James Fallows / New York Times:
A Journey to the Center of Yahoo — I HAVE never known how to think about Yahoo. I often turn to it for movie listings and driving maps. I have joined numerous Yahoo-based discussion groups, in which I read and occasionally write messages about various recreational interests.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft's AntiSpyware Rebranded 'Windows Defender' — Microsoft Corp.'s Windows AntiSpyware technology has been renamed "Windows Defender" and has been expanded to detect and remove rootkits, keystroke loggers and other forms of malware. — The revamped application will be bundled …
Paul Lashmar / Independent:
PayPal names names as IRS chases tax evaders — PayPal, the internet money-transfer arm of eBay, is to disclose the identity of customers who use the service to evade paying US taxes. — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is demanding records of customers using Paypal through offshore accounts …
Mary Jo Foley / microsoft-watch.com:
Microsoft's Other OS — Microsoft Research has developed a prototype of a microkernel operating system, code-named 'Singularity.' Its most surprising feature: It has nothing to do with Windows. — Contrary to popular opinion, Windows isn't the only operating system in which Microsoft is investing.
Ubuntu Conference Affirms Commitment to Kubuntu and KDE — The Ubuntu Below Zero conference is in full momentum this week and Kubuntu has been prominent throughout. In his opening remarks at the start of the conference Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced that he was now using Kubuntu …
Kim Peterson / Seattle Times:
Calling all geeks; this camp's for you — What: The inaugural Seattle Mind Camp, scheduled to run Saturday-Sunday — An all-nighter: Mind Camp is a free conference for techies and entrepreneurs that runs for 24 hours straight. The event is full at 150 attendees, though Edwards might increase …
Discussion: ben barren
Fred / A VC:
The Future of Media (aka Please Take My RSS Feed) — I have seen the future of media and it looks like this: — Mashed Up Blog Posts at tech.memeorandum — Mashed Up Funny Videos at delicious — Mashed Up Playlists at webjay — Here is the future of media: — 1 - Reduce the content to its simplest form.
Sam Kennedy / 1up.com:
23 eerie parallels between Xbox 360 and the Sega Dreamcast. — Ever since the first details of the Xbox 360 hit the web, gamers have drawn comparisons to Sega's ill-fated (yet still highly regarded) Dreamcast console. There are the obvious examples - the timing of the launches or the color …
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
Microsoft to Offer 100,000 Books Free Online — Firm Says It Won't Skirt Copyrights in Project With British Library — Microsoft Corp. struck a deal yesterday with the British Library to scan 100,000 books from its vast collection and make them freely available for reading and searching on the Internet next year.
Discussion: Digital Tech Life
Freeware of the Moment- OneNote Daily Journal PowerToy — I stay in OneNote all day and anything that makes the powerful program even more useful is great. Any utility that does that and is free just makes my day. It also makes my Freeware of the Moment list so here it is.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon finally reveals itself as the Matrix — Amazon's new Mechanical Turk product is brilliant because it will help application developers overcome certain types of problems (resulting in the possibility for new kinds of applications) and somewhat scary because I can't get the Matrix …
Richard MacManus / Read/Write Web: Top Ten Web 2.0 Problems Amazon Mechanical Turk Can Solve For Me
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Don't blame the online mappers — reporter's notebook For the record, the guys who create those often-vexing online maps would like you to know it's not their fault. — Or so they say. On a recent sunny Thursday morning, I went directly to the source to find out why online maps …
Discussion: The Map Room
David Adam / Guardian:
Fuel's paradise? Power source that turns physics on its head — · Scientist says device disproves quantum theory — · Opponents claim idea is result of wrong maths — It seems too good to be true: a new source of near-limitless power that costs virtually nothing …
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