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11:10 PM ET, February 12, 2007

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Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
JavaScript Badges and Widgets Considered Harmful  —  For a long time now I've been meaning to write about the seemingly ubiquitous JavaScript Badges/Widgets/Thingies that you see on blogs and web sites everywhere.  Heck, I even have one on my site right now (over there—on the right).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PowerHype At Powerset  —  The more I dig into the new search engine startup Powerset the more I am wondering if it is nothing more than a house of cards.  They're an odd company with a bit of a split personality.  For example, in some ways they are very secretive - everyone who gets to see …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Powerset raising more money
BBC:
Teraflop chip hints at the future  —  A chip with 80 processing cores and capable of more than a trillion calculations per second (teraflop) has been unveiled by Intel.  —  The Teraflop chip is not a commercial release but could point the way to more powerful processors, said the firm.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Neowin.net
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Podcasting to Generate $400 Mil. in Ads by 2011  —  Podcasting, the hot new media darling before YouTube mania swept in, is poised for a major growth spurt in ad dollars, despite the fact that the young medium's usage has failed to match the recent proliferation of Apple's iPod and other MP3-playing devices.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Study: P2P effect on legal music sales "not statistically distinguishable from zero"  —  A new study in the Journal of Political Economy by Felix Oberholzer-Gee and Koleman Strumpf has found that illegal music downloads have had no noticeable effects on the sale of music, contrary to the claims of the recording industry.
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
BEATLES READY FOR LEGAL DOWNLOADING SOON  —  The Beatles songs — all of them — will be offered for downloading soon.  That's what Neil Aspinall, the head of Apple Corps Ltd. and the man who's protected the Beatles legacy for the last 40 years — told me over the weekend.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google decried as friend of piracy over AdSense earnings on piracy sites  —  Google rules the direct marketing world thanks to AdSense, and AdSense is popular thanks to the fact that almost anyone can sign up.  As it turns out, that's a problem when sites break the law.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
FBI lost 160 laptops in last 44 months  —  How many laptops does the FBI lose?  The Office of the Inspector General (or OIG; it's a part of the Department of Justice) sought to find out back in 2001, when it did an initial audit of the Bureau's losses of both weapons and laptops.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Breakthrough Technology Enabling Simple Access to Broad Set of Digital Content, Including Music, Games, Video, Ring Tones and Pictures  —  Microsoft PlayReady powers next-generation media experiences on mobile networks; mobile operators worldwide announcing support include …
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Bink.nu
Schneier / Schneier on Security:
DRM in Windows Vista  —  Windows Vista includes an array of "features" that you don't want.  These features will make your computer less reliable and less secure.  They'll make your computer less stable and run slower.  They will cause technical support problems.
Derick Mains / Apple:
Lionsgate Movies Now on iTunes  —  World's Most Popular Online Movie Store to Offer Catalog of Over 400 Films  —  Lionsgate and Apple® today announced that movies from Lionsgate will be available for purchase and download on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) starting today. iTunes customers …
Nokia:
Nokia unveils new mobile internet video experience  —  Co-operation with YouTube allows users to enjoy YouTube(TM) videos on the go via Nokia Nseries devices  —  3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Spain/Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced a new mobile internet video experience …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple may see royalties from Cingular subscriber growth  —  Apple could see added perks from its exclusive iPhone distribution deal with Cingular, such as royalty payouts for helping to grow the wireless carrier's subscriber base.  —  According to Citigroup Investment Research analyst Michael Rollins …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo Mail integrates IM  —  Beginning Monday, some Yahoo Mail users will be able to chat in real time through their e-mail program.  Yahoo said in November that it would embed instant-messaging technology directly into its Yahoo Mail program so that users wouldn't have to open up …
Discussion: LiveSide, Neowin.net and TechSpot News
 
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Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Will Widgets Kill the Webpage? (Exclusive Netvibes video).
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Mashable!
MarketWatch:
YouTube to post classic TV shows
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube shuts down Gawker account
Discussion: TechSpot News
laptopmag.com:
HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger
Discussion: HP, jkOnTheRun, Engadget and I4U News
Qualcomm:
AT&T Selects QUALCOMM's MediaFLO USA for Mobile Entertainment Services
Discussion: Julie Ask and Phone Scoop
Crave: The gadget blog:
Nerf and Nintendo's Safety Dance
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku and Game | Life
Valleywag:
Yahoo Photos shutting down, Flickr triumphant?
Chris Roper / IGN:
God of War II Review
 Earlier Items: 
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Sitelinks Update
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
AT&T Taps Qualcomm for mobile TV
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Music Vets Prep Next-Gen Player
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Tonight at 11, news by neighbors
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Blip Introduces Custom Ad Engine
Discussion: MAKE Magazine and SearchViews
USA Today:
Magazines start studios to join online video craze
Motorola:
MOTO Q Goes Global