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10:10 PM ET, February 27, 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?
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
WorldWide Telescope peers into Big Dipper
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
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 …
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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 News.com and Mark Evans
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.
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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.
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Ubergizmo and LoopRumors
MacDailyNews:
Live notes from Apple's COO Tim Cook's Goldman Sachs Technology …
Discussion: Gearlog
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 …
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: TechCrunch, CNET News.com and Mashable!
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Facebook adds features to lure in filmmakers  —  update: Nick follows up, and notes the addition of Facebook Music too.  —  Facebook is making moves on Hollywood.  The company has introduced a new fan “Page,” called Facebook Film.  It's a template of a Facebook Page that comes loaded …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Music and Movies Goes Live!
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
About.com CEO Scott Meyer To Leave  —  Scott Meyer, the CEO of About.com, 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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Wikileaks gets legal help after domain name deletion  —  Wikileaks.org, 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 …
Computerworld:
Finjan uncovers database storing more than 8,700 stolen FTP credentials  —  Security vendor Finjan has uncovered a data hoard containing more than 8,700 stolen FTP server credentials, including information from more than 2,500 U.S. companies.  —  Secrets of rock star programmers
Akimbo:
AKIMBO™ UNVEILS COMPLETE INTERNET VOD SOLUTION  —  Internet Video Pioneer Becomes First to Offer a Turn-Key Software Solution for Web Video Content Providers; Supports Multiple Business Models and Complete Ad Solution  —  Akimbo™, the Silicon Valley company that was first in …
Yael Gruntman / Globes Online:
Microsoft buys Israeli ad targeting co YaData  —  Microsoft Israel R&D Center president Moshe Lichtman: I am convinced that their contribution to the Israeli R&D center and to Microsoft globally will be significant.  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has acquired Israeli start-up YaData Ltd. …
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.
Stowe Boyd / /Message:
Esther Dyson on The Coming Ad Revolution  —  Reston: Esther is going to invest in Dopplr, because sociality changes the way that advertising works: … I wrote years ago that in the future, all e-commerce would be socialized.  Lools like we are about to pass over that horizon.
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
The Real Story: Why ComScore's Google Clicks are Flat  —  GOOG has fallen from a high of $747 a share to less than $450 intra day yesterday.  The latest 10% or so drop comes as comScore reports that clicks on Google ads in the United States were flat in January when compared with a year earlier.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're Sorting Through Some Crazy Google/Yahoo Rumors
AppleInsider:
Time Capsule to ship; new wireless bill; MacBook Pro benchmarks
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Quarterlife Ratings Disappoint
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Favorit fixes some of Google Reader's shortcomings, adds own
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Get ready to Google-ize your health records
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Kijiji Talks Smack About Craigslist: “We Will Be No. 1 In the U.S.”
Romeo Wahed / Download Squad:
Senate to outlaw phishing (again) while stripping away domain privacy
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Ballmer launches Windows Server 2008, lauds user base
Discussion: AppScout and InfoWorld
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
E-book concept combines leather and multi-touch
BBC:
Details emerge on YouTube block
Discussion: Profy.Com
CmdrTaco / Slashdot:
Microsoft Trying to Appeal to the Unix Crowd?
Carolyn Y. Johnson / Boston Globe:
Can smallest state be high-tech hub?
Discussion: GigaOM
CNET News.com:
Data-mining detects the disaffected
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Music exec: “Music 1.0 is dead.”  —  Five hundred top members …
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Writer Update: DocX Support, Thesaurus, Group Sharing & More
Bernard Lunn / ReadWriteWeb:
Distributed Mass Customization: Is Etsy the Next eBay?