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8:10 PM ET, May 26, 2007


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Ben Goldacre / Bad Science:
Wi-Fi Wants To Kill Your Children  —  Won't somebody, please, think of the children?  Three weeks ago I received my favourite email of all time, from a science teacher.  "I've just had to ask a BBC Panorama film crew not to film in my school or in my class because of the bad science …
Bryant / AeroXperience:
Exclusive: The Intel Mobile Metro  —  No, not the subway, though you'll blend in just fine when using this laptop as opposed to whipping out my goliath Dell E1705.  The Intel Mobile Metro, demoed off in the IDF in mid April, has been the talk of a few gadget sites lately.
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Intel's Metro laptop concept in the real world  —  The marketing shots of Intel's 0.7-inch thin Metro laptop prototype caused quite a stir, so we'd imagine the real, physical, meatspace shots of an actual working prototype would be even more intriguing.  AeroXperience got their hands …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Why 1% of search market share is worth over $1 Billion  —  ComScore released their April 2007 search market share numbers showing that Google increased its market share lead to about 50%.  Yahoo has about 27%, Microsoft 10%, AOL 5%, and has 5%.  That got me thinking.
Louise Story / New York Times:
The High Price of Creating Free Ads  —  From an advertiser's perspective, it sounds so easy: invite the public to create commercials for your brand, hold a contest to pick the best one and sit back while average Americans do the creative work.  —  But look at the videos H. J. Heinz is getting on YouTube.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Initial Thoughts on the Facebook Platform  —  Earlier this week, there were a flurry of blog posts about the announcement of the Facebook platform.  I've taken a look at the platform and it does seem worthy of the praise that has been heaped on it thus far.  —  What Facebook has announced is their own version of a widget platform.
Discussion: TechCrunch and VCMike's Blog
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Brain-eating zombies invade SF Apple store  —  A horde of decaying zombies invaded San Francisco's downtown Apple store on Friday evening, hunting for brains, terrifying the customers, and gnawing on iMacs.  —  I've placed some photos here.  I'm pleased to report that the zombies ultimately …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Last.FM Too Slow: Users Create Their Own Facebook Application  — is a seriously popular music service (we've dubbed it a viral machine).  So users are wondering why they are yet to release a Facebook application - competitors like iLike and MOG are the first and fifth most popular applications, respectively.
Discussion: MediaCritiq, GigaOM and Business Week
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Experiments With Non-Yahoo Links On Home Page  —  The major Internet portals like Yahoo, AOL, MSN, Google, etc. do not place links on their home page that go anywhere except deeper into the properties.  Advertising is generally the only exception.  —  So it surprised us …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone Used to Browse  —  It looks like someone at Apple has started more openly testing the Apple iPhone across web sites, including  —  One reader tipped us off that they had come across iPhone browser identification strings in the Apache logs of their eBay images.
Discussion: Blackfriars' Marketing and digg
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Web 2.0 Button Generator  —  The stripe generator may have helped out those who are unable to place lines side by side, but that left a huge market gap: all those developers and designers who can't figure out how to make a button.  —  Never fear: MyCoolButton is a new Web 2. button generator …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration
Coders Gone Wild: ESRB Comments on Halo 2's Naked Ass  —  Luke reported yesterday on Hot Spartan, the news that Halo 2 Vista shipped with "accidental" partial nudity .  The "accident" led the ESRB to issue warning labels for the game saying it contains "Partial Nudity."  —  But what part, exactly, was nude?
Inquirer: customers' credit cards compromised  —  Notebook stolen  —  BIG HOSTING and domain name firm sent an email to its customers saying a notebook containing credit card information was stolen.  —  The firm said that around two per cent of its customers were affected.
Mikko / Oikeuden edessä:
Finnish court rules CSS protection used in DVDs "ineffective"  —  Below is the press release we sent and here's more detailed analysis of the case and its potential implications.  —  Helsinki May 25, 2007  —  Turre Legal  —  Free for publication immediately  —  Finnish court rules CSS protection used in DVDs "ineffective"
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Mark Schilling / Variety Asia Online:
Japanese government urges Internet regulation change