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4:45 AM ET, February 25, 2008

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Adobe Blurs Line Between PC and Web  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On sabbatical in 2001 from Macromedia, Kevin Lynch, a software developer, was frustrated that he could not get to his Web data when he was off the Internet and annoyed that he could not get to his PC data when he was traveling.
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InfoWorld:
Adobe melds desktop, Web apps with AIR  —  Bridging the gap between desktop and Web applications, Adobe Systems is set to ship today its AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) 1.0 technology for melding applications from both of these realms.  Formerly known by its code name Apollo …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews.net:
New York Times Launching Its Mobile-To-PC Content Sharing Service  —  The New York Times Co (NYSE: NYT). is launching a service today called ShifD that sends your content to the cloud to make it easily accessible from your computer, phone or other devices.  The service works like this …
BBC:
Pakistan ‘sparks YouTube outage’  —  Pakistan's attempts to block access to YouTube has been blamed for an almost global blackout of the video website for more than an hour on Sunday.  —  BBC News has learned that the outage was almost certainly connected to Pakistan Telecom and Asian internet service provider PCCW.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
YouTube blames Pakistan network for 2-hour outage
Discussion: BBC
Richard Stiennon / Threat Chaos:   Pakistan declares war on YouTube
Wired News:
Free!  Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business  —  At the age of 40, King Gillette was a frustrated inventor, a bitter anticapitalist, and a salesman of cork-lined bottle caps.  It was 1895, and despite ideas, energy, and wealthy parents, he had little to show for his work.  He blamed the evils of market competition.
Discussion: Boing Boing, Clickety Clack and Gawker
Russell Beattie / Russell Beattie's Weblog:
Nearly a million users, and no spam or trolls  —  I was going to write some thoughts about Twitter last night, but got sidetracked by a Halo 3 session at Diego's house, only to wake up this morning and see that Howard just happened to put his thoughts about it out there today as well.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Goes Mobile—Finally  —  Six months after Facebook came out with a version of its social network for the iPhone, LinkedIn is finally coming around to releasing a mobile version of its own.  —  It is live now.  Just go to http://m.linkedin.com/ on any mobile browser.
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
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Brandon Duncan / The LinkedIn Blog:
Announcing LinkedIn Mobile (includes an iPhone version)
Discussion: Webware.com
New York Times:
Studios Try to Save the DVD  —  A winner has finally been declared in Hollywood's high-definition DVD war.  So why isn't there more cheering?  —  In the 1980s, the triumph of VHS over Betamax helped develop the lucrative home entertainment market.  DVDs, introduced in the 1990s …
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Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Blogged.com launches blog directory and reviews  —  Blogged.com, a new blog rating service, officially launches Monday.  The service has a decent catalog of blogs in its archive, and could be a useful tool if you're looking for blogs on a particular topic, or looking for yet more blogs to read.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Blogged Hopes to Become the Yelp of Blog Directories
Daniel Terdiman / Webware.com:
Plants that Twitter when they need to be watered  —  If you thought it was bad enough that all your friends, and even your mother, want you to keep up with them via their Twitter pages, your plants could now do the same.  —  That's because the folks at Botanicalls, a group that formed …
Discussion: MAKE Magazine and Mashable!
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Nintendo's Wii makes an Oscar appearance  —  During the Academy Awards Sunday night, host Jon Stewart came back from a commercial break playing ‘Wii Tennis’  —  It was a big night for Hollywood Sunday night, what with the biggest stars and best films being celebrated at the 80th Academy Awards.
Wall Street Journal:
Online Ad Networks Raise Big Money In Latest Efforts  —  Glam Media and Adconion Media Group separately plan to announce today the completion of new funding rounds, as online advertising networks continue to raise big money from investors despite concerns that a consumer slowdown could spill over into the Internet ad market.
One Microsoft Way:
IE8 beta 1 coming to testers soon, to public afterwards  —  Microsoft has sent an e-mail to a select number of its previous beta testers regarding the upcoming release of IE8 beta 1 … Microsoft has previously said it is focusing on developers (read: web standards) with version 8 …
Discussion: Ajaxian and SEO and Tech Daily
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USA Today:
Online auction listings down 13% in boycott of eBay  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The biggest boycott by eBay (EBAY) sellers concludes Monday, capping a week of acrimony after the online-auction site raised fees and changed its feedback policy.  —  Auction listings on eBay.com dropped some 13% since …
Discussion: GigaOM and TECH.BLORGE.com
Dean Takahashi / Tech Talk with Dean Takahashi:
Fred Weber's MetaRAM makes its debut in server memory chip set technology  —  Fred Weber should be on everyone's radar.  He's the former chip architect of Advanced Micro Devices who, along with current AMD president Dirk Meyer, convinced the company to take a chance on the Opteron.
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Ad spending moving from portals to search, entertainment sites  —  For online advertising, the word is that portals are out, but search, entertainment, and social network sites are in.  —  That's according to a report released on Sunday by Avenue A/Razorfish, the ad agency part …
 
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The Age:
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Dan Fost / New York Times:
On the Internet, Everyone Can Hear You Complain
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Locking in Viewers to Watch the Commercials
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A Capitalist Jolt for Charity
Discussion: paidContent.org
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
An Experiment in Lifesourcing
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
PMOG, the playful web, and some brilliant stuff that almost changed …
Slorker:
A Haunting Live Soap Opera: A Surveillance ScreenSaver
Discussion: Mashable!
Charlie Anzman / SEO and Tech Daily:
Shared feed mania - What's in it for YOU?