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7:50 AM ET, March 31, 2008

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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 …
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Brandon Holley / Yodel Anecdotal:
Hear us roar  —  This isn't exactly a secret, but we've unveiled a new website for women today, called Yahoo! Shine.  —  When our editorial team — which includes editors that hail from Lucky to Jane to the Wall Street Journal — sat down to conceive it, we wanted to avoid all of the buckets …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Shines A Light On Women 25 To 54
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Yahoo Launches Its Woman's Site Shine; Deals With Conde Nast, Hearst And Others
Discussion: BoomTown, Profy.Com and Mashable!
Juliette Garside / Telegraph:
Virgin Media takes fight to illegal downloaders  —  Virgin Media looks set to become the first British internet company to crack down on customers who download music illegally.  —  Record labels are lobbying for a “three strikes” regime that would see those who collect pirated material disconnected …
Discussion: paidContent
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ISP To Voluntarily Disconnect File-Sharers, Offers Free Usenet  —  Virgin Media in the UK has announced that it is working with the music industry to chase down its file-sharing customers and disconnect them from the internet.  At the same time, it will offer an enhanced service …
Discussion: The Register
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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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 …
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Cali / GeekBrief.TV:
Introducing Woopra. You're Gonna Want It.
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: eWeek and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Richard Thurston / The Register:
Apple ‘most successful world brand’  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  Apple is the most successful brand in the world, according to an international online poll of marketers.  —  The Mac maker topped the majority of categories in the poll, which asked marketers …
Discussion: eWeek
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
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Sony films headed to mobile phones  —  LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Television is looking to launch the first movie network on mobile phones in the United States.  —  The studio has signed a deal with AT&T and MediaFLO USA to launch the linear channel as one of two exclusive channels coming …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
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
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
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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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LegalTorrents Reopens as Community Driven Portal
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The Boy Genius Report:
New iPhone 2.0 firmware has YouTube plugin for Safari!
Colin Moynihan / New York Times:
City Subpoenas Creator of Text Messaging Code
Discussion: Profy.Com
Telegraph:
Wake up and smell the new dotcom brew
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blue Dasher joins the street visualization fray
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Source: Buzznet Acquires Qloud's Network of Music Apps
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Six Months In, And 600 Posts Later . . . The Worlds Of Blogging …
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