Brad Stone / New York Times:
Social Networking's Next Phase — Next week Cisco Systems, a Silicon Valley heavyweight, plans to announce one of its most unusual deals: it is buying the technology assets of Tribe.net, a mostly forgotten social networking site, according to people close to the companies' discussions.
Discussion: Mashable!, PaidContent, Webware.com and The Workplace Blog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: WTF is Cisco Doing?
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com: NING IS SURPRISINGLY GOOD — I would be wary to predict …
Facebook Extends Lead As Fave Young Adult Site — Where did college students spend winter break? — If they're like the rest of 17-to-25-year-olds surveyed by Youth Trends, they likely spent part of that time on Facebook. — The social networking site topped the list of favorite sites …
Discussion: Ypulse, Clickinfluence and Mashable!
Anastasia / Ypulse: For Young Adults, Facebook Is The New Fave
Nick Wilson / Clickinfluence: Facebook, Topdog for Teens
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Facebook Beats MySpace and YouTube Among Young Adults
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tribe Gets Aquired, For Real This Time — Last year was a turbulent one for Silicon Valley based Tribe.net. Founding CEO Mark Pincus was ousted, in April and then returned in August. While Pincus was gone rumors swirled that the company had been acquired by NBC, but the deal was never consummated.
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: A "Financial MySpace," Courtesy Of Reuters
Matt / WordPress Development Blog:
WordPress 2.1.1 dangerous, Upgrade to 2.1.2 — Long story short: If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker, and you should upgrade all of your files to 2.1.2 immediately.
Dan Lurie / Download Squad: Wordpress 2.1.1 may contain nasty surprise
Michael Calore / Monkey Bites: WordPress Issues Security Alert
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips: WordPress 2.1.1 Users - Important Update
Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views: Urgent update to WordPress
Best Buy Confirms It Has Secret Website — Under pressure from state investigators, Best Buy is now confirming my reporting that its stores have a secret intranet site that has been used to block some consumers from getting cheaper prices advertised on BestBuy.com.
Discussion: Windows-Now.com, Download Squad, Techdirt, Boing Boing and digg
Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com: Best Buy Just Lost My Business Forever
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Best Buy admits to keeping fake rip-off site
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Mac install base estimated at 22 million pre-Leopard — Apple Inc.'s install base of Mac OS X users will be approximately 22 million strong come the end of March, ahead of the company's next-generation Leopard operating system release, according to analysts at Bank of America Securities.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Guardian Unlimited
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News: Analyst: installed base of Mac OS X users nearing 22 million
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Mac OS X user base heading for 22 million
Latest Leopard build from Apple suggests much work ahead — A new build of Apple's Leopard operating system released to developers this week introduces a handful of fresh features, but also carries with it a significant laundry list of impending issues that will need to be ironed out before any such public release is considered.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Microsoft wins in second Alcatel-Lucent patent suit — update A week after Microsoft was ordered to hand over $1.5 billion in an Alcatel-Lucent MP3 patent dispute, a federal judge has ruled that the Windows maker did not violate a patent at the heart of a second trial that was set to begin soon.
Discussion: TechSpot News and GigaLaw.com Daily News
Justin Mann / TechSpot News: Judge reverses $1.5 Billion decision against Microsoft over mp3 technology
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft Windows Live VP to resign — Blake Irving, a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft's Windows Live Platform group, is resigning his post, according to sources close to the company. — Irving, a 15-year Microsoft veteran, is in charge of the back-end Live platform — the datacenter …
Discussion: LiveSide, Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog and Microsoft News Tracker
Chris / LiveSide: Blake Irving to resign?
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Windows Live's Blake Irving to resign?
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Local Search Update: Yelp up 91%, Insider Pages up 34% in Past Six Months — This week Insider Pages was acquired by the Citysearch division of IAC. Hitwise data shows that the market share of US visits to Insider Pages was up 34% in the past 6 months (August 2006 vs. February 2007).
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Screenwerk
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk: Hitwise: Social + Local More Powerful
Kevin Lee / ClickZ:
Search Engine Wish Lists, Part 2 — › › › Paid Search Strategies — Last week's search engine wish list ended with some video-related wishes. This week, I'll finish up the video wishes, then continue with both my wish list and wishes expressed by readers.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog
Kevin Newcomb / Search Engine Watch Blog: More Search Engine Wishes
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple: Write down your passwords — Apple advises Mac users to write down their passwords, just in case they have forgotten them when they are needed. — On its Mac 101 Web site, Apple offers a document called "My Mac Cheat Sheet" (PDF). The document has spaces for Mac users to not just record …
Discussion: The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Mac Cheat Sheet
Charles / Channel 9:
Making Windows Vista Sing: Robert Fripp and the Vista Melody — On May 4th, 2006, Steve Ball invited Robert Fripp back to the Microsoft campus for a second full day of work on Windows Vista following up on his first visit in the Fall of 2005. This time we get an even deeper glimpse …
Discussion: istartedsomething and Scobleizer
Long Zheng / istartedsomething: Windows Vista sounds design (part 2)
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: All for four notes in Windows Vista
SeekingAlpha CE Stocks:
Questioning Nintendo's Secondary Offering — The Good Doctor submits: On February 23, 2007 after the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nintendo Company (NTDOY.PK) announced that 1.987 million shares of its common stock held by Banks Shareholdings Purchase Corporation through Japan Trustee Services Bank …
Discussion: DigitalBattle, Game | Life and Go Nintendo
Gibran Nawaz / DigitalBattle: Nintendo: No New Info at GDC
Chris Kohler / Game | Life: Nintendo: No New Information at GDC
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo: Nintendo to stay quiet at GDC
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
Use your phone to find the nearest Starbucks — Jonesing for a Carmel Macchiato? Text your ZIP code to MYSBUX (697289) and in a minute you'll receive a reply listing three of the nearest Starbucks locations—complete with addresses and phone numbers. — The only charge is what you normally pay your provider for text messages.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Starving for Starbucks? Just use a text message
Starving for Starbucks? Just use a text message
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and mopocket
Mike Boland / Search Engine Watch Blog: Using MoLo to find a Mocha
Kathie Legg / mopocket: I WANT MY STARBUCKS