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Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Yahoo Will Buy Digg - Announcement Early Next Week  —  I've now heard from two sources close to Yahoo which tell me that Yahoo is going to be buying Digg for nearly $30M.  I haven't yet heard from anyone working for Yahoo that this is 100% (they obviously had 'no comment') …
J. Botter / the j. botter weblog:
Yahoo Ain't Giving Up  —  For all this talk of Yahoo throwing in the towel and conceding the search market to Google, there sure is lots of talk going on that, if proven correct, could see Yahoo jump right back in the game.  They've already got Flickr, Upcoming and Delicious, and from what I hear …
Discussion: TailRank and InsideGoogle
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Blog Sensationalism  —  You know, I totally understand sensationalist blogging.  I mean, hey, I'm an old-skool blogger... I know how once in a while throwing a juicy post up on your server with some name calling, extreme opinions and a swear word or two can drive serious linkage and hits.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo Buying Digg Or Not
Discussion: the j. botter weblog
Chris Taylor / CNN:
Imagining the Google Future  —  Top experts help us plot four scenarios that show where the company's geniuses may be leading it — and, perhaps, all of us.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS 2. MAGAZINE) - We all know that the company Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded a mere eight years ago …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
DS Redesign Official  —  Nintendo Japan announced details of the remodeled DS today.  —  The DS Lite is a slimmer DS with a brighter screen that will hit in Japan on March 2.  The device will be less than two-thirds the size of the original DS and about 20 percent lighter, according to Satoru Iwata.
Discussion: Popgadget
Vladimir Cole / Engadget:
Nintendo announces DS Lite [Update 3]
Discussion: The Game Chair and I4U News
Chris Playo /
Yarnton: No DS Redesign At E3
Discussion: DS Fanboy
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Intel shows test chips made on future processes  —  The 45-nanometer process is right on time, according to Intel.  —  The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip giant has created test chips made on the 45-nanometer process and will likely begin shipping processors, flash, and other chips based …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Services Shown at SearchChamps  —  I am visiting Microsoft HQ in Redmond this week for their SearchChamps event.  Attendance requires the signing of an nondisclosure agreement, and most of what is discussed is non-bloggable.  However, the trade off is that we see stuff that is still …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and LiveSide
EFF: Breaking News:
Nevada Court Rules Google Cache is Fair Use  —  Important Milestone for Digital Copyright Law  —  San Francisco - A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that Google does not violate copyright law when it copies websites, stores the copies, and transmits them to Internet users as part of its Google Cache feature.
Denise / Bag and Baggage:
I, Sandwich Dominatrix  —  (Alternate titles: "Pain In The Low Back" and "Better Than A Stick In The Eye-Dialect.")  —  I had a passing thought this morning about Geoffrey Nunberg, whose takes on the word "blog" I've enjoyed in the past (e.g., I have seen the future, and it blogs; Prefixed Out).
Tip for beating Netflix throttle  —  I think I may have figured a way to beat Netflix's throttling (or smoothing as they supposedly call it) system.  —  I was getting tired of the longer and longer waits for new releases (which resulted in me getting a bunch of older movies that were farther …
Tom Taulli / Forbes:
Tapping Into The Blogosphere  —  LOS ANGELES - Without bloggers, may not have survived.  —  To increase visibility for the beta version of his jobs-search engine, Paul Forster decided to contact influential bloggers, including John Battelle, the blogger behind Searchblog and author of The Search.
USA Today:
Xbox likely to stay scarce into spring  —  Two months after its introduction, Microsoft's Xbox 360 is still an elusive prey for shoppers in the USA and might well remain so until spring.  —  The Xbox 360 is the first of three new video game systems due in the space of a year and has been hailed …
Bob Sullivan / MSNBC:
ID theft again tops list of FTC complaints  —  Auction fraud down; wire transfer fraud, child ID theft on the rise  —  Bob Sullivan  —  For the sixth year in a row, identity theft tops the annual list of consumer complaints collected by Federal Trade Commission.
Discussion: IT Facts
Pete Wright / The secret life of an MS Author:
Using a pen in Vista  —  Vista's support for Tablet PC is awesome.  It's no real secret that the Tablet PC platform is Bill's baby, so it's neat to see that so much effort has been put into pen and ink support in Vista.  —  The first time you get to use the pen is of course logging in …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Johnnie Moore / Johnnie Moore's Weblog:
Stormhoek: The Podcast  —  Earlier this week, James Cherkoff and I had lunch with Jason Korman of Stormhoek, the wine brand that has been enjoying considerable success using blogging.  Jason talks about the practical applications of the ideas we talk about on our Open Sauce workshops …
Discussion: A Networked World

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