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8:10 AM ET, February 23, 2007

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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
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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
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.
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
MP3 Patents in Upheaval After Verdict  —  Microsoft was ordered by a federal jury yesterday to pay $1.52 billion in a patent dispute over the MP3 format, the technology at the heart of the digital music boom.  If upheld on appeal, it would be the largest patent judgment on record.
Discussion: Washington Post and Furdlog
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 and WebProNews
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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.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Traffic measuring continued: Why Compete doesn't work, and why Quantcast does  —  It sucks when your Web site's traffic isn't being measured correctly.  —  It also sucks when you're trying to measure the significance of someone else's site, and are getting conflicting signals.
Discussion: Mark Evans and WebMetricsGuru
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 …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Apple, Cisco smoke peace pipe on iPhone  —  Apple and Cisco have announced a settlement of the iPhone trademark lawsuit, leaving the two companies free to use the iPhone name on their products around the world.  In a joint statement, Apple and Cisco said that each company has full rights …
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple TKOs Cisco in iPhone bout, analysts say
Discussion: Berlind's Testbed and ZDNet News
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.
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
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.
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
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
London Mashup: What's Next, Web 3.0?  —  Written by David Lenehan of Polldaddy and edited by Richard MacManus.  David also covered the Future of Web Apps event [1, 2] in London this week.  Photos from Route79, via Flickr.  —  I went down to the Mashup event in London tonight, which was organized by Vecosys and eTribes.
Discussion: Raw and Vecosys
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Qwest: 'Free' Calls cost us 'Millions'  —  The clock is ticking on start-ups that are capitalizing on the Iowa-based free calling schemes, as incumbents use their immense political, legal and fiscal muscles to shut down some of these services.  —  Like Allfreecalls.net …
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Will you trust Google with your data?
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Yahoo! centralizes its JavaScript network with free hosting
Cory Doctorow / Salon:
Steve Jobs' iTunes dance
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog and apophenia
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Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
There is no YouTube Filter; It's AudibleMagic
Discussion: Mercury News
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
George Lucas Declares Trademark War On Digg
PR Newswire:
Tellme Brings World's Largest Voice Platform to the Mobile Screen …
 Earlier Items: 
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Insider Pages Acquisition May Be Announced Next Week
Mark Fletcher / Startupping:
Best and Worst Decisions (Part 2)
Gavin Clarke / Reg Developer:
Linux breakthrough for Visual Basic developers
Discussion: Channel 9
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The State of the Web-based RSS Reader Market - Feedburner, Pheedo Release Stats
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Flickr shows a little too much skin
Jeffrey Gangemi / Business Week:
Think MySpace, but for Local Businesses