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6:10 AM ET, February 26, 2007

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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Reflections on the first decade of blogging  —  I ran into my old friend Dave Winer at the San Francisco airport on Wednesday last week.  He was on his way to Boston for the Public Media Conference.  We traded pictures and chatted over early morning (6:30 AM) coffee about developers …
New York Times:
Google in Content Deal With Media Companies  —  Google built an empire delivering advertisements across the Internet, and now it plans to distribute content from media companies just as aggressively.  —  Google is working with Dow Jones & Company, Condé Nast, Sony BMG Music Entertainment …
Discussion: PaidContent and Lost Remote
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Hollywood Disrupted  —  Reading through the LA Times, as I do before The Oscars every year, I came across a fantastic Op-Ed written by a respected Hollywood author by the name of Neal Gabler.  The opinion piece, titled "The Movie Magic is Gone", explains how Hollywood is losing its place …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BitTorrent's New Service To Launch Tomorrow; Service Rife With Restrictions  —  There are so many ironies in this that I feel bad for Cohen and his team: BitTorrent, the commercial company born out of the P2P software by the same name, is launching its service tomorrow, called BitTorrent Entertainment Network …
Discussion: Variety, I4U News and Gizmodo
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
EMI to Apple, Microsoft: Ditching DRM is going to cost you  —  Earlier this month it was widely reported that EMI was indeed ready to cast DRM into the dark abyss and earn the company the honorable status of being the first major music label to realize that DRM alienates honest customers.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
When Unequals Try to Merge as Equals  —  HERE'S a tip about deal-making: When companies start talking about a "merger of equals," someone is usually getting the better deal.  It is especially true in the proposed merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio.
Discussion: Information Arbitrage
Pranam Kolari / UMBC eBiquity:
The I's of the Blogosphere  —  The token "I" (1, 2) can provide interesting cues on the Blogosphere, other than signifying the obvious personal nature of blog posts.  "I" sometimes use it to study the growth of the blogosphere (between David Sifry reports ofcourse), or just for fun …
Discussion: 901am
New York Times:
Tribune Considering Late Offer From Real Estate Magnate  —  The Tribune Company, in discussions about its future, is weighing a proposal from Sam Zell, the Chicago real estate maverick and billionaire who sold his huge office development company this month for $39 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout ever.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Great Media Industry Schism  —  The once monolithic media industry is undergoing a radical schism, dividing itself into content creation, on the one hand, and content aggregation and distribution on the other.  —  The nature of this transformation suddenly crystallized …
PRWeb:
Oscar Nominations - Wordtracker Predictions  —  The movie and gossip columns today are awash with speculation on the Oscar nominations.  Asking who will walk away with the prizes is great fun not only in the US but throughout the world.  But is there anyway to really get an inside track?
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple iPhone Teaser Ad Airs During Oscars [Updatex3]  —  Apple aired their teaser ad for the Apple iPhone during the Oscars tonight.  The ad has run multiple times during the Oscars.  —  The advertisement started with a collection of scenes from television and film with actors saying "Hello" on a telephone.
Simon Willison / Simon Willison's Weblog:
Six cool things you can build with OpenID  —  I've posted the slides from my Future of Web Apps talk on OpenID, minus the demo videos.  I'm planning to put together a video that combines the slides, demos and audio once the official podcasts have been published.
Discussion: Loud Thinking
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video Plusbox  —  While searching Google for nightwish videos, Razvan Antonescu spotted this video plusbox* (ignore the blue link bars in the screenshot, they're from a Firefox extension).  Alongside a snippet from Google Video, a plus icon appeared with a link reading "show video" …
Discussion: Googling Google
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Gift Economy or Honeymoon?  —  Peter Brantley pointed to an interesting discussion on if:book entitled Gift Economy or Honeymoon? about the economic difference between a search engine like Google (or Google News) and a community content site like YouTube: … That's a key insight.
 
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Hamad releases high-resolution Vista wallpapers
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
San Francisco Chronicle:
IRS urged to go after eBay sellers
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The Best Anti-PS3 Song of the Weekend
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Windows-based ATM machine hacked, gets Painted
Discussion: digg
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Gamer busted for "borrowing" library WiFi after hours
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
CTO of Google Earth On Adding Web Search
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New York Times:
In Big Buyout, Utility to Limit New Coal Plants
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Publisher Network's Trojan Horse
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Olympus to Release DSLR/s on 5 March
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget