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1:50 PM ET, March 27, 2008

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast Teams Up With BitTorrent and Promises Net Neutrality  —  Comcast has announced that it will lift the ban on BitTorrent traffic, which prevented its users from sharing files using the popular protocol.  The ISP and BitTorrent Inc. will work together on finding customer friendly solutions …
Vishesh Kumar / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast, BitTorrent To Work Together On Network Traffic  —  Long at loggerheads, cable provider Comcast Corp. and popular file-sharing company BitTorrent Inc. now are working together.  —  The deal comes as BitTorrent, which became known for developing software technology widely used …
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Comcast and BitTorrent agree to ‘collaborate’
Discussion: Techdirt
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast to stop hampering file-sharing
Discussion: The Tech Report
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.
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Tracy Chan / Official Google Blog:
Insight into YouTube videos  —  I remember the first time a video I posted to YouTube cracked 100 views.  I wasn't so much surprised as curious: Who were these people?  How did they find this video?  Where did they come from?  —  Today we're taking our first step towards answering …
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
Lori Grunin / Webware.com:
Review: Adobe Photoshop Express beta  —  Adobe's VP of Hosted and Consumer Services refers to Photoshop Express as “the on-ramp to the Adobe digital-imaging franchise.”  Next exit Photoshop Elements?  Construction delays?  Slippery pavement ahead?  The mind reels with metaphorical possibilities.
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Worth 1,000 words: Photoshop Express now free and online
Discussion: New York Times and SurfBits
dfes.gov.uk:
Safer Children in a Digital World: the report of the Byron Review  —  On 6th September the Prime Minister asked me to conduct an independent review, looking at the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games.
Amazon Web Services Blog:
New EC2 Features: Static IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels  —  We just added three important new features to Amazon EC2: Elastic IP Addresses, Availability Zones, and User Selectable Kernels.  The documentation, the WSDL, the AMI tools, and the command line tools …
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InfoWorld:   Amazon adds resilience to cloud computing service
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pirillo Starts Large Scale Community CMS Project  —  Chris Pirillo has announced a new, large scale open source CMS project that aims to “de-geekify” website tools (announcement video above).  —  The project will be built on the open source Drupal framework: … I chatted with Pirillo after the announcement.
PR Newswire:
JANA Partners Comments on CNET Reorganization  —  NEW YORK, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Following an announcement by CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET - News) that it has assembled a “task force” to evaluate fundamental operating issues, JANA Partners LLC Managing Partner Barry Rosenstein issued the following statement:
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Joseph Weisenthal / paidContent.org:   Updated: Jana On CNET Reorg: Timing ‘Astounding’; Task Force Led …
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Channel Register
James A. Kimble / EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA:
Police: Employees steal 332 iPhones  —  SALEM — Two men employed to sell iPhones at the Apple Computer Store in the Mall at Rockingham Park went into business for themselves, stealing 332 of them before being caught by their bosses, police said.  —  Police yesterday arrested Joshua Garrand …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and ifoAppleStore
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.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A content suggestion engine for blogging?  That could work...  Launching in Alpha today is Zemanta, the European startup which has developed a facility for Wordpress blogs to suggest contextually relevant links, pictures, related content and tags using an internally developed semantic analysis engine.
Discussion: MarketingShift
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On  —  Senator Barack Obama's videotaped response to President Bush's final State of the Union address — almost five minutes of Mr. Obama's talking directly to the camera — elicited little attention from newspaper and television reporters in January.
Maciej Stachowiak / Surfin' Safari:
WebKit achieves Acid3 100/100 in public build  —  UPDATE We now believe we have a full rendering pass (but not necessarily an animation smoothness pass yet).  See the bottom of the post for details.  —  UPDATE The Windows nightly is now available for download.  See below for details.
 
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Bug Labs Founder: Sold Out Of Open-Source Mobile Gadgets
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MPAA copyright punch up knocks out TorrentSpy
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Facebook now suggests “people you may know”
Discussion: Inside Facebook and AppScout
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
“Let them use AOL”: upper-class searchers prefer Google
Jackson West / Valleywag:
PaidContent blog network hires Dow Jones, Yahoo veteran as CEO
Tony Smith / The Register:
Boffin seeks US Blu-ray, mobile phone import ban
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