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10:15 AM ET, March 14, 2008

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Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
Trend Micro falls victim to Web hack  —  It's not much fun when one of your security vendors falls to a Web attack.  Infoworld reports that TrendMicro was a victim of a recent Web attack that used legit sites to deliver malware.  —  According to InfoWorld Trend Micro removed the infected pages from its Web site.
Discussion: McAfee Avert Labs
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InfoWorld:
Trend Micro hit by massive Web hack  —  Security vendor Trend Micro has fallen victim to a widespread Web attack that splashed malicious software onto hundreds of legitimate Web sites in recent days.  —  A Trend Micro spokesman confirmed that the company's site had been hacked Thursday …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Acquisition of Rapt  —  Rapt solutions will provide Microsoft with advanced technology and services for digital media publishers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to acquire Rapt Inc., the leading provider of advertising yield management solutions for digital media publishers.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Microsoft picks up another ad company; Buys Rapt  —  Microsoft on Friday said it has acquired Rapt, a company that makes software to manage Web advertising yields.  —  In a statement, Microsoft said: … Rapt's technology will be wrapped into Microsoft's Atlas Publisher Suite, which was acquired in the aQuantive purchase.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Verizon embraces P4P, a more efficient peer-to-peer tech  —  The Distributed Computing Industry Association's P4P workgroup is devising a new protocol for what researchers describe as carrier-grade peer-to-peer file transfer systems.  Verizon reports that a recent test it conducted revealed …
Discussion: Engadget
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
What a novel idea: Verizon cooperates with P2P file sharers  —  Verizon will unveil test results detailing how an Internet service provider can boost download speed by about 60 percent if it cooperates with file-sharing software makers.  —  According to the Associated Press …
Richard Martin / TechWeb:
Google Exec: Android Will Outsell iPhone  —  Google has not released sales predictions for devices based on its mobile operating system Android.  But that doesn't stop Rich Miner, group manager for mobile platforms at the search giant, from being confident.
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google claims ‘non-existent’ Android beats everything but the Jesus Phone
Discussion: Slashdot and CenterNetworks
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Is KickApps Next to Board AOL's Gravy Train?  —  While a lot of focus yesterday has been on the gobs of cash that Time Warner shareholders now have to fork over to social networking site Bebo, which was bought by its AOL division for $850 million in spite of low revenues …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Breaking Google Captchas for $3 a Day  —  In the last two months, several Internet security firms have suggested that spammers had devised a way to bust the “captcha” that is protecting Gmail.  This would allow them to use the popular e-mail service to drown the rest of the Internet …
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Larry Dignan / Zero Day:   Google: CAPTCHAs aren't dead yet
Darren Waters / BBC:
Manhunt 2 wins battle for release  —  The ban on controversial video game Manhunt 2 in the UK has been lifted and the game will now go on sale.  —  The Video Appeals Committee agreed to give the game a certificate following a nine-month battle between developers Rockstar and UK censors.
Discussion: BBC NEWS and Destructoid
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Rockstar wins Manhunt 2 battle
Discussion: GamePolitics.com
Michael Weiss-Malik / Google LatLong:
Organizing more than one world's information  —  We like to think big.  Vastly hugely mind-bogglingly big (to paraphrase one of my favorite authors).  And thanks to the flexibility of Google Maps technology and the world wide web, we've been able to work at a universal scale (literally).
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Blogging and Newspapers, a Lesson in How Not to Brand and Market  —  Much is being made of my decision to ban bloggers from the locker room.  To me its pretty amusing.  In particular I find it amusing that there is a presumption that if a blogger works for a big company, they must be better.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
One App at a Time  —  One week in, the most controversial aspect of the iPhone SDK seems to be the limitation that third-party apps can only run when frontmost — once the user goes back to the home screen or switches to another app, the frontmost app needs to quit.
Discussion: CrunchGear
George Ou:
AMD Shanghai won't get HyperTransport 3  —  HyperTransport 3 which was once slated for AMD's Barcelona server processors seem to be delayed again on Shanghai until some time in 2009 when it finally arrives for the “Montreal” quad- and octal-core CPUs.  According to page 21 of Mario Rivas' slides …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Launches in Austria and Ireland  —  Apple and T-Mobile are now selling the iPhone in Austria.  The iPhone is being sold for 399 euro (8GB) and 499 euro (16GB) with the following plans:  — 39 euro/mo “Classic” - 3GB data / 1000 Minutes / free T-Mobile Wifi
Dwight / TechBlog:
Behold the strange allure of the Eee PC  —  Ever since Asustek launched its tiny, cheap Eee PC in October, I've had readers e-mailing me and colleagues stopping by my desk at work to ask if I'd tried one yet.  The lure of a very small, hard-disk-free notebook computer that sells for less than $300 has a certain appeal.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Andersen attorney on RIAA suit: “They can't run now”  —  Friday may mark a significant milestone in the RIAA's legal campaign against file-sharing, as it is the deadline for exonerated RIAA defendant Tanya Andersen to refile her malicious prosecution lawsuit against the record labels.
Discussion: Computerworld and Digg
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
I've Acquired ReadBurner: Attention Data is the Future of Social News  —  I'm happy to announce that along with Drew Olanoff (former technology evangelist at Pluggd) and Eric Kerr (creator of TinyLoad), I have acquired ReadBurner, a very cool project launched earlier this year by Alex Marktl.
Discussion: CenterNetworks
 
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BBC:
Yahoo makes semantic search shift
Chris Vallance / BBC:
Beyond the mouse  —  Earlier this week the front page …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Red Hat acquires consultants to push JBoss
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL+Bebo=More Rich Web Entrepreneurs!
Emily / textually.org:
VIRGIN MOBILE TURNS SPITZER WOES INTO AD COPY
Matthew Karnitschnig / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Pitches Merger Vision To Yahoo at Meeting
Anything But iPod:
Third Generation Zune in Fall 2009, Europeans Included
Bill Ray / The Register:
Indian gov says no plan to squeeze out Blackberrys
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EE Times:
AI researchers think ‘Rascals’ can pass Turing test
Discussion: Slashdot and Engadget
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
MySpace Opens Up The OpenSocial Spigot: App Gallery Goes Live
Discussion: InfoWorld and ReadWriteWeb
Stephen Lawson / Macworld:
Adobe executive leaves for equity firm
Financial Times:
Yahoo to quit London offices for Geneva
Nathan / FlowingData:
17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe
Discussion: Adaptive Path
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
Mac Pro...Mini?  —  The steampunk mac mini mod was great …
David Chartier / Ars Technica:
Reznor: Radiohead offering was insincere, industry is inept
Discussion: Turn It Up and Digg
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Google's Trojan Horse: Let the Free Ad Serving Begin
 

 
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