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12:50 AM ET, February 28, 2008


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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What made me cry: Microsoft's World Wide Telescope  —  Lots of people are asking me questions about what made me cry at Microsoft a few weeks ago.  —  If I told you “a telescope” you'd make fun of me, right?  Tell me I'm lame and that I don't deserve to be a geek and that I should run away and join the circus, right?
Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft launches WorldWide Telescope into private alpha
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
WorldWide Telescope peers into Big Dipper
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Jotspot Returns As Google Sites: Wiki-Style Collaboration  —  Ever since Google bought the wiki-based online application startup Jotspot in late 2006, people have been wondering if it had disappeared forever inside the bowels of the search giant.  Tonight, Google's launching Google Sites …
Tom Krazit / CNET
Apple planning iPhone SDK event March 6  —  Apple distributed invitations Wednesday morning for “an iPhone software road map” event next week, which means we're finally going to hear details on the plans for an iPhone software development kit.  —  As you might be aware, next week is March …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple: Event on March 6 about iPhone SDK, enterprise  —  The SDK may be late, but it won't be that late if Apple is inviting media to the bay area on March 6 for an iPhone Software Roadmap event.  That's right: the company sent out invitations this morning inviting members of the press …
Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Apple versus RIM: Now it's Game On
Discussion: CNET and Mark Evans
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Picnik offers premium image editing features for free  —  Online image editor Picnik has always offered two tiers of service.  Free users could access most of the popular image editing tools, while paid subscribers got a few extra bells and whistles and access to early beta features.
Discussion: CNET and Mashable!
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Picnik Now Offers Premium Features For Free
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Apple exec: iPhone “not married” to single-carrier model  —  Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Investment Symposium, Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook stated that the iPhone isn't beholden to the one-carrier strategy used so far, even if it makes the most sense from a business standpoint.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple COO Cook Confirms Forecast For 10 Million iPhone Sales In 2008; Stock Jumps After Hours (Updated)  —  Apple (AAPL) shares are making a nice move after hours, apparently in response to a talk COO Tim Cook gave a little while ago at the Goldman Sachs tech conference in Las Vegas.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs Redesign  —  Parts of Google Docs (Google's office suite including web-based text editor, spreadsheets and presentations) just received a slight interface revamp.  As I'm seeing this on two different computers with two different log-ins, it's probably not just a limited test …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Googlified
Danger Room / Wired:
Air Force Blocks Access to Many Blogs  —  The Air Force is tightening restrictions on which blogs its troops can read, cutting off access to just about any independent site with the word “blog” in its web address.  It's the latest move in a larger struggle within the military over the value — and hazards — of the sites.
CNET   Data-mining detects the disaffected
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! Loses Mobile Giant Opera to Google; Did Google Just Buy a Mobile Browser?  —  Starting on the first of next month, the widely popular mobile browser Opera will switch from offering Yahoo! to using Google as its default search engine.  While Yahoo! has its own relatively sophisticated mobile offerings …
Stephen Shankland /
Opera mobile browsers swap Yahoo for Google
Discussion: Crave and TechSpot News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors  —  Google is continuing to try to disrupt Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, and, we've heard, may even be considering a bid to acquire a significant chunk of Yahoo's stock (keep reading though, we're calling this a long shot at best).
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Wikileaks gets legal help after domain name deletion  —, a Web site that specializes in posting leaked documents often provided by whistleblowers, had its domain name yanked by a federal judge in California earlier this month.  —  Now Wikileaks is receiving some independent legal support …
Rafat Ali / CEO Scott Meyer To Leave  —  Scott Meyer, the CEO of, part of New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), is leaving by next week, our sources say, and has been confirmed by the company.  His last day will be Thursday next week.  No replacement is being named now.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tim Berners-Lee Says the Time for the Semantic Web is Now  —  In an hour long interview posted today about the Semantic Web, W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee says all the pieces are in place to move full steam ahead and realize the potential of a world of structured, machine readable data.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kijiji Talks Smack About Craigslist: “We Will Be No. 1 In the U.S.”  —  Why can't brothers and sisters just get along?  As I noted earlier this month, eBay's free classifieds site Kijiji is coming on strong since its launch in the U.S. last summer.  Of course, eBay owns 25 percent of Craigslist …
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Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Bill Gates Joins LinkedIn
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Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
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Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Opens News Feed, But Not Enough
Discussion: everwas and Compiler
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn launches redesign, makes itself easier to use
Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
VC's Back Crunchyroll: Guts? Brains? Or Sheer Stupidity?
Discussion: TechCrunch and CenterNetworks
Robert Seidman / TVbytheNumbers:
Nielsen Ratings for Tue, Feb 26: Idol Dominates, Jericho crushes Quarterlife!
Time Capsule to ship; new wireless bill; MacBook Pro benchmarks
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Favorit fixes some of Google Reader's shortcomings, adds own
Elinor Mills / CNET
Get ready to Google-ize your health records
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
PlayStation 3 Head-Tracking — No Gimmicks, No Glasses, Just A Camera (Watch this)
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Engadget and Gizmodo
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
The Real Story: Why ComScore's Google Clicks are Flat
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook adds features to lure in filmmakers
Finjan uncovers database storing more than 8,700 stolen FTP credentials
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Writer Update: DocX Support, Thesaurus, Group Sharing & More
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Esther Dyson on The Coming Ad Revolution