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12:40 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
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Kathy Sierra: the dark side of anonymity
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! Launches Yahoo! Mobile Publisher Services
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Opens Up oneSearch to Mobile Publishers
Discussion: Mashable!
en.citizendium.org:
Welcome to Citizendium beta!  —  We are now live!  —  The Pilot Project concluded March 25, and the Citizendium beta is open for general reading!  —  Why the Citizendium Will (Probably) Succeed  —  The Citizendium (sit-ih-ZEN-dee-um), a "citizens' compendium of everything," is an experimental new wiki project.
bizjournals:
Netflix CEO joins Microsoft board  —  Netflix Inc. Chief Executive Reed Hastings joined the finance committee of Microsoft Corp.'s board of directors, the company said Monday.  —  The addition of Los Gatos-based Netflix's (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO expands to 10 members the size of Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) board.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget
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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.
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.
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).
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Alsop-Louie Partners
Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
Walking, Talking, Searching, Finding.  —  Posted by Yael Shacham, Product Manager, Mobile Team  —  For the last few weeks, some of our users have been test-driving our new mobile search and providing us with feedback so we can make it better.  Now, we've actually been using your feedback to improve our mobile search since 2001.
 
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