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8:15 AM ET, February 22, 2008

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Associated Press:
Google's Brin spooked by Microsoft's Yahoo bid  —  Speaking after a Google press event, Sergey Brin calls the possibility of a Yahoo takeover ‘unnerving.’  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin called Microsoft Corp.'s takeover bid for Yahoo Inc. an “unnerving” …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Red Hat Sends C&D to DataPortability.org...Over Its Logo  —  Open source giant Red Hat sent a Cease and Desist letter to the DataPortability.org group today, the group says, demanding the removal of the DP logo from the group's website.  —  Red Hat alleges that the infinity sign …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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Red Hat Statement on Microsoft Announcement
Discussion: eWeek and The Open Road
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Logo War: Red Hat Takes On DataPortability
Port 25:
See Change  —  I have always been a fan of Tim O'Reilly's phrase the “architecture of participation” to describe “systems designed for user contribution.”  I liked it so much that at last year's OSCON I made this concept the focal point of a discussion about how Microsoft's products, programs …
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Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
Maritz joins EMC, to battle Microsoft in the cloud  —  Microsoft's cloud computing efforts have a formidable and familiar new competitor.  —  Paul Maritz, the former Microsoft platform boss, is becoming president of EMC's cloud computing initiative, which competes directly with Microsoft.
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
EMC to buy cloud computing start-up Pi
Discussion: Chuck's Blog and PR Newswire
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
Google News 2.0 ... Leveling The Field For New Media “Orphans”?  —  Not that Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia is anything *remotely* like a New Media Orphan (in fact, one could say he is a new media ‘godfather’, in some respects), but interesting rejoinder *by* Mr. Sanger on Google News …
Discussion: mathewingram.com/work
Mike / CrunchNotes:
TechCrunch, Peaking, Etc.  —  A lot of people write a lot of stuff that's pretty negative about TechCrunch.  Since I don't actually do an ego monitor, we miss most of it.  But every once in a while something bubbles up and I see it.  Usually I don't respond because it just encourages more of the same.
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Method for Critical Data Theft  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A group led by a Princeton University computer security researcher has developed a simple method to steal encrypted information stored on computer hard disks.  —  The technique, which could undermine security software protecting critical data …
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Apple patent seeks to marry TiVo, podcasts, and iTunes Store  —  A new patent filed by Apple is raising speculation over what may be in store for the future of podcasting.  Podcasting began maturing quickly on its own a few years ago, but Apple's embracing of the grassroots movement by giving …
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple looks towards personalized on-demand podcasts
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Google Apps is a Serious Threat to Microsoft Office  —  This is the perspective of a “skeptical, later early adopter”; the sort of person who Microsoft needs to retain and should have been able to retain easily.  I don't spend time on productivity tools that may at some date make me more productive …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
TUAW Responds: iPhone LoJack  —  Way back, one of our readers begged for an iPhone LoJack solution.  He wanted his iPhone to “call home” regularly in case of loss or, let's be more realistic, theft.  Over the past week, I finally had a chance to give this request some time, and I put together findme.
Discussion: Digg
InfoWorld:
Experts hammer Web 2.0 security  —  Even as social networking darling Facebook prepares a version of its online networking application aimed specifically at enterprise users, legions of security experts are getting behind the idea that the sites represent a serious threat to businesses and other organizations.
Discussion: Mashable!
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Microsoft Pledges Fail to Move the EU  —  The software giant's new claims of interoperability haven't impressed the European lawmakers who ultimately will also weigh in on a possible Yahoo takeover  —  European regulators issued a swift verdict on Microsoft's latest attempt to show it plays well with others: We've heard it all before.
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
More on campus attitudes  —  Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the RIAA, responded to my previous post with a chart showing a sharp decline in the number of infringement notices sent to college campuses that had been piracy hotbeds in 2006-07.  Contrary to the highly unscientific sample I cited …
Discussion: RSS
Saul Hansell / Bits:
The Chumby Is Open, but Not for Business  —  I find Chumby fascinating for a lot of reasons.  Meant to replace a clock radio, it is a $179 device with a Wi-Fi connection, a 3.5 inch touch screen and a squishy leather case.  It displays various widgets with information pulled off the Internet …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
‘Optimus Maximus’ keyboard finally shipping  —  We're almost reluctant to post this because it's been promised (and not delivered) for so long.  But, with our luck, the Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard will come out on schedule, and we'll be lambasted for not having passed along the news.
Discussion: I4U News and Electronista
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Gartner: Server Shipments, Revenue Increased in '07  —  The server market grew in 2007 despite concerns about an economic slowdown, Gartner says.  —  Despite concerns about the health of the U.S. economy, worldwide server shipments and revenue increased in 2007, with Hewlett-Packard …
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Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Server vendors fight off doom and gloom in Q4
Discussion: Virtualization.com
Knowledge@Wharton:
Steve Wozniak on Apple, Steve Jobs and the Value of a Good Prank  —  Steve Wozniak, or “Woz” as he is commonly called, is best known for co-founding Apple along with high school friend Steve Jobs.  But Wozniak didn't set out to establish one of the world's most influential computer companies.
 
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A Truly Great Idea: 99 Cent Rotating Movie Rentals on iTunes
Tom Lee / Techdirt:
Why Wikipedia's Competitors Are Failing, And Why Knol Might Not
Edward Mendelson / PC Magazine:
Apple OS X 10.5.2 (Leopard)
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