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5:30 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Ian / IanSchafer.com:
So What Happened At YouTube's Videocracy Event?  —  YouTube trotted out all their heavy hitters for their Videocracy event in NYC last night.  —  Here are some highlights of what they said:  —  For Content Partners/Creators  —  Get ready for active sharing.  —  Get ready for upgraded video editing tools.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)  —  Last night at an event in NYC dubbed “Videocracy,” YouTube gave marketers a sneak peak at some upcoming initiatives.  Silicon Alley Insider's Michael Learmonth tried to get in, but was thrown out.
Discussion: Cost Per News
Scobleizer:
Microsoft researchers make me cry  —  It's not often that I see software that really changes my world.  It's even rarer that I see software that I know will change the world my sons live in.  I can count those times pretty easily.  The first time I saw an Apple II in 1977.
Discussion: Valleywag
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google cheers anti-Comcast legislation  —  ‘Power to the people.  And us.’  —  Just after Comcast copped to throttling P2P traffic, a new net neutrality bill appeared on Capitol Hill.  —  Yesterday, US congressman Edward J. Markey, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Telecommunication …
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
BitTorrent firms: Comcast throttling is anticompetitive
Discussion: TechSpot News and P2P Blog
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:   P2P Companies Band Together Against Comcast's BitTorrent Blocking
Vodafone:
Vodafone Hires Pieter Knook to Head Up New Internet Services Function  —  New organisation will accelerate delivery of the Group's Mobile Plus strategy  —  Vodafone Group Plc today announces the creation of Vodafone Internet Services which will lead the development and delivery of Vodafone's current …
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Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Yahoo turns to News Corp., leaving Microsoft jilted at the altar  —  Yahoo didn't like Microsoft's advances, despite the ostensibly sweet buyout offer of $44.6 billion, or $31 per share.  So management is looking around for other sweethearts that could keep it from falling under the control of big, bad Mr. Softy.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Chief Explains Rejection of Microsoft Bid
Discussion: Business Wire and CNET News.com
Electronista:
PS3 said to outsell Xbox in 2008, crack 20m in 2011  —  Sony's PlayStation 3 console will outperform the Xbox 360 and roughly double its user base in 2008, says a new estimate by research firm iSuppli.  The study predicts that Sony will sell approximately 10 million PS3s over the course of 2008 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Reuters:
Sony PS3 seen leading hardware growth in 2008
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Indiana Jones 4 trailer, now in Quicktime HD!  —  Today is one of the best days I've ever had here at CrunchGear.  So far I've written about a new Star Wars movie, the new Star Trek movie, and now I'm really, really happy to give you the new Indiana Jones movie's teaser trailer in HD.
Discussion: TechCrunch and ParisLemon
information aesthetics:
RIP: Yahoo! Design closed down  —  an anonymous source just informed me the entire Yahoo! Design Innovation team (once coined yHaus) has been laid off, part of a closing-down of all innovation teams at Yahoo. in addition, their work has been completely removed from their original website. infosthetics …
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox  —  Sony has talked up the multimedia capabilities of the PlayStation 3 since before it was launched - but it is only now that those promises are being met.  —  Later this year Sony will launch an add-on that will let PS3 owners watch digital TV via their console …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and last100
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Indie coffeehouses tell Starbucks: Bring on your free Wi-Fi  —  Smaller chains and solo shops brew wireless access their own way  —  Computerworld) Like many indie cafes, Seattle's Bauhaus Books and Coffee has long relied on free Wi-Fi to help bring in customers.
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
If You Can't Let Go, Twitter  —  SOMETIMES, you just have to trust your relatives.  You have to be willing to let them leave the house unchallenged.  Suspend disbelief and let them take the car.  —  That's what I tell my three daughters, anyway.  But it never works out like that.
Electronista:
Apple files patent for “podmap” podcasts  —  Apple hopes to cement itself as the owner of a unique podcast concept that would serve as an alternative to GPS navigation, according to a just-published patent filing by the company.  Describing the creation and management of map-based media …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
New York Times Plans to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs  —  After years of resisting the newsroom cuts that have hit most of the industry, The New York Times will bow to growing financial strain and eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs this year, the executive editor said Thursday.
PR Newswire:
AT&T Adds to HSUPA Device Lineup With Two New LaptopConnect Cards From Option  —  Option GT Ultra and Option GT Ultra Express Available for Use on AT&T's 3G  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today two new LaptopConnect cards from Option, the GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express.
 
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Citysearch syndication deal: AOL and IAC's Valentine's Day hookup
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Xbox 360 red ring of death repair kit from Team Xecuter
Discussion: Gizmodo and 1UP.com
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
PR Wire Service to Journalists & Bloggers: We Don't Need You
Discussion: Business Wire
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
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Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Analyst expects new Nintendo, Microsoft hardware by2010
Discussion: GamePro.com and All News Feeds
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report:
GeForce 8 graphics processors to gain PhysX support
MSNBC:
U.S. to launch missile at broken spy satellite
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Katrina Chan / Motley Fool:
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T Centro confirmed for next week
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Utah Law Proposed To Hide Police Misconduct So It Doesn't Get On YouTube
Discussion: KUTV-TV and Digg
Steven Saviano / Official Google Docs Blog:
Google Docs, will you be my valentine?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
New Panasonic pro AVCHD camcorders
Discussion: Engadget
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft drums up its very own Xbox 360 shortage
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Zimbra's new Desktop: Look ma, no browser!
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Many Valentine's Day Specials