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4:30 PM ET, February 10, 2007


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Mathew /
Is Wikipedia really in danger?  —  Florence Devouard, chairwoman of the Wikimedia Foundation, caused a bit of a stir at the recent Lift conference in Geneva by suggesting that Wikipedia is running out of money and could "disappear" — a comment I first saw at Nick Carr's blog …
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft: Vista follow-up likely in 2009  —  VP of development hints at possible features, code name for Microsoft's next client OS  —  With Vista just out the door, Microsoft is now drawing up plans to deliver its follow-up client operating system by the end of 2009 …
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Please don't buy this book  —  Anders wrote me a note and wondered about this email in his inbox, from Amazon.  —  I didn't authorize this book to be published, I have no idea who the publisher is and I certainly didn't ask Amazon to email anyone.  —  You can get the ebook right here for free.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: Microsoft files for Zune phone with FCC — probably not  —  There's some buzz going around right now about a "Zune phone" filed with the FCC — we did a little extra digging, and we're not really convinced that's what's at hand.  We know a Zune phone is in the works …
Ccoc / Colin's Corner:
The transformation of IDG  —  For over four decades we've had print blood running through the veins of the corporate body.  But over the last few years we've seen dramatic change.  Today the absolute dollar growth of our online revenues now exceeds the decline in our print revenues.
Discussion: PaidContent and Technovia
Windows Vista Destroys Photo Metadata  —  A bit of bad news about Vista if you're a photographer.  Apparently if you tag a photo's metadata in Vista, it destroys other important metadata used by image editing apps such as Photoshop.  Microsoft's gotten reports of RAW files generated …
Discussion: Wired and digg
Ryan Singel / Wired:
Government Seeks To Halt Telecom Spying Suits  —  Attorneys targeting the nation's largest telecommunications for their alleged participation in the government's warrantless wiretapping program argued today that their cases should also be subject to a landmark ruling in a related case against AT&T …
We Media - Groundhog Day?  —  In 2005 I went to the We Media COnference in New York and thought it was pretty interesting, made some good contacts and formed some new ideas.  So in 2006 the BBC, with Reuters, hosted the We Media conference in London.  This was less good - although not as bad as some fulminating bloggers alleged.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Pimp My YouTube - Vidavee Heralds the Start of a YouTube Ecosystem  —  YouTube add-ons are great in principle, but finding something unique that YouTube won't copy in a few months is a real challenge.  One idea that could work is cloning applications like Zingfu, RockYou or, but for video.
Discussion:, Ministry of Tech and digg
Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
My "First Look at Orcas" Presentation  —  One of the highlights of my recent trip to Europe was getting the chance to publicly show off some of the new features in our next release of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework (codename: "Orcas") for the first time publicly.  —  You can download the deck I presented here.
Discussion: Channel 9 and All about Microsoft
Graeme Wearden / CNET
Price of cybercrime tools shrinks  —  SAN FRANCISCO—It's becoming cheaper and easier to get hold of the tools needed to launch a cybercrime attack, according to security company RSA.  —  Jens Hinrichsen, the company's product marketing manager for fraud auction, said Thursday that RSA …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Parallels: "We won't virtualize OS X until Apple says so"  —  When the news came out that Parallels was actually owned by enterprise software maker SWSoft about a month ago, there was a not-so-tiny detail from Forbes article that drew a lot of interest.  That detail was that SWSoft's CEO hinted …
Discussion: All about Microsoft and MacUser
Steve Gordon / The Register:
The slow death of DRM  —  Column The DRM walls are crumbling.  Earlier this week, Steve Jobs called on the major record labels to allow online music sales unfettered by digital rights management restrictions.  —  Today, the Wall Street Journal disclosed that EMI is in negotiations …
Discussion: PaidContent and digg
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Apple Embraces Casual Gaming  —  The consumer electronics maker is rolling out games for the iPod and is in talks with EA about games for the forthcoming iPhone  —  As iconic as Apple may be in consumer electronics—from personal computing to digital music and, now, mobile phones—it hasn't exactly set the gaming world on fire.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Infinite Loop
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Future of Cable TV in an Open World
Stephen Shankland / CNET
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Jemima Kiss / Guardian Unlimited:
More WeMedia Miami  —  11:23 Craig Newmark says the technology …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
A Taxonomy of Social Networks?
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Zee Linden / Official Linden Blog:
State of the Virtual World - Key Metrics, January 2007
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The Search Conference Groupie
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Mac OS X 10.5, iLife '07, iWork '07 as early as March
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your search for "How do we build a Google killer?" returned 0 results
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Google: Web is OK for TV (despite what you may have read)
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
EMI reportedly contemplating DRM-free music