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11:30 AM ET, February 21, 2007

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Michael V. Copeland / Business 2.0:
Tech IPOs: They're back!  —  Why are champagne corks popping again in Silicon Valley?  Tech startups are coming back to Wall Street - and Business 2.0 Magazine identifies six that are likely to cash in.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — For the first six years of the century …
Discussion: Mark Evans and digg
Scoot / Scootinger's Blog:
"I'M A PC AND I'M A MAC" - CIRCA 1996!  —  This is a Mac user vs. PC user comparison from the September 1996 issue of MacAddict.  (this issue was actually the premiere/first issue of MacAddict) I recently found it when going through some of my old MacAddict magazines.
Discussion: Crave, Apple Gazette and digg
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BBC:
Mac users 'still lax on security'  —  Apple Mac users are still too lax when it comes to security matters, an independent researcher has said.  —  Kevin Finisterre caused ripples in the Mac community when he started a website in January revealing a different bug in Apple systems each day of the month.
Discussion: CrunchGear and MacUser
Brian Bergstein / Associated Press:
Google closes a hole in its desktop search product  —  BOSTON — A potentially devastating hole in Google's (GOOG) prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users' computers to data thieves.  Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed …
Discussion: Zero Day and Compete Blog
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
My Advice on Google Sitemaps - Verify, but Don't Submit  —  It sounds bizarre, almost counterintuitive, but many of best minds in the world of SEO appear to be rallying around the idea that submitting a feed to Google Sitemaps and Yahoo! Site Explorer is actually a terrible idea.
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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Jim Courtney / Skype Journal:
Privacy and Prejudice: An Interruption 2.0 Manifesto for the AlwaysOn Lifestyle  —  Taking back control of your real time communications in the AlwaysOn world.  —  When reporting on my visit last summer to an Alexander Graham Bell museum near his summer home, I discovered an interesting facet to his lifestyle:
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Alec Saunders .LOG
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
A new copyright battlefield: Veoh Networks  —  news analysis One of the last places you might expect to find copyright violations is on a Web site backed by Time Warner and former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.  —  Nonetheless, Veoh Networks CEO Dmitry Shapiro acknowledges that only a week …
Discussion: TVover.net
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
GrandCentral adds Gizmo Support  —  GrandCentral, the single-phone-number Web-based service launched last fall, is adding support for the free Gizmo Project Internet VoIP service, which may open up a whole new way to decrease spending on international or long-distance calling.
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 …
Discussion: Valleywag
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Mark / RUWT?blog:
NHL Yanks Videos
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Edgeio launches classified platform for the masses  —  Edgeio started out as classified marketplace for the blogging masses a year ago, where bloggers post items they want to sell on their blogs, tag them as "listing," and then Edgeio's crawler plucks and indexes them on Edgeio.com.
Discussion: MYBLOG by Ouriel and localglo.be
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John Dowd / edgeio:
edgeio launches Classified Boards
PRWeb:
MojoPages.com Launches in Local Search Space  —  Internet Startup Revolutionizes Local Search: Imagine YellowPages, MySpace and YouTube, All Rolled Into One  —  San Diego (PRWEB) February 21, 2007 — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the services industries (e.g., plumbers, car mechanics …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Marty Graham / Wired News:
Selling Homeowners a Solar Dream  —  Energy startup The Citizenrē Corporation's haikulike Google ad says it all.  "Solar for free," it headlines.  "No initial investment needed.  Just monthly payments for power."  —  Instead of making you spring for $25,000 or more in gear …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
New deal will bring competitive gaming to TV  —  Major League Gaming, a professional video-game league, has announced a content distribution deal that will bring its original programming to a variety of platforms including television and mobile video.  The league has partnered with media development …
Discussion: CrunchGear and Joystiq
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Warner wants to buy EMI, independent labels approve  —  EMI announced today that it has been approached by Warner Music about a possible buyout in a move that would increase industry consolidation.  After some days of press speculation about a possible deal, EMI finally admitted that talks were ongoing …
Discussion: MacUser
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Steve Jobs, Proud to Be Nonunion  —  Steve Jobs makes a lot of sense when he's talking about music and copyright protection, but when the topic is schools, he seems to be on a different planet.  —  The teachers' unions, Jobs believes, are ruining America's schools because they prevent bad teachers from being fired.
Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Sun announces Project Neptune  —  Or Sx8ED10GEFXFPLPA as we call it  —  SUN IS FINALLY talking about Project Neptune, its multithreaded 10GbE NIC.  It has some really interesting features that put it, well into the category of unique.  It also is missing a lot, like, well, a name.
Nokia:
Fashion phone with exclusive accessories to be unveiled at Paris Fashion Week  —  Espoo, Finland - Drawing upon the accolades of its highly regarded L'Amour Collection, Nokia has joined creative forces with talented fashion designer Giambattista Valli to craft the Nokia 7373 Special Edition.
Discussion: textually.org and Gizmodo
Thomas C Greene / The Register:
Vista security overview: too little too late  —  Review Microsoft has gone out on a limb to promote Vista not merely as "the most secure version of Windows ever" (every recent version is marketed with that tired slogan), but for the first time as an adequately secure version of Windows.
Discussion: Slashdot
Mac DevCenter:
Stream Live HDTV from Your Mac  —  EyeTV-compatible tuners, like those offered by Elgato and Miglia, are the television tuners of choice for the Macintosh.  These tuners provide analog and digital, standard and high definition solutions for Mac TV-watching.  You can sit in front of your Mac and watch your shows as they record.
 
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Stirring Up the Cubicles at eBay
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Shredz64 project bringing Guitar Hero to the Commodore 64
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft patent case stirs software export fears
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Fon wants you to help steal business from Starbucks and T-Mobile
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google-CBS Deal Dead For Now; YouTube's Tough Going With TV Networks
IEBlog:
IPv6 URIs in IE7
BBC:
Viacom in video deal with Joost
Discussion: EirePreneur and Techdirt
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Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
U.K. government rejects calls for DRM ban
cyber.law.harvard.edu:
Project VRM  —  VRM, or Vendor Relationship Management …
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
PrudeTube: Violence Up, Boobs Down
Dave Girard / Ars Technica:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom: the Ars Technica review
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: U.S. cybersecurity czar has his marching orders
Tom Simonite / New Scientist Technology Blog:
iTunes fingers musical fraud
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes