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11:45 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
What Yahoo could bring to Microsoft: Some media sense  —  Yahoo launched Shine, a fashion and beauty site targeted at women, and the move illustrates one of the biggest assets the portal could bring to Microsoft-some media sense and the ability to target demographics.
Discussion: BoomTown
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Publish2 raises a round, aims to bring more journalists to the web  —  In recent years, many journalists (including myself) have experimented with web services intended to help journalism go online, and those efforts have failed.  —  We'd hoped that things like better newsroom software …
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Scott Karp / Publish2 Blog:
Publish2 Gets Funded By Velocity Interactive Group
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   News Aggregation Service Publish2 Gets $2.75 Million Funding
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Publish2 To Launch Digg Variation As Journalist Resource
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.
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 …
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ISP To Voluntarily Disconnect File-Sharers, Offers Free Usenet
Discussion: The Register
mathewingram.com/work:
The blogosphere as high school, part XVII  —  My friend Mark Evans has a post about the lack of original thought in the blogosphere — or at least the pressures that tend to keep original thought from appearing — and as the closest thing to what MG Siegler calls a “bitchmeme” this weekend, it has grabbed a bunch of links.
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Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Adobe joins Linux Foundation, develops AIR for Linux  —  San Francisco - Adobe Systems released an early alpha version of its rich Internet application platform AIR for Linux on Monday, and announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes and standardizes Linux.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe brings AIR to Linux, joins Linux Foundation
Discussion: eWeek, Ryan Stewart and Open Source
Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:
Adobe AIR alpha for Linux is out
Discussion: on AIR, 901am, RIApedia and ReadWriteWeb
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.
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: Andy Beard and 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: CNET News.com and eWeek
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
CIA enlists Google's help for spy work  —  US intelligence agencies are using Google's technology to help its agents share information about their suspects  —  Google has been recruited by US intelligence agencies to help them better process and share information they gather about suspects.
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Chumby Picks Up $12.5 Million Series B Funding  —  Chumby Industries (love the name), makers of the Chumby Internet connected device, have picked up $12.5 million in Series B funding today.  The lead investor was JK&B Capital, and other participants included existing venture investors …
Discussion: The Social
Denise Howell / Lawgarithms:
Sparks fly over copyright at Tech Policy Summit  —  The group of copyright scholars and advocates gathered Wednesday at the Tech Policy Summit in Hollywood demonstrated that while copyright must function in a converged world, opinions on how it should function are as divergent as ever.
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
Lime-green Motorola Q9c adds twist to Alltel and U.S. Cellular  —  CTIA 2008 is still one day away from its official start, but the news is already starting to trickle in.  Motorola got a jump start as it, as well as Alltel and U.S. Cellular, announced the addition of the Motorola Q9c …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
 
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Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
vTap Wants to Be Your Personal Online Video Curator
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Opening Up the Open-Source List
Egan Orion / Inquirer:
Sony sued for nicking software
Discussion: p2pnet
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Sony films headed to mobile phones
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
 Earlier Items: 
Telegraph:
Wake up and smell the new dotcom brew
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 …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why would Google Web Services cost $0?
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Online Chat, as Inspired by Real Chat
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stats Junkies Get Another Fix: Woopra
 

 
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