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5:25 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  —  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 …
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  —  With 3G and 4G wireless broadband becoming part of the daily mobile lexicon, who has time for pokey old EDGE networks?  Nokia Siemens Networks, a wireless equipment maker, does and has come up with a new software solution that doubles the EDGE data speeds.
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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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:   TorrentSpy shuts down  —  A prolonged legal fight with the …
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
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.
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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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.
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.
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 …
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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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:   Amazon Web Services adds ‘resiliency’ to EC2 compute service
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, Ars Technica and WebGuild
Google Watch:
The Sky Is Falling on Google's Paid Clicks  —  The latest paid click report from comScore has financial analysts in a tizzy and eying the leading search and online advertising player with suspicion and not a light undercurrent of dread.  Google's paid click rate grew 3.1 percent year-to-year in February …
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.
 
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InfoWorld:
Google: Web sites slow to fix serious Flash flaws
InfoWorld:
Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest
Discussion: CrunchGear and DVLabs
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Kodak intros new EasyShare photo frames with Quick Touch borders
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google Observes Earth Hour, Gets Energy Issue Backward
InfoWorld:
Apple releases iPhone SDK beta 2
PR Newswire:
Aircell Completes Nationwide Network; Completes Coast-to-Coast …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Ma.gnolia: OpenID to Save Anti-Spam, Anti-Spam to Save OpenID
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Facebook adds me-too feature - “People You May Know”
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Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Rumors, speculation of impending 3G iPhone continue to swirl
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola MING A1800 says, “Whatup BGR?”
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Hacker Pours Cold Water on Windows Server 2008 Security Design
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Glam Media Buys Fashion Site Stylemob
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Opera Becomes First Windows Browser To Pass Acid3
Discussion: VentureBeat and Surfin' Safari
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:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On
Discussion: WebGuild and BuzzMachine