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12:50 PM 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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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Content owners should drop Yahoo for Google  —  Yahoo made a huge critical blunder today: they decided to compete with their customers.  Today they launched a content site called Shine dedicated to women.  It looks really slick, and they make a point of talking about all the great editors …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
What Yahoo could bring to Microsoft: Some media sense
Discussion: BoomTown
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.
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Publish2 To Launch Digg Variation As Journalist Resource
Scott Karp / Publish2 Blog:
Publish2 Gets Funded By Velocity Interactive Group
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   News Aggregation Service Publish2 Gets $2.75 Million Funding
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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Chris Williams / The Register:
Virgin Media in talks to trial three strikes regime against P2P
Discussion: Ars Technica
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:   ISP To Voluntarily Disconnect File-Sharers, Offers Free Usenet
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.
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 and Ryan Stewart
Jim Thompson / brandchannel.com:
Brandjunkies on the Influence of Brands: The 2008 Brandjunkie Survey Results  —  So, just what does a man in Algeria between the ages of 40 and 45 feel about the McDonald's brand?  Or what does a woman in the Philippines between the ages of 26 and 30 think of Google's brand?
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.
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Technorati needed a new systems adminstrator, like, yesterday  —  Rocketboom's Andrew Baron is fed up with Technorati, and switching to Google.  Could the blog search engine's problems be due to the fact that there's no one minding the servers?  Because the company is offering an “IMMEDIATE” …
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: Reuters and CNET News.com
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.
Rich / Attributor Blog:
Get your fair share of the ad network pie  —  The buzz around ad networks and ad serving technologies couldn't be louder: The Google/DoubleClick merger is moving forward, new ad exchanges continue to pop up on a monthly basis, and just last week Forbes and ESPN followed Martha Stewart's lead to start their own ad network.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet  —  ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet  —  Over the last two years Twitter has grown exponentially in it's use by tens of millions of people around the world.  Even ProBlogger's founder Darren Rowse is Tweeting Here.  —  With millions now using Twitter …
Discussion: Online Media Cultist
 
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:
IAC: Getting Back To Business...
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Comcast Cable CTO: Bandwidth Hogs Will Experience Slowdowns
Richard Thurston / The Register:
HSBC e-payments system goes titsup
Larry Seltzer / eWeek:
Bad Security Week for Apple
Discussion: DailyTech and DesktopLinux.com
Danny Dumas / Wired News:
Cellphone Makers Realize: It's the Software, Stupid
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment and Digg
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
ZenithOptimedia Upgrades Online Ad Spend To 23.4 Percent In '08
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
SpiralFrog's deal with Warner Music is half-baked
Scott Ferguson / eWeek:
Intel Spins Off Its NOR Flash Business
Discussion: TGDaily.com
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Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
Adobe joins Linux Foundation, develops AIR for Linux
Discussion: eWeek, Ryan Stewart and Slashdot
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog:
Lime-green Motorola Q9c adds twist to Alltel and U.S. Cellular
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
mathewingram.com/work:
The blogosphere as high school, part XVII
Charles Knight / Alt Search Engines:
APRIL 1st is THE ANNUAL DAY WITHOUT GOOGLE!
Discussion: Andy Beard and Quintura blog
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Opening Up the Open-Source List
Egan Orion / Inquirer:
Sony sued for nicking software
Discussion: Listening Post and p2pnet
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Social gaming picks up momentum
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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