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3:45 PM ET, January 22, 2007

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Google Blogoscoped:
Wikipedia Nofollows Links  —  Wikipedia now adds the "nofollow" attribute to all external links.  The reason given for this is to battle spam links, like those of blackhat search engine optimizers.  The change is already active, as you can see by checking outgoing links on Wikipedia's articles.
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Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Wikipedia Finally Makes the Right Decision  —  It may seem odd coming from someone who practices link building and whose clients require the service, but I'm gald to see that Wikipedia has shifted back to nofollow on all outbound links.  What surprises me is that a relatively small …
Ashton Mills / APC:
10 reasons not to get Vista  —  It's all too easy to get caught up in the million dollar marketing engine as we approach the consumer release of Windows Vista, so lets not forget that it isn't the second coming, and by all counts is an upgrade you can do without.
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta and Channel 9
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
In Raw World of Sex Movies, High Definition Could Be a View Too Real  —  The XXX industry has gotten too graphic, even for its own tastes.  —  Pornography has long helped drive the adoption of new technology, from the printing press to the videocassette.  Now pornographic movie studios …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
A new crop of kids: Generation We  —  When Amy Jo Kim's son Gabriel says he wants to "watch videos," she knows he doesn't mean DVDs or television.  He wants YouTube.  —  Gabriel, an intensely curious kid who's about to turn 8, has been fascinated by everything from skateboarding and basketball …
Discussion: GigaOM and Lost Remote
David Kirkpatrick / Fortune:
Windows on the Mac changes everything  —  The kind of software sold by the formidable Parallels is transforming computing and challenging Steve Jobs, says Fortune's David Kirkpatrick.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — The lines between the Mac OS and Windows are starting to blur.
Bink / Bink.nu:
Microsoft is now accepting nominations for the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 TAP  —  Brief Summary  —  Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) will be a standard service pack that will include security updates, hotfixes, as well as limited other changes focused on improving quality.
Discussion: Windows-Now.com
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Vista SP1 is due in the second half of 2007, after all
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
On Space Art in Sebastopol...  This is so much fun.  Where to start?  Okay.  So in September last year a few of us went to the O'Reilly FOO Camp.  It's an invitation-only event in Sebastopol in California where everyone's expected to present what they're thinking about or working on and where lots of fascinating conversations happen.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Group Formed to Support Linux as Rival to Windows  —  Linux, the free operating system, has gone from an intriguing experiment to a mainstream technology in corporate data centers, helped by the backing of major technology companies like I.B.M., Intel and Hewlett-Packard, which sponsored industry consortiums to promote its adoption.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Next-gen MacBook Pro to shine brighter  —  A forthcoming update to Apple's MacBook Pro line will usher in a generation of more vibrant and uniformly-colored notebook displays thanks to some new underlying backlight technology, AppleInsider has learned.  —  Confirming an earlier …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SmugMug: The (Anti) Web 2.0 Company  —  SmugMug CEO Dan MacAskill, who has said "maybe I just don't get this 'Web 2.0′ term" in the past, is proceeding to teach those of us who claim to know exactly what it means a thing or two.  The company launched a suite of stunning new features tonight.
Geraldine Fabrikant / New York Times:
Once Given Up for Dead, Comcast Defies Its Obits  —  THREE years ago, with the cable television industry in the doldrums, the Comcast Corporation's chairman, Brian L. Roberts, approached Mel Karmazin, then the president of Viacom, with a modest proposal: give Comcast the right to show programming …
Discussion: Mary's Blog
New York Times:
Gambling Subpoenas on Wall St.  —  The Justice Department has issued subpoenas to at least four Wall Street investment banks as part of a widening investigation into the multibillion-dollar online gambling industry, according to people briefed on the investigation.
Discussion: Techdirt and Seeking Alpha
Maria Aspan / New York Times:
An Internet Video Partnership From 2 Lions of Old Media (Eisner and Jann Wenner)  —  Michael D. Eisner and Jann Wenner, who once successfully joined in saving a celebrity magazine, are about to reunite in the world of Internet video.  —  Wenner Media and Veoh Networks will announce …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
 
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Is a Business Plan Necessary?
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Universal exec - say goodbye to the old record co.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Flash-based Zune due in Q407, better WiFi soon
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The 5 sins of Vista  —  Since Vista was released to MSDN subscribers …
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Indie Music Labels Team Up To Get Their Own Cut Of Money Being …
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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to use comics in antipiracy campaign
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Google Adds Sponsored Links To Your Search History
Eric Ward / Search Engine Land:
Are You In The Circle Of Link Trust?
Google Blogoscoped:
Google and the Web Democracy
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Ars Technica:
AmigaOS 4  —  An exercise in computing, not nostalgia
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Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA Finally Agrees To Make Small Changes To Movie Rating Systems
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