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2:51 PM ET, February 17, 2008

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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Like.com shows visual search works after all  —  Just six months ago, things weren't looking great for Like, a Silicon Valley company that offers visual search for shopping.  —  Its traffic wasn't going anywhere.  —  But suddenly, over four months, the company has tapped a robust number of users …
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Fred / A VC:
Journabloggers Should Do Their Work Too  —  When I started blogging four and a half years ago, there was a clear delineation between bloggers and journalists.  But that's all changed and now we have this new category, the journablogger.  —  The journablogger has his or her own blog or works …
Discussion: WinExtra
Reuters:
Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war: source  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp (6502.T: Quote, Profile, Research) is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony Corp (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research), a company source said on Saturday.
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Rob Beschizza / Gadget Lab:
HD-DVD Death Made Official.  Downloads To Kill Blu-Ray Next.  —  Toshiba put HD-DVD out of its misery today.  Reuters confirmed this afternoon that it will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment, following earlier reports from Japan's NHK public broadcasting network.
Paul Buchheit:
The most import thing to understand about new products and startups  —  First, a quote from Marc Andreessen's “Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters” … Mark's blog post did not immediately resonate with me, because his terms are somewhat different from the way I think.
Haroon Malik / Gizmodo:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Runs Windows Mobile 6.1  —  The chaps over at Terminal.hu have just managed to get hold of some very interesting Xperia X1 images.  The new pictures show the device will be running the yet-to-be-announced Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, and that explains why we weren't allowed …
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Abul Hussain / adonis | demon:
Leaked!  Experia X1 Runs on Windows Mobile 6.1!  —  Terminal.hu has just posted pictures of the Sony Ericsson Experia X1.  What's so special about this?  The fact that it runs on the yet to be announced Windows Mobile 6.1.  —  Bloggers and Journalists alike were frustrated with the team showcasing …
Discussion: The Boy Genius Report
Ina Steiner / AuctionBytes Blog:
Is eBay Boycott for Real?  —  Sellers are planning to boycott eBay beginning February 18, 2008, in protest of changes eBay announced January 29, 2008, around feedback, fees, seller standards and Best Match search - changes that, taken in total, many sellers believe will jeopardize their ability to sell successfully on eBay.
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Tony Hung / Deep Jive Interests:
On Media Literacy, “Email Apnea”, and Wonderfully Large Leaps Of Logic.  —  A rather apropros piece, this about “email apnea”, courtesy of the Huffington Post, pimped by Robert Scoble, while in turn was of course reflexively promoted by Techmeme (and other news aggregators, possibly).
Discussion: WinExtra
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Amazon Software Download Store to include video games soon  —  A job posting on Gamasutra suggests Amazon will soon start a PC game download store to compliment Unbox, its video-on-demand service, and the site's MP3 download store.  The job posting asks programmer/engineers to apply to become …
Discussion: Mashable! and Joystiq
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Sonico: The Biggest Social Networking Site You've Probably Never Heard Of  —  Spanish language social networking site Sonico is the biggest social networking site you've probably never heard of before today.  If you haven't you wouldn't be alone, it has zero hits in Google News as I write this post.
Theo Valich / TG Daily - TGDaily:
Exclusive: Dell set to introduce AMD Tri-Core Phenom  —  Recommend article:  —  Round Rock (TX) - Still think that Dell is dropping AMD?  Think again: TG Daily got to the bottom of the Dell/AMD rumors and discovered that Dell is far from dropping its AMD line-up.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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