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Ina Fried / CNET
Audible nabs popular podcast  —  The Ricky Gervais Show, one of the most popular podcasts on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, is moving to a paid-only format to be sold by audio book specialist Audible.  —  Audible plans to announce on Tuesday that it will start selling episodes …
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere'  —  As MashupCamp gets into full swing today, I thought I'd try my hand at projecting current trends forward and seeing how the mashup world might look in the near future.  The fact is that the services and data available all over the Web …
Discussion: and JD on EP
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 …
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 on copyright infringement and used all the SNL skits on their service as an example.  Now SNL has come down hard on them.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Exclusive: MacBook Pro unboxing pics  —  I got my MacBook Pro today from a local reseller in Philadelphia.  He called me to say that they got five MacBook Pro 2.0GHz models in stock today and that four we're already spoken for.  "Do you want the last one?"  You know what my answer was.
PR Newswire:
Sony High-Definition Video Recording Ready for Mainstream Consumers  —  Sony Introduces the World's Smallest and Lightest HDV 1080i Camcorder With Easy-to-Use Operation and Advanced Features  —  SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Changing the notion that high-definition video recording is for …
Discussion: Engadget and Lost Remote TV Blog
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
US Film Makers Sue Samsung Over Glitches on DVD Players  —  Samsung Electronics, Asia's most valuable high-tech company, is scrambling after multiple U.S. movie studios reportedly took the Seoul-based firm to court, alleging glitches in its DVD players.  —  Over the weekend …
Discussion: Engadget and TechSpot
On PHP  —  I should really buckle down and try writing a PHP app because, at the moment, I have an attitude problem.  I know that IBM now officially loves it, and Tim O'Reilly's been charting the upcurve in PHP book sales, and everyone's saying that Oracle's going to buy Zend.
Tech pundits getting naked: a worrisome trend  —  Robert Scoble and Shel Israel bared it all at the Naked Conversations book launch.  But they're not the first tech pundits to strip down.  Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo runs a lovely little side business called "Rent My Chest," writing messages on his torso for $20 a pop.
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
The Clueless Manifesto  —  Here's to the clueless ones. … Cluelessness is underrated.  It's the newbie who does something he didn't know was supposed to be impossible.  It's the naive guy asking the one dumb question any clued-in person would diss.  And it's that question that leads to the answer no expert would have found.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Apple Safari Browser Automatically Executes Shell Scripts  —  Shortly after reports of the first virus for Mac OS X, a new security flaw has surfaced.  The culprit is the option "Open 'safe' files after downloading" in Apple's Safari web browser.  This feature is activated by default.
Discussion: George Ou and The Apple Blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foldera: Never organize your inbox again  —  Huntington Beach, California based Foldera's goal is to organize all of the chaos surrounding work based documents (email, calendar, office documents, instant messaging, etc).  It is a very big idea.  —  The company is in private beta right now, with a full launch on the way.
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.
Nintendo Gal:
Revolution Box Mock Ups  —  Here are some mock ups a Livejournal user has created of the Revolution box art:  —  More inside!  —  I'm liking #2 though a mix of #1 and #2 would be great!  —  Source -  —  This entry was posted by Nintendo Gal on Monday, February 20.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Tim Lee / The Technology Liberation Front:
Is DRM a Legal Barrier or a Physical One?  —  A couple of weeks ago, in comments, I got a tongue-lashing from Solveig Singleton for my suggestion that DRM was a legal, rather than a purely private, enforcement mechanism: … But it appears that her colleague, James DeLong, disagrees with her:
Discussion: Techdirt and IPcentral Weblog
Jerry Paffendorf / Second Life Future Salon:
The Other Here: Pictures from The Happening  —  Here are some pics from this weekend's The Happening.  See all 90+ pics on Flickr (thehappening tag).  I'll be updating this post later today and tomorrow with a description of what went down, how it felt, things learned, and ideas for new mixed-reality events.
Discussion: MAKE: Blog and billsdue

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