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5:15 PM ET, March 10, 2007

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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.
Acarvin / Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth:
Can Twitter Save Lives?  —  Some of you may have noticed a colored badge in my blog's right column that shows what I've been doing recently.  If you haven't explored it further, it's from a messaging service called Twitter - and I'm beginning to wonder if it could be used to save lives.  Seriously.
Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Where OS X 'Big Cat' code names REALLY come from  —  OK, so imagine this: You're Apple Computer, Inc. (still) and it's December 1997.  You've just blocked British Mac-clone maker Shaye from licensing Mac OS 8, thereby putting it pretty much out of luck for new products; in fact …
Discussion: digg
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
PR Newswire:
/C O R R E C T I O N — AT&T Inc./  —  In the news release, AT&T (NYSE: T - News) and Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO - News) Issue Statement About Partnership (NYSE: XYZ - News), issued earlier today by AT&T Inc. over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the boilerplate for "About Yahoo!" should read:
Discussion: PaidContent and dailywireless.org
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo, AT&T alliance on the rocks?  —  UPDATED: A negative story in WSJ can be seriously injurious to one's wealth.  The news of AT&T and Yahoo "renegotiations" wiped out nearly 5% of Yahoo's market capitalization, prompting the two companies to issue a press release over the weekend.
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
BetaNews:
OneCare Deletes Users' Outlook Files  —  A rash of users of Microsoft's new Windows Live OneCare service, launched last January 30, have been reporting on Microsoft's support forums that virus scans performed by the service have resulted in the deletion of their OUTLOOK.PST files - the local …
Discussion: TechBlog and George Ou
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
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.
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.
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
Josh Friedman / Los Angeles Times:
Blogging for dollars raises questions of online ethics  —  Payments by advertisers to bloggers for writing about their goods, critics say, blur the line between opinion and product placement.  —  Blogger Colleen Caldwell rants and riffs about whatever strikes her fancy …
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
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.
 
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Holovaty.com:
Work with me at washingtonpost.com  —  Attention, Web developers!
Discussion: Scripting News
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HTC P5500 (HTC Nike) is revealed
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Valleywag:
THE TABLE: The Googolaires
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
How do you call 911 on this thing again?
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Friday Fun: Weird Search Engines
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Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
The 100% guaranteed easiest way to do Enterprise 2.0?
Associated Press:
Ban on YouTube in Turkey Is Lifted
Discussion: Techdirt and TechCrunch
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
How to Solve Keyword Cannibalization
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