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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: robhyndman.com
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.
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: web2.wsj2.com and JD on EP
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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.
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 …
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
tbray.org:
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.
Valleywag:
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.
heise.de:
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.
Mike / Techdirt:
Ma Bell Looks To Stomp Out Net Neutrality World Wide  —  One of the things people have brought up repeatedly in the network neutrality debates, is that even if the big US providers end basic network neutrality, there's still the rest of the world.  It appears someone at AT&T …
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xchangemag.com:   AT&T to Expand Globally  —  AT&T Inc. said today it plans …
Paul Loughrey / gamesindustry.biz:
Japan introduces new videogames rating system  —  CERO adds equivalent of Adults Only ratings category  —  The country has largely managed to steer clear of the controversy and politically-fuelled furore surrounding videogames ratings and the sale of graphic or violent videogames to minors …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
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
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
Powell on Choice  —  On the walls next to the stage in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado are two enormous black and white pictures.  The one on the left is of Glenn Miller himself, horn-rimmed glasses, looking over his shoulder, trombone in his left hand, ready to play at any moment.
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog and isen.blog
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
The arguments on the other side — in favor of a prioritized internet  —  If you're going to argue for an open internet, you'd better be able to respond to the following:  —  1. It's strange to have as a default background assumption FCC regulation.  —  2. Your empirical assertions …

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