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4:50 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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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
WEB 2 TRADEMARK ISSUE
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and The 360
Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Where is Cory Doctorow on this 'Web 2.0′ broo hah hah?
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   O'Reilly and How Not to Solve a PR Crisis
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.
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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
David Berlind / Between the Lines:   Critical back door-like vulnerability exposes Symantec anti-virus users
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
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
AT&T leaks sensitive info in NSA suit  —  Lawyers for AT&T accidentally released sensitive information while defending a lawsuit that accuses the company of facilitating a government wiretapping program, CNET News.com has learned.  —  AT&T's attorneys this week filed a 25-page legal brief striped …
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 …
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.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use Farecast To Find Flight Deals (or just fly Southwest)  —  Seattle-based Farecast, now in private beta, is an airfare pricing comparision tool that also uses a predictive algorithm to recommend when you buy your ticket.  So the idea is to show the user not just who has the cheapest ticket …
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.
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.
Reuters:
Ballmer: Vista on track for January shipment  —  The release of Microsoft's Windows Vista is still on track for shipment in January, its chief executive said on Thursday, as speculation about delays in the much-expected new operating system persist.  —  "I said yesterday Vista was on track …
Dan Tynan / PC World:
The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time  —  These products are so bad, they belong in the high-tech hall of shame.  —  At PC World, we spend most of our time talking about products that make your life easier or your work more productive.  But it's the lousy ones that linger in our memory long …
Discussion: InfoWorld Tech Watch
Tim Folger / CNN:
Coming soon: The Web toll  —  New laws may transform cyberspace and the way you surf it  —  (PopSci.com ) — What if the Internet were like cable television, with Web sites grouped like channels into either basic or premium offerings?  What if a few big companies decided which sites loaded quickly …
Discussion: I4U News
Camilla / Popgadget:
Mosquito repeller necklace  —  For reasons unknown to me, God (or whoever/whatever you believe created us) apparently equipped me with delicious blood irresistible to all the mosquitoes flying within a 2 miles radius of me.  I have been bitten on the only body parts that I couldn't keep …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
GROKLAW:
USPTO: Broadest Claims Forgent Asserts Against JPEG Standard Invalid  —  This is amazing.  Do you remember that the Public Patent Foundation asked the US Patent Office to take another look at the JPEG patent?  Yesterday, the reexamination proceeding initiated by PubPat bore fruit …
Discussion: Techdirt
 
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Ingrid Marson / CNET News.com:
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