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4:37 AM ET, February 21, 2007

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Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Buying a new PC?  'Windows Vista Capable' barely hits the mark  —  IBM'er says Vista's RAM sweet spot is 4GB  —  Configuring a PC around the minimum hardware requirements of an application or operating system is lot like agreeing to live in a basement apartment.
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Viacom, Joost strike content licensing deal  —  update Entertainment conglomerate Viacom has announced a deal to license its programming content to Joost, the online-video start-up created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa.  —  The deal, announced Tuesday, is designed to bring television …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose at FOWA: DIGG Adopts OpenID  —  Kevin Rose, speaking here at the Future of Web Apps conference in London, just announced that Digg will adopt the OpenID decentralized digital identity platform.  Don't expect this right away though - adoption will begin "later this year" according to Rose.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Poll: Do You Actually Use OpenID?
Discussion: Jeffrey McManus and Kveton
Katie Fehrenbacher / NewTeeVee:
Is NHL putting YouTube Sharing on Ice?  —  Media companies are struggling over how to work with YouTube.  Is the video site a friend or a foe?  Even those that are embracing Google's online video company aren't so sure where to draw the line.  —  The NHL, which gained nearly universal praise …
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Mark / RUWT?blog:
NHL Yanks Videos
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
John Dowd / edgeio:
edgeio launches Classified Boards  —  We released today:  —  To try it out click here:  —  Scobleshow coverage  —  Dan Farber has covered it here.  —  Techmeme conversation here  —  Press Release  —  edgeio launches Classified Boards, the first application of its new marketplaces platform and a major partnership with AdStar.
Discussion: Keith Teare's Weblog
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Edgeio ships new Marketplaces, classified ads for your blog
Discussion: Between the Lines and Scobleizer
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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:   Bill and Steve's Excellent Adventure
Laurie Sullivan / Red Herring:
HGTV Gets Social Network  —  Scripps Networks snubs video-hosting deals with YouTube and MySpace to build its own online community.  —  Scripps Networks plans to roll out a social network for its home and garden cable channel HGTV on Monday.  —  The move pulls in digital photos, news …
Discussion: ClickZ and PaidContent
BBC:
US copyright lobby out-of-touch  —  Internet law professor Michael Geist takes a look at intellectual property protection in the US and finds it somewhat out of step with the rest of the world.  —  The International Intellectual Property Alliance, an association that brings together US lobby …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
IEEE pushing 802.16m WiMAX to 1Gbps, hopes to converge with 4G  —  If there's one thing that we'll never be satisfied with, it's finding out just how many nanoseconds we can shave off our download times from year to year, and thankfully, the IEEE seems to get that.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Samc / dailywireless.org:   WiMAX 802.16m: 1Gbps
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Coming Up: Vonage Wireless?  —  The Web-calling outfit will diversify and start selling wireless service, broadband access, and content later this year  —  For years, Vonage (VG) has built its business around one service: inexpensive Internet phone calls.  Well, all that's about to change.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
iReader Previews The Content Behind Links  —  In October 2005 I reviewed a potentially disruptive search engine called ePrécis, from Syntactica.  Unfortunately it got shut down by Google (they "nearly put us out of business", said Syntactica President Henry Neils).
Scientific American:
A Digital Life  —  New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear—and even things they cannot sense—and to store all these data in a personal digital archive  —  Human memory can be maddeningly elusive.  We stumble upon its limitations every day …
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
Google Velocity: Froogle and Local are dying while Video and Blog are surging  —  Google has been criticized for being unable to succeed beyond its core Web Search offering.  Last year Forbes "graded Google" and didn't give the internet superstar high marks beyond the core web search products.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Union Square Ventures funds Adaptive Blue  —  Semantic web Firefox plug-in provider Adaptive Blue announced today that the company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Union Square Ventures.  The company's product, called Blue Organizer, is a tagging and search tool …
Tom Simonite / New Scientist Technology Blog:
iTunes fingers musical fraud  —  The recordings of a British concert pianist who found fame in the last years of her life have been exposed as hoaxes - by Apple's iTunes music player.  —  Joyce Hatto died in June 2006, having become a cause célèbre with fans of classical piano in the last years of her life.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: U.S. cybersecurity czar has his marching orders  —  newsmaker The top U.S. cybersecurity official wants Congress to come up with ways to promote adoption of security technologies, and he sees a tax break as one possible incentive.  —  Greg Garcia was appointed …
Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
U.K. government rejects calls for DRM ban  —  The U.K. government has rejected a call for digital rights management to be banned in the U.K., but has acknowledged that the technology could undermine consumer rights.  —  A total of 1,414 people signed an online petition calling for digital rights management …
Discussion: TechSpot News and Monkey Bites
Joe Whyte / Search Marketing Standard Magazine:
Cultivating a Blog Community in 10 Steps - Part 1  —  Getting into the competitive realm of the blogosphere is not a decision to be taken lightly.  There are many things that you need to consider before jumping into this market if you plan on being successful.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
 
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cyber.law.harvard.edu:
Project VRM  —  VRM, or Vendor Relationship Management …
BBC:
Mac users 'still lax on security'
Discussion: MacUser
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
PrudeTube: Violence Up, Boobs Down
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: the Ars Technica review
Discussion: digg
Suw Charman / Strange Attractor:
FOWA 07: Mike Arrington - The Future of Start-Ups and Web Companies
Discussion: broadstuff and Ryan Stewart
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Outback Online — Competitor to Second Life?
Robin Harris / StorageMojo:
Everything You Know About Disks Is Wrong
Discussion: Slashdot
Reuters:
Twelve-steps to curing e-mail addiction
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes
Inside AdWords:
Unexpected Minimum Bid Increases
Discussion: WebProNews
Steffen Fjaervik / E-Media Tidbits:
Schibsted: Out of TV, Up Against YouTube
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Everybody Loves BitTorrent
Discussion: digg
New York Times:
Merger Would End Satellite Radio's Rivalry
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Battle for Mobile Search
Trulia Blog:
Trulia API now open to the world!