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7:55 PM ET, October 14, 2006

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What comes after Who Knew What When  —  Jeff Jarvis is at a conference at Harvard today about the future of news.  —  The LA Times sent its reporters out to find out what its future is.  —  Dan Gillmor says his readers know more than he does, of course they do, this is another way of saying …
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Frank Shaw / Glass House:
What Replaces Media?  —  Dave Winer returns to this theme again, in a post looking at what the LA Times is doing.  As usual, he makes some good points, and as usual, he is likely more right than wrong.  And he is correct in looking at the current setup of the media and asking if it is worth saving.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Microsoft Now Decides to Accept Outside Security for Vista  —  Microsoft Corp. did an about-face yesterday, agreeing to make it easier for customers of its forthcoming Vista operating system to use outside security vendors, such as those who make popular antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
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Microsoft:
Brad Smith Press Conference Transcript: Announcement Regarding Release of Windows Vista in Europe and Korea  —  Transcript of Remarks and Press Conference: Brad Smith, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Microsoft Corporation  —  Announcement Regarding Release of Windows Vista in Europe and Korea
Discussion: Microsoft News Tracker and Bink.nu
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
YouTube will stay independent, really!  —  The video site will keep its identity after its $1.65 billion sale to Google is complete, its CEO insists, but 'a lot [needs] to be figured out.'  —  (Fortune) — One gets the feeling that Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the youthful founders of YouTube …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
How to Get the Most Out of Technorati's RSS Feeds  —  As I mentioned in a prior post, Technorati has integrated RSS feeds throughout the system.  I can't underscore how invaluable this is.  It's making me smarter about the topics I care about.  Here's a bunch of tips that you might find helpful.
Discussion: Lifehacker and edu.blogs.com
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
Wii preorders incredibly popular: we strike out  —  So it'll be hard to get the PS3 and easy to get the Wii, right?  Yeah, conventional wisdom rocks.  I roll at about 9:00 a.m. since I figure each store will get a decent amount of preorder slots and very few people will be in line.
Discussion: Joystiq and I4U News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Techdirt lets companies contact expert bloggers — discreetly — for advice  —  There is a lot going on at the Office 2.0 Conference this week, and we point to Rafe Needleman's blog overview.  He has blogged the main points, and describes the companies that are worthy of mention.
Discussion: Kevin Maney and digg
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James Niccolai / InfoWorld:
Update: MSN is latest target of Belgian copyright complaint  —  After Google win, Belgian publishers pursue MSN over the rights to publish content  —  Looking to avoid the kind of legal tangle that Google has found itself in, Microsoft's MSN division in Belgium is in talks …
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Anyone know what the deal is with Zango and all these angry Adult Webmasters?  —  The image to the left is something that surfaced on the murky waters of the web a few days ago - and it kicked off a small investigation of sorts.  What does it mean?  Read on...
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Suzi Turner / Spyware Confidential:
Is Zango stealing affiliate commissions from adult webmasters?
Discussion: JD on EP
Mark Ballard / The Register:
Airport to tag passengers  —  Airport security chiefs and efficiency geeks will be able to keep close tabs on airport passengers by tagging them with a high powered radio chip developed at the University of Central London.  —  The technology is to be trialled in Debrecen Airport in Hungary …
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Anti-piracy system could hurt YouTube  —  LOS ANGELES - A technology designed to detect copyright material could give YouTube a needed dose of legal legitimacy and calm any concerns Google Inc. has about spending $1.65 billion on the Internet video site.  But that same technology could hurt YouTube's edgy appeal.
Discussion: Mashable!, 21talks and Slashdot
Miguel Carrasco:
Blue Screen of Death Top 10  —  The now infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) has been around since Windows 3.1.  However, by chance, this screen made an appearance back in Windows 1.0!  Have we finally discovered the original origins of this beast!  There are many causes for this error …
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Bluelinden / Official Linden Blog:
Grid closed while permissions bug is addressed  — My bad, just realized that the correct term is not Exploit, but Bug, so I am updating the title of the blog to reflect that.  Sorry!  [10:55 am PDT] Brent sure is swift of foot.  Final testing is underway and we should be able to post …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Did venture firm Sevin Rosen orchestrate snow job?  —  Last Saturday, we wrote a piece about the decision by Sevin Rosen Funds, a big-name venture capital firm, to bag plans to raise another fund.  The firm cited "terrible" investment conditions.  —  The rarity of the move suggested significance …
Discussion: Texas Startup Blog
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
New research car will watch you while you drive  —  We're not sure if we like the idea of our car watching us as we drive, but we'll all in favor of any tech that'll make us safer.  This past week at the Intelligent Transportation Systems exhibition in London, a new set of cameras mounted …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Dyson Root 6 Puts Its Root Down  —  I'm going to write this thing up in a bit more detail when I have a mess to clean up - Blake is spending the week here for tonight's event, so I'll clean up his wood shavings when he leaves - but here's a quick look at the Dyson Root 6 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Dethroner
 
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