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9:10 AM ET, February 19, 2009

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Jason / Hulu Blog:
Doing hard things  —  “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”  — Walt Disney  —  Later this week, Hulu's content will no longer be available through Boxee.  While we never had a formal relationship with Boxee …
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Avner Ronen / boxee blog:
the Hulu situation  —  we love Hulu. they have built a great product and brand (including one the best Superbowl ads this year). since our early days in private alpha, Hulu was the most requested site by our users. so we built support for browsing Hulu on boxee, reached out to Hulu …
Fred / A VC:
Why Hulu Should Embrace Boxee
Discussion: It's Rishi
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Content Owners Force Hulu To Kneecap Boxee
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tumblr Ditches Anonyblogger Ban Amidst User Revolt  —  That was fast.  Yesterday, blogging service Tumblr moved to ban five accounts the site's admins judged were “harassing” users — the so called “anonybloggers.”  But after receiving “several hundred responses from users who are upset,” …
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Samantha Rose Hunt / TG Daily:
What Facebook and Tumblr don't want you to know  —  Chicago (IL) - Marketing 101: How can I increase traffic, visibility and name recognition on my growing website without paying for it?  A-ha!  Let me change the policies of my website to such an outrageous extent that individuals will become …
Discussion: Out of Print, David's Log and Kausfiles
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
DEMO Gets Desperate: Shipley Out, Marshall In  —  Things are changing at DEMO, the startup and product-launch conference owned by IDG that competes with our own TechCrunch50 conference.  After 13 years, conference organizer Chris Shipley will make way for Matt Marshall, editor of VentureBeat.
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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Yahoo Shows Search Ads With Images and Video  —  Yahoo is introducing a new type of search advertising that integrates images and video in paid listings, the company plans to announce Thursday.  —  Search advertising typically shows only text advertisements and links.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Little Engine That Could? …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
The Presidents of the United States of America Unleash Multiple-Album iPhone App  —  Dave Dederer, former frontman of nineties hitmakers The Presidents of the United States of America, has fashioned quite a second career for himself as the vice president of business development for Melodeo …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Turn-By-Turn iPhone GPS App Already Available in iTunes
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and The iPhone Blog
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Privacy law call in Facebook row  —  The row over Facebook's change in its terms of service governing users personal data highlights the need for a privacy law, claims a leading watchdog.  —  The Electronic Privacy Information Centre was on the brink of filing a legal complaint …
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Douglas MacMillan / Tech Beat:
The Complaint Almost Filed Against Facebook
Kathleen Richards / East Bay Express:
Yelp and the Business of Extortion 2.0  —  Local business owners say Yelp offers to hide negative customer reviews of their businesses on its web site ... for a price.  —  Send a letter  —  The phone calls came almost daily.  It started to get creepy.  —  “Hi, this is Mike from Yelp,” the voice would say.
Thanks:atul
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple buying up available flash RAM supplies for next iPhone  —  A report issued on the flash RAM market indicates that Apple is inhaling supplies of memory components in preparation for the next generation iPhone, causing part shortages and raising the spot price for memory.
Chris Davies / iPhone Buzz:
Google demo offline GMail webapp for iPhone: Video Demo  —  Vic Gundotra, VP of engineering at Google, demonstrated an offline-capable webapp for the iPhone 3G this morning that allows full access to a user's GMail even while the handset is in airplane mode.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Sprint: Customer defections continue; Can Palm's Pre reverse the slide?  —  Sprint Nextel showed some signs of improvement in its fourth quarter, but is still losing customers at a rapid clip.  Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the company has “high expectations” that the Palm Pre handset can attract customers to the wireless provider.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Hacker pokes third hole in secure sockets layer  —  Moxie Marlinspike's man-in-the-middle  —  Free whitepaper - The Register Guide: Taking stock of the IT environment  —  Website encryption has sustained another body blow, this time by an independent hacker who demonstrated a tool …
Discussion: Forbes
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Black hat, blank face: researchers crack biometric scanners  —  Multiple OEMs have positioned their face-recognition software packages and supporting laptops as offering a higher level of security than a conventional login/password system.  At Black Hat DC this week, however …
Discussion: The Register, DailyTech and Slashdot
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Plea: Stop Hacking the Music Industry!  —  There can be no doubt.  This week has seen a level of support for The Pirate Bay that has taken almost everyone by surprise.  Sure, everyone knows it is the biggest BitTorrrent site and sure, the people who run it are some of the biggest characters …
Discussion: The Register, p2pnet, P2P Blog and BetaNews
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Twitter creator Jack Dorsey illuminates the site's founding document.  Part I  —  Twitter's prehistoric document, circa 2000.  An early temporary name was “Stat.us.”  —  Credit: Jack Dorsey.  —  Sitting in the Flickr archives is a nearly 10-year-old document uploaded a couple of years ago by its author …
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:atul
Kelly Winters / Facebook Developers:
Sharing your best practices for making money on Facebook Platform  —  We launched Facebook Platform to give you the opportunity to create innovative new experiences for our users, and with that gave you the flexibility to monetize those experiences in the ways you best saw fit.
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Testing A More Integrated Search Experience  —  Search and Trends in Twitter for a fraction of folks.  —  Twitter Search has been growing ever more popular despite the fact that it lives on a subdomain of our site.  Today, we've placed Search and Trends into the signed-in home pages …
Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
While you were sleeping, three local stations shut off analog; here's how it looked  —  I just got back from watching three Orlando stations — WMFE-Channel 24, WVEN-Channel 26 and WRDQ-Channel 27 shut off their analog transmissions as part of the nation's transition to all digital broadcasting.
Discussion: Lost Remote, Thanks:etanowitz
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Judge strips class-action status from Vista Capable lawsuit  —  In a ruling issued this afternoon, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman reversed her earlier decision granting class-action status to the lawsuit over Microsoft's Windows Vista Capable marketing program.
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Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Split decision on major Vista Capable ruling; decertification …
Anne Loucks / OLDaily:
The Agreeable Cat  —  How often have you been presented with unplesant click-through license agreements like this one from the Adobe website:  —  It is disturbingly common for people to click right on through such barriers without even looking at the agreement.  I totally understand this attitude.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
ShareThis.com Aims to Become A Big Data Platform in the Next Web  —  Have you noticed those little links next to blog posts and news stories that say “Share This”?  Click on that link and you get a pop-up with options to share an article on Delicious, Facebook, StumbleUpon or other services.
 
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Robot mimics human action and plays rockpaperscissors
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how many linux users are there  —  Counting users for a browser …
Gary / HDGURU.Com:
New HDTV Makers Enter The US Market With LCD Flat Panels Up to …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget HD
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent.org
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Judge Allows AP Lawsuit Against All Headline News To Move Forward
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung WMG100 brings OmniaHD video to the television, via WiFi
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Tremor Media Raises $18 Million For Web Video Ads
Discussion: NewTeeVee, Beet.TV and Contentinople, Thanks:dreamsketcher
Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
The Apple Mafia  —  In Silicon Valley, Apple's quirky culture goes far beyond its walls.
Discussion: Marketing Nirvana
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Slows Down Mac Upgrades, in Sync With Economy
Discussion: Macsimum News
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
GeeMail puts offline Gmail on your desktop
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's IE 8 incompatibility list: 2,400 major sites (and counting)
Discussion: The Register and SitePoint
Erica Naone / Technology Review:
Stealthier Mac Attacks
Discussion: MacDailyNews
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Dell's Mini 10 Packs a Punch
 

 
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