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9:40 PM ET, November 23, 2006

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Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
U.S. Copyright Office issues new rights  —  NEW YORK - Cell phone owners will be allowed to break software locks on their handsets in order to use them with competing carriers under new copyright rules announced Wednesday.  —  Other copyright exemptions approved by the Library of Congress …
Discussion: Engadget, MAKE Magazine and Slashdot
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Mike / Techdirt:   DMCA Exemptions Announced; Nothing Much For Consumers
Andy / BoydCreative:
Google Integrating Blog Posts Into Search Results  —  Google have been so busy releasing beta after beta for the last while that their raft of services are far from integrated.  Try logging into your AdSense account, dow't work.nload an advanced report and try to open it in Google Spreadsheets.
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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:   Google Blog Search OneBox
Microsoft:
365 Days Later, Xbox 360 Unveils First Wave of TV Shows and Movies on Xbox Live  —  Xbox 360 offers the latest in entertainment options for everyone, from a library of 160 high- definition games expected by holiday to downloadable standard and high-definition TV shows and movies.
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
360 Movie and Show Prices Confirmed
Discussion: Gizmodo
Gizmodo:
XBox 360 Video Store FAQ: How Long to Download a Movie?
Discussion: PVR Wire
CNET News.com:
Mozilla's Firefox 2 and Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7 are vulnerable to a flaw that could allow attackers to steal passwords.  —  Dubbed a reverse cross-site request, or RCSR, vulnerability by its discoverer, Robert Chapin, the flaw lets hackers compromise users' passwords and usernames by presenting them with a fake login form.
Discussion: Techdirt and Mashable!
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Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Vodafone's Social Connections  —  The wireless giant is in talks to give its customers access to social-networking services with their phones  —  Wireless-phone giant Vodafone (VOD) will let customers use their mobile phones to gain access to online social networking services, BusinessWeek.com has learned.
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Vodafone, You're Going to Make How Much?  —  Vodafone's CEO …
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Newlaunches.com:
1000100101 Watch from TokyoFlash  —  Man and his machine have a unique bond.  I mean the more complicated the machine is the more attracted the men are to it.  Take a look at the 1000100101 Watch from TokyoFlash.  It's an interesting watch, cause the time is read with the help of the LED lights.
Discussion: Digital World and Ubergizmo
Paul Collins / Slate:
Dead Plagiarists Society  —  WILL GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH UNCOVER LONG-BURIED LITERARY CRIMES?  —  Listen to an interview with the author here, or sign up for Slate's free daily podcast on iTunes.  —  Amir Aczel knew just whom to blame.  "It seems," the science author complained last month …
Isen / isen.blog:
Breaching the Cellcos' Garden Wall  —  Bob Lucky likes to complain that his mobile phone (a) won't play self-generated ringtones (you have to buy them from the phone company), (b) won't upload pictures directly (you have to send them over the phone company's network) and (c) …
Raph Koster / VentureBeat:
Investing time and money in virtual worlds: Caveat Emptor  —  [We asked Raph Koster, an expert on virtual worlds, to comment on the recent controversy at Second Life.  He writes a popular blog at http://www.raphkoster.com]  —  In the last month something happened that shook the world to its core.
T3:
Folding laptop filmed!  —  Video exclusive: Fujitsu let us finger their super-swish folding laptop.  —  Taking the Origami principle to heart, Fujitsu reckon they've got the ultimate UMPC licked, with this swish design for a laptop which literally folds in half to fit your pocket.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
Numair Faraz:
Sean Parker as Jim Clark 2.0, and the return of th...  First, let us settle the matter once and for all - the unthinkable has happened, and we are in the midst of a second dotcom boom.  Our current progress seems to be somewhere right around 1996 — people are unsure if the valuations are sustainable …
Discussion: ben barren and A VC
AppleInsider:
QuickLook feature, Dashboard tweaks in latest Leopard builds  —  Developers exploring the latest pre-release builds of Apple Computer's next-generation Leopard operating system have recently discovered a handful of changes and enhancements not apparent in the company's online preview.
Kamil / F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog:
iAdware  —  We recently received a proof-of-concept sample of an adware program.  Normally that wouldn't be worth blogging about, but in this case it's for Mac OS X. In theory, this program could be silently installed to your User account and hooked to each application you use... and it doesn't require Administrator rights to do so.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
MacBook Marionette  —  Most puppets scare me.  Horrid little creatures, only coming alive when controlled by some being of perceived omnipotence manipulating every aspect of their pathetic little lives.  But enough about my puppet paranoia, and on to this awesome hack.  Some cunning (and brave!
Frank Rose / Wired News:
Commercial Break … The thinking went something like this: Chevrolet is all about being revolutionary, right?  (That's debatable, but since Chevy's tagline is "An American Revolution!" this is where all discussion starts at its ad agency.)  And if Chevrolet is revolutionary, then its advertising ought to be, too.
Discussion: Labnotes and eirikso.com
 
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Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com:
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Buffalo's WSKP-G brings Skype on-the-go for about $200
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
4GB iriver clix now available
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Panasonic's Words Gear gets official launch and price
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Sundance Winner 'The Corporation' Released for Free on BitTorrent
 Earlier Items: 
Kotaku:
Analyst: Initial PS3 Shipment 125K to 175K
Discussion: I4U News
Google Blogoscoped:
Search Engine Thanksgiving Logos 2006
jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #28- Fujitsu P1610 video review
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Remote Control Mail: Check Your Postal Mail on the Web
Discussion: Newlaunches.com
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Filling Pantries Without a Middleman
Discussion: Techdirt and Inc.com
 

 
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