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Ryan Singel / 27B Stroke 6:
Fear And Loathing on The Anti-Anti-Predator Campaign  —  The internet is buzzing this morning that Senator Ted "'Not a Big Truck" Stevens introduced a bill (S. 49) called the ' Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act' that would ban Wikipedia from schools and libraries.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Launches Digg-Like Suggestion Site  —  Yahoo is taking some criticism for launching a site that includes a Digg-like voting feature earlier today.  The main criticism is coming from Digg users, who can sometimes stop fighting long enough to band together into a very angry mob.
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Music execs criticise DRM systems  —  Almost two-thirds of music industry executives think removing digital locks from downloadable music would make more people buy the tracks, finds a survey.  —  The Jupiter Research study looked at attitudes to Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems in Europe music firms.
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
MS: IBM Standards Position Hypocritical  —  Microsoft is calling IBM out over its opposition to Office Open XML, saying it is attempting to create a movement to prevent ISO standardization of the format.  —  In an open letter posted to its Web site, Microsoft claims IBM is trying to limit choice …
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Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Microsoft blasts IBM in open letter over Office XML
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Benjamin Pimentel / San Francisco Chronicle:
Demand grows, but data centers don't hog power  —  Net uses barely over 1 percent of U.S. electricity, study says  —  Data centers are sucking up more electricity as more people and organizations log on to the Internet.  But there's been some disagreement over how power-hungry the servers running the nation's network are.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
U.S. servers slurp more power than Mississippi
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Robin Erb / Toledo Blade:
Ex-student faces felony charge in Clay case  —  Personal, other data downloaded to iPod  —  A former Clay High School student was charged yesterday with a felony after police said he hacked into school personnel and student files, downloading sensitive information onto his iPod.
Ruby Huang / DigiTimes:
15.4-inch MacBooks to begin shipping in 2Q, say sources  —  Apple is planning to introduce 15.4-inch MacBooks in the second quarter of 2007, according to industry sources in Taiwan.  The new model will fill the gap between the company's 13.3-inch MacBooks and the 15.4- and 17-inch MacBook Pros …
Gartenberg / GartenBlog:
From Analyst to Evangelist... Let's get it started!  —  After working as an industry analyst for more than decade, I'm leaving JupiterResearch to join Microsoft as an enthusiast evangelist.  What is an enthusiast evangelist?  Our job is to find, engage and work with enthusiasts and other influencers …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Infinite Loop:
New Airport Extreme could expose Macs via IPv6  —  In Apple's Designing AirPort Extreme 802.11n Networks manual there is a cryptic line: "This version of AirPort Utility supports IPv6."  Upon further examination (page 53), it turns out that the Airport Utility has a tab titled "IPv6" hidden away in the Advanced settings.
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
PS3 kiosk, can you spot the 360?  —  The image above was snapped by Flickr user, hiredgoon.  The photo was taken in a Harvey Norman store, an electronics chain based in Australia.  It seems innocuous enough.  Just an ordinary PS3 display to promote the machine for pre-order.  Nothing special, right?
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Mike / Techdirt:
Saying You Can't Compete With Free Is Saying You Can't Compete Period  —  from the a-little-explanation dept  —  Getting back to my series of posts on understanding economics when scarcity is removed from some goods, I wanted to address the ridiculousness of the "can't compete with free" statements that people love to throw out.
Consumerist:
9 More Hewlett-Packard Company Secrets From A Former Employee  —  A former Hewlett-Packard worker who could barely wait for their non-disclosure-agreement to end so they could spill company secrets to The Consumerist has more, along with clarifications about what was posted yesterday.
Discussion: Dvorak Uncensored, digg and TechBlog
Scott Kirsner / New York Times:
All the World's a Stage (That Includes the Internet)  —  AT lunchtime, or when he is walking the halls of his workplace, Roy Raphaeli's colleagues often beseech him to do a magic trick.  Usually, he obliges.  "I take the opportunity to show people my new stuff and see how they react," …
Richard Hoffman / InformationWeek:
When It Comes To Broadband, U.S. Plays Follow The Leader  —  The United States often views itself as a paragon of technology innovation and deployment.  In some cases, that view is correct, but not when it comes to broadband deployment, where the country lags considerably behind other major nations.
Fred Aun / ClickZ:
Omniture to Acquire Site-Side Behavioral Targeting Firm  —  In what it described as an effort to reduce "human interaction — a limiting factor" in online consumer interactions, Web analytics vendor Omniture yesterday said it is acquiring Touch Clarity, a site personalization firm, for more than $50 million.
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