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8:45 AM ET, March 14, 2007

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Chris Williams / The Register:
Last.fm puts video through the scrobbler  —  Last.fm, the popular music website, is to apply its social recommendation technology to video, as it prepares to do battle with Pandora for the internet radio station market.  —  Last.fm is working on a music video equivalent to its Audioscrobbler software …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slacker, the real iPod killer?  —  Slacker is an ambitious new music service created by some industry veterans that takes aims at the iPod.  —  Slacker is a music player device, but it is also a music delivery service.  It is path-breaking because it wants to let you take it anywhere …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Broadband Instruments Slacker Offers Satellite, Wi-Fi Connectivity  —  I met with Broadband Instruments for some exclusive details on their Slacker music ecosystem, consisting of a service online service and a portable device that grabs new content from Wi-Fi networks and a different type of satellites than XM and Sirius use.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Engadget and Gearlog
May Wong / Associated Press:
Startup to offer the 'personal radio'  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - A new service is taking personal taste in music to another level by combining elements of Internet radio, portable music and satellite distribution.  —  A startup led by a team of veterans in the digital music arena seeks to offer …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Report: Last.fm to Offer Related Music Videos
Discussion: Fast Company Now
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   Slacker.com Needs to Get Off its Ass and Work
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
You Go Viacom !  —  Not a stretch where I would come out on this, but it never ceases to amaze and amuse me how liltle understanding of the content business, or the business world in general that many in the blogosphere have.  —  Let me provide a simple scenario for you.  —  HBO.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
YouTube's fate rests on decade-old copyright law  —  news analysis Whether YouTube suffers the same fate as Napster may depend on the wording of a nearly antique law written long before video-sharing Web sites were envisioned.  —  The law is, of course, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A MODEST PROPOSAL TO YHOO AND MSFT: SPIN OUT A SEARCH COMPANY  —  One of the longer bomb predictions made by a number of analysts and pundits in the past 12 months has been the following: Microsoft will take its pile of cash and massive market valuation and buy Yahoo.  Hell, I even suggested it.
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Is Google Changing Its Position on Net Neutrality?  —  Is Google, the foremost corporate advocate of net neutrality, doing a big fake?  Have they succeeded in making everyone believe they will stand up to the Bell companies, even as the company cuts deals to become the preferred provider on a carrier's network?
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
The Open Web and Its Adversaries  —  A small presentation I gave at SXSW asks what it means to be "Open" in the sense of open standards, open source, and a web whose major content formats are not controlled by a single vendor (I credited Nat Friedman's amusing keynote from last year's Free …
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Exclusive: MySpace News Pics  —  MySpace News is for real.  —  A leaked document from MySpace's parent company, Fox Interactive Media, confirms the existence of its rumored Digg-style news aggregation portal.  —  The leaked sales document outlines the structure and taxonomy of the forthcoming site …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes  —  Apple on Tuesday issued a security update for its Mac OS X to plug 45 security holes, including several zero-day vulnerabilities.  —  The megapatch is the seventh Apple security patch release in three months.  It deals with vulnerabilities …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Security Fix
Josh / Redeye VC:
Failing Cheaper  —  Ask most successful entrepreneurs how they came up with the idea for their business, and you'd likely learn that what they initially set out to do is very different from the company that you're familiar with.  PayPal started out as a service to beam money through Palm Pilots …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wired Relaunch This Week: (fuzzy) Screenshots  —  Wired Magazine has been working on a back and front end site overhaul since the print and online versions of the brand were reunited last year by Condé Naste.  Deeper integration with Reddit, which was acquired in October 2006, is also expected.
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Acoustic Wave Prevents Game Addiction  —  A Korean venture start-up has developed an inaudible sound sequence, which it claims can prevent obsessive use of online games, thus giving hope to game addicts.  —  Xtive on Monday said the sound sequence is based on subliminal effects.
 
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Mark Meadows / Reuters:
England join iPod revolution
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Google offers priority reporting to Indian police
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Little Perspective On Ajax Home Pages
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Blogging's not the enemy, says Dan Rather
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft's 2010: real-time collaboration concept
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
Valleywag:
TECHNORATI: Dave Sifry's dizzying strategy
Discussion: Mashable! and 901am
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Some Bail on Blogs in Favor of Twitter
Discussion: AgencyNext and Logic+Emotion
Darren Murph / Engadget:
SanDisk intros 2.5-inch 32GB SSD hard drive
Discussion: Digital World and OhGizmo!
 Earlier Items: 
AdAge:
Marketers, Web Bigs Rush to Crack Local-Search Code
Discussion: ben barren and Screenwerk
Renee Boucher Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Project Green is Dead—for the Foreseeable Future, at Least
Alice / Wonderland:
SXSW: Will Wright Keynote
Discussion: Kotaku and Boing Boing
Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Intel gets approval to build $2.5B plant in China
Skrentablog:
Kafka-esque!  —  I'm in the Wall Street Journal today …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Site maps 'Universe' through constellation of news
Discussion: Webware.com
1UP.com:
God of War 2 launch event/PSP coming out party? Liveblog!
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Bud.TV going flat as visits decline