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12:45 PM ET, November 25, 2006


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Google Reaches Copyright Deal With Belgians  —  Google, the world's most-used Internet search engine, reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists yesterday in a copyright dispute over how Google's news service links to newspaper content.  —  The agreement was made with …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Screenwerk
Aoife White / Associated Press:
Court to hear Google-newspaper fight  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium — A Belgian court on Friday will hear Google Inc.'s defense against local newspaper complaints that it stole content from their Web sites without paying them or asking their permission.  —  This will be the first time Google argues …
How To Bypass The Zune's WiFi Sharing DRM  —  We knew it would be done sooner or later, and now that we have the mod to use your Zune as a portable hard drive, a method to bypass the Zune's WiFi sharing DRM is finally here.  —  First, you need to enable hard drive mode using the instructions we posted before.
1. Introduction  —  With the advent of peer-to-peer technologies collaborative resource usage has reached amazing popularity.  Millions of members of peer-to-peer file-sharing communities share the content of digital files (Oram, 2001).  Similarly, millions of members of peer …
Discussion: Torrentfreak and P2P Blog
This Is London:
WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY MADE ME SICK  —  It is the hi-tech tool that has revolutionised home and office alike - but a growing band of campaigners claim wi-fi is a major threat to health.  —  Sufferers say the electro-magnetic waves emitted by wireless computer networks - wi-fi - leave them feeling exhausted, nauseous and sleepless.
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Alexa is 100% wrong and you can game it with as few as three machines—or so I've been told.  —  Alexa does not work at all and we should not even recognize it as valid anymore from what I've learned.  —  You can game Alexa with as few as three machines running the Alexa toolbar.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Could Make Billions?  —  It's Black Friday in the US, and holiday shopping is the hot topic - if you believe The American Marketing Association, MySpace, Facebook and other major social networks are missing out on massive profits this holiday season by neglecting to sell products through their sites.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
SitoFono and The Pastabilities  —  In a world where imagination is king, it's nice to see that companies with great ideas are not only in Silicon Valley, but even in places like Sardinia too.  About a week or so ago, pal Luca, the mind behind Abbeynet asked the bloggers to help with letting …
Froosh /
Top 10 Best Internet Acquisitions of All Time  —  After reading the Top 10 Worst Internet Acquisitions, Part 1 and Part 2, I could not help but come up with this list and offer you the following ten "best" Internet acquisitions of all time.  —  Criteria:  — My background and experience lies …
Discussion: A VC and Howard Lindzon
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Without Jason, Weblogs Inc Will Lose Its Edge  —  I was saddened to hear about Jason Calacanis' recent departure from AOL.  I don't blame him for leaving.  It looks like he felt there wouldn't be any support for his initiatives under their new CEO.  So what now?  —  Companies are about more than just one individual.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
What if Linux does infringe on Microsoft intellectual property?  —  There have been a lot of words written about the comments made by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer during a Q&A session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle last week …
Discussion: Slashdot
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK & Ireland: to relaunch  — - a notorious dotcom bubble startup - is planning to relaunch.  The confirmation has been made in Swedish media magazine "Komet" by Jonas Arnberg, who works for Handelns Utredningsinstitut (HUI), a respected retail research institute in Sweden.
Discussion: John Chow dot Com
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yearning for Freedom ... From Venture Capital Overlords  —  EVAN WILLIAMS recently bought his freedom.  It cost him a bit more than $2 million, and he says it was worth every penny.  —  I'm not talking about paying off a big debt to one of Tony Soprano's loan-shark underlings.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA and VentureBeat
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Congress unlocks US cellphones  —  But censorware research is illegal, again  —  The US copyright office will permit mobile phone subscribers to unlock their phones, allowing them to be used by rival network providers.  —  It's a right that's taken for granted in most of the GSM world …
Discussion: Darla Mack and Medialoper
New York Times:
What We Talk About When We Talk About Brands  —  One day last June, a 29-year-old graduate student in South Dakota had more than 21 conversations as she scurried through her day.  She discussed Donald Trump's wealth with her boyfriend and suggested to her best friend that she should audition for "The Apprentice."
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
The Six Biggest New Ideas In Chat  —  Instant messaging has become a part of daily life on the web.  I use several different services depending on what I want to do and who I want to talk to.  AIM is great for keeping in touch with old friends, Meebo or eBuddy for signing on anywhere, and Skype for business interactions.
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