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11:30 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Creating Engaging User Experiences  —  Adobe's holding a special product preview summit today called Engage, focused on Adobe's new tools for creating engaging user experiences.  I love Adobe's framing of "engaging user experiences" as a touchstone for the web going forward.
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David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
GooTube lookout: Jeremy Allaire debuts "Aftermix" as part of a re-tooled Brightcove  —  Shortly after Adobe's senior vice president and chief architect Kevin Lynch gave an overview of the company's roadmap for its Apollo platform here at the company's Engage event, developers who are working …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Mashable!
Ryan Stewart:
Apollo Reaction from Engage  —  I'm sitting in the Engage keynote by Kevin Lynch and when he started talking about Apollo, the questions from the audience really started ramping up.  It's very interesting to see people like Ben Galbraith from Ajaxian ask about being able to access native code …
Cote / People Over Process:   Adobe Engage: Good Morning Apollo
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BRAVIA FLAT-PANEL LCD HDTVs WITH INTERNET VIDEO LINK COMPATIBILITY  —  Sony today took the wraps off seven BRAVIA™ high-definition televisions that will be compatible with the company's recently announced BRAVIA™ Internet Video Link module.
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
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Sony:
SONY UNVEILS SEVEN HOME THEATER SYSTEMS
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gizmodo
Sony:
SONY INTRODUCES ITS SECOND BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER FOR THOSE SEEKING …
Discussion: Engadget
Think Secret:
Gallery: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A343  —  Apple seeded developers last month with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard build 9A343, which remains the most recent and offered a number of improvements over its predecessor, build 9A321.  —  While stability remains questionable, with many applications …
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John Fontana / Network World:
Mac OS being infused with the tools of the corporate IT trade, but can it catch on?  —  Users say Intel-based Macs are changing the landscape slowly.  —  Apple, long a ghost in the corporate-infrastructure mainstream, is beginning to cast a shadow as IT departments discover Mac platforms …
Discussion: Slashdot
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Digital Fair Use bill introduced to US House (sans teeth)  —  U.S. Representatives Rick Boucher (D-VA) and John Doolittle (R-CA) today announced the Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 (FAIR USE Act).  The bill's aim is to help put an end to the madness circulating around …
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Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Action Alert - Support the FAIR USE Act!
Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Mullins / InfoWorld:
Patent reform tops list of tech concerns  —  Tech execs urge Congress to reintroduce legislation aimed at speeding the patent process  —  Technology industry executives are pushing the U.S. Congress to reform the way patents are issued in order to process them more quickly while also making sure they are legitimate.
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Jason Busch / SpendMatters:
Vista, Office and Outlook 2007 are a Nightmare  —  Hey, category managers in charge of IT spend.  Want to make yourself a friend of the business for life?  I've got a secret for you: don't rubberstamp your CIO's decision to upgrade to Vista or Office 2007.  In fact, tack on a big "reject" to the request or the requisition.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Why Valley VCs Are Like the Mob  —  It's a well-established truth of today's Silicon Valley that startups don't really need venture capital.  The triple-A business model of "Ajax, AdSense, and arrogance" provides most consumer Web startups with enough revenues, courtesy Google's (GOOG) advertising network, to get by.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Valleywag
Sony:
SONY'S CHARMING CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL CAMERAS BECOME THE LIFE OF THE PARTY  —  Sony is introducing a line of slim and stylish Cyber-shot T-series cameras that are destined to be the fashionista crowd's favorite party companion.  —  The 8-megapixel DSC-T100 camera is a showstopper …
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
WHO NEEDS A CIO?  —  I'm still musing over an eye-opening experience a few months ago when I spoke at CIO Magazine's annual conference.  You might have expected, as I had, that most Chief Information Officers wanted to know about the latest trends in technology so they could keep ahead of the curve.
Kelly Hill / RCR Wireless News:
Verizon Wireless to launch Vcast Mobile TV March 1  —  Verizon Wireless will begin offering mobile television on March 1, according to coverage maps on the carrier's Web site.  —  No further details were offered, and the maps offered the caveat that mobile TV would be available only in "select markets" on March 1.
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
Google Lays Groundwork for TV Scatter Sales Sortie  —  Advertises for TV Ad Chief, Negotiates to Peddle Upfront Spillover  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Google is looking for a head of national TV sales.  The recruitment ad, posted on its website, says the winning candidate will build a …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Grows the Pie  —  Last month we featured measurement from Compete.com of the top 20 online video sites, according to its panel.  Compete ranks according to "sessions" spent on a site, but it's interesting to note that the number of unique visitors to one or more of the top 20 sites …
Discussion: Beet.TV and Screenwerk
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Outside.in Gets Cash for Geocoding the Blogosphere  —  After developing their product on their own for six months, New York based Outside.in received financing from angels and three venture firms: Union Square Ventures, Milestone Venture Partners, and Village Ventures.
Macenstein:
Using Safari can slow your system down as much as 76% vs Firefox  —  In the online technology forums, there is perhaps no greater battle than the one that inevitably ensues when tech geeks get together to decide which is better, Macs or PCs.  A close second to that battle, however, is which is the better web browser.
 
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Top 13 iTunes AppleScripts
Discussion: Monkey Bites and digg
Joe / Techdirt:
Are Public TV Stations Seeking To Limit Consumer Choice?
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo's Anti-RIAA Manifesto
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
January Search Market Share: Tough Start to the Year for Most
Discussion: WebProNews and WebMetricsGuru
Kotaku:
Mortal Kombat II For PS3 Next Month
Discussion: Joystiq and DigitalBattle
Jgovernor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Acesis: Simply Powerful Point-of-care Information Management.  Health 2.0
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Kaneva Aims For Social Media Consumption [+]
 Earlier Items: 
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here's My Proof
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Sequoia Capital vs. ComVentures
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Reading the Ray Ozzie tea leaves
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Excerpts: Microsoft's Ozzie talks strategy, competition
Discussion: Scobleizer
Business Wire:
Carl Icahn Invests $50 Million in Motricity
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Gizmo 3.0, Voice for all IMs
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Integrated voice coming to 'Second Life'
Discussion: VTOR and Ministry of Tech
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Infinite Loop:
Final version of Parallels Desktop released as free update (updated)