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5:30 AM ET, February 28, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Basement.org and Scripting News
Ryan Stewart:   Apollo Reaction from Engage
Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Talking Apollo with Kevin Lynch at Adobe Engage
Discussion: Scobleizer and Ryan Stewart
Cote / People Over Process:
Adobe Engage: Good Morning Apollo
Discussion: rewindlife.com
Jgovernor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Acesis: Simply Powerful Point-of-care Information Management.  Health 2.0
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
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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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
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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 …
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 …
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Kate Zimmermann / SearchViews:
Google Conducts Study of Advertising across Traditional Media
Discussion: Screenwerk and Digital Markets
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 UNVEILS SEVEN HOME THEATER SYSTEMS  —  Sony Electronics today unveiled seven home theater systems.  —  Three of the new systems are being called BRAVIA™ Theater to complement select models of Sony's market leading line of flat-panel BRAVIA LCD televisions.
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gizmodo
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Sony:
SONY INTRODUCES ITS SECOND BLU-RAY DISC PLAYER FOR THOSE SEEKING …
Discussion: Engadget
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.
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.
Gizmodo:
Gizmodo's Anti-RIAA Manifesto  —  In case you missed it, last Friday we declared the month of March Boycott the RIAA Month.  We've gotten sick and tired of always seeing the RIAA pulling deplorable moves and decided it was time for us to do something about it.  We're kicking the month off with this, our manifesto.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Tom McNichol / Business 2.0:
Wikipedia founder hunts for gold  —  Jimmy Wales built Wikipedia into one of the largest and most collaborative sites on the Internet - but has yet to make his fortune.  Here's how he plans to fix that.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Jimmy Wales may have created the world's largest encyclopedia, but he can't keep his inbox in order.
Steve Bryant / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood too often misses the moment  —  I'm done with Sacha Baron Cohen.  I've instant-messaged "Borat" clips.  I've linked to the deleted scenes on YouTube.  I have read and watched and blogged about him ad nauseam.  —  Now the "Borat" DVD will be released Tuesday, and I won't buy it.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Music executives lament state of industry  —  NEW YORK—The discussions at a music conference here Tuesday started with an all-around bashing of Apple CEO Steve Jobs before moving to the plethora of issues plaguing the music industry.  —  Apple, digital rights management (DRM) …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Media Wire
Read/WriteWeb:
Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, February 2007 Edition  —  Written by Charles S. Knight, SEO and edited by Richard MacManus.  The original version of the Top 100 Alternative Search Engines List appeared here on Read/WriteWeb on January 29, 2007.  Every month, we'll be updating the list and selecting a "Search Engine of the Month".
 
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Tim Nudd / adfreak:
Swiss paper publishes this bogus Gucci ad
Discussion: Adrants
Bruce Sterling / Beyond the Beyond:
The Thing That Is Ning  —  Link: Build your own social space with Ning, version 2 |
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?
Jeremy Crane / Compete Blog:
January Search Market Share: Tough Start to the Year for Most
Discussion: WebProNews and WebMetricsGuru
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Outside.in Gets Cash for Geocoding the Blogosphere
Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Kaneva Aims For Social Media Consumption [+]
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here's My Proof
 Earlier Items: 
Robert Mullins / InfoWorld:
Patent reform tops list of tech concerns
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Grows the Pie
Discussion: Beet.TV and Screenwerk
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BRAVIA FLAT-PANEL LCD HDTVs WITH INTERNET VIDEO …
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
Sony:
SONY'S CHARMING CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL CAMERAS BECOME THE LIFE OF THE PARTY
Kelly Hill / RCR Wireless News:
Verizon Wireless to launch Vcast Mobile TV March 1
Business Wire:
Carl Icahn Invests $50 Million in Motricity