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11:15 AM 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.
Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
O'Reilly trademarks "Web 2.0″ and sets lawyers on IT@Cork!
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   O'Reilly and How Not to Solve a PR Crisis
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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CNET News.com:
Dell embraces Google  —  Google and Dell have agreed to a first in a series of deals to preinstall Web and desktop search software on the PC maker's computers, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said Thursday.  —  Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference in Las Vegas, Schmidt discussed details …
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.
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 that OneNote 12 was going to be called OneNote 2007, I mentioned that we were also part of two Office suite offerings this time: "Home and Student" and "Enterpise".  From our perspective this is great news, but a lot of people …
Discussion: Neowin.net and GottaBeMobile.com
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?
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
Discussion: J.D. Amer, Rough Type and ben barren
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
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
Carlo / Techdirt:
The RIAA's Latest PR Strategy: Gibberish  —  from the jedi-mind-trick dept  —  News.com sat down for an interview with Cary Sherman and Mitch Bainwol, the president and chairman, respectively, of the RIAA, who did little to improve their maligned reputations.
 
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Thomson Lyra PDP2662S MP3 player
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Stace / Unwired View:
iPod Sport coming from Apple soon?
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Ivan Berger / New York Times:
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Joel Rothstein / MSNBC:
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