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12:25 PM ET, May 26, 2006

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Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Controversy about our "Web 2.0" service mark  —  Sara Winge, our VP of Corporate Communications, asked me to post this:  —  The blogosphere has been buzzing today about O'Reilly sending a cease-and-desist letter to IT@Cork, demanding (yes, that's the legal term) that they not use "Web 2.0" in the title of their conference.
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
O'Reilly's Sara Winge is next up  —  Well, that "oops" took slightly longer then I would have expected, but everybody is busy getting ready for Reboot and other conferences that are now going to have a chunk of time spent trashing O'Reilly on one level or another.  —  First, you can read the corporate-speak from O'Reilly, here.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   O'Reilly and How Not to Solve a PR Crisis
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
The Web 2.0 brawl - oh please
Discussion: Hacking Cough and Chrono Tron
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google Reaches Agreement to Have Its Software Installed on New Dell Computers  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 — Google and Dell have reached an agreement to install Google software on millions of new Dell computers over the next few years, Google's chief executive said on Thursday.
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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Makes Deal on Ads With eBay  —  EBay and Yahoo, two top Internet companies that have been losing ground to Google, said yesterday that they would work together in several areas, including advertising and online payments.  —  The deal will expand Yahoo's share of Internet advertising, a market where it lost leadership to Google.
Associated Press:
Company: Hackers can crack top antivirus program  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Symantec Corp.'s leading antivirus software, which protects some of the world's largest corporations and U.S. government agencies, suffers from a flaw that lets hackers seize control of computers to steal sensitive data …
Discussion: MobileRead Networks
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Critical back door-like vulnerability exposes Symantec anti-virus users  —  In light of a potentially critical vulnerability and with over 200 million people using his anti-virus solutions, are the comments by Symantec CEO John Thompson about a "Microsoft security monoculture" coming back to haunt him?
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Symantec AntiVirus Worm Hole Puts Millions at Risk  —  Be the first to comment on this article  —  A gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus software suite could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack, Internet security experts warned May 25.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Has the MySpace Downturn Begun?  —  Guy Kawasaki held a focus group with six teenagers — this is a small sample, of course, but their view of MySpace is telling: … This points to two key MySpace vulnerabilities (among many):  —  1. When a fad becomes overhyped, teens will eventually retreat
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft adds Ultimate edition of Office  —  Ultimate is becoming a popular word in Redmond.  —  After already announcing plans for an Ultimate edition of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed this week that it also plans an Ultimate edition of Office 2007.  —  The new retail package …
Discussion: M-Dollar and Bink.nu
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Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
Ultimate OneNote 2007  —  Some time ago when I announced …
Discussion: Neowin.net and GottaBeMobile.com
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
PIcasa on Linux, so far  —  Last week in New York, I shared a cab with a friend who works for Google.  He was the guy who, with permission from his company, gave me a scoop that had to stay embargoed until 8pm Pacific time tonight (Thursday, as I write this), while I was out having an anniversary dinner with my wife.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to refine Vista's PC-rating tool  —  SEATTLE—Microsoft is retooling a PC-rating feature in Windows Vista following criticism from hardware makers and others, a situation that suggests the next-generation operating system may not yet be ready for mass consumption.
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Xbox Live Update Brings Major Enhancements  —  I just got off the phone with some Microsoft peeps.  They walked me through what features the Live update will include and said it will hit around next Friday.  Among other things, the update includes major music and DVD playback tweaks …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Microsoft announces major 360 Dashboard update
Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Nokia CK-20W Car Kit  —  Nokia has just showcased its first integrated handsfree product which delivers top notch communication, music, navigation and push-to-talk features in a vehicle.  The new Nokia Multimedia Car Kit CK-20W is able to achieve this near to impossible feat thanks …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Engadget Mobile
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
My Thoughts on The Vonage IPO  —  Many will look at the first day performance of the VONAGE public offering as an indictment for VoIP overall.  That's not fair, nor is it accurate.  What has happened in my view is that the Emperor's new clothes scenario has run its coure, but now everyone can see.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The questioning of career, life, family, love follows grief (taking a week off of blogging)  —  Two days ago Maryam told me that she always wanted a BMW (we've been planning a car purchase for a while cause her Toyota was starting to show its age).  —  So, last night, what did I do?  I bought her one.
Drwex / Copyfight:
What is the Future of the Book?  —  A friend pointed me to The Institute for the Future of the Book because he's currently participating in the discussion around the creation of GAM3R 7H30RY by McKenzie Wark.  I've just begun to explore both the site and the book project, and I'm obviously coming late to the process.
Discussion: TeleRead and if:book
Ogle Earth:
Mapping popularity contest, cont.  —  Last weekend, Hitwise's global research general manager Bill Tancer hit upon the idea that search term popularity for mapping services might be a good proxy for mindshare.  This follows a much remarked-on post of his on Friday where he looked …
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Botnet pushes Zango software  —  It's official - we've all gone Botnet crazy.  Unfortunately, so have 180 Solutions because today I had an interesting set of links appear - and wouldn't you know it if those links took me to files designed for mass Botnet money-making pimpage?
Discussion: Techdirt
Associated Press:
Las Vegas Sands to unveil mobile gambling  —  LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Thursday it will be the first Nevada company to introduce mobile gambling devices at its casinos.  —  The owner of The Venetian hotel-casino said it would introduce games such as black jack, roulette …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Things That
 
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