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6:30 PM ET, March 27, 2008

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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple developing full-fledged digital lifestyle fitness companion  —  Electronics maker Apple Inc. is developing a digital fitness companion system based around its iPhone and iPod touch players aimed a helping americans, and folks in general, live a healthier and more fit lifestyle.
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Staska / Unwired View:
iPhone.  Your Lifestyle Companion  —  Now that iPhone has almost become an open platform for third party software development, we can expect tons of new exciting applications that will make it into a much more useful thing, then a fancy phone and media player.
Discussion: Engadget, Tech Blog and PalmAddicts
PR Newswire:
Comcast and BitTorrent Form Collaboration to Address Network Management, Network Architecture and Content Distribution  —  Comcast Corporation and BitTorrent, Inc. announced today that they will undertake a collaborative effort with one another and with the broader Internet and ISP community …
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Teams Up With BitTorrent and Promises Net Neutrality
InfoWorld:
Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest  —  It may be the quickest $10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.  —  He took the first of three laptop computers — and a $10,000 cash prize — Thursday after breaking into a MacBook Air at the CanSecWest security conference's PWN 2 OWN hacking contest.
Anna Lindén / nokiasiemensnetworks.com:
Nokia Siemens Networks doubles EDGE data speed  —  Facilitates genuine mobile broadband experience for GSM/EDGE networks  —  Nokia Siemens Networks today launched their downlink Dual Carrier EDGE software solution, ushering the first steps of EDGE Evolution into Nokia Siemens Networks' GSM/EDGE radio portfolio.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming Soon, Even Faster EDGE Networks
Discussion: InfoWorld, Electronista and Ubergizmo
Chester Yung / MarketWatch:
Hong Kong tycoon Li raises personal Facebook investment above $100 mln  —  HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing said Thursday he has increased his personal investment in social networking site Facebook to more than US$100 million, and might invest even more.
Jody Rosen / New York Times:
Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison  —  For more than a century, since he captured the spoken words “Mary had a little lamb” on a sheet of tinfoil, Thomas Edison has been considered the father of recorded sound.  But researchers say they have unearthed a recording of the human voice …
Discussion: Switched and The Chronicle
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Safari for Windows: Only for ‘Apple-labeled’ computers?  —  Apple, it seems, hasn't totally gotten used to making browsers for this Windows thing.  —  The license terms for the company's Safari Web browser on Windows include a curious restriction: “The software allows you to install and use …
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Apple pushes Safari to unsupported operating systems
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
James McGill / Official Google Maps API Blog:
Street View in the API (or, How I Spent My Summer “Vacation")  —  For the past three months I have had the great pleasure of working as an intern with the Google Maps API team in Sydney.  Unfortunately my time is now up and I must head back to the mundane life of a undergraduate scholar …
Betsy Schiffman / Epicenter:
Can Google Stop the Brain Drain?  —  It takes more than an army of trained chefs and free lunch to keep Googlers happy.  As a new wave of web darlings (such as Facebook) beef up recruiting efforts, high-level Googlers are blowing the joint.  Sheryl Sandberg, Ethan Beard (right) …
Chris Williams / The Register:
MPAA copyright punch up knocks out TorrentSpy  —  Former BitTorrent champ throws in the towel  —  $10,000 Panda Challenge - are you really protected?  —  The operators of TorrentSpy, once the most popular BitTorrent tracker, have been forced to permanently shutter the site after losing a battle with rights holders.
YouTube :: Blog:
YouTube Reveals Video Analytics Tool for All Users  —  Whether a YouTube video has 10 views or 10,000,000, people always want to know the same thing: who's watching this?  Where do viewers come from?  How did they find my video?  —  Finally, we have some answers.
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Blizzard sues over ‘WoW’ bot  —  We've long known that publishers of massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft don't like it when players mess with the purity of their games.  —  That's why they routinely issue stern warnings that anyone caught gold farming or buying accounts …
Discussion: TechSpot and Ars Technica
InfoWorld:
Apple releases iPhone SDK beta 2  —  Apple released on Thursday a new version of its iPhone SDK for developers. iPhone SDK beta 2 includes Interface Builder, a component of Apple's development tools that lets developers create the interface for their applications.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
What's wrong with the blogosphere, part 1  —  Zoli Erdos comments on my remarks at ZDNet about Apple's evil updater, which tries to push Safari on Windows users who previously installed iTunes or QuickTime.  Here's how he starts off: … To be fair, the rest of Zoli's comment is fairly insightful.
Discussion: The Last Podcast
InfoWorld:
Google: Web sites slow to fix serious Flash flaws  —  Two months after Adobe Systems patched a serious flaw in its Flash development software, there are still hundreds of thousands of Web pages serving up buggy Shockwave Flash (.swf) files that could be exploited by hackers, according to a Google researcher.
Discussion: The Register
 
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
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 Earlier Items: 
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon Web Services adds ‘resiliency’ to EC2 compute service
Discussion: The Register
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola MING A1800 says, “Whatup BGR?”
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Hacker Pours Cold Water on Windows Server 2008 Security Design
Google Watch:
The Sky Is Falling on Google's Paid Clicks
James A. Kimble / EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA:
Police: Employees steal 332 iPhones
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bug Labs Founder: Sold Out Of Open-Source Mobile Gadgets
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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