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12:05 AM ET, March 1, 2008

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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 …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comscore on Comscore Google Disaster: No Big Deal
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
ComScore: Weak Paid Clicks Reflect Google Policy Shifts
Discussion: Digital Daily
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 …
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Electronista:
Source: Apple may not restrict free iPhone apps
Discussion: MacRumors
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.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Ask May Dump Teoma For Google, Layoff 100 People
Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
IAC: 100 Layoffs Coming At Ask.com; Search Deal With Google Possible
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Judge: Wikileaks gets its domain name back  —  Updated at 1:42 p.m. PST.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Wikileaks is getting its domain name back.  —  After spending 90 minutes or so hearing arguments from a raft of attorneys—two representing the Swiss bank that fought to get the site's plug pulled …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Should Google, Yahoo, Mahalo, etc. ban affiliate links? (or “Will the FTC ban undisclosed affiliate links for us all?")  —  “We wanted to make clear . . . if you're being paid, you should disclose that.”  —  Mary K. Engle, FTC associate director for advertising practices quoted in the Washington Post
Discussion: Andy Beard and ReveNews
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Calacanis Wants to Ban Affiliate Links; What About Banning Employee Linking?
Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Why the TED list is troubling  —  Chris Anderson, the organizer of the TED conference, has complained, not to me, not to my boss, but to my boss's boss about our publishing the complete list of his 1,198 attendees.  Anderson — not to be confused with the Chris Anderson who edits Wired — finds it “troubling.”
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
35 Ways to Stream Your Life  —  It's a pretty good bet that if you're not making a Twitter or Facebook application, you're probably making a lifestreaming application.  Okay, so not everyone is into lifestreaming, but it is one of the hottest areas for development out there …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Changing Way
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Technorati To Launch Blogger Advertising Network  —  Through a variety of sources we've confirmed that Technorati is making plans for a major shift in its going forward strategy, and is also considering a number of corporate development transactions.  —  First, they've been pitching venture capitalists on another round of financing.
Discussion: WinExtra and The Last Podcast
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Time Capsule Initial Verdict: Smooth Sailing, No Surprises  —  We've been fiddling with Time Capsule since it arrived this AM, and so far it works as billed, clean and easy.  The star of the show is really the new AirPort Utility software, which now comes with some neat tricks for the network-phobic.
Discussion: Engadget and MacRumors
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Firefox 3 Performance Numbers  —  Moving on from the “let me use that API” conversation and only some real stuff, urandom (thanks for the comment) let us know about the Cybernet News article on Firefox 3 performance.  —  They are reporting that Firefox 3 is now faster than Safari 3 …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Twittermeter: Measuring Buzz in the Twittersphere  —  There is a set of tools that we generally use to determine how popular something is on the web: Google Trends, Blogpulse Trend Search, Technorati, del.icio.us, various social networking sites, etc.  —  We can now add another source to that list …
Discussion: Mashable! and Changing Way
Cameron Wilmot / TweakTown:
MSI employs Stirling Engine Theory  —  During a recent visit to MSI here in Taiwan, we learnt of an interesting and new technology which they are working on with another Taiwanese company called Polo-Tech.  It all falls under their ECO friendly design program.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft May Buy Email Startup Xobni  —  Microsoft has been in acquisition discussions with email startup Xobni, we've confirmed through multiple sources.  The company, which launched at the TechCrunch40 conference last year, currently offers an outlook plugin for Windows users …
Jeff Young / Akamai:
February 29, 2008 - Akamai Prevails in Patent Litigation  —  Contacts:  —  Media Relations  —  617-444-3913  —  jyoung@akamai.com  —or—  Noelle Faris  —  Sr. Manager, Investor Relations  —  617-444-4676  —  nfaris@akamai.com  —  Jury finds Limelight Networks infringes key Internet content delivery patent
 
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InfoWorld:
Civil rights groups: FCC should allow network management
Discussion: Techdirt
James Brightman / GameDaily:
Trion: Activision Blizzard Trying to Scare Competition
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
NBC: P2P Is Evil — Except When We Use It
Discussion: eWeek
David P. Hamilton / VentureBeat:
The Health 2.0 glut, and how one startup adapts
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Google Traffic to Ungated NYTimes.com has Doubled, Report
Alex Papadimoulis / The Daily WTF:
Best of the Sidebar: So You Hacked Our Site!?
Discussion: p2pnet and Digg
Bs Angel / Hawty McBloggy Invites You to Play:
Another Gamer Screwed by Microsoft
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Breaking News: CVP Will Poole Certifies Another Laptop as Vista “Capable”
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Larry O'dell / Associated Press:
Va. court upholds spammer's conviction
PR Newswire:
SIRIUS and XM Extend Merger Agreement
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Dear Comcast, Why Is My DVR So Dumb?
Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Google Sites: More Trouble for Registrars
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
Teenage Hacker Is Blind, Brash and in the Crosshairs of the FBI
Discussion: Switched, Slashdot and Digg
ConsortiumInfo.org The Standards Blog:
Showdown in Geneva: OOXML Fails to Achieve Majority Approval at BRM
Portfolio.com:
Michael Arrington  —  Nobody is more obsessed with the doings …
Discussion: CrunchNotes, Beet.TV and Valleywag
Bryan Gardiner / Wired News:
Will New Blu-ray Drives Suck Your Laptop Battery Dry?
 

 
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