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8:15 PM ET, February 28, 2008

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Dan Farber / CNET News.com:
Google Sites: What's all the fuss?  —  The launch of Google Sites is like the opening of a movie or play.  The critics (including myself) feast on it, churning out copy and opinions as to whether Google Sites is a Microsoft SharePoint killer or merely the McDonald's of wikis …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Wikia Open Sources Social Networking - Focused Networking Now Open to All  —  Wikia, the independent commercial wiki site founded by Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, is releasing components of its very nice social networking toolset under the GNU General Public License 2.0.
Scott Johnston / Official Google Blog:
Bringing it all together  —  Many of you have been waiting for JotSpot to re-emerge, integrated into Google — and now it's happening.  Here's the story:  —  In the last 10 years, the way all of us work has changed.  We've grown accustomed to always being connected through email and instant messaging.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Google Goes After Another Microsoft Cash Cow
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog:
Google Sites Jumps the rel=nofollow Shark
Discussion: Mashable!
MSNBC:
Google Gives All SF Homeless Free Voicemail  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Google has made an announcement that could help hundreds of homeless people in San Francisco get back on their feet.  —  Every single homeless person in the city will be given a life-long phone number and voicemail …
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google offers SF homeless free voicemail: “Do no evil” or smart gimmick?  —  Google's motto “Do no evil” seems to be getting substantial weight behind it today as Google is announcing life-long phone numbers and voice mail for all of San Francisco's homeless population.
Discussion: CNET News.com and The Last Podcast
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:   Want to Win Google's Love? Pony Up the Cash
Sprint:
Sprint Launches Revolutionary $99.99 “Simply Everything(SM)” Plan  —  Plan Defines Simplicity, Offers Customers Unlimited Voice and Data  —  In an industry-defining move, Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it will launch a domestic unlimited pricing plan that gives customers unlimited voice …
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Official Google Blog:
Google Health, a first look  —  It's been a busy week for the Google Health team.  Last week we announced our partnership and pilot with the Cleveland Clinic.  This week, the team has been at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference in Orlando, Florida, where Eric
CNN:
3G iPhone To Include Infineon Chip, Launch By Mid-Year: UBS  —  German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG (IFX) likely will be supplying the new systems solution to Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) next-generation iPhone, UBS analysts told clients in a note published Thursday.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
3G iPhone to launch mid-year with Infineon chip - report
Discussion: CNET News.com and ParisLemon
Nicholas Carlson / Valleywag:
NBC's Zucker explains why he thought he could push Steve Jobs around  —  NBC Universal head Jeff Zucker told a hall full of future Harvard MBAs yesterday that Steve Jobs booted NBC television from the iTunes store last summer because Zucker merely asked to experiment with show pricing.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
NBC Jeff Zucker Dishes on Strike, Hulu, iTunes, Kitchen Sink
Discussion: Digital Daily and CinemaTech
Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
Microsoft admits: we still haven't fixed Hotmail  —  Some Hotmail customers are still unable to log in, Microsoft admits, despite previously claiming that the problem was fixed  —  Microsoft has admitted that it still has not fixed the problem which has left tens of millions of Hotmail users unable …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Keeps Settlement Money, Artists May Sue  —  Despite collecting an estimated several hundred million dollars in P2P related settlements from the likes of Napster, KaZaA and Bolt, prominent artists' managers are complaining that so far, they haven't received any compensation from the labels.
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
Under the bonnet of Android  —  I had the chance this week to meet Andy Rubin, Google's director of mobile platforms.  —  He's the man behind Android, the open source operating system that is at the heart of the Open Handset Alliance.  —  He was kind enough to give me a demo of Android running on a handset and the video is here.
Business Wire:
The Knot Inc. Acquires “The Bump” and Expands Position in the Baby Market  —  Lifestage Media Company Increases Its Offerings to First-Time Parents and Local Baby and Maternity Advertisers with New Product  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Knot Inc. (NASDAQ:KNOT - News) …
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
GamesIndustry.biz:
$1 billion investment needed to take on World of Warcraft -Kotick  —  CEO admits MMOs could be “an insurmountable product category” for publishers  —  Speaking at an investor meeting, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has said that he thinks it would take an investment of half a billion …
Discussion: Massively, Game|Life, Kotaku and WOW Insider
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
“Vista Capable” logo - what went wrong?  —  Now that a federal judge has unsealed nearly 160 pages of internal Microsoft emails which have been used to support the plaintiffs' lawsuit relating to the “Windows Vista Capable” program we can start to get a clearer picture of how the logo program went wrong.
 
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Dell Earnings Bad—Wait—No, Not Really, Let Me Figure This Out
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft: The EU's ATM Machine
Karl / DSLreports:
Swiss Bank Responds To Wikileaks Incident …
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft: Windows XP Sometimes Faster Than Vista SP1
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and CNET News.com
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Salesforce.com: Why the model is working
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
2 more Facebook Platform updates this week making it harder for developers
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InfoWorld:
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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Revamps Design, Adds Status Updates
George Ou:
Microsoft's free enterprise search is a must try
Julian Guthrie / sanfranmag.com:
Googirl  —  The serious power and glam passions of Marissa Mayer …
Discussion: Valleywag, PDA and Epicenter