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7:30 PM ET, February 17, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
Discussion: ben barren
Steven Hodson / WinExtra:
A Golden Opportunity for Bloggers  —  I just finished reading an interesting post by Fred Wilson where he talks about a new classification of bloggers called journabloggers and their responsibility to produce better news than they are.  Fred's classification for journabloggers goes like this
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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: Download Squad and WinExtra
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Bloggers need to try even harder
Martin Varsavsky:
Fon Labs launches Twitxr for the iPhone and all computers  —  We keep coming up with useful tools at Fon Labs.  Today it's Twitxr.  But before explaining Twitxr let me share with you what we do at Fon Labs.  —  By now all the different Fon Labs experimental products have been used …
Discussion: Mashable!
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitxr - Like Twitter, With Pictures.  Yeah, It's Photoblogging.  —  FON (better known for building a WiFi community) launched Twitxr today through their FON Labs group.  Basically, it's Twitter but allows picture uploads when sending a message (which makes it particularly useful for camera phones).
Discussion: Scripting News
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 …
Discussion: PC World and PalmAddicts
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Abul Hussain / adonis | demon:
Leaked! Experia X1 Runs on Windows Mobile 6.1!
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Filings Watch: Google's 10-K: Headcount; Acquisition Spend  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) filed its annual 10-K report with SEC this Friday, and not much in it that we don't know already, but good to get a yearly perspective on umbers, rather than the quarter-to-quarter we all chase.  —  Some points that caught my eye:
Discussion: ben barren
Paul Buchheit:
The most important 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.
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Official HD DVD obituary a matter of days, not weeks  —  On Friday rumor spread fast that Toshiba was about to bail on HD DVD, following a string of unhappy news for the HD DVD camp, beginning with Netflix and Best Buy's decisions to throw their weight behind Blu-ray earlier in the week.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and Reuters
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Jibi / The Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9000 to introduce OS 4.6.0?  —  If the evidence we're seeing now is correct, the upcoming BlackBerry 9000 will launch with OS 4.6.0.  This was previously hinted to be launching with OS 4.3.2, however that version will suffer the similar fate of rebranding like its predecessor, which was recently changed to version 4.5.0.
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs
Rob Walker / New York Times:
Dress-Up for Dollars  —  Stardoll  —  “This is a game that girls have played for centuries: it's about standing in front of the mirror and dreaming about being a princess, a rock star or the cool girl next door.”  Mattias Miksche is on the phone from Sweden, making a fair point.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Mashable!
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Studios Sue Google-Backed Chinese P2P Site Xunlei
Discussion: Mashable!
Betsy McKay / Wall Street Journal:
Analyze This: Hoaxer Haunts Earnings Calls
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
New Borders Stores Go Digital
Discussion: Reuters
 Earlier Items: 
Theo Valich / TG Daily:
Exclusive: Dell set to introduce AMD Tri-Core Phenom
Discussion: Engadget
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Amazon Software Download Store to include video games soon
Discussion: Mashable! and Joystiq
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Kathy Sierra: Creating Passionate Users at TOC
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

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