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3:10 PM ET, March 27, 2008

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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 …
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  —  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.
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: BoomTown and eWeek
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK:
Guardian hires Yahoo! developer head to build platform  —  It's highly significant that The Guardian newspaper has just made a major hire direct out of Yahoo! in the US to begin building some kind of development platform.  —  Matt McAlister, currently the director of Yahoo's developer network …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Guardian
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Matt McAlister:
My new gig at the Guardian in London
Discussion: paidContent
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Unveils Webtop Version of Photoshop.  Picnik Is Not Scared.  —  As I alluded to in an earlier post, online photo-editing applications keep getting better as the competition heats up between startups like Picnik and FotoFlexer.  Today, a very large competitor, Adobe …
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Worth 1,000 words: Photoshop Express now free and online
Discussion: Download Squad and The Register
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Hacker Pours Cold Water on Windows Server 2008 Security Design  —  Argeniss co-founder Cesar Cerrudo has found serious design weaknesses that could allow a skilled hacker to take complete control of the operating system.  —  A hacker picking apart the security model of Microsoft's brand …
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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Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Opera Becomes First Windows Browser To Pass Acid3
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
 
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Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
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eWeek:
U.N. Agency Evicts Record Number of Cybersquatters
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Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Blizzard sues over ‘WoW’ bot
Discussion: TechSpot and Ars Technica
Chris Foresman / Infinite Loop:
Rumors, speculation of impending 3G iPhone continue to swirl
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John Bowker / Reuters:
Wolfson misses out on Apple players
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eWeek:
ATandT CEO Says Hard to Find Skilled U.S. Workers
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PC World:
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 Earlier Items: 
James A. Kimble / EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA:
Police: Employees steal 332 iPhones
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
$3 million tax cut on Larry Ellison's estate
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bug Labs Founder: Sold Out Of Open-Source Mobile Gadgets
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Facebook now suggests “people you may know”
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
“Let them use AOL”: upper-class searchers prefer Google
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A content suggestion engine for blogging? That could work...
Discussion: MarketingShift