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4:25 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
Discussion: Engadget 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 …
Karl / DSLreports:
Comcast Claims They'll Stop BitTorrent Throttling …
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.
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
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon Web Services adds ‘resiliency’ to EC2 compute service  —  Amazon Web Services on Thursday is scheduled to release features meant to give its hosted computing service a better safety net.  —  Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service now has an application programming interface …
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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
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Facebook adds me-too feature - “People You May Know”  —  Facebook has quietly rolled out a new feature called “People You May Know”, which, as the names suggests, attempts to identify members of the social networking site who you likely know but haven't actually “connected” with yet i.e. invited to be a “friend.”
Discussion: BoomTown
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Danny Mendez / Download Squad:
Facebook now suggests “people you may know”
Discussion: AppScout and Inside Facebook
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Larry Dignan / Zero Day:
EMC, Verint team up on physical security
Discussion: Computerworld
Tom Krazit / One More Thing:
Details of AMD's manufacturing plans around the corner
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Ma.gnolia: OpenID to Save Anti-Spam, Anti-Spam to Save OpenID
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
What's wrong with the blogosphere, part 1
Discussion: Steve Sloan …
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Silicon chips stretch into shape
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
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Digital Daily
The Boy Genius Report:
Motorola MING A1800 says, “Whatup BGR?”
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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
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bug Labs Founder: Sold Out Of Open-Source Mobile Gadgets
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
PR Newswire:
JANA Partners Comments on CNET Reorganization
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
A content suggestion engine for blogging? That could work...
Discussion: MarketingShift
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Pirillo Starts Large Scale Community CMS Project
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Adobe Unveils Webtop Version of Photoshop. Picnik Is Not Scared.