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10:00 AM ET, March 31, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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
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
Discussion: The Register
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.
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.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
vTap Wants to Be Your Personal Online Video Curator  —  It can be hard to find good video content on the web, especially when you're on a mobile phone. vTap wants to make things easier for you.  —  The service, which launched last fall, aggregates video from across the web …
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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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
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
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Opening Up the Open-Source List  —  Critics sound off on my list of open-source business influencers.  —  I put out a list of open-source business influencers recently, knowing full well that it would cause some controversy.  Few lists can be all-encompassing, and somebody is bound to feel slighted.
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
APRIL 1st IS THE ANNUAL DAY WITHOUT GOOGLE!  —  Editor's note: This blog is not anti-Google.  —  All we're asking is that for One Day you try one of the Top 100 Alternative Search Engines to be posted here tomorrow for One Day - April 1, 2008.  And no, it's not a joke, we're very serious.
Discussion: Quintura blog
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
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.
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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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe AIR Makes Its Way to Linux
 
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Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Sony films headed to mobile phones
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
LegalTorrents Reopens as Community Driven Portal
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Sean Ammirati / ReadWriteWeb:
Picking a Platform: 5 Issues to Consider
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Social gaming picks up momentum
Discussion: FaceReviews
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
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Citizen Huff  —  “Ari Emanuel called me last night with an idea …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Online Chat, as Inspired by Real Chat
Discussion: VentureBeat
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
The tech world's lesson for newspapers, traditional media
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Hollywood Producer Set to Make Shows for Xbox
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
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5
 

 
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