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8:30 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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Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Talking Apollo with Kevin Lynch at Adobe Engage
Discussion: Scobleizer
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: Mark Evans and Slashdot
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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 …
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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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: Digital Media Wire
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   iLike Growing Quickly, Still Massively Trailing Last.fm
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
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Ning is Neat  —  Until last week, I was only vaguely aware of the Web service known as Ning—and the main thing I knew was that it had been co-founded by Marc Andreessen, the man without whom the Web as we know it might not exist.  —  Andreessen and Ning co-founder Gina Bianchini visited PC World …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Low turnout for Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit - do tech companies care about policy?  —  There was a low turnout at the Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit in San Jose that was attributed to six inches of snow in Washington D.C. which grounded travelers.  —  But that doesn't explain …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Judge Says Search Engines Have No Obligation To Carry Ads They Don't Like  —  from the as-you-might-expect dept  —  As the various search engines, lead mainly by Google, have become more and more important in every day life, it seems that some people seem to be assuming that they now represent …
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.
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.
Discussion: Digital Life
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 and 901am
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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Software For Virtual Teams  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  It's 2007 and no longer do startup employees, or even those of medium-size and large companies, need to be located in the same place.  Instead, more and more companies are going virtual.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google Sharpens Malware Alerts for Webmasters  —  Google improves the way it notifies sites that they are afflicted with malware.  —  Google Inc. has enhanced the way it notifies webmasters that their sites contain malware, improving on a service the Mountain View, California …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here's My Proof  —  We've heard about a purported 'Bury Brigade' on Digg time and again, with sketchy pieces of evidence here and there but no concrete proof.  Until now.  —  The Digg.com FAQ describes the 'Bury Story' feature as,
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
 
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Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews:
Google: The British Are Coming For GMail!
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Who wrote Linux 2.6.20? How large is the community?
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
A CBS Take on the YouTube Madness
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Where Windows Pundits Went Wrong
Tim Nudd / adfreak:
Swiss paper publishes this bogus Gucci ad
Discussion: Adrants
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
YouTube's emerging strategy, to pay revenue on pirated music
Read/WriteWeb:
Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, February 2007 Edition
Steve Bryant / Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood too often misses the moment
 Earlier Items: 
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:
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Grows the Pie; MySpace Suffers
Discussion: Beet.TV and Screenwerk
Sony:
SONY UNVEILS FIRST BRAVIA FLAT-PANEL LCD HDTVs WITH INTERNET VIDEO …
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SONY UNVEILS SEVEN HOME THEATER SYSTEMS
Discussion: Engadget HD and Gizmodo