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Matt Haughey / PVRblog:
TiVo 7.2 OS adds content protection, blocks transfers, and auto-deletes some shows  —  We got a bit of a disturbing report over the weekend from a reader: … Unfortunately, he didn't have any photos of what he saw, so I started looking around for similar reports.  It didn't sound like an isolated or accidental incident.
Discussion: TechBlog and eHomeUpgrade
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
TiVo won't save certain shows or allow moving them  —  TiVo has added several anti-features to its PVR.  Now, some shows can't be saved forever, or moved using TiVo2Go.  —  It used to be that it was hard to explain the TiVo.  I'd tell people, "It's like a VCR, but it's smart enough to program itself."
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web:
New-look Memeorandum launched  —  I've been one of the beta testers of a brilliant new blog news service over the past 2-3 months - and today it's gone live. tech.memeorandum is the brainchild of Gabe Rivera.  It basically aggregates all the latest news from blogs on one page - but it's more than that.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Announcing Memeorandum to track Tech and Politics/News blogs  —  Here's some very cool non-Microsoft news that I'm proud to announce (I am the first site to report this news).  —  I'm on the phone with Gabe Rivera, emperor of Memeorandum.  He is, at this very moment, turning on major …
The Logic Behind Ebay's Acquisition of Skype  —  The first salvo was from Yahoo when it acquired Dialpad.  The counter punch then came from Google with its release of Google Talk.  Now comes the big haymaker with Ebay's acquisition of Skype.  Many observers can easily comprehend the logic …
Michael Gartenberg:
Office 12 has new UI and cool RSS Support  —  This seems to be the month for bold moves.  Microsoft has tossed out the old Office UI and replaced the pull down menus and toolbars with a series of visual tabs.  IT certainly doesn't look like anything I've seen before.  I'm not sure I totally love the new Office "12" UI.
Lev Grossman / Time:
Stevie's Little Wonder  —  Honey, he shrunk the iPod.  How Jobs and his team of Apple innovators created this season's must-have gadget … Kanye West is doing his level best to rock the house, but it's not an easy house to rock.  He's onstage at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco …
DL Byron / Textura Design:
Microsoft And The IPod Nano
Miker / This is Mobility:
Photos  —  We had a Mobile Monday focused on photos this evening.  The presentations were great, and I just wanted to get down some of the thoughts here.  Both to share and so that I don't forget them myself.  Erik from Shutterfly led off the presentations, and put up some great info …
John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Microsoft Should Confuse the Market More  —  Back in January there were numerous news stories about how Microsoft Longhorn might be sold in as many as seven variations.  The story died down, and I figured that the company wouldn't be so nutty as to confuse the market with so many variations on a theme.
Discussion: The Blackfriars Blog and digg
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Report: Blogs And Free Content Are Hurting B-To-B Publishers  —  Newspaper companies and business trade publishers face disruption from online competitors such as Google and Yahoo.  —  The news and trade market is in for some rough weather, according to report released Monday by researchers …
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
So, You Wanna Fund a Startup?  —  For investors determined to be first in detecting the promise of a burgeoning technology, picking through publicly traded stocks can make for a disappointing approach.  —  Sure, if you'd discerned the promise of Microsoft back in 1986 …
Discussion: The Stalwart and
Victoria Murphy / Forbes:
Microsoft's Midlife Crisis  —  Steven Ballmer, Microsoft's cheerleader and chief executive, takes the stage at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to stoke the spirits of 10,000 faithful at the company's annual sales meeting.  "Win, drive, innovate, impress!" he shouts, his forehead glistening under hot stage lights …
John Borland /
Getting Bad with Apple  —  Michael Robertson's reputation rests on the string of companies he's started, from to Linspire.  —  But that reputation stems at least as much from his habit of thumbing his nose at those in power.  He has fought major lawsuits from the big record labels and Microsoft …
Discussion: MacInTouch
Jan Schaffer / Wins $10,000 Batten Award  —  COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Web site, an innovative overlay of the city's reported crimes with Google's online mapping technology, today won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.

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