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5:25 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
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 and Blogging Stocks
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 …
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  —  Midomi, a new company in Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale), has just launched an impressive musical search service.  —  If you hum, or sing a song, Midomi will likely recognize what you're singing.  So if you get a song in your head, and you don't know what it is, go to Midomi.
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.
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta: Launches Its Own Wikipedia  — (AMZN) has, without much fanfare, launched Amapedia, a "wiki" site that lets users collaboratively edit its pages like Wikipedia.  They key difference is that Amapedia is all about products, and its users have to be registered shoppers.
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
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 …
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
White-box cell phones  —  At the Mobile Identity Workshop today Doc Searls led a discussion of white-box, or open phones.  The problem is that, at least in the US, phones are tied to a particular carrier and have features crippled to force certain business models.  Want to write software for the phone?
Discussion: Doc Searls' IT Garage
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.
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: Vecosys
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 …
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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Failure IS an option
Discussion: GigaOM
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Copilot 2.0 supports Macs
Discussion: Joel on Software
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will The Gross Margin On The iPhone Be 50%? Or Half That?
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
HP Pretexting Lawsuit Is Dismissed
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Microsoft Search Lags, but Display Ads Up
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
 Earlier Items: 
Blake Snow / Joystiq:
Soft PS3 sales spell trouble for EA, others
Christy Salcido / Apple:
Starbucks Hear Music Now on the iTunes Store
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Explay's nanoprojector gets a little face time
Discussion: and Trends
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
Ryan Naraine /
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered
Discussion: TechBlog, TechSpot and DailyTechRag
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies

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