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9:30 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, 901am 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: DSLreports and 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
Egan Orion / Inquirer:
Sony sued for nicking software  —  Servers seized in France  —  MAFIAA MEMBER Sony BMG, known for dragging college students and single mothers into federal court on accusations of music file sharing, has been sued by a small software company in France for allegedly using ‘pirated’ software.
Discussion: p2pnet
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
News Aggregation Service Publish2 Gets $2.75 Million Funding  —  Publish2, an as-yet unlaunched news aggregation service aimed for journalists and media companies, has received $2.75 million in its first round of funding from Velocity Interactive Group, the very-prolific VC firm which includes Jon Miller and Ross Levinsohn.
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.
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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Analyst: How Apple sells 45 million iPhones in 2009  —  Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster took a lot of heat back in June 2007 when he predicted, three weeks before Apple even began selling the iPhone, that the company would be shipping them at the rate of 45 million a year by 2009.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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
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
Doc Searls Weblog:
Getting airports and hotels out of the pay toilet business  —  I upload a lot of photos.  It's almost always an ordeal unless I'm at home or work.  That's because I get fast upload speeds in both places.  At home I have a fiber connection to the Net with 20Mb symmetrical service — a rare and good thing.
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.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
Discussion: eWeek
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LegalTorrents Reopens as Community Driven Portal
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
The Boy Genius Report:
New iPhone 2.0 firmware has YouTube plugin for Safari!
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Picking a Platform: 5 Issues to Consider
Telegraph:
Wake up and smell the new dotcom brew
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Blue Dasher joins the street visualization fray
Paul Buchheit:
Ideas vs Judgment and Execution: Climbing the Mountain
Discussion: STARTUP CHATTER
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Citizen Huff  —  “Ari Emanuel called me last night with an idea …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
The tech world's lesson for newspapers, traditional media
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Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Hollywood Producer Set to Make Shows for Xbox
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
The iPhone Project:
The iPhone: finally PWNED
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
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Magazine:
Asus Eee PC 4G Windows XP Version To Be Available at Best Buy for $399 In April
 

 
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