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1:25 PM ET, February 26, 2008

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Apple:
Apple Introduces New MacBook and MacBook Pro Models  —  Multi-Touch Trackpad Comes to MacBook Pro  —  Apple® today updated its popular MacBook® and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, larger hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro get refreshed with faster CPUs, multi-touch  —  Aw snap.  It finally, really happened... kind of.  Apple has just dropped a nasty refresh on its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines, knocking the processor speeds up, and giving the Pros that tasty multi-touch the MacBook Air has been sporting.
Mike Ricciuti / Crave: The gadget blog:
Apple updates MacBook, MacBook Pro lineups  —  Apple updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineups today with Intel's Penryn processors, while bringing multitouch trackpads to MacBook Pros.  —  The MacBook Pro is available with Core 2 Duo (Penryn) processors at up to 2.6GHz and up to 6MB of cache memory.
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple bumps MacBooks, adds Penryn MacBook Pros with multi-touch  —  It's Tuesday and it's 2008, so that means Apple released something new this morning.  That “something” happened to be the loooooong-awaited MacBook Pro update, along with a bump to the MacBook line.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:   Apple debuts new MacBook and MacBook Pro models
Yahoo! Search Blog:
An Open Approach to Search  —  If you didn't realize it, Yahoo! is embracing openness like never before:  — Hadoop Now at the Heart of Every Yahoo! Search  — Yahoo!'s Quest to Open Up  —  The open theme continues today as we are announcing that we are opening up Yahoo! Search itself.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Google Shares Slide On Weak Paid Click Data; Is The Crumbling Economy Dragging Down The Search Business?  —  Google (GOOG) shares are down sharply this morning after new data from comScore shows what appears to be a material weakening in the company's advertising business.
Lance Ulanoff / Fox News:
Facebook's Death Spiral Has Begun  —  Facebook's long, slow, and, for some, sad decline into oblivion has begun.  —  A recent report from The New York Times stated that the company is going to try to make it easier for members to get off the service.  This is a clear indication that the social network's days in the sun are numbered.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Friendfeed, the best software for conversations, raises round and launches publicly  —  FriendFeed is like Facebook's news feed.  But it's more of a dynamic conversation among close friends about what they're up to all over the web — and not so much a social network.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
FriendFeed: Like a news feed on steroids
Discussion: TechCrunch and louisgray.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buzz Launches: Popular Stories To Go On Yahoo Homepage  —  Yahoo launches the much anticipated Yahoo Buzz tonight - a Digg-like site that takes stories from pre-approved news publishers (100 to start) and let's users vote on stories and push them up to the top of the page.
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Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Yahoo Launches Digg Competitor
Discussion: The Social Web and Salon
Google Talkabout:
Google Talk chatback  —  Do you have a blog, online profile, or some other personal web page?  Would you like to communicate more with your visitors?  Today we're launching a new Google Talk feature that lets visitors to your web site chat with you.  We call it “chatback” …
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Wow!  All Gmail Users Are Given Two Separate Email Addresses  —  You probably know how to create multiple email aliases in Gmail by adding the plus symbol and dots to your Gmail username but there's something more interesting.  —  When you create a Gmail account, you actually get two email addresses …
Blake Robinson / ReadWriteWeb:
BricaBox - The Beginning of Social Content Platforms?  —  BricaBox is a new type of service that combines elements of social networking and content creation into a medium it calls a “social content platform.”  The NYC-based startup hopes to do for social content what Ning did for social networks.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Kids don't like CDs: iTunes Store now #2 music retailer  —  iTunes has officially eclipsed Best Buy in music sales and now comes in as the number two music retailer in the world.  That's not just digital music either—that's all music, including CD sales. iTunes now sits just behind Wal-Mart …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
An Online Collection of Visualized Networks  —  VisualComplexity.com is a site that intends to be a unified resource space for the visualization of complex networks.  Their main goal is to better understand the different types of visualization methods used across several different disciplines …
Discussion: KillerStartups.com
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Weighing Limits on Slowing Web Traffic  —  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The head of the Federal Communications Commission and other senior officials said on Monday that they were considering taking steps to discourage cable and telephone companies from delaying the downloads and uploads of heavy Internet users.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Bad flavor: ICANN, Network Solutions sued for domain tasting  —  A class action lawsuit has been launched against domain registrar Network Solutions and ICANN over the controversial practice of domain tasting.  The suit was initiated on behalf of Chris McElroy, a search engine optimization specialist who goes by the handle NameCritic.
Discussion: Web Worker Daily
 
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Stephanie Kang / Wall Street Journal:
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Marla Nitke / IAB:
Internet Advertising Revenues Again Reach New Highs, Estimated …
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Goldmund's $17,000 Blu-ray player
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Sony PX-LX300USB lets you breathe new life into your old vinyl records
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