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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.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:   Google Defuses Googlebombs; Does this Change Link Building Practices?
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
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 …
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Anthony Zumpano / brandchannel.com:
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 …
Reuters:
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
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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 …
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
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Microsoft Search Lags, but Display Ads Up  —  Microsoft reported overall revenues of $12.54 billion for the fourth quarter 2006 today, but acknowledged that it had lost ground in the search marketplace.  Display ad revenues were up over Q4 of last year.  The firm's overall Q4 revenues mark …
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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.
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.
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
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
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.
Discussion: Valleywag, Gizmodo and MacUser
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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 …
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 …
Matt / Photo Matt:
Sun Followup  —  In the past few days since I wrote the post on my experience with Sun there has been a lot of interesting discussion spawned, and as much about Jonathan Schwartz's response as my post.  Mr Schwartz rightly got a ton of kudos in the blogosphere for his honest and personable response.
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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Ilya Vedrashko / MIT Advertising Lab:
Rumor: Google Planning Virtual World
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zennstrom, Euro Angels fall for wunderLOOP
Forbes:
'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
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Hilary Clinton Uses Yahoo Answers
Blake Snow / Joystiq:
Soft PS3 sales spell trouble for EA, others
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple developing next-gen ODD module for ultra portable notebooks
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning
Discussion: Gizmodo and Gadget Lab
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Apple wants to make Mac Book smaller... By putting Optical Disc Drive at the Bottom
Gabriel Stricker / Google:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube
Tim Weber / BBC:
Criminals 'may overwhelm the web'
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Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered
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AlZip unzips it al, um, all
 

 
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