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12:15 PM ET, January 26, 2007

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Kills Miserable Failure & Other Google Bombs  —  After just over two years, Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned the official George W. Bush biography at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure.  The move wasn't a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:   Algorithm to reduce Googlebomb impact
seclists.org:
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.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
GoDaddy pulls security site after MySpace complaints  —  update A popular computer security Web site was abruptly yanked offline this week by MySpace.com 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
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
GoDaddy Defends SecLists Takedown
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Revenue  —  Quarter marks the successful business launches of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Exchange Server 2007  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record revenue of $12.54 billion for the quarter ended December 31 …
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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft 'not happy' with search results  —  Microsoft is continuing to lose market share in the search business to industry rival Google, something the software maker's financial chief said Thursday he is "not happy" about.  —  And things aren't expected to turn around any time soon.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Quarterly weakness for Microsoft
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 …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products  —  Amazon has just released a new Wikipedia clone, called Amapedia.  It's described as "a community for sharing information about the products you like the most."  So far Amapedia has had no promotion from Amazon, but it was discovered today by Rogers Cadenhead.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram 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 …
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies  —  Roughly 25 million Americans — or 18 percent of the U.S. online population — have illegally downloaded a full-length movie, a study released Wednesday asserts.  —  In a study of 2,600 Americans polled via telephone and online …
Discussion: CrunchGear, What's New Now and Slashdot
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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: Newlaunches.com and Trends
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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Gizmodo:
MP3 Downloading Stations Coming to Starbucks
Discussion: Anything But iPod and PalmAddicts
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered  —  Microsoft's security response team has launched an investigation into reports of a zero-day attack against a previously unknown vulnerability affecting its ever-present Microsoft Word program.  —  The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said it's aware of …
Discussion: TechBlog and TechSpot
BBC:
Hi-def DVD security is bypassed  —  The encryption on high-definition DVDs has been bypassed, the consortium backing the copy protection system on discs has confirmed.  —  At the end of last year a hacker claimed he had defeated the protection on a number of HD-DVD titles, leading to fears the entire system was broken.
Discussion: Gizmodo and broadbandreports.com
Comments for Unwired View:
Wireless news, views and reviews  —  APPLE WANTS TO MAKE MAC BOOK SMALLER... BY PUTTING OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AT THE BOTTOM  —  Apple may be focused on reinventing the phone with the iPhone, but that doesn't mean that it has forgot about it's notebooks.  Recent Apple's patent filings …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: iPhone Will NOT Come With 1.5 Years of Free Service
Discussion: MacUser, TheStreet.com and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
Gizmodo:
Furiro's Sexy, Sexy Skype Phones
Discussion: VoIP Blog, CrunchGear and Engadget
Darren Murph / Engadget:
A-DATA exposes 128GB SSD to the camera
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Gabriel Stricker / Google:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube
Tim Weber / BBC:
Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
Discussion: JD on EP
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Hold the presses: Bill Gates is now a Hooters VIP
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
AlZip unzips it al, um, all
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple closes another Wi-Fi hole
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
WiiBot cuts other Wiimote hacks down to size
Discussion: Ubergizmo and digg
Terry Semel / Yodel Anecdotal:
Off to a great start
Discussion: GigaOM, Got Ads? and CenterNetworks
Johnny Cakes / Red Swoosh:
iWaste: How Apple Can Save 15 Million Dollars
Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Top-20 Websites: Where DO we spend our time online?
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google using Intel servers again
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hillary Clinton, Yahoo Answers & the Power of Social Media
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