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4:15 AM ET, February 28, 2008

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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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
It Took 16 Months, But Google Relaunches Jotspot  —  Google acquired hosted wiki service Jotspot in October 2006.  The service immediately stopped taking new users, although existing users were supported.  Now, nearly sixteen months later, Jotspot has been relaunched under the Google Apps team, as Google Sites.
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Dan Farber / CNET News.com:
JotSpot reincarnated as Google Sites  —  In October 2006, Google acquired JotSpot, a hosted wiki platform for building collaborative Web sites.  Sixteen months later, which is like 10 years in Web time, Google is launching a revamped JotSpot as Google Sites.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Jotspot Rebrands as Google Sites; Goes Directly After pbWiki …
Discussion: rexblog.com
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   JotSpot reborn: Google launches Google Sites for businesses …
Judi Sohn / Web Worker Daily:
Google Sites Finally Launches
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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Chris / LiveSide:
Microsoft launches WorldWide Telescope into private alpha
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
WorldWide Telescope peers into Big Dipper
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: InsideGoogle, TechCrunch and Googlified
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.
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Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
The Semantic Web's biggest problem  —  Paul Miller has a new column at ZDNet that's all about the Semantic Web — or Web3., as some like to call it — and he's got a post up about an interview he did with the Father of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in which Sir Tim says that all of the various …
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 News.com and Mashable!
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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.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple COO Cook Confirms Forecast For 10 Million iPhone Sales In 2008 …
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).
Discussion: BoomTown
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Full text: Microsoft execs on Vista problems  —  A federal judge today unsealed internal Microsoft e-mails that have been used to support the plaintiffs' case in the lawsuit over the “Windows Vista Capable” program.  Snippets were previously read aloud in court, but the full messages go further …
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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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Peter Burrows / Byte of the Apple:
Apple versus RIM: Now it's Game On
Discussion: CNET News.com and Mark Evans
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Apple: Event on March 6 about iPhone SDK, enterprise
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.
Port 25:
How open source has influenced Windows Server 2008  —  When I think about what works really well in open source development and technology, the following things stand out:  — Modular architectures  —  You can find these wherever you see participation at scale - and often a rearchitecture …
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Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Ballmer launches Windows Server 2008, lauds user base
Discussion: Microsoft Watch, InfoWorld and AppScout
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Bill Gates Joins LinkedIn  —  Bill Gates hasn't given up on social networking altogether: The Microsoft chairman just joined LinkedIn, a networking Web site for professionals.  —  LinkedIn contacted Gates after reading on the Business Technology Blog that he had quit using Facebook, Kay Lou …
Discussion: Bits
Agence France Presse:
Sharp, Hitachi unit raided over cartel allegation  —  TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's fair trade watchdog raided Sharp Corp. and Hitachi Ltd. on Thursday on suspicion of limiting competition by fixing prices of displays for portable game consoles, officials said.  —  Officials of the Fair Trade …
Discussion: Engadget
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 …
AppleInsider:
Time Capsule to ship; new wireless bill; MacBook Pro benchmarks  —  Apple appears poised to make good on a promise to ship it's new Time Capsule backup appliance by month's end.  Meanwhile, a new draft wireless bill threatens to disrupt the bond between Apple and its exclusive iPhone carriers.
 
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