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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Bush Administration Demands Search Data; Google Says No, Yahoo Said Yes, MSN May Have Said Yes  —  Via John Battelle and Google Morning Silicon Valley, Feds want Google search records from the San Jose Mercury News covers the Bush administration demanding last year that Google …
Michael Bazeley / SiliconBeat:
Google's privacy fight with the government  —  We asked John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Conference last fall what he thought could hurt Google, what event or action could ultimately get in the way of the company's meteoric rise.  Battelle, who wrote the book The Search, said that if Google got emeshed …
TDavid / Things That:   Google will fight feds 'vigorously' over search subpoena
Konica Minolta Announces Withdrawal Plan for Camera Business and Photo Business  —  Konica Minolta has long been a leading company in photo imaging business covering wide range of imaging from input to output.  In addition, we have provided inspiring products and services by fusing our unique technologies.
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Konica Minolta Abandons Photo Industry
Discussion: Gizmodo
Gretchen Gallen / Sold to Escom LLC For $14M  —  SAN FRANCISCO - The infamous and controversial domain has officially been sold to Boston-based Escom LLC for a reported $14 million, XBiz has learned.  — owner Gary Kremen was unavailable for comment, but a source from Kremen's company …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
The Backhoe: A Real Cyberthreat  —  At half-past noon on Jan. 9, cable TV contractors sinking a half-mile of cable near Interstate 10 in rural Arizona pulled up something unexpected in the bucket of their backhoe: an unmarked fiber-optic cable.  "It started pulling the fiber out of the pipe …
Discussion: Tech_Space
Jason Snell / Macworld:
First Lab Tests: iMac with Intel Core Duo processor  —  Intel-based iMacs are fast, but gains don't match Apple's claims  —  Since the first rumors of an Apple switch to Intel, everyone has been wondering about the potential speed of Intel-based Macs.  Last week's announcement …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Google Video: Trash Mixed With Treasure  —  BY now, everybody knows that anything audio is eventually followed by something video.  Radio first, then TV.  Audio tape, then videotape.  CD, then DVD.  Music iPod, then video iPod.  —  And then, of course, there's Apple's iTunes Music Store.
Carlo Longino / MobHappy:
Will People Accept Ads In Exchange For Free Content?  —  Following Oliver's post earlier in the week about advertising and my own about mobile TV has got me wondering about a few things.  —  The ideas that some people have about mobile advertising are simply asinine (as Oliver pointed out).
Discussion: This is Mobility and Mobilitee
Business Week:
Is Google Out of Steam?  —  Downgrading its stock to sell, S&P's Scott Kessler explains why the search giant is vulnerable on several fronts.  Key among them: click fraud  —  Here's a gazillion-dollar question for investors: Has Google's (GOOG ) stock peaked?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Following the money: how Subway ads ended up in Counter-Strike  —  Big brands, strange places  —  If you've ever seen a computer infested with spyware (not your own, of course), you know that it's not uncommon for ads from well-respected companies to start popping up on the desktop.
Percy / SnapStream Blog:
Godzilla PVR  —  Introduction:  —  With the third installment of our Monster PVR series, we here at SnapStream asked ourselves, "How can we beat the Medusa PVR, our 6 tuner beast, and our Hydra PVR, our 10 tuner monster?"  —  Why, by making an 11 tuner system with HDTV support, of course!
Tesco offers free internet calls  —  Hilary Osborne and agencies  —  Tesco today entered the internet calls market, offering customers the chance to talk to friends and family via their computers for an upfront cost of less than £20.  —  The supermarket giant claims the move …
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:
The battle over bundling: Top Ten Sources and more  —  Executive Director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society John Palfrey has a post today about whether the way his independent venture, Ten Top Sources, sources and then publishes content from blogger's RSS feeds is a) legal and b) appropriate.
Mark Ballard / The Register:
Crazy Frog scapegoat finds solace in porn  —  Every mobile content firm admits that all the money is in porn.  But most pin-stripe firms tend to steer clear of the genre.  They don't want to upset their respectable customers.  —  mBlox was one of those untarnished outfits until …
Charles Onyett / IGN:
Top Sellers on Xbox Live Arcade  —  Which game draws the most dollars?  The official top 10.  —  January 18, 2006 - In the wake of yesterday's article about which Xbox Live Arcade games you most wanted to see released, we're bound to wonder which games have fared the best so far.
Discussion: Kotaku and Xbox 360 Fanboy

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