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7:10 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: PalmAddicts
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple patent apps reveal plans for iPhone as “lifestyle companion”
Discussion: MacUser, Tech Blog and Adrants
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) …
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.
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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Bob Fernandez / Philly.com:
Comcast agreement in dispute with BitTorrent
Discussion: DailyTech
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.
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
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
Discussion: InfoWorld, Electronista and Ubergizmo
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.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On
Discussion: WebGuild and BuzzMachine
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 …
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.
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 and Ars Technica
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 …
InfoWorld:
Apple releases iPhone SDK beta 2  —  Apple released on Thursday a new version of its iPhone SDK for developers. iPhone SDK beta 2 includes Interface Builder, a component of Apple's development tools that lets developers create the interface for their applications.
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 …
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?
Discussion: Beet.TV and HipMojo.com
 
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Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Wikipedia - Where do People Go After Visiting Wikipedia?
Discussion: WebProNews
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
M'SOFT NOT YET ON BOARD
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the missed opportunity of acid 3
Daniel Terdiman / Geek Gestalt:
Wikimedia Foundation gets $500,000 donation
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to rebrand ‘CRM Live’ as ‘CRM Online’
InfoWorld:
Google: Web sites slow to fix serious Flash flaws
Discussion: The Register
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Kodak intros new EasyShare photo frames with Quick Touch borders
 Earlier Items: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Amazon Web Services adds ‘resiliency’ to EC2 compute service
Discussion: The Register
Ryan Naraine / eWeek:
Hacker Pours Cold Water on Windows Server 2008 Security Design
Google Watch:
The Sky Is Falling on Google's Paid Clicks
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Safari for Windows: Only for ‘Apple-labeled’ computers?