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12:05 PM ET, March 27, 2007

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Taking the week off  —  I'm physically ill after reading what happened to Kathy Sierra.  Maryam and several others here at PodTech asked me about it and are concerned since the same sites that are attacking Kathy also mentioned me and Maryam.  Maryam is really freaked out about it.  So am I.
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Frank Paynter / Listics:
Mere anarchy … MeanKids was purposeful anarchy.  I thought the people at MeanKids would create art and criticism, pointed and insulting satire, but not foster a climate of fear.  Misogynistic postings at MeanKids.org led me to try to moderate, but indeed the group there was of the …
BBC:
Blog death threats spark debate  —  Prominent blogger Kathy Sierra has called on the blogosphere to combat the culture of abuse online.  —  It follows a series of death threats which have forced her to cancel a public appearance and suspend her blog.  —  Ms Sierra described on her blog …
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Kat Herding / all noise all the time:
re Kathy Sierra's allegations  —  Well, the s**t has hit the fan this time to be sure.  Those of you who plan to read what I've written here should first go read this post by Kathy Sierra.  —  As you can guess, I've been getting "interesting" email since that was published yesterday …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Blogger cancels conference appearance after death threats
Ethan Kaplan / blackrimglasses.com:   A Rape in Cyberspace, Revisited
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo to Offer a Network for Web Ads on Cellphones  —  Yahoo is moving to secure a position on the next Internet battleground: Web search and advertising on cellphones.  —  The company plans to announce on Tuesday that it is creating a mobile advertising network that will allow marketers …
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Business Wire:
Yahoo! Opens Up oneSearch to Mobile Publishers
Discussion: Mashable!
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Launches Yahoo! Mobile Publisher Services
Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
Web Services Coming To Twitter  —  Earlier this year we talked about the usefulness of a simple command line to query multiple web services via a set syntax.  Yubnub, one of the web services we discussed, does just that.  Enter "Weather 90210″ into Yubnub and get the weather from Weather.com.
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Bertelsmann Reaches Deal With EMI Over Napster  —  Bertelsmann, the German media giant that provided financial backing to Napster when it was an unauthorized file-sharing service, has agreed to settle with the last of the major record companies that had sued it for copyright infringement.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and HipMojo.com
Samsung:
SAMSUNG Introduces 1.8" - Type 64GB Flash-based Solid State Drive  —  Taipei, Taiwan - March 27, 2007: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei that it has developed a 1.8"-type 64 Gigabyte (GB) flash-solid state drive (SSD).
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Spins Off ZenZui, Mobile Browsing Via Widgets  —  Microsoft-backed ZenZui launched this morning.  It's a new mobile browser that aims to make surfing the web on your mobile device easier through widgets.  The application that lets you surf over a 6×6 grid of website widgets by panning and zooming around the grid.
Ars Technica:
Apple TV  —  System requirements: Television with component or HDMI support  —  At Macworld in January of this year, Apple formally announced the Apple TV (previously known as the "iTV"), an iTunes-compatible streaming media device meant to revolutionize the way we watch television.
Skrentablog:
How to beat Google, part 1  —  Our entire industry is scared witless by Google's dominance in search and advertising.  Microsoft and Yahoo have been unsuccessful at staunching the bleeding of their search market share.  VCs parrot the Google PR FUD machine that you need giant datacenters next to hydroelectric dams to compete.
Speakeasy:
Best Buy Acquires Speakeasy  —  Addition of VoIP Communications Provider Gives Small Businesses  —  a Single Source for All of Their Technology Needs  —  Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) has agreed to acquire Speakeasy, Inc., one of the largest independent broadband voice, data and IT service providers in the United States.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Board of Directors Adds New Member and Declares Quarterly Dividend  —  Reed Hastings of Netflix to Join Board; Dividend of $0.10 per share payable in June.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that its board of directors has increased the size of the board from nine to 10 members …
Robert Young / NewTeeVee:
Did Murdoch just KO Google?  —  When one is asked about Google's incredible success to date, and what they did so right, the obvious answer will likely involve an explanation of the brilliant technologies that make up PageRank and Adwords.  —  But if one looks under the hood …
Discussion: Google Watch and HipMojo.com
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Carol Wilson / TELEPHONY Magazine:
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
The wisdom of orkut  —  Wish you could use the wisdom of crowds …
Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
More evidence of U.S. as malware capital
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
The Efficient Crank Call Tool
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