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11:35 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.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:   Apple and Nintendo push to make you healthy (or at least move)
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.
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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) …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
“If the news is important, it will find me”  —  Brian Stelter has a great piece in the New York Times that I urge anyone interested in the media business to go and read right now — I'll wait — and that includes reporters, editors and (most of all) managers, and probably IT departments and designers as well.
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
M'SOFT NOT YET ON BOARD  —  NO NAMES LINED UP YET FOR YAHOO!  —  Microsoft has been so cagey about the candidates it plans to nominate to Yahoo!'s board that speculation is mounting that the software giant actually doesn't have anyone lined up.  —  The word on Wall Street and in technology circles …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The New York Post Got It Wrong—Microsoft's Alternate Board Slate For Yahoo Is All Sewn Up  —  This morning, the New York Post ran a story with this headline: … The article goes on to suggest that nobody in Silicon Valley wants to be on Microsoft's alternate board for Yahoo for fear of …
Discussion: Brier Dudley's blog
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
The Next Phase Of Our Company: Scaling From The Inside Out  —  Some time around late summer last year, about six months after we moved into our (first-ever) office in Santa Monica, I realized we needed to start asking the “BIG S” question for our growing B2B media company: How Do You Scale?
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing the Windows Search 4.0 Preview  —  To search for files on my PCs, I use Windows Search - Windows Vista's desktop search feature.  I use Windows Search specifically to find photos that I've tagged in Windows Live Photo Gallery or important emails and Word documents.
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Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Hacker Pours Cold Water on Windows Server 2008 Security Design
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.
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.
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
TorrentSpy Gives Up; Shuts Down
Discussion: DSLreports and WebGuild
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 …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Mashable!
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Bradley Bossard / Google LatLong:
Street View: expanding our horizons
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
Craigslist gets heat for prostitution ads  —  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today threatened legal action against Craigslist if it does not curb prostitutes from advertising their services on its Web site.  —  In a letter to Craigslist today, he took the San Francisco Web site …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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 …
Portfolio:
Fee for All  —  Edgar Bronfman Jr.'s Warner Music Group has tapped industry veteran Jim Griffin to spearhead a controversial plan to bundle a monthly fee into consumers' internet-service bills for unlimited access to music.  —  The plan—the boldest move yet to keep the wounded entertainment …
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: Beet.TV and The Register
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CBS Testing HD Streaming  —  CBS released a high definition player today in the labs area of their site, along with a few clips.  They are currently streaming (not progressive download) in H.264/AVC format at 480p, with 720p and 1080p coming soon, they say.  —  Hulu and others are also beginning to test high definition streaming.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Watch Out - Adobe Is Slowly Building an Online Empire  —  The blogosphere was abuzz today with the launch of Adobe's online photo-editing and storage platform, Adobe Photoshop Express.  The new tool isn't so much of a web-based version of Photoshop as people had hoped, but more of a simple online photo editor …
 
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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Blizzard sues over ‘WoW’ bot
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James A. Kimble / EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA:
Police: Employees steal 332 iPhones