then Long Zheng spots the above page via an email pitch linking to opensourcehero that redirects here.
Discussion: Scobleizer, WinBeta and Valleywag
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Yahoo! Video Blog:
Welcome to the All-New Yahoo! Video  —  Hey Yahoo! Video viewers and creators (and those that do both),  —  Notice anything different about Yahoo! Video?  As you can tell we've really changed things around here.  And it's much more than a facelift.  It's an all-new site and I'm really excited about it.
Bradley Horowitz / Elatable:
On Leaving Yahoo...  Leaving Yahoo.  —  Yes, it's true.  I've left Yahoo.  —  It was somewhat overwhelming sifting through the barrage of reactions over the last 48 hours: “Thanks for all you've done”, “How could you?!”, “Congrats!”, etc.  It's fascinating to watch people react.
Discussion: Insider Chatter, Bits and Valleywag
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Forrester Report: Online Community Best Practices  —  Left: One of the 5 diagrams from the report: Successful online communities experience the following stages.  —  I spent a few months researching and preparing for this two-piece report series.  I'm proud of my deliverable on Online Community Best Practices.
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Jeremiah Owyang / Forrester's Marketing Blog:
Forrester Report: Online Community Best Practices for the Interactive Marketer
Discussion: Global Neighbourhoods
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Best Buy: Home theater; MP3 players; digital cameras and video game sales soft  —  Best Buy-a proxy on consumer technology demand-said Friday that January sales slowed enough to force the company to lower its earnings and revenue projections for the fiscal year ending March 1.
Discussion: eWeek, Business Wire and Yahoo! Finance
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
8aweek To Help You Kick That Internet Time Wasting Addiction  —  New Y Combinator startup 8aweek aims to help you stop wasting all that time on random Internet sites.  They offer a Firefox plugin that monitors the web sites you visit and how long you spend on each site.
Discussion: Lifehacker
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Clueless retailers lead to calls for oversight on DTV switch
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Revver is acquired amid spike in interest
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Valleywag
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Will Microsoft's Executive Shuffle Scare Yahoo?
Discussion: Open Source and CNET News.com
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Yahoo Video relaunches, and hints at video on Flickr
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Village People Hire Web Sheriff for Assault on The Pirate Bay, ABBA on Standby
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eWeek:
Hollywood Sues Chinese File Sharing Firm
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Twitter is something you'll never understand, so stop trying
 Earlier Items: 
George Ou / Zero Day:
Opera accuses Mozilla of irresponsible disclosure
Discussion: my.opera.com
Hiawatha Bray / Boston Globe:
EMC deal could bring SAP software to smaller firms
Thomas Wilburn / Ars Technica:
Fans of open access not optimistic on 700MHz auction results
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are you breathing while emailing or Twittering?
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Is the iPhone the Ultimate eBook Reader?
Discussion: TeleRead and The Apple Core
Jason Bush / Business Week:
The Blogging Czar of Moscow
Discussion: Quintura blog
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Nielsen: YouTube is from Mars, streaming video is from Venus