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  • Photo finish in Netflix Prize race

    For sports fans of the geek persuasion, the most exciting competition and wildest finish of the weekend didn’t come on any ball field, nor any course, track, court or pitch. […]

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  • Quoted

    “We’re in a recession, and there is enough good talent now [in the U.S.], but long term, it will hurt like you won’t believe. Losing critical talent means arming the […]

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  • Off Topic

    Accidental Mysteries, an eclectic art blog; Forgotten Bookmarks, found in used books; and the CATcerto, as performed by the Klaipeda (Lithuania) Chamber Orchestra and soloist Nora The Piano Cat.

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  • BlogHer Conference Celebrates Rise Of Blogosphere

    BlogHer Conference Celebrates Rise Of Blogosphere

    Starting today, thousands of women (and many men) are gathering in Chicago for the annual BlogHer conference. This may be one of those events, more than any other, that gives […]

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  • Twitter offers clues to the puzzled

    Twitter has a problem that was amusingly illustrated this week by Kevin Spacey’s unsuccessful attempt to explain the basics and the attraction to David Letterman. As simple as the underlying […]

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  • Microsoft’s quarter is the pits

    Somewhere down the road, somebody should take a whack at calculating how much Vista has cost Microsoft — in lost or postponed sales, missed opportunities and damaged reputation — as […]

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  • Quoted

    “We worked closely with Apple to bring Latitude to the iPhone in a way Apple thought would be best for iPhone users. After we developed a Latitude application for the […]

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  • Off Topic

    HowPack, with printable templates for all manner of containers, some backyard adaptations of classic video games, and cat ladders from around the world.

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  • AMD’s spun-off factories expect a new customer soon

    Advanced Micro Devices generally left Wall Street displeased when it reported its 11th consecutive quarterly loss earlier this week. But the Sunnyvale chip maker offered one tantalizing tidbit about its […]

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  • Rambus receives humanitarian award

    We here at SiliconBeat always keep our eyes open for uplifting news, so we felt compelled to pass on this item about microchip-maker Rambus. The Los Altos firm has been […]

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