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3:44 AM 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: TechCrunch and broadstuff
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MSNBC:
Yahoo feels the pressure of AT&T alliance  —  By Kevin Allison in San Francisco and Paul Taylor in New York  —  Shares in Yahoo, the internet portal, were marked down more than 5 per cent on Friday morning after it emerged that AT&T is trying to renegotiate a five-year-old agreement under …
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
How do you call 911 on this thing again?  —  Execs at Vonage were busy this morning trying to convince customers and shareholders that the Net phone company would be just fine despite a $58 million judgment against it in a patent dispute with Verizon.  They faced a tough crowd …
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Olga Kharif / Business Week:
What the Verizon Verdict Means for Vonage
Discussion: Jon Arnold's Blog and VoIP Watch
Matthew Barakat / Business Week:
Vonage ordered to pay Verizon $58M
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.
Discussion: Message
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Great Apple Video Encoder Attack of 2007  —  Maybe you have wondered, as I have, why it takes a pretty robust notebook computer to play DVD videos, while Wal-Mart will sell you a perfectly capable progressive-scan DVD player from Philips for $38?  In general, the dedicated DVD player …
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, MacUser, Engadget and digg
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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Why Apple's 'consumer' Macs are enterprise-worthy
Carlo / Techdirt:
RIAA Gets Legislators To Threaten To Drop 'The Hammer' On Colleges and Universities  —  from the enough-already dept  —  The RIAA has been on a renewed push to target file-sharing college students lately, trying to push them into "discounted settlements" so the RIAA doesn't have to go to the trouble …
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Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Music Industry Tightens Squeeze On Students
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: Boing Boing
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Turkey Rescinds YouTube Ban
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6
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
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
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.
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: The Next Net
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.
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.
Euan Semple / The Obvious?:
The 100% guaranteed easiest way to do Enterprise 2.0?  —  DO NOTHING  —  And then your bright, thoughtful and energetic staff will do it for you.  Trouble is they will do it outside your firewall on bulletin boards, instant message exchanges personal blogs and probably on islands in Second Life …
Mad4 Mobile Phones.com:
Patent: Google Phone knows what you want before you search  —  Our patent gurus have discovered an interesting patent filing from Google that could reveal the applications they are planning for the Google phone.  Alternatively this technology could even debut in the iPhone when it is released in June.
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
MYSPACE NEWS: IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME [UPDATE]  —  MySpace is preparing to launch an integrated news service—with self-aggregating content and social bookmarking—in the coming weeks.  MySpace members will be able to post the stories on their profiles, discuss, promote …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
FBI's data management headaches escalate with Patriot Act  —  A Justice Department audit found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation misused the USA Patriot Act to obtain personal information about people.  Within that 126-page audit is evidence that the FBI is still struggling to manage its data.
 
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Dan Gillmor / Center for Citizen Media:
Pay-for-Play Bloggers Pollute Media Ethics
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Subpoenas and Gootube  —  This past week I decided to supoena Google …
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National Geographic African Megaflyover Project
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Reuters:
MySpace goes all out for content
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Adobe eyes fraud-busting tools for Photoshop
Discussion: JD on EP and The Tech Report
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Web Giants Team Up for Wireless Spectrum Auctions
Discussion: The Next Net
Tariq Malik / SPACE.com:
Orbital Express: Prototype Satellites Primed for In-Flight Service
Discussion: Engadget, digg and Slashdot
Business Week:
Weaving The Web To Your Taste
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Bose Media System crams GPS / media playback into your dash
Wall Street Journal:
Music's New Gatekeeper  —  From their Silicon Valley cubicles …
Discussion: Valleywag, PaidContent and digg