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9:00 AM ET, March 20, 2007

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Peter Rip / EarlyStageVC:
Web 2.0 - Over and Out  —  Many of us in the VC community have been quietly wondering about the state of Web 2.0 innovation.  We aren't seeing much.  Startup activity remains strong, but the consumer web landscape seems to be populated with the same bodies with different skins.
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Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 3.0: When Web Sites Become Web Services  —  Today's Web has terabytes of information available to humans, but hidden from computers.  It is a paradox that information is stuck inside HTML pages, formatted in esoteric ways that are difficult for machines to process.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Does everything have to be Web 2.0?
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
First Look: Yahoo Hopes to Gain #1 Mobile Search Spot With Expansion  —  Despite many believing mobile marketing to be a "non starter", the search engines continue to invest heavily in mobile search.  With $11.4 billion expected to be spent on mobile search advertising by 2011 …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Exclusive: Yahoo oneSearch Launches on US Mobile Web  —  On Tuesday Yahoo will significantly expand the reach of their new mobile search product, Yahoo! oneSearch, by making it the default mobile Yahoo homepage at http://m.yahoo.com for US users.  In effect this brings oneSearch …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
MySpace Restrictions Upset Some Users  —  Some users of MySpace feel as if their space is being invaded.  —  MySpace, the Web's largest social network, has gradually been imposing limits on the software tools that users can embed in their pages, like music and video players that also deliver advertising or enable transactions.
Discussion: Mashable! and Snipperoo
Symantec Corp.:
Symantec Reports Rise in Data Theft, Data Leakage, and Targeted Attacks Leading to Hackers' Financial Gain  —  New Internet Security Threat Activity Research Reveals a Shift towards Collaborative, Global Online Communities Operated by Cyber Criminals  —  The latest Internet Security Threat …
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Ian Murdock / Ian Murdock's Weblog:
Joining Sun  —  I saw my first Sun workstation about 15 years ago, in 1992.  I was a business student at Purdue University, and a childhood love for computers had just been reawakened.  I was spending countless hours in the basement of the Math building, basking in the green phosphorescent glow …
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
How Google Blog Search Ranks Results  —  Unlike most blog search engines, Google Blog Search ranks the results by relevancy.  You can change that by clicking on "sort by date", but the default option is useful if you want to find the most significant blog posts about a topic.  But how does Google rank blog posts?
BBC:
YouTube to present video awards  —  Video-sharing website YouTube is to present awards for the best user-generated videos of 2006.  —  YouTube users will be able to vote for their favourite clips in seven categories, including most creative, and "most adorable" video ever.
Discussion: Profy.Com
Julio / iinnovate:
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google  —  Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, talks about Google's industry and competitors, about leading innovation, and career advice.  —  MP3 File |  Subscribe via iTunes |  Digg it!  Add to del.icio.us  —  We caught up with Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google last week …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's next-generation iMacs to add a touch of grace  —  AppleInsider has learned that Apple's popular line of iMac personal computers are about to undergo a substantial facelift that will showcase striking new industrial designs aimed at leaving both competitors and onlookers smitten.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and digg
LC Angell / iLounge:
Philips intros iPod-ready LCD-TV kitchen system  —  Philips has introduced a new iPod-compatible, under-cabinet multimedia player.  The Philips DCD778 Docking Entertainment System sports an 8.5-inch widescreen LCD display and can play audio and video from an iPod, DVD, (S)VCD, MP3-CD, CD(RW) and Picture CD.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
Google Personal Homepage Gets Skinnable  —  When I think of Google, I think of a site with a relentlessly consistent—and ultimately mundane—look and feel.  Which is why a fairly minor new Google feature—dynamic themes (aka skins) for the Google Personalized Homepage—is worthy of comment here.
Tariq Krim / Netvibes.com Blog:
Coriander launch: second step  —  Here it is, the long awaited Netvibes coriander release.  —  Firstly, thanks for the incredible feedback for the new features we introduced during the first step of the Coriander launch, when we discussed the release of the universal widget API.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ridiculous: One Digg Clone Takes Legal Action Against Another Digg Clone  —  File this under "ridiculous."  Digg clone SuperGu has sent a cease & desist letter to (open source) Digg clone Pligg alleging a number of copyright infringements.  —  Among the complaints: SuperGu is claiming ownership …
 
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Wayne Rash / eWEEK.com:
Wireless in the Sky: Hearst Builds Tower of the Future
Sylvia Carr / silicon.com:
Q&A: James Gosling, 'father of Java'
Discussion: Slashdot
Bloggers Blog:
Study Analyzes Search Spam and Blog Farms
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils Small-Business Phone System Software Designed for Ease of Use
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
DuPont's internet-video ads on blogs
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Sirius, XM Sued on Patent
Discussion: Engadget and Orbitcast
Michael Zhang / Folksonomy.org:
Interview with Matt Mullenweg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Benchmark Capital hires Lasky, of Jamdat fame
Discussion: MoCoNews
 Earlier Items: 
Anne Zelenka / GigaOM:
The Coming Apollo vs. Firefox Battle
David Carr / New York Times:
All the World's a Story  —  Journalism has always been a product of networks.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Windows 'Fiji' on track to debut before Windows Seven
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Baidu's click-fraud problem, and more on Fraudwall
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
AT&T/Cingular blocks cellular customers from free conference call services
Discussion: digg
Roger Ehrenberg / Information Arbitrage:
Nintendo vs. Sony: It's Like Atari vs. Betamax
Discussion: Game | Life
Software News:
Microsoft partner: Vista less secure than XP
Discussion: The Tech Report, Channel 9 and digg
Kevin J. O'Brien / International Herald Tribune:
Magazine publishers see future, but no profit, in shift to Internet