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4:35 AM ET, March 31, 2008

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Duncan / duncanriley.com:
Stereotypes and the Blogosphere  —  This weekends A-list navel gazing exercise is a subject (ironically) that has been debated before: that the blogosphere provides little original content and that most blogs don't provide a value add in terms of analysis.  —  It's true...and it's not true.
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Trying to cure blogorrhea  —  The echo chamber of the blogosphere is concerned about too much refactored content and a lack of original thought in the raging river of blog posts flowing into feed readers and Web crawlers (see Techmeme).  There are many worse problems in the world than what is sometimes unpleasantly called blogorrhea.
Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Introducing Woopra.  You're Gonna Want It.  —  Downloadable Formats  —  At WordCamp Dallas today, I was introduced to a live analytics tool called Woopra.  It didn't make me cry, but it did awaken my inner Scoble.  We whipped out the camera and went to work.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stats Junkies Get Another Fix: Woopra  —  Want to talk to the people visiting your blog in real time via a chat request?  That's just one of the features of new stats/analytics startup Woopra.  Think Google Analytics or Nuconomy, but in real time.  —  The product includes real time statistics …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Hollywood Producer Set to Make Shows for Xbox  —  LOS ANGELES — Microsoft, seeking to expand offerings on its Xbox 360 console, has reached an agreement with a company headed by Peter Safran, the veteran Hollywood producer and talent manager, to produce original shows for distribution on the system.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why would Google Web Services cost $0?  —  Google Web Services, or GWS, is the hypothetical competitor to Amazon Web Services that I wrote about yesterday.  —  The first question that comes up is how can they afford to give it away?  That came up in yesterday's comments and the answer is important enough to deserve its own blog post.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Paul Buchheit:
Ideas vs Judgment and Execution: Climbing the Mountain  —  How much is an idea worth?  Many normal people assume that ideas are valuable, and that if only they could think of one, they might be able to sell it for millions of dollars, like the Pet Rock.  On the other hand, many engineers …
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo targets women with new ‘Shine’ site  —  Yahoo on Monday will launch a new Web site aimed at women.  The site, called “Shine,” will feature original blogs and content from major publishing partners including Conde Nast, Hearst, and Time.  —  The site is Yahoo's latest foray into vertical sites …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe brings AIR to Linux, joins Linux Foundation  —  Adobe Systems on Monday is expected to release an alpha version of AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) and announce that it is joining the Linux Foundation.  —  AIR is Adobe's Web browser plug-in for running and creating Web applications that run both online and offline.
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe AIR Makes Its Way to Linux
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Picking a Platform: 5 Issues to Consider  —  A month ago, ReadWriteWeb writer Marshall Kirkpatrick utilized his huge network of Twitter followers to facilitate a discussion about APIs and platforms.  He shared the highlights of the conversation in a post on this blog.
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Social gaming picks up momentum  —  Once a day or so, Marcus Segal will take a break from his job at a San Mateo technology company, nibble on a sandwich and fire up a three-minute online game of Scramble.  —  And because he's playing the word game on Facebook, he can connect and challenge …
Discussion: FaceReviews
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Online Chat, as Inspired by Real Chat  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Compared with other forms of human interaction, online social networking is really not all that social.  —  People visit each other's MySpace pages and Facebook profiles at various hours of the day, posting messages and sending e-mail back and forth across the digital void.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Citizen Huff  —  “Ari Emanuel called me last night with an idea for a blog,” Arianna Huffington said last week as she sipped an iced coffee in the New York offices of The Huffington Post last week.  —  In several ways, it was a classic Huffington statement, combining Hollywood celebrity …
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP Version To Be Available at Best Buy for $399 In April  —  When we spoke earlier this month with Asus CEO Jerry Shen, he revealed that Windows XP versions of the Eee PC would be coming to market soon.  At the time we were so interested in the new 8.9-inch versions that we forgot to ask about the 7-inch version.
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Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Windows XP Eee PC Available at Best Buy in April, Pricing Stays Sweet
The iPhone Project:
The iPhone: finally PWNED  —  As of tomorrow, Sunday, March 30′th, the long awaited project iPhone PWNED will be available to the public! - it's what we've seen on YouTube and many of us have disbelieved.  However, it is real and allows for custom unsigned firmware to be flashed on to the iPhone.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:   Video of the iPhone Pwned project in action
 
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Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
City Subpoenas Creator of Text Messaging Code
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blue Dasher joins the street visualization fray
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
The tech world's lesson for newspapers, traditional media
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Source: Buzznet Acquires Qloud's Network of Music Apps
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Glam Makes Big Cuts In Publisher Payments - “Up To 80% Drop In Revenue”
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Mozilla's John Lilly on 10 years of Mozilla and the future of browsers
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Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microhoo: When will the mating dance end?
Fred / A VC:
Uncertainty  —  I've been having a running debate with Henry Blodget …
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Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5
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Press photos of the LG Vu for AT&T
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Six Months In, And 600 Posts Later . . . The Worlds Of Blogging …
 

 
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