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The case against enterprise micro-blogging

February28
Twitter and its clones seem like a good idea for the enterprise-until you realize that the short message format is just no good for business.
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Suddenly, Twitter’s the rage with D.C. politicos

February28
Missouri's U.S. senator becomes the latest to make waves with the microblogging site--this time suggesting when Obama would announce his choice for Health and Human Services head.
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Data on Obama’s helicopter breached via P2P?

February28
Security company Tiversa says the country has obtained engineering and communications information about Marine One, likely via a compromised file swap on a peer-to-peer service.
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Sony: PS3 is hard to develop for–on purpose

February28
The Japanese electronics powerhouse is making it hard on developers to create games for the PlayStation 3, and believe it or not, the company is fine with that.
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Guilty pleasures: 5 celebrity gossip sites revealed

February28
We might not want to admit it, but celebrity gossip is one of our favorite guilty pleasures. Find out which sites are the best, from Defamer to TMZ. (And no, we don't forget Perez Hilton.)
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Mozilla Bespin: Cloud code editing via browser

February28
Mozilla Labs is pushing into the cloud with an experiment called Bespin, a browser-based editor. While still a Mozilla Labs project, Bespin looks like an excellent "cloud editor."
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Investigative journalism: First casualty of the Net?

February28
The debate over the impact of technology on media and the potential impact on political governance takes center stage at a weekend colloquium on IT and society.
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Why it’s good that Facebook makes us infantile

February28
Lady Greenfield, a professor of synaptic pharmacology, this week declared that Facebook and other social-networking sites are infantilizing the human brain. Why is that so bad?
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Portable unit kicks in when GPS fades

February28
The high-tech dead-reckoning unit NaviSeer, from Seer Technology, supports GPS navigation. Coordinates accurate to within less than a yard, according to Seer.
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Mufin Player organizes songs by sound

February27
The Mufin Player recommends similar songs based on an audio analysis, but the first beta version has a litle trouble identifying song information from iTunes.
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