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11:25 AM 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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Blogger cancels conference appearance after death threats  —  Kathy Sierra, a well-known blogger and author of books on Web design and programming, has abruptly canceled a speaking engagement after a rash of death threats began appearing on her blog as well as others.
Discussion: Webware.com
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
Discussion: Scripting News
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Death threats against bloggers are NOT "protected speech" …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Kathy Sierra: the dark side of anonymity
Discussion: Jim Kukral Online … and hubbub
Shelley / Burningbird:
Disappointed  —  Kathy Sierra just just posted a note …
Discussion: rc3.org
Mike / CrunchNotes:
This Is Unacceptable  —  Blogging culture, which is often …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
ongoing:
Way Way Over the Edge  —  Please, stop reading this and go …
Discussion: One By One Media
Don Park / Don Park's Daily Habit:   Simply Awful  —  As Tim Bray wrote, something is badly …
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  —  New Yahoo! Mobile Publisher Services will Broaden the Powerful Yahoo! oneSearch™ Experience for Consumers  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Yahoo! oneSearch has reinvented the mobile search experience for consumers, and today Yahoo! …
Discussion: Mashable!
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Launches Yahoo! Mobile Publisher Services
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Scripting News
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Speakeasy acquired by Best Buy  —  One of the largest and certainly most popular DSL providers in the United States has been acquired by Best Buy, according to the two companies.  The purchase price was reported as $97 million, which the companies put at 20% greater than Speakeasy's 2006 revenues.
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.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel modifies Wi-Fi to add mileage  —  BERKELEY, Calif.—Intel has come up with a form of Wi-Fi that would let a laptop in San Francisco connect to the Internet from a base station in San Jose, Calif.  —  And there would still be about 10 miles of wiggle room to spare.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
MarketWatch Adds Community Stock Predictor  —  Financial news site MarketWatch added a number of new features to their site recently, including a single search box (you no longer need to look up stock symbols separately) and a new user-generated stock price predictor called MarketPerception.
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Eddie Hargreaves / The Apple Blog:
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Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
Walking, Talking, Searching, Finding.
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to take wraps off Creative Suite 3
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Adobe Apollo is dead on arrival
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
EVDO Rev. B promises more than 9Mbps down
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove: A Pick for Online Video Pros
Sprint:
Power Of Mobile Music Now More Accessible Than Ever To Sprint Customers
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Applied Web Heresies: ETech 2007
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hines / InfoWorld:
More evidence of U.S. as malware capital
Discussion: Neowin.net
Microsoft:
Microsoft Board of Directors Adds New Member and Declares Quarterly Dividend
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
The Efficient Crank Call Tool
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GrandCentral A Little Too "Beta" For Some
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Rocketboom Seeks Alternate Revenue Steams
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: At PayPal, fending off phishers—and Google
Business Wire:
Sprint Announces WiMAX Ecosystem Initiatives