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1:25 PM ET, November 26, 2006

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Bill Thompson / Reg Developer:
Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito  —  Forward to the (distributed) revolution  —  Comment As the Web 2.0 bandwagon continues its rapidly accelerating path downhill towards the inevitable crash we find ourselves at another turning point in the development of the networked world.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Is Web 2.0 the wrong path?  —  Bill Thompson, in a fire-breathing essay at The Register, offers a passionate technical critique of what he calls "the Web 2. fantasy," arguing that the "snakeoil" of "Ajaxified" interfaces and "apparently open APIs" threatens to distract developers and engineers …
Discussion: Tinfinger
Bloomberg:
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 …
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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Settles Dispute With Two Belgian Media Groups (Update3)  —  Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the world's most-used Internet search engine, reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists in a copyright dispute over how the company's news service links to newspaper content.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and PaidContent
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Seeking Executive to Tame the Digital Future … THE want ad above is a goof, of course, but it roughly sums up the state of play among big media companies' digital operations.  —  In the last few weeks, there has been a stampede of change involving the top Internet executives at big media companies.
Discussion: IP Democracy and media blog
superufo.com:
Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Click the image for more photos (1)  —  Related Items of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Product Features of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  — Multiple HD modes: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i  —  More Description of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
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Jamin Warren / Wall Street Journal:
A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt  —  Nintendo's new system forces players to move their bodies, causing aches for some couch potatoes; a case of 'Wii elbow'  —  A videogame maker has finally succeeded in getting kids off the couch and moving around.  But the new approach is turning …
Chris Mellor / Techworld.com:
Store 256GB on an A4 sheet  —  How much information can you store on an A4 sheet?  Well, according to some new technology designed by an Indian engineering student, an extraordinary 256GB.  —  New "rainbow technology", devised by Sainul Abideen who has just completed an MCA degree in Kerala …
Discussion: Engadget, Slashdot and digg
Business Week:
Mistakes Made On The Road To Innovation  —  Led by CEO Antonio M. Perez, Kodak is struggling to reinvent its business model.  It's not alone  —  When Eastman Kodak (EK ) vowed in 2000 to become a leader in digital cameras, the idea seemed ludicrous.  The old-line Rochester (N.Y.) company had film and print all through its DNA.
Discussion: Open Sources
Dan Simmons / BBC:
Smart homes a reality in S Korea  —  More than 100 homes offering smart technology have just been built in South Korea and another 30,000 are planned.  —  Mi Yung Kim and her 10-month-old son Jae Won recently moved into their new smart flat.  From the outside, their building looks …
Discussion: Slashdot
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Will the OLPC interface ruin computing for millions of kids?  —  If you've been following the development of the One Laptop Per Child project, you know that a lot of unconventional thinking has gone into it.  The goal is to help bridge the digital divide by producing low-cost …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and digg
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Download Windows Vista Wallpapers  —  You can download Windows Vista Wallpapers by just right clicking on any of the thumbnail images and choose "Save Target As" to save the large size Vista wallpaper image to your hard disk.  —  These are high resolution Vista Wallpapers and will also fit your wide screen Laptops.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Modern Life Is Rubbish:
Who's Using What for RSS?  —  A peek inside the RSS kimono  —  RSS is a funny old thing - once it takes hold in a person's daily routine it becomes as essential as checking ones email or reading the morning newspaper - but as far as mainstream usage goes, it's a long way from attaining widespread approval.
Dyan Machan / SmartMoney.com:
Can Mel Put Sirius Back on Top?  —  CEO: Mel Karmazin, Sirius Satellite Radio (SIRI)  —  IT'S MONDAY MORNING, and Mel Karmazin bursts into a glass-enclosed conference room on the 36th floor of Sirius Satellite Radio's Rockefeller Center headquarters.  He's a minute early.
Discussion: Orbitcast and Blogging Stocks
 
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Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
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Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus:
IAdware Trojan aims for Macs
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony retracts 1080i fix statement, leaving customers in lurch
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Dpreview / Digital Photography Review:
Leica announce fixes for M8
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Could Make Billions?
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Alexa is 100% wrong and you can game it with as few as three machines …
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