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4:45 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.
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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Peter Sayer / IDG News Service:
Microsoft Head of Mobile Communications Out
Discussion: All about Microsoft
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
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
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
P2P Companies Band Together Against Comcast's BitTorrent Blocking  —  The FCC's inquiry into Comcast's blocking of BitTorrent has resulted in a new wave of unity among P2P companies, with competitors like BitTorrent, Vuze and Miro demanding enforceable rules against interference with P2P traffic.
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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 …
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.
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.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Partners fund SCO Group's next lease on life  —  Stephen Norris Capital Partners said Thursday it and unnamed Middle Eastern partners will fund The SCO Group with up to $100 million to take over the financially beleaguered Unix company, move it out of bankruptcy protection, and take it private.
Discussion: Electronista and Tech Trader Daily
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 …
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.
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Zimbra's new Desktop: Look ma, no browser!  —  I fell in love with Zimbra's Ajax-style interface the first time I saw it.  —  Slick, powerful, and much more extensible than Microsoft Outlook ever dreamed of being.  There was just one thing I hated about the Zimbra experience …
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: ParisLemon
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
How I started Seesmic and raised $6 million  —  I closed the initial funding of Seesmic in September 2007.  The main investment came from Atomico's Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis (they invested $5.5 million on the $6 million).  Talking to bloggers all the time, I have not been very good at keeping …
Reuters:
Sony PS3 seen leading hardware growth in 2008  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sony Corp's (6758.T) PlayStation 3 will double its installed base this year, posting the strongest growth of any video game console and narrowing the gap with rivals, research firm iSuppli said on Thursday.
Discussion: GamesIndustry.biz
 
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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
Discussion: TechSpot News and Blue's News
MSNBC:
U.S. to launch missile at broken spy satellite
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Katrina Chan / Motley Fool:
How Much Is Facebook Really Worth? … Given the buzz surrounding …
Discussion: Mashable! and The Social Times
Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T Centro confirmed for next week
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
New York Times Plans to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Utah Law Proposed To Hide Police Misconduct So It Doesn't Get On YouTube
Discussion: KUTV-TV and Digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Assetbar Aims to Bring Scalability to Social Web Apps - RSS Reading is First Up
Discussion: louisgray.com
 Earlier Items: 
Steven Saviano / Official Google Docs Blog:
Google Docs, will you be my valentine?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox
Discussion: Engadget and last100
Lori Grunin / Crave: The gadget blog:
New Panasonic pro AVCHD camcorders
Discussion: Engadget
Robert Andrews / mocoNews.net:
@ MWC: Microsoft ‘Investigating’ Yahoo oneConnect Developments
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft drums up its very own Xbox 360 shortage
ZDNet:
RIM: BlackBerry's future lies in social networking
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google's Many Valentine's Day Specials
Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
What happens if your site gets ‘blacklisted’ by Google?