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3:13 AM ET, March 31, 2008

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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.
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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.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Proof that the end is near  —  Over on Twitter I am unceremoniously blocking all tech industry superdelegates.  —  Let me explain.  —  Imagine if the tech industry was the Democratic Party, then the insider's insiders would be the superdelegates.  The people who talk about people talking …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
The tech world's lesson for newspapers, traditional media  —  The New Yorker recently ran a characteristically loquacious essay about the decline of the newspaper and what it means for the future of journalism.  The author, Eric Alterman, concludes that we're beginning an era of …
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
Discussion: Electronista and GottaBeMobile
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Hands-On With the Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP Version
Discussion: Gadgetell and Guardian Unlimited
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
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microhoo: When will the mating dance end?  —  The Microsoft-Yahoo mating dance or proposed shotgun wedding continues to drag out.  Microsoft persists in saying nice things about Yahoo and outlining the reasons why the acquisition of $45 to $50 billion still makes sense (going after the high profit margin money with search and ads).
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
What MicroHoo Might Be Like  —  Things have been quiet …
 
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Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Social gaming picks up momentum
Discussion: FaceReviews
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
City Subpoenas Creator of Text Messaging Code
Discussion: Profy.Com
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo targets women with new ‘Shine’ site
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blue Dasher joins the street visualization fray
Paul Graham:
How to Disagree  —  The web is turning writing into a conversation.
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Source: Buzznet Acquires Qloud's Network of Music Apps
 Earlier Items: 
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
Fred / A VC:
Uncertainty  —  I've been having a running debate with Henry Blodget …
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5
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Press photos of the LG Vu for AT&T
 

 
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