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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Around the MashupCamp fire  —  MashupCamp is getting underway this morning at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  About 300 mashers have gathered to geek out on the latest innovations in Web- based applications.  As my colleague and MashupCamp head counselor David Berlind said …
USA Today:
AOL promises video search, phone calls  —  STERLING, Va. — America Online plans to roll out major new services over the next few months to help it compete in key Internet battlegrounds — taking on teen-networking site MySpace, voice powerhouse Skype and others, CEO Jonathan Miller said in an exclusive interview.
New York Times:
Tollbooths on the Internet Highway  —  When you use the Internet today, your browser glides from one Web site to another, accessing all destinations with equal ease.  That could change dramatically, however, if Internet service providers are allowed to tilt the playing field …
Tris Hussey / A View from the Isle:
BlogBurst the MSM's best answer to blogs?  —  Late last week BlogBurst came on the scene.  Brought to us by Pluck, this service (?) takes blog content and republishes it on MSM newspapers.  Don't fret this isn't Pluck scraping our content, you have to apply to get in.
Tony Glover /
Microsoft free internet voice service challenges Vodafone  —  MICROSOFT has developed a Skype-style free internet voice service for mobile phones that City analysts believe could wipe billions off the market value of operators such as Vodafone.  —  The service is included in a mobile version …
Financial Times:
Internet telephony set to go mobile
Discussion: VoIP Now and VoIP Blog
Lia Miller / New York Times:
Can't Remember Who Whacked Whom?  Just Check the Map on the Web Site  —  Longtime viewers of HBO's "The Sopranos" know there are many places in New Jersey to dump a body.  And in one of the first marketing efforts to use Google's map technology, HBO would like to show you exactly where those are.
Discussion: All Points Blog
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Reggie Fils-Aime, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nintendo  —  I hardly ever agree to do phone interviews- there's something about actually being able to sit face-to-face with someone that makes a conversation flow- but when Reggie Fils-Aime …
Discussion: Go Nintendo and Joystiq
Google throws out US data demand  —  Google has formally rejected a demand from the US government to hand over a week's worth of search records.  —  The rejection was made in court documents Google filed in response to official demands for search data.  —  In the strongly-worded papers Google …
Discussion: TechSpot
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Jeeves Retires  —  After nearly a decade of service, Jeeves is retiring from his duties at the search engine, which will assume the long used but little promoted name "Ask."  —  Jeeves was the brainchild of venture capitalist Garrett Gruener and technologist David Warthen.
John Markoff / New York Times:
I.B.M. Researchers Find a Way to Keep Moore's Law on Pace  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19 — I.B.M. researchers plan to describe an advance in chip-making on Monday that could pave the way for new generations of superchips.  The development, which comes from materials research in the design …
Discussion: Engadget
MySpace: Murdoch's big hope, parents' nightmare  —  SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch saw a Web site with monster growth potential in, the online music and dating phenomenon that makes it easy for teens to find friends and express themselves.
Discussion: The Kelsey Group Blog
Nintendo Gal:
Revolution Box Mock Ups  —  Here are some mock ups a Livejournal user has created of the Revolution box art:  —  More inside!
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Tom Espiner / CNET
Google admits Desktop security risk  —  Businesses have been warned by research company Gartner that the latest Google Desktop Beta has an "unacceptable security risk," and Google agrees.  —  On Feb. 9, Google unveiled Google Desktop 3, a free, downloadable program that includes an option …
Discussion: TechSpot and Office Evolution
DeK / No fat clips!!!:
Boycott Yahoo  —  On April 27, 2005, Shi Tao (a Chinese journalist) received a ten-year prison term for sending information about a Communist Party decision through his Yahoo email account to a website based in the United States.  (Source: Amnesty)  —  In response to this, I'm [redirecting] …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:   Reference Tool On Web Finds Fans, Censors
Wired News:
Can Surround Sound Save MP3?  —  Ever since computers picked up the handy ability to play decent-sounding music, fans have overwhelmingly defaulted to the MP3 format for audio files because it sounds pretty good, doesn't take up much space and (perhaps most importantly) works with more devices than any other digital audio format.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
YouTube is not a real business  —  YouTube is not a real business  —  Wow, this is kind of scary.  I wrote how YouTube was a business based oncopyright infringement and used all the SNL skits on their service as an example.  NowSNL has come down hard on them.
"Identity Production in a Networked Culture"  —  American Association for the Advancement of Science … Introduction:  —  I want to talk with you today about how teenagers are using a website called  I will briefly describe the site and then discuss how youth use …
Discussion: Terra Nova

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