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12:10 PM ET, February 25, 2008

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Adobe Blurs Line Between PC and Web  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On sabbatical in 2001 from Macromedia, Kevin Lynch, a software developer, was frustrated that he could not get to his Web data when he was off the Internet and annoyed that he could not get to his PC data when he was traveling.
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Nokia:
Nokia and University of Cambridge launch the Morph - a nanotechnology concept device  —  New York, US and Espoo, Finland - Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK) - was launched today alongside the “Design and the Elastic Mind” …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Nokia demos bendable cell phone
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft unveils new proposed advertising metric and tool  —  Last year, after Microsoft bought aQuantive (and after it lost its first alleged bid for Yahoo), Microsoft officials were hot to explain why Web search results should not be viewed as the only or best way to measure online-advertising success.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces New Reporting Standard for Digital Campaign Performance: Engagement Mapping  —  New approach allows advertisers to map and assign value to various touch points, gaining a more complete picture of a campaign.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced Engagement Mapping …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Said To Be Exploring Termination Of Google Advertising Deal  —  Even while parent company News Corp. continues to try to disrupt the Microsoft/Yahoo merger, Fox Interactive Media (FIM) is rumored to be in negotiations with Microsoft take Google's place as the MySpace advertising partner.
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:
Pakistan removed from the Internet  —  4:30 PM Eastern (US).  —  The telecom company that carries most of Pakistan's traffic, PCCW, has found it necessary to shut Pakistan off from the Internet while they filter out the malicious routes that a Pakistani ISP, PieNet, announced earlier today.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
PlayStation head Harrison to step down  —  It appears that the poor performance of the PlayStation 3 may have claimed another victim among Sony's top brass.  —  Sony announced early Monday that Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios—and therefore the head …
Discussion: IDG News Service and Gadgetell
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IDG News Service:
Fujitsu Shows 500GB Laptop Drive  —  The latest entry in high-capacity notebooks is Fujitsu, which will release a laptop with a 500GB drive in May.  —  Recommend this story?  —  Laptop computer storage is racing fast towards the 500G-byte level with Fujitsu becoming the third hard-disk drive maker …
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPhone, Wii guests on stage at this year's Oscars  —  We keep on telling people that the iPhone and Wii are like totally going to be huge, but maybe they'll finally believe us now that Jon Stewart trotted both out on stage during the Oscars this year.  Oh, and perhaps now would be a good …
Jeff Jarvis / Guardian:
Why short is tweet for the blogging community  —  When I first used the microblogging platform Twitter - which enables users to publish 140-character-long messages via the web and mobile phones - I thought it was silly.  Or rather, the uses to which it was being put were silly …
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Electronista:
DivX shuts down Stage6 video site...  DivX on Monday said it would shut down Stage6, its web video hosting service.  The decision was made to focus on the company's self-titled video format and encourage its use on other platforms, such as the PS3, Xbox 360, and alternative websites.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Blogger, Sans Pajamas, Rakes Muck and a Prize  —  Of the many landmarks along a journalist's career, two are among those that stand out: winning an award and making the government back down.  Last week, Joshua Micah Marshall achieved both.  —  On Tuesday, it was announced that he had won …
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Mobile applications, RIP  —  Summary: The business of making native apps for mobile devices is dying, crushed by a fragmented market and restrictive business practices.  The problems are so bad that the mobile web, despite its many technical drawbacks, is now a better way to deliver new functionality to mobiles.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Mixx, social news competitor to Digg, raises another $2 million  —  Many startups have tried to take on social news site Digg.  Mixx is one of them, but it has a few additional features that lets users fine-tune what stories they see on the site — and it's made some deals with big newspapers.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Wired News:
Free!  Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business  —  At the age of 40, King Gillette was a frustrated inventor, a bitter anticapitalist, and a salesman of cork-lined bottle caps.  It was 1895, and despite ideas, energy, and wealthy parents, he had little to show for his work.  He blamed the evils of market competition.
Jemima Kiss / PDA:
Is UGC viable for news sites?  —  Photo by sorenshama on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.  —  User content is at the heart of Web 2.0, which has spawned hundreds of sites that encourage users to share, discuss and contribute their ideas, photos, videos and digital miscellany.
Discussion: Web Strategy
Opposable Thumbs:
Portal sequel confirmed  —  Hot on the heels of winning game of the year at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC, Portal's lead designer Kimberley Swift revealed that a full-fledged sequel is in the works.  During an interview with G4, Swift was asked about the possibility and replied …
 
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Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
WMG remixes digital execs
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
OOXML vs. ODF: What's happening this week
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
CompactFlash revamp aimed at cameras
Discussion: Engadget
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Kelsey Group Predicts Growth in Interactive, Directional Ads
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple Tuesday: super special MacBook Pro, iPhone SDK... or nothing at all?
Discussion: Gearlog and MacRumors
Jeremy Kirk / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Dumps HD DVD Drive for Xbox 360
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
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Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Forget AMD, Intel should buy Nvidia
Electronista:
Sony intros 13.6MP compact cam, 15X hi-zoom
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
FT launches £2k-a-year networking site
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
VMware steps up IT automation game
Discussion: eWeek
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
Getty Images Selling To PE Firm Hellman & Friedman For $2.4 Billion …
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