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Elinor Mills / CNET
Google whistles a new tune  —  Google was set to launch on Thursday a new service intended to give searchers fast links to song lyrics, musical artists and CD titles on the main search results page.  —  Google Music will allow a user to type in the name of a band, artist …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Adds Music Search Feature  —  Google has introduced a new feature that provides information about music and musical artists in response to music related search queries.  —  The new feature works directly from any Google web search form, and results are returned as "one box" …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google adds music search and purchase features  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Google Inc. (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) is introducing a music search feature that details the work of certain featured artists, the company said late on Wednesday.  —  "In analyzing our traffic …
David Alpert / Official Google Blog:
Searching for music
Jim Giles / Nature:
Internet encyclopaedias go head to head  —  Abstract  —  Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia comes close to Britannica in terms of the accuracy of its science entries, a Nature investigation finds.  —  One of the extraordinary stories of the Internet age is that of Wikipedia, a free online encyclopaedia that anyone can edit.
Wikipedia survives research test  —  The free online resource Wikipedia is about as accurate on science as the Encyclopedia Britannica, a study shows.  —  The British journal Nature examined a range of scientific entries on both works of reference and found few differences in accuracy.
Discussion: Nature and Licence to Roam
Stephen Cauchi / The Age:
Online encyclopedias put to the test  —  IT HAS proved one of the most radical yet popular ideas of the internet age: a free online encyclopedia that anybody can contribute to and edit.  But is Wikipedia a reliable source of information, or is it filled with inaccuracy and hoaxes?
Discussion: digg
Om Malik on Broadband:
Google Dressing Up For Opera  —  Update: Google spokesperson emailed and said, no comment and that this is just a rumor.  Opera spokesperson was even more blunt and said: "This is just as new to me as it is to you.  We do not know of any such plans."  —  Pierre Chappaz, former head of Yahoo Europe …
Harry McCracken / PC World's Techlog:
Is Google About to Buy Opera?
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
Michael Rogers / MSNBC:
Let's see some ID, please  —  The end of anonymity on the Internet?  —  Michael Rogers  —  •Profile  —  •E-mail  —  As the joke goes, on the Internet nobody knows you're a dog.  But although anonymity has been part of Internet culture since the first browser …
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
The Meta Wars  —  For all that people are saying 2006 is going to be the year of this or that, I think that 2006 is going to be the year of metadata, and as such, we're about to see some of the bloodiest battles in blogging.  She who controls the metadata rules the world …
Kevin C. Tofel / HD Beat:
HDTV over WiFi: tips and tricks  —  Well, that graph says it all, doesn't it?  This is the Windows Media Center Network Performance Tuner in action and it could spell doom for HDTV over WiFi.  Let me explain a little.  We showed you a video where we streamed high-def content from a Media Center PC to an Xbox 360 via WiFi.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and digg
Acquisition of  —  GUS plc, the retail and business services group, today announces that Experian has acquired, a leading provider of online comparison shopping services in the US. operates in fast-growing markets and complements Experian's …
Associated Press:   GUS Buys for $485 Million
Ryan Naraine /
Mr. LUA Goes to Washington  —  WASHINGTON, DC—The gospel according to LUA (least-privileged user account) took center stage at Microsoft Corp.'s Security Summit East here with a pair of Redmond consultants pitching the idea of a well-funded security deployment repository to help developers create applications for non-admin users.
Discussion: Microsoft Watch and
Chris Noon / Forbes:
Late Fees Back At Some Of Antioco's Blockbuster Stores  —  LONDON - Even though it's pretty unlikely a wide-eyed five-year old would have rented an X-rated movie, rationality goes out of the window when you're using your youngest child as a pawn for returning overdue DVDs.  Will the old classic still work?
Jaikumar Vijayan /
Port scans don't always precede hacks  —  Port scans may not be a pre-cursor to hacking efforts, according to conventional wisdom, reports the University of Maryland's engineering school.  —  An analysis of quantitative attack data gathered by the university over a two-month period showed …
Suzanne Panoplos /
Visto Files Legal Action Against Microsoft for Misuse of Visto's Proprietary Technology  —  (Redwood Shores, CA, December 15, 2005) - Visto Corporation has filed a legal action against Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) for misappropriating Visto's intellectual property.

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