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Derek Powazek / Technorati Weblog:
Got Favorites?  —  The number of blogs doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google  —  update A federal judge has ruled that portions of Google's popular image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law.  —  U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled Friday …
Discussion: Techdirt
Susan Kuchinskas /
Google and A9 May Stop Showing Perfect 10s  —  Adult publisher Perfect 10 won a partial victory in its efforts to stop search engines' display of its photos in image search results.  —  Today, Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California said Perfect 10 …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
Can Yahoo do content?  —  Early in Lloyd Braun's tenure at the helm of Yahoo's media group, he ran a quirky idea past his colleagues: a plan to add pizzazz to the company's Internet news site by creating a show anchored by animated puppets.  —  Braun discussed the puppets and other new ideas …
Anna Fifield / Financial Times:
South Korean gamers stage online massacre of Chinese  —  Chinese-Korean relations have their ups and downs, but it's been a long time since they resorted to violence to settle scores.  —  However, in cyberspace South Korean gamers are ganging up to obliterate the Chinese, whom they view as greedy and rude.
Discussion: JD on EP, Clickable Culture and Joystiq
Byrne Reese / Six Apart:
Submitting TrackBack as an Internet Standard  —  In 2002, Ben and Mena Trott had an idea for how blogging systems could communicate with one another more effectively about the plethora of content being created.  They dubbed the idea "TrackBack" and they implemented it in Movable Type.
Discussion: Photo Matt and The Blog Herald
New York Times:
Running a Hatchery for Replicant Hackers  —  By JENNIFER 8.  LEE  —  At 26, Phil Yuen's identity lay somewhere between Dilbert and a Microserf.  His office, on the first floor of Building 16 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., did not have a window.  Not to worry.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MashupCamp Day 2: The mashups  —  Day 2 of MashupCamp included geek dating—each presenter had five minutes to show their mashup to a rotating group of campers.  —  David Schorr's Weather Bonk and Ski Bonk mashups were among the more sophisticated mashups.
Colin Campbell /
Kim Talks Halo 3 and Second Wave  —  Microsoft Game Studios general manager Shane Kim has been talking to Next Generation about Halo 3, the second wave of Xbox 360 games and lessons learned from the recent platform launch...  We caught up with Shane Kim at the recent DICE summit to talk …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Gamerscore Blog
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Web Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role  —  The old story of technology in business was a trickle-down affair.  From telephones to computers, big companies came first.  They could afford the latest innovations, and they reaped the benefits of greater efficiency, increased sales and expansion into distant markets.
USA Today:
Double-dialers swell cellphone ranks  —  Now that seemingly every American has a cellphone, wireless companies have a new way to add subscribers: sell them another.  —  About 16% of wireless customers have two mobile phones — one for personal use and one for business, says a new online survey by research firm Compete.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Democracy: a new platform for making and seeing TV on the net  —  A new suite of free and open tools let you watch TV, make TV, and recommend TV in a way that's easier, cheaper and more accessible than ever before.  Democracy is a new Internet TV viewer that combines RSS (so you can pull a …
Discussion: IP Democracy and reblog
Carlo / Techdirt:
Don't Let Something Like The Truth Get In The Way Of Fear-Mongering  —  from the la-la-la-i'm-not-listening-to- you dept.  —  All the scare stories about MySpace seem to be contagious, with a Philadelphia TV channel now labeling the Nintendo DS as the pedophile's best friend …
Discussion: Tech_Space and Lost Remote TV Blog
Mike / Techdirt:
The Rebirth Of Enterprise Focused Chat?  —  It really does seem, these days, that all those old internet ideas that failed are suddenly coming back — sometimes making the same mistakes they did the first time around.  There definitely are some improvements, but it's not clear why people keep hyping …
50 Million US & UK RSS Users Do Not Know They Use RSS — How to Reach Them  —  Forward to a friend: … The numbers around RSS haven't been adding up properly for the past year.  As we interview marketers across the US for MarketingSherpa Case Studies, we always ask "Do you have an RSS feed and how's that working?"
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
How to give Oral Sex to Bloggers in Return for PR Favors  —  [This is a brief rant.  Go elsewhere if you don't like rants.  Thanks.]  —  I'm becoming more and more sickened by the increasing number of articles and blog posts I've seen in the last few months that are self-proclaimed …
Discussion: The Blog Herald

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