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12:15 PM ET, January 27, 2007


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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Share Revenue with Creators  —  YouTube CEO Chad Hurley said today his company (now owned by Google) "is going to move in [the] direction" of rewarding video creators for their content, as part of a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos07: Chad Hurley on YouTube... on YouTube  —  Here's Chad Hurley, founder of YouTube, in a session on — cough — user-generated content (see my post below) at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  He talks about what YouTube is doing on copyright, installing the means to find violations …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Says Chips Will Run Faster, Using Less Power  —  Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has overhauled the basic building block of the information age, paving the way for a new generation of faster and more energy-efficient processors.  —  Company researchers said the advance represented …
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Tax Takers Send in the Spiders  —  Websites around the world are getting a new computerized visitor among the Googlebots and Yahoo web spiders: The taxman.  A five-nation tax enforcement cartel has been quietly cracking down on suspected internet tax cheats, using a sophisticated web crawling program …
Zonk / Slashdot: Games:
eBay Delisting All Auctions for Virtual Property  —  from the definition-of-what-is-real dept.  —  The growing popularity of Massively Multiplayer games has brought the issue of ownership rights in virtual worlds, and the appropriateness of what is called 'real money transfer' (RMT) into an increasingly public light.
Discussion: VTOR, Valleywag and Joystiq
Karen Haslam / Macworld UK:
Apple's AirPort Extreme constrained by UK laws  —  UK bandwidth restrictions will stop Apple's AirPort Exteme achieveing its goal  —  Apple's decision to use both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidth for their new 802.11n-ready AirPort Extreme wireless router could have negative implications for UK users.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
UK bandwidth restrictions to affect Airport Extreme use
Discussion: Gizmodo
Time Warner: HDTV DVRs Return  —  Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Time Warner Cable in Syracuse says they have received hundreds of HDTV DVR cable boxes into their Fair Lakes Road office.  Customers who were requesting the boxes earlier this week, were sent away.  —  Time Warner Cable spokesperson …
The joy of the hack  —  A reporter just called me and wanted to talk about my virus, Elk Cloner, that I wrote back in 1982, when I was in the 9th grade.  Apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the virus and since I wrote the first one she wanted my thoughts.  —  First thought: "25 years?
Elinor Mills / CNET
Microsoft hurt by poor Live branding, analysts say  —  Bungled branding of the new Windows Live Internet services has hurt Microsoft and could affect its chance to play catch-up with Google, analysts said on Friday.  —  On Thursday, Microsoft lowered its sales forecast for its Internet services business …
Discussion: All Points Blog
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Inside the Lucasfilm data center  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Given the cult-film status of 1971's THX 1138 in the George Lucas universe, it should come as little surprise that the total capacity of Lucasfilm's giant data center is 11.38 petabits per second.  —  Granted, that number …
Discussion: digg
Isabel Wang / Blogs:
This 10,000 Square Foot Data Center Has 300+ 10 Gig Ports!!
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Google Blogoscoped:
Googlebombs Defused?  —  Google says they've managed to neutralize the impact of a lot of Googlebombs.  —  A Googlebomb is a when a group of people get together to link to a certain site with a certain set of keywords, in order to convince Google that it ought to display that site at the top …
Discussion: Elliott Back and Bloggers Blog
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Metaverse, Made in China?  —  The Google Metaverse meme has popped up again.  Michael Eisenberg, a general partner with Benchmark Capital in Jerusalem kicked off a fresh discussion about Google building its own metaverse, a.k.a a virtual world akin to Second Life.
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Copilot 2.0 supports Macs  —  I love my mother, which is why I gave her my old G5 iMac (the last of the G5 iMacs) but she isn't really all that tech savvy.  To her credit she has gotten much better with surfing the web, and doing email but if a problem crops up on her iMac (which is rare …
Discussion: Red Sweater Blog
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
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: Web Strategy
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Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Xbox 360 IPTV Interview - PVR functions on the way
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Gen / Gen Kanai weblog:
THE COST OF MONOCULTURE  —  (I am still preparing for posts …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Time Spent Per Website Favors Yahoo Over Google
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Candace Lombardi / CNET
Gates to appear on 'The Daily Show' for Vista launch
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