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Howard Mintz /
Feds want Google search records  —  BUSH LAWYERS ASK JUDGE TO MAKE GOOGLE HAND OVER DATA; GOOGLE PROMISES A FIGHT  —  The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of material from its closely guarded databases.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
DON'T LOOK NOW, BUT IT'S HAPPENING  —  From my book, written a year or so ago:  —  As we move our data to the servers at,,  —, and, we are making an implicit bargain, one  —  that the public at large is either entirely content with, or, more likely,
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:   What if we promise not to show the records to Karl Rove?
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
That old copyright song  —  My cable connection started working without problems yesterday, just in time for me to attempt to connect using DSL later today.  I've also been attempting to take photos of the bald eagles wintering in our area, but have run into interesting complications, which I'll write about later.
Coldcoffee / cold coffee in a spent cup:
Stealing content through RSS
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo, Google & Web 2.0 Reality Check  —  Not such a good day for Yahoo and other search engine stocks.  Yahoo's modest financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2005 prompted a quick sell-off, and already the second largest search engine is down 10% for the day.
Jonathan Berr /
Two Abandon Google Bandwagon
Discussion: ben barren
Michael Liedtke /
Yahoo 4Q Profit Misses Views; Shares Fall
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Clickety Clack
Glenn Fleishman / New York Times:
Advocates of Wi-Fi in Cities Learn Art of Politics  —  SEATTLE, Jan. 18 - The idea of building citywide wireless networks from the community level was suspiciously simple back in 2000, although the plans sounded like the work of underground revolutionaries.  "All of us were very idealistic …
James Fontanella / Financial Times:
Hackers blackmail milliondollar site  —  The FBI is investigating the hijacking of - the website that earned $1m (£566,000) for its British creator Alex Tew by hosting micro-advertisements - by hackers who demanded a ransom to restore the site.
Blackmailers target $1m website
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Ellie Gibson /
Police fight crime with games  —  Police in Edinburgh have found a new way of keeping naughty kids off the streets, out of trouble and in the library - but they're not going there to read boring old books, obviously.  —  According to the Daily Record, a new scheme was recently launched …
Eva Glass / Inquirer:
Tablet PC character seduced by hacks in Las Vegas  —  Poor foamhead  —  A SMALL FOAMY CHARACTER was shown the sights of Las Vegas by old hacks at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January, and has a tale to tell.  —  Little SK I Pe, originally presented to us by the Tablet PC Association …
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Popular elements of a 2006 web site or service  —  A lot of the features and functionality of so-called Web 2.0 sites are now common elements in most current web apps and sites.  It's really gone beyond what was labelled 'Web 2.0' last year, because so many mainstream websites are now using these elements.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Bokardo
Bruce Stewart / O'Reilly Emerging Telephony:
A Ringtone That Really Gets Under Your Skin?  —  Make of it what you will, but a new site has popped up devoted to the promotion of Pherotones, which are presented as a sort of oddball, audible cousin of pheromones, which naturally you'll be able to use as ring tones on your cell phone.
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Consumer groups push for net neutrality rules  —  Organizations react to telcos plans to slow access to some content  —  Three consumer groups repeated their calls for a U.S. law to prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing customer access to some Internet content by saying the public wants government protection.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's 1st-Qtr Net Doubles; Forecast Falls Short of Estimates  —  Listen  —  Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Apple Computer Inc. said first- quarter profit almost doubled and sales reached a record, buoyed by surging holiday sales of iPod digital music players.  Profit and sales this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Mike Davidson / Interactive Design …:
The Proof is in the People  —  Forecasting the next big thing on the web seems to be the sport of the season these days.  Each quarter, new companies launch and put themselves at the mercy of the blogosphere and the press with the hopes of being the next media darling.
Discussion: Conversion Rater and Junto Boyz
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Some Students Use Net To Hire Experts to Do Their School Work  —  That a student who freely admits to a fondness for night life is also behind in his studies won't come as a surprise.  And it certainly isn't news that students have been partying their way to bad grades since As and Fs were invented.
Discussion: Techdirt and The Stalwart
Andy Oakley / Computerworld:
Hands On: Learning Monad, the scripting language for Windows Vista  —  Microsoft lead programmer Andy Oakley looks at the next-generation MSH Windows Command Shell  —  JANUARY 17, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Excerpted from Monad with permission of O'Reilly Media Inc., all rights reserved.
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
'Bubble' hits theaters, TV, DVD on same day  —  LOS ANGELES — If you live in New Jersey, Virginia or Nevada and want to see the new Steven Soderbergh film Bubble in a theater, pack your bags.  It won't be showing in those or more than a dozen other states.
Discussion: Blog Maverick, ben barren and Techdirt
Russ / Russell Beattie Notebook:
Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Thoughts  —  Today's "official" launch of the Cingular 2125 Windows Mobile smart phone reminded me that I hadn't posted my thoughts about this device.  I got a chance to play with it about a month ago in the Cingular store and was pretty impressed.
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Apple Delivers Record Revenue & Earnings  —  CUPERTINO, California—January 18, 2006—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended December 31, 2005, reporting the highest revenue and earnings in the Company's history.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Naked Conversations Party at TechCrunch  —  UPDATE: This event is now full.  I apologize to everyone who did not get on the wiki list.  —  The fifth TechCrunch Meetup is on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the TechCrunch house in Atherton, California.  We will celebrate the launch of Naked Conversations …
Discussion: Scobleizer and gapingvoid

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