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12:45 PM ET, March 10, 2007

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo, AT&T alliance on the rocks?  —  For five years it has been a perfect marriage: AT&T's DSL offering layered with Yahoo's consumer-friendly services.  Yahoo provided SBC (now AT&T) with what it has never been able to figure out: how to make consumers happy!
Discussion: broadstuff and TechCrunch
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MSNBC:
Yahoo feels the pressure of AT&T alliance
Discussion: VoIP Watch and Monkey Bites
Howard Owens / media blog:
Journalists can program, too  —  Nice post from Mark Glaser about the growing number of newsroom programmers.  I'll respond to this quote: … Some might dispute that I was ever a programmer, but I learned a thing or two along those lines, wrote some worthwhile applications, etc.
Discussion: hubbub
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Career Advice: Don't Spend Half Your Work Day On Facebook And Then Brag About It  —  A Goldman Sachs trader in the UK named "Charlie" was warned by his employer that his visits to Facebook on company time were to stop.  He spent, apparently, over 500 hours on Facebook in a six month period.
Discussion: VC Circle and digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
After Mastering Web Traffic, Google Runs Bus Line  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The perks of working at Google are the envy of Silicon Valley.  Unlimited amounts of free chef-prepared food at all times of day.  A climbing wall, a volleyball court and two lap pools.
Discussion: Rough Type
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Technorati 100: What's Hot in the Blogosphere  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  Earlier this week Emre wrote about declining traffic on Technorati and considered the exit options for this blog vertical search and portal site.  The challenge from Google Blogsearch is certainly serious.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple on the hunt for multitouch display engineer  —  When we reported that we thought Apple was overhauling Logic to potentially be a new pro tools killing machine, we also predicted that it would work with next-gen, multitouch displays.  Some people thought that made perfect sense, and some thought it was crazy.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
MediaShift:
MCREVAMP USA Today Walks the Talk of Audience Involvement  —  When a major newspaper announces it is redesigning its print layout or website, it doesn't usually merit much attention.  The regular readers usually complain about it, and then get used to it, and life goes on.
Discussion: The Bivings Report
Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Netvibes announce the Universal Widget API  —  Hello!  The long-awaited Netvibes Universal Widget API has been released today!  —  Since our announcement, you've been thousands to subscribe to our announcement list and we thank you!  —  We believe at Netvibes that UWA can really change the way we produce and develop widgets.
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shows Popular Videos from the Blogosphere  —  Google Video has a new section on the homepage: Blog Buzz, that features the videos from YouTube and Google Video that are discussed the most in the blogosphere.  I assume that the ranking includes Google Video, even though the current top 10 videos are all from YouTube.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Open-source ID project awaits Microsoft's blessing  —  An open-source rival to a Microsoft identity tool has been in limbo for months, awaiting the software giant's go-ahead on certain patent-related issues.  —  Developers working on the Higgins project want to create a tool equivalent …
Discussion: Slashdot
Valleywag:
THE TABLE: The Googolaires  —  About one third of California's technology fortunes are built on Google's soaring stock, according to  —  Forbes' latest list of the world's billionaires.  Including Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the search engine founders, Google's domination of text advertising has pushed eight people into the rankings.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Associated Press:
Ban on YouTube in Turkey Is Lifted  —  Turkey Lifts Its Ban on YouTube, 2 Days After a Court Ordered the Web Site Blocked  —  ISTANBUL, Turkey Mar 9, 2007 (AP)— Turkey lifted its ban on YouTube, an official for the country's largest telecommunications firm said Friday …
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch
NaviGadget:
HTC P5500 (HTC Nike) is revealed  —  It looks like HTC is getting ready to release yet another GPS enabled phone for later this year.  This one is called HTC P5500 -or code named HTC Nike-, comes in a candybar form factor and features a slide-out numeric keypad.
Discussion: Engadget and All About Symbian
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Friday Fun: Weird Search Engines  —  While the serious talk today is about Freebase, a new next-gen search engine from Danny Hillis, it's the end of the week and so time for a bit of fun.  Author of the popular Top Alternative Search Engines list, Charles Knight, flicked me an email this morning …
Discussion: ZefHemel.com
 
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Holovaty.com:
Work with me at washingtonpost.com  —  Attention, Web developers!
Discussion: Scripting News
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Sweden's Plan To Spy On Emails Does More Harm Than Good
Discussion: Associated Press
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
How do you call 911 on this thing again?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
FBI's data management headaches escalate with Patriot Act
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Castle Crashers likely due 2008, receiving more content