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1:05 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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Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Viacom lands video deal with Joost  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc.., engaged in a public copyright battle with Google Inc.'s YouTube, has agreed to offer videos to Joost, the Internet video service created by the founders of Skype and Kazaa.  —  Viacom said on Tuesday hundreds of hours …
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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Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:   Bill and Steve's Excellent Adventure
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 …
John Dowd / edgeio:
edgeio launches Classified Boards  —  We released today:  —  Scobleshow coverage  —  Press Release  —  edgeio launches Classified Boards, the first application of its new marketplaces platform and a major partnership with AdStar.  —  Palo Alto, CA February 20, 2007
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Edgeio ships new Marketplaces, classified ads for your blog
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
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).
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
Steffen Fjaervik / E-Media Tidbits:
Schibsted: Out of TV, Up Against YouTube  —  Norwegian media company Schibsted recently took its money and ran from the big Scandinavian TV stations.  Its leaders said they hadn't lost faith in moving pictures, but they were no longer interested in TV as we know it.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Add music and movies to your iPod from any computer without iTunes  —  Everyone loves the iPod.  Not everyone loves iTunes.  It's not that iTunes is a bad application, but it does limit what you can do with your iPod.  —  This week I'll show you how to free yourself from the one computer …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Erin Maher / motioncomputing.com:
Motion Launches Industry's First Mobile Clinical Assistant Designed …
Kotaku:
ABC and Nintendo Want to Hear From You
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The Battle for Mobile Search
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Google class debuts at the UW
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Jonathan Mendez / Jonathan Mendez's Blog:
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