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4:15 PM ET, January 26, 2007


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Seclists.Org shut down by Myspace and GoDaddy  —  Many of you reported that our SecLists.Org security mailing list  —  archive was down most of yesterday (Wed), and all you really need to  —  know is that we're back up and running!  But I'm going into rant mode  —  anyway in case you care for the details.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
GoDaddy pulls security site after MySpace complaints  —  update A popular computer security Web site was abruptly yanked offline this week by and GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar, raising questions about free speech and Internet governance.
Mike / Techdirt:   MySpace And GoDaddy Shut Down Huge Archive Of Security Mailing Lists
Matt Cutts / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
A quick word about Googlebombs  —  Co-written with Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini  —  We wanted to give a quick update about "Googlebombs."  By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs.
Rachel Sanderson / Reuters:
YouTube and Wikipedia storm to top brand ranking  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Internet firm Google has again pipped Apple to the top spot in a global brand ranking that also sees YouTube and Wikipedia debut in the top five, a survey showed on Friday.  —  The annual survey by online branding …
Anthony Zumpano /
Similar Search Results: Google Wins  —  Global: Bow to Your Google  —  Google hogged technology headlines and spread its ubiquity (which is a nice way of saying "world dominance") throughout 2006.  The dust barely cleared on its US$ 900 million deal with News Corporation to provide service …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Elinor Mills / CNET
This Web site can name that tune  —  Do you ever find yourself humming a song whose title, to your frustration, you don't know or can't remember?  New search Web site Midomi is designed to actually identify that song for you in as little as 10 seconds.  —  Launching in beta mode on Friday …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Hum along, and Midomi recognizes your song
Rcade / Workbench:
Amapedia: The Conspicuous Consumption Community Wiki  —  While browsing Amazon.Com this evening I noticed a reference to Amapedia, a collaborative wiki the company describes as a "community for sharing information about the products you like the most."  —  The site's newly launched …
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta: Launches Its Own Wikipedia
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Mathew Ingram and digg
AACS confirms hacks on high-definition DVD players  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A consortium of movie studios and technology companies backing the encryption system for high-definition DVDs on Thursday confirmed that hackers have stolen "title keys" and used them to decrypt high-definition DVDs through flaws in DVD player software.
Discussion: Techdirt and Engadget
Ars Technica:
After the honeymoon: the Nintendo Wii  —  Do Wii still love it?  —  When I look back on my review of the Nintendo Wii and a few other comments I have made about the system since then, one thing jumps out at me: I said multiple times how great it was that Nintendo would have ample supplies …
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Inside Google Book Search:
Books: Mapped  —  One of the first things I did upon moving to New York City was to buy some books about this great metropolis: guide books, historical accounts, collections of stories from famous reporters.  My excitement grew with each word I read.  However, being unfamiliar with the streets …
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Is Google building the Attention Economy?  —  For the last two years I have been tracking a terminology called attention metadata.  About 12 months ago some friends and I became really excited about the possibilities of creating a new discovery engine based on sharing our attention.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ex-Yahoo Exec now Pageflakes CEO  —  Dan Cohen, till very recently Head of My Yahoo business for Sunnyvale, California-based web media and search company, has joined personalized web page start-up Pageflakes as its chief executive officer, according to our sources.
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience  —  Marissa Mayer has been the driving force behind Google's Spartan look and feel from the very earliest days.  In this wide-ranging interview, I talked with Marissa about everything from interface design to user behavior …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows Vista vs. Mac OSX, the two-hour definitive word  —  I remember having great discussions about Microsoft vs. Apple back in the 1980s and 1990s.  We all survived those years without too many hurt feelings.  —  So, I thought it'd be fun to do it again in 2007 now that Microsoft is shipping Windows Vista.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Explay's nanoprojector gets a little face time  —  While we were able to get a little hands-on time with Microvision's own minuscule projector earlier this month at CES, the folks over at TFOT were able to snag some face time with Explay's ridiculously small nanoprojector.
Discussion: and Trends
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Boeing cuts 787 wireless system  —  Boeing has abandoned its plan to install a wireless inflight-entertainment system on the 787 Dreamliner, one it had touted earlier as saving weight and complexity by eliminating wires.  —  Boeing will substitute a wired system with cables running to each seat row …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zennstrom, Euro Angels fall for wunderLOOP  —  Panama, Yahoo's new advertising platform, and its super abilities, is not the only online advertising technology that is going to be making waves in 2007.  —  wunderLOOP, a Luxembourg-based behavioral advertising and content targeting company …
Candace Lombardi / CNET
Gates to appear on 'The Daily Show' for Vista launch  —  Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is scheduled to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Monday, January 29, the eve of Microsoft's Windows Vista launch.  —  News of the interview was confirmed by Tony Fox, the executive vice president for Comedy Central.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Copilot 2.0 ships!  —  Hoorah!  Fog Creek Copilot 2.0 is now online, with three, no wait, five, no, three new features.  —  Well, I guess it depends how you count.  In a moment I'll count 'em.  In the meantime, a little background.  —  Fog Creek Copilot is a remote tech support service …
Christy Salcido / Apple:
Starbucks Hear Music Now on the iTunes Store  —  Starbucks Entertainment Area on iTunes to Feature New & Exclusive Hear Music Releases in Addition to Critically Acclaimed Catalog Titles  —  SEATTLE, Washington and CUPERTINO, California —October 5, 2006 — Starbucks and Apple® today announced …
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Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited:
In rip-off Britain, PlayStation 3 will cost $835
Discussion: digg
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
HP Pretexting Lawsuit Is Dismissed
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Microsoft Search Lags, but Display Ads Up
'I Know Marketing'  —  A few years ago, I tried to give marketing advice to Marc Benioff.
Discussion: Valleywag
Modculture / Tech Digest:
HTC's UMPC-like Ameo device to launch in the UK
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Gadget Lab
Matt / Photo Matt:
Sun Followup  —  In the past few days since I wrote the post …
Josh / Bokardo:
Hilary Clinton Uses Yahoo Answers
Blake Snow / Joystiq:
Soft PS3 sales spell trouble for EA, others
 Earlier Items: 
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple developing next-gen ODD module for ultra portable notebooks
Discussion: MacUser
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning
Unwired View:
Apple wants to make Mac Book smaller... By putting Optical Disc Drive at the Bottom
Tim Weber / BBC:
Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
Discussion: JD on EP
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered
Discussion: TechBlog, TechSpot and DailyTechRag
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies