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4:50 AM ET, February 23, 2007

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Microsoft:
Media Companies Discover New Ways to Reach Readers Using Windows Vista Technology  —  Q&A: Associated Newspapers Ltd., Forbes Inc. and Hearst Corp. release digital reader applications built on Windows Vista technology while Microsoft prepares to deliver tools to ease software development for the publishing world.
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Microsoft announces more Digital Readers, but why?  —  Microsoft just announced more reader applications similar to the Times Reader: using the same technology, you can now read the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Forbes, and the Daily Mail tabloid from the UK.  From the main press release …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Hearst Corporation:
HEARST ANNOUNCES PLAN TO LAUNCH "NEWS READER" PRODUCT AT THE SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER AND IDENTIFY POTENTIAL USES ACROSS HEARST BRANDS  —  Software Offers Consumers a Superior Onscreen Reading Experience  —  In a continuing effort to expand the reach of its content, Hearst Corporation today announced …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why do a reader only for one publication?  (Adobe vs. Microsoft for developers)
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Newspaper software: pretty but dumb
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Boycotting MyBlogLog  —  In the next few minutes, I'll be removing links to MyBlogLog and taking the JavaScript off the site.  Why?  Yahoo and MBL have decided to ban Jeremy Schoemoney from the service for exposing some security flaws in the product.  —  While MBL claims that's not the case...
Discussion: Shoemoney
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Shoemoney:
Banned From MyBlogLog  —  50 People have had something to add What Do you think?  —  Tell ShoeMoney  —  I have been banned from MyBlogLog... Since last night every page I visit on their site results in a 403 (Forbidden) error code.  I have asked others and nobody else seems to get the error but me.
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft hit with $1.5 billion patent verdict  —  A federal jury in San Diego has ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent in a patent dispute over MP3 audio technology used in Windows.  —  In its verdict, the jury assessed damages based on each Windows PC sold since May 2003.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA Fights Back, Threatens Open Wi-Fi  —  Debbie Foster was sued by RIAA member company Capitol Records for allegedly sharing copyrighted material on a P2P file sharing network.  However, the alleged infringement was apparently committed by someone else with access to her ISP account.
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA appeals attorneys' fees award
Rick / Burning Questions:
FeedBurner's View of the Feed Market  —  Prompted by widespread buzz from many FeedBurner publishers who blogged about notable increases in feed subscribers over the weekend, we thought now was a good time to step back and talk about media consumption drivers, and how to accurately assess adoption …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:   The State of the Web-based RSS Reader Market - Feedburner, Pheedo Release Stats
MacScoop:
Tons of Mac hardware releases for Q2, black iMac on the way?  —  While the release of Microsoft's Vista earlier this month is said to be seriously challenging Apple on its recent PC market share catch-up, tipsters well placed at Apple informed MacScoop that the company is preparing …
Cory Doctorow / Salon:
Steve Jobs' iTunes dance  —  Now the Apple CEO says he would gladly sell songs without digital restrictions, if the record companies let him.  That's hardly a brave defiance, and besides, I don't believe him.  —  In early February, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published an extraordinary memo …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog and apophenia
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Peter Nowak / National Post:
Puretracks takes lead in rights fight
Business 2.0:
The Next Net 25  —  Business 2.0 Magazine's guide to the hottest Web 2.0 companies - and the powerful trends driving them - in this make-or-break year.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Twelve months have passed since we introduced the first Next Net 25 - our picks for the Web 2.0 wannabes most likely to break out of the pack.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple TKOs Cisco in iPhone bout, analysts say  —  One called Steve Jobs 'the Rasputin of the computer industry'  —  Although Apple Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. remained mum today on the details of their deal to share the "iPhone" trademark, some analysts said Cisco got the short end of the stick.
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and ZDNet News
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Scott Goldberg / Digital Media Wire:
Settled: Cisco and Apple May Share iPhone Name, But Everyone Knows its Apple's
Discussion: The Tech Report
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft tests "pay-as-you-go" software  —  Microsoft has been quietly testing a new "pay-as-you-go" software rental service in South Africa, Mexico, and Romania.  The service allows users to pay a monthly fee of around $15 for the use of Office 2003.  —  The program is a pilot project …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Insider Pages Acquisition May Be Announced Next Week  —  Insider Pages, a user generated review site for local businesses, has been acquired by a public company, according to sources close to the deal.  I also spoke with Insider Pages' VP Marketing Anne Raimondi, who declined to comment.
Andrew Wallenstein / Reuters:
Yahoo news to tilt to a lilt  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Yahoo Inc. is hoping a quirky take on the news will strike a chord as its next original programming effort.  —  The Web giant confirmed Wednesday that it will launch a video project before the end of this quarter that will feature …
GameDaily:
Merrill Lynch: 30% of U.S. Households to Own Wii by 2011  —  As the Wii continues to sell quite well month after month, analysts are becoming convinced that it's no fad.  A new forecast from Merrill Lynch suggests that Nintendo's console will occupy around 30 percent of U.S. households by 2011, and even more in Japan.
Discussion: GigaGamez and digg
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
There is no YouTube Filter; It's AudibleMagic
Discussion: Mercury News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Traffic measuring continued: Why Compete doesn't work, and why Quantcast does
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
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PR Newswire:
Tellme Brings World's Largest Voice Platform to the Mobile Screen …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft's Vista-Live Strategy Already Impacting Google
Andy Merrett / The Blog Herald:
Shiny's annual gadget awards: LG scores a hatrick
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Fletcher / Startupping:
Best and Worst Decisions (Part 2)
Gavin Clarke / Reg Developer:
Linux breakthrough for Visual Basic developers
Discussion: Channel 9
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Flickr shows a little too much skin
Mike / Techdirt:
Supreme Court Skeptical That US Patent Control Expands Beyond US Borders
Jeffrey Gangemi / Business Week:
Think MySpace, but for Local Businesses
Malika Zouhali-Worrall / Financial Times:
Ad-supported online video 'losing ground'
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Getty Images may buy research firm Jupitermedia
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Skype asks FCC to open up cellular networks