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5:35 PM ET, January 31, 2009

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Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
“This site may harm your computer” on every search result?!?!  —  If you did a Google search between 6:30 a.m. PST and 7:25 a.m. PST this morning, you likely saw that the message “This site may harm your computer” accompanied each and every search result.  This was clearly an error …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Flags Whole Internet As Malware  —  We're not quite sure what's going on, but a couple of minutes ago any search result from Google started being flagged as malware with a message stating “This site may harm your computer”.  Including Google's own websites as you can see above.
Maxim Weinstein / StopBadware Blog:
Google glitch causes confusion  —  This morning, an apparent glitch at Google caused nearly every [update 11:44 am] search listing to carry the “Warning!  This site may harm your computer” message.  Users who attempted to click through the results saw the “interstitial” …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nielsen Deletes Reply-To-All Button  —  This happened last Tuesday, but we wanted to make sure you're aware that Nielsen management, after years of research, has finally come up with an adequate solution to cluttered e-mail inboxes and inefficiency in office environments …
Discussion: greg hughes and SmoothSpan Blog
Chris Anderson / Wall Street Journal:
The Economics of Giving It Away  —  In a battered economy, free goods and services online are more attractive than ever.  So how can the suppliers make a business model out of nothing?  —  Over the past decade, we have built a country-sized economy online where the default price is zero — nothing, nada, zip.
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Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
BART signs 20-year deal for Wi-Fi  —  A pilot project testing high-speed Internet access on portions of BART will expand systemwide, allowing people to surf the Web, send e-mail and videoconference when riding the rails or waiting in the stations.  —  The goal is to outfit the 104 miles …
Sean Portnoy / Home Theater:
16:9 wide-screen looks narrow-minded compared to Philips Cinema 21:9 HDTV  —  It's getting harder to make an HDTV that really stands out, but Philips has gone to great lengths (well, widths) with a new set it's recently unveiled.  Forgoing the 16:9 wide-screen aspect ratio most new sets have …
Discussion: DisplayBlog and Engadget
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Yahoo to Shut Off Briefcase Online Storage Service  —  Quite frankly, I already forgot about Yahoo's online storage service despite the fact that it was the first online storage service that I used way back ten years ago.  I've used it several times for sharing my scanned photos to my friends online.
Discussion: Download Squad and Webware.com
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Meet Creator of ‘Hero On The Hudson’ Game  —  So it took some digging, but if you can believe it, I tracked down the team who invented the free game “Hero on the Hudson” and it turns out the company is quite the prolific games developer.  Not to mention how successful this particular title has become.
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
How Google crawls the deep web  —  A googol of Googlers published a paper at VLDB 2008, “Google's Deep-Web Crawl” (PDF), that describes how Google pokes and prods at web forms to see if it can find things to submit in the form that yield interesting data from the underlying database.
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Sean Bonner / Los Angeles Metblogs:
Celebs in public and on twitter, how will it end?  —  This morning I went to Intelligentsia to grab some espresso, which if you follow me on twitter you know is part of my daily routine.  When I got there I noticed that a guy at the counter had a cute dog with him, and since my wife Tara …
Discussion: sarahintampa and Dan Blank
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Source: Intel prepping for mass roll-out of Android netbooks  —  As netbook sales continue to pick up in a struggling world economy, Intel, which makes the Atom processor found in many of those netbooks, is looking towards the future of the market.  Specifically, it's looking to pave …
 
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