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3:15 AM ET, March 28, 2008

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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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PWN to OWN Day Two: First Winner Emerges! (updated)
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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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   The Music Industry's New Extortion Scheme
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:   Is a music “tax” paid to ISPs the answer?
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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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
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
Steve Lohr / Bits:
No Recession at Red Hat  —  Red Hat, the Linux software company, gave a nice welcome present today to its new chief executive, James Whitehurst.  —  The company, which distributes Linux and other open-source software, reported that its quarterly sales grew 27 percent and earnings slightly surpassed analysts' consensus estimate.
Discussion: Business Wire and CNET News.com
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Austin Modine / The Register:   Red Hat cheerleading purges Q4 profits
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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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Adobe's New Flash Codec is “Everyman's HD Platform”....has Improved …
Discussion: JD on EP
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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Craig Newmark / cnewmark:
Multiple language support on craigslist  —  We tend to do stuff without much announcement, but I figured you might want to know that we implemented multiple language support for craigslist in November.  Just Spanish then, but last week we added more languages.  Check for yourself:
Discussion: CNET News.com and TechCrunch
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?
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.
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.
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 and Lost Remote
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
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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MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
Oh MacBook Pro, Oh Yeah
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John Markoff / New York Times:
China Law Could Impede Microsoft Deal for Yahoo
Gary Wolf / Wired News:
Futurist Ray Kurzweil Pulls Out All the Stops (and Pills) …
Discussion: Data Mining, Boing Boing and Digg
Sharon Gaudin / PC World:
AMD Comes Out Swinging With 2 Quad Chips and a Triple-Core
Discussion: AMD, Ars Technica and DailyTech
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Comcast Adjusts Way It Manages Internet Traffic
InfoWorld:
Spring to get upgraded with REST
Discussion: Labnotes
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Jared A. Favole / MarketWatch:
Apple COO Cook sells $41 mln in company stock
Scott Moritz / Fortune:
Cisco reins in costs, braces for downturn
Discussion: Valleywag and CNNMoney.com
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
AT&T to offer live mobile TV in May
Dave McClure / Master of 500 Hats:
Business Models for Social Networks: Monetizing Social Capital …
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Wikipedia - Where do People Go After Visiting Wikipedia?
Discussion: WebProNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Ma.gnolia: OpenID to Save Anti-Spam, Anti-Spam to Save OpenID
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Silicon chips stretch into shape
Discussion: Slashdot
Jody Rosen / New York Times:
Researchers Play Tune Recorded Before Edison