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8:35 AM ET, February 15, 2007

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Michael Olivier / Yodel Anecdotal:
It takes two to Tango  —  When you find something broken on the Web, product folks at small web sites are usually easy to connect with.  But visitors to sites with significant traffic usually have a tougher time lobbing input directly to site development teams about the good, the bad, and the screwed up.
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Yahoo copies Digg, suffers the consequences
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Text of Email to all Yahoos  —  This email was sent by Yahoo CFO Susan Decker to all Yahoo employees today at 9:01 AM PST and has the details of who's doing what in their new Advertiser & Publisher Group.  Lots and lots of SVP and EVP promotions from the Yahoo ranks, and other peanut butter being spread around.
BBC:
Music execs criticise DRM systems  —  Almost two-thirds of music industry executives think removing digital locks from downloadable music would make more people buy the tracks, finds a survey.  —  The Jupiter Research study looked at attitudes to Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems in Europe music firms.
Inside AdWords:
Quality Score updates  —  At Google, one of our most important goals has always been to deliver high quality ads that provide value to our users.  In August of 2005 we improved our quality evaluation with the introduction of the Quality Score, which sets minimum bids for your keywords.
Preston Gralla / Computerworld Blogs blogs:
U.S. senator: It's time to ban Wikipedia in schools, libraries  —  Here's the newest from Sen. Ted Stevens, the man who described the Internet as a series of tubes: It's time for the federal government to ban access to Wikipedia, MySpace, and social networking sites from schools and libraries.
Discussion: digg
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Viruses promise heartbreak on Valentine's Day  —  update Beware of e-mails bearing Valentine's Day greetings, or you may get a digital heartache.  —  At least two romance-themed security threats are arriving in e-mail in-boxes on Wednesday, researchers have warned.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Strawberries are red, stems are green...  You may have noticed today's Google Doodle on our homepage in celebration of romance and good food (something we consider extremely important).  —  When you look at the logo, you may worry that we forgot our name overnight, skipped a letter, or have decided that "Googe" has a better ring to it.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
MIT student invents device for wall crawling  —  Nathan Ball, a mechanical-engineering graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led a team that has invented a motorized pulley that will let paramedics and firefighters zip up the side of buildings sort of like Spider-Man.
Discussion: Crave and Buzzworthy
Read/WriteWeb:
How Social Sites Reveal What Your Audience Likes  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Understanding your audience is the key to success in any business - including blogging.  Lately the Read/WriteWeb authors have been discussing what it is that keeps readers coming back here.
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
Thomas C Greene / The Register:
Vista first look: Bugs and confusion  —  Review The most prominent feature of Windows Vista is its cost.  So, before we get into the nuts and bolts of how it behaves, let's talk about value for money.  Because at these prices, it had better be good.  —  The stand-alone version …
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Saul Klein leaves Skype to turn "gamekeeper" at Index  —  Index Ventures today announced that serial entrepreneur Saul Klein has gone from "poacher to gamekeeper" by joining the firm as their new venture partner.  This is great news and congratulations to Saul from Mike and I.
Discussion: alarm:clock euro
Scott Kirsner / New York Times:
All the World's a Stage (That Includes the Internet)  —  AT lunchtime, or when he is walking the halls of his workplace, Roy Raphaeli's colleagues often beseech him to do a magic trick.  Usually, he obliges.  "I take the opportunity to show people my new stuff and see how they react," …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
An NES, two clones, and the Virtual Console.  Where does Mario look his best?  —  Now that we've reviewed the Generation NEX NES clone as well as the FC Twin, a number of people have asked for screenshot comparisons of all the systems.  I picked Mario for this experiment …
Discussion: Kotaku and digg
Aaron Brazell / Technosailor:
Exclusive Podcast: Performancing Partners Sold to Splashpress and David Krug  —  David Krug on the Sale of Performancing to Splashpress Media. … Standard Podcast [8:50m]: Play Now |  Play in Popup |  Download (9)
Jessica Lee / Google Maps API Official Blog:
Search for KML in Google Earth  —  Posted by Chikai Ohazama ♥, Product Manager, Google Earth Team  —  Search is at the heart of everything we do here at Google.  That's why I'm excited to announce a new innovation in search available today in Google Earth.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Viacom to YouTube: We'll host our own videos, thanks
Discussion: digg
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
What Will Replace the Almighty Page View?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Meizu CEO: we only kind of knocked off the iPhone
Onethumb / SmugBlog:
This is your Mac on drugs  —  Why the web can look wonky …
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Teacher Faces Jail Over Pornography on Class Computer
Discussion: Ars Technica, Boing Boing and digg
Edo / Pink Tentacle:
Hitachi develops RFID powder
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
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