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12:45 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
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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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
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
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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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, PalmAddicts and digg
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: Newlaunches.com and Trends
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
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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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 …
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:
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.
Josh / Bokardo:
Hilary Clinton Uses Yahoo Answers  —  Two days ago, Hilary Clinton posted a question to Yahoo Answers: … This is amazing on several levels.  —  One, Clinton is actually asking the American people what they think, rather than assuming or generalizing from the party she's a part of.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hillary Clinton, Yahoo Answers & the Power of Social Media
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
 
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Blake Snow / Joystiq:
Soft PS3 sales spell trouble for EA, others
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and digg
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple developing next-gen ODD module for ultra portable notebooks
Discussion: MacUser
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Online Nordic Banking Theft Stirs Talk of Russian Hacker
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gadget Lab and Engadget
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Furiro's Sexy, Sexy Skype Phones
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
A-DATA exposes 128GB SSD to the camera
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
Google Earth to get a Second Life?
 Earlier Items: 
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
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:
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