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2:45 PM ET, February 29, 2008


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Steven Musil / CNET
Week in review: Windows woes
Discussion: Valleywag and TechSpot News
Microsoft cuts Vista prices to urge upgrades
Discussion: DailyTech, CyberNet and Engadget
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
News: iPhone/iPod SDK: Apple to approve, distribute apps, limit add-ons  —  iPhone/iPod SDK: Apple to approve, distribute apps, limit add-ons  —  According to several sources familiar with Apple's iPhone and iPod touch software development kit (SDK) plans, the company will use a March 6 event in Cupertino …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Steve Chen: YouTube to Add Live Video  —  YouTube will support live video before the end of this year, co-founder Steve Chen told Pop17 videoblogger Sarah Meyers.  Check out the clip:  —  The background party music is thumping, so here's a transcript:  —  Meyers: “When are you guys gonna do live video on YouTube?”
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Live Video On YouTube This Year
Sarah / Pop17:
Livecasting and Lifecasters
Discussion: Download Squad and WebProNews
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's MyBlogLog Adds An Activity Stream Feature  —  MyBlogLog, a blogger social network acquired by Yahoo about a year ago, launched v.2 of their service tonight, with a significant new feature.  You can see the MyBlogLog widget in the right sidebar of this site - it shows pictures and names of recent visitors.
Discussion: and PR 2.0
Ian / everwas:
Launching Products, MyBlogLog style
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Lifestreaming Comes to Yahoo! with MyBlogLog Overhaul
Discussion: Webomatica and
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Open XML voting ends with both sides predicting victory  —  A pivotal meeting of international delegates to decide the fate of Microsoft's Open XML finished on Friday with advocates and foes of the standards bid predicting victory.  —  Brian Jones, a program manager at Microsoft involved …
Discussion: Office Tweaks
RELATED: The Standards Blog:
Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Discussion: open
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
IAC: Ready To Bail On Ask?  —  More on the impending shakeup at IAC's long-suffering Ask.  An insider tells us that IAC is considering finally pulling the plug on Teoma, the engine that powers Ask's search, and just using Google:  —  There is indeed a big shakeup coming.  A new Ask.
Magid Abraham / comScore Voices:
Why Google's surprising paid click data are less surprising  —  James Lamberti, SVP of Search and Media at comScore, is a co-author of this post.  —  Earlier this week, comScore released its January 2008 qSearch paid click report, which showed a 7% sequential decline vs. December '07 …
Anthony James / Yanko Design:
Curved iMac has your back...  Many things come to mind when I imagine new features that might be useful on my Mac; a touch screen, integrated 3G connectivity, pop-out remote control, integrated LCD projector, and maybe even a ninja bear defense radar system... I had an incident, let it go.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Will New Blu-ray Drives Suck Your Laptop Battery Dry?  —  Watching a Blu-ray movie in all its high-definition glory on your laptop may finally become an affordable prospect this year.  Just don't wander too far from a power outlet.  —  With the Sony-backed HD format emerging victorious …
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage and Slashdot
Caroline McCarthy / CNET
At FOWA, WordPress' Mullenweg talks about scaling and spamming  —  MIAMI—"I'm Matt Mullenweg, and I'm famous for eating 108 Chicken McNuggets and surviving," the eccentric 24-year-old WordPress founder said in his talk at the Future of Web Apps conference, explaining that he's no longer continually the No. 1 …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Final goodbye for early web icon  —  A web browser that gave many people their first experience of the web is about to disappear.  —  Netscape Navigator, now owned by AOL, will no longer be supported after 1 March 2008, the company has said.  —  In the mid-1990s, as the commercial web began to take off …
Discussion: Gizmodo, p2pnet and PalmAddicts
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
US Air Force shoots down blogs, airmen frustrated  —  The United States Air Force has stirred up controversy with a new Internet filtering policy that aims to prevent Air Force personnel from reading blogs while on the job.  The ban has been implemented by the Air Force Network Operations Center …
Joseph Weisenthal /
XM And Sirius Extend Merger Agreement Until May 1  —  This should be long enough: XM (NSDQ: XMSR) and Sirius (NSDQ: SIRI) have extended their merger agreement to May 1, as the clock continues to tick on regulatory approval.  Both companies have said they expect approval in the near future …
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Facebook Music Dances With iTunes
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
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Adario Strange / DVICE:
Sega Body Trainer offers robotic dictator for slackers
Discussion: Crave and Gizmodo
Michael Arrington  —  Nobody is more obsessed with the doings …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Valleywag
Dan Farber / CNET
The last word (for now) on Google Sites
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Sprint: WiMax Partnership With Clearwire Still Possible …
Sunshine / LiveSide:
Office Live Workspace - first feature update goes live
Mozilla in talks with carriers about mobile Firefox
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET
Artists to music labels: Where's our Napster money?
Discussion: WebProNews and Listening Post
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Book Search Adds a Social Layer
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
LiveJournal Filled With Awesomeness: Lessig, Dyson and boyd Join Board of Advisors
Discussion: LiveJournal 2008 and Mashable!
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Data is the New Links. …
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
“Googirl” article vanishes from Web
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Amazon Offering User Generated Video Hosting and Monetization
Jessica Dolcourt /
The many flavors of Twitter  —  Pedestrians repeatedly thumbing …
Discussion: broadstuff
Vladimir Vukievi:
Finding the OS X Turbo Button