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3:24 AM ET, February 6, 2008

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Economist:
The Microhoo! hoo-hah  —  Microsoft's controversial bid for Yahoo!  —  THE “last day at work” video circulated by Bill Gates is trying to be funny, but for unintentional laugh-till-you-cry comedy, there is no beating the legendary effort by Mr Gates's chief executive, Steve Ballmer.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and WebProNews
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Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Studies Alternatives to Microsoft  —  Yahoo is holding out hope it can avoid Microsoft's bid by way of a possible rival suitor or a tie-up with Google that might allow it to stay independent.  Video
Cade Metz / The Register:
Potential suitors throw Yahoo! to the wolf
Brittany Bohnet / Official Google Blog:
Be part of the Super Tuesday action  —  They don't call it Super Tuesday for nothing!  Today marks an exciting day in the race to the U.S. Presidency: voters in 24 states will choose their party candidates.  This will be the largest number of primaries taking place at one time in the history of the U.S. electoral system.
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Watch Election Returns or Google Maps  —  Super Tuesday Google Maps with Twitter: Just watch this for about five minutes; it's kind of amazing.  And it's global:  —  Amazingly some of the posts are responding to one another.
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Google Teams With Twitter For Super Tuesday Tracking  —  Google has teamed with Twitter to provide a Twitter/ Google mashup for Super Tuesday.  —  Tweets relating to Super Tuesday are overlaid on a Google Map, along with other data including YouChoose '08 videos, Google News election headlines and primary state results.
BBC:
EBay to ban negative seller views  —  Online auction site eBay has said it plans to overhaul its feedback system and will ban sellers from leaving negative comments about buyers.  —  EBay said problems were occurring, and slowing down trade, when buyers left negative comments about sellers who then retaliated with their own views.
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Brad Linder / Download Squad:   eBay to eliminate negative feedback from sellers
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Begins Suggesting Friends?  —  One of my readers just sent me an email about a new feature that he hadn't seen previously.  I haven't seen this feature either.  Apparently there is now a feature that “Suggests a friend to me.”  I'm assuming that if there is a contact …
Ben Worthen / Business Technology:
Remote Workers Don't Practice Safe Computing  —  You might think that all the attention data breaches and cyber attacks have received would make workers who access corporate systems from outside the office more cautious.  You'd be wrong.  Not only do remote workers engage in risky behavior, but they're doing so at an increasing rate.
Discussion: InfoWorld
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Cory Bohon / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Facebook featured on new iPhone ad  —  Tonight, Apple released two new iPhone commercials in the standard iPhone-esqe style — Facebook and Cars.  In these two commercials, Apple expounds on features that have already been introduced in older commercials.  This is the first time that Apple …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
FCC blesses sale of Aloha's 700MHz spectrum to AT&T  —  No, it's not that 700MHz spectrum, but the $2.5 billion sale of the airwaves to AT&T from private firm Aloha Partners could have implications as large as Auction 73's massive, open-access Block C itself.
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Grant Gross / IDG News Service:
FCC Approves Sale of Nationwide Spectrum to AT&T
Discussion: CrunchGear and RSS
Kris Lamb / IBM Internet Security Systems …:
2007 X-Force Report Preview - Vulnerability Trends  —  With the arrival of the New Year have come many exciting and complex issues keeping X-Force extremely busy.  So much so that we have obviously been shirking our blog responsibilities to our readers.  As acknowledgement of this …
Discussion: Zero Day
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Ryan Naraine / Ryan Naraine's Security Watch:
What's Behind Drop in 2007 Vulnerability Counts?
Discussion: securosis.com
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Small wonder: inside Intel's Silverthorne ultramobile CPU  —  SAN FRANCISCO—In an ISSCC session this morning, Intel disclosed the first microarchitectural details of its forthcoming “Silverthorne” processor for ultramobile devices.  The new chip, which I'll describe in this post …
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
IBM explores 67.1m-core computer for running entire internet  —  Ruby on Rails on Rails on Rails on Rails  —  We'll hand it to IBM's researchers.  They think big - really big.  Like holy-crap-what-have-you-done big.  —  The Register has unearthed a research paper that shows IBM working …
Discussion: Digg
Wall Street Journal:
Google Aims to Crack Chinese Market  —  Two years after Google Inc. began a big push in China, Baidu.com Inc. continues to dominate the country's Internet search market, thanks in significant part to a controversial and legally risky offering: searches for free, unlicensed music downloads.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Little Nokia n82 Camera Phone Loom Large in Video Journalism....Jeff Jarvis has Found his “Mojo”  —  Late last year the Reuters news service began giving its journalists Nokia n82 phones to directly upload video reports to the news service's video pages.  The program is called “Mojo,” standing for Reuters Mobile Journalism.
Discussion: IntoMobile
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft reorg could come next week  —  Microsoft is expected to announce organizational changes in the coming days, shaking up some of the leadership in its Windows and Windows Live groups, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.  —  The changes have been in the works for some time …
 
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Jim Lynch / ExtremeTech:
Steve Jobs Announces the iBook eBook Reader
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirated by iTunes, Artist Turns to BitTorrent
Discussion: Digg
Zach Epstein / The Boy Genius Report:
Joiku Turns Your S60 Handset into a WiFi Hotspot
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Rejects Hollywood's Call to Aid Piracy Fight
Discussion: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
kottke.org:
Time merge media  —  Someone made a video overlay of the 134 times …
Discussion: Go Nintendo
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
CNN Hits The Wall for the Election
Chris Soghoian / CNET News.com:
Industry giants lobby to kill pro-consumer data-breach legislation
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Adobe names new CTO
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Verizon gaming Google in US wireless auction?
Discussion: Bits and Digital Daily
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
The high cost of e-mail autocomplete
Charles Cooper / CNET News.com:
Who cut the cables?  —  Three undersea fiber-optic cables …
Discussion: Engadget and ABCNEWS
Sarah Lacy / Silicon Alley Insider:
Obama Wins The Valley. He's The New iPhone
Sarah Lacy / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hey, LinkedIn: Call Your IPO Bankers
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
A Bad Month For SEO's Reputation
Zach Epstein / The Boy Genius Report:
HTC Magnum Video Surfaces; WTF?!?