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12:50 AM ET, February 1, 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 …
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.
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Adobe, Apple working together on Flash for iPhone  —  Once thought to be building Flash for the iPhone mostly on its own, Adobe has mentioned at the World Economic Forum that it's not only continuing work on the animation plug-in but has teamed up with Apple to make it a reality.
Adobe's Narayen Says Flash on IPhone Is a Challenge  —  Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) — Adobe Systems Inc. faces a challenge in creating a version of its Flash video software for Apple Inc.'s iPhone, Chief Executive Officer Shantanu Narayen said.  —  “It's a hard technical challenge …
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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 …
Matt Hickey / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dell's rumored smartphone: Look out RIM  —  OK, so Dell and Apple have been locked in a marketing war for years.  Dell has long been considered the default PC for enterprise, while Apple has positioned itself as the most influential consumer computer brand in the world.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Michael Dell Does Not Deny Cellphone Plans (DELL)
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Dom Sagolla / 140 Characters:
How Twitter Was Born  —  Twitter was born about three years ago, when @Jack, @Biz, @Noah, @Crystal, @Jeremy, @Adam, @TonyStubblebine, @Ev, me (@Dom), @Rabble, @RayReadyRay, @Florian, @TimRoberts, and @Blaine worked at a podcasting company called Odeo, Inc. in South Park, San Francisco.
Tim Oren / Winds of Change.NET:
RIP, PAJAMAS MEDIA AD NETWORK  —  The ad network portion of Pajamas Media is closing up shop as of April 1.  Some members of the network are taking it better than others.  The bottom line, according to Roger Simon, was red - the network was a steady money loser, with the bloggers getting more than the advertisers were paying.
Glyn Moody / open:
Flatworld: Open Textbooks  —  Flatworld, a open textbook publishing company, has finally come out of private beta.  Here's what makes it different: … This isn't entirely new - for example, Rice University is doing something similar with its opencourseware - but it's probably the first time it's been made the basis of a startup.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales Quietly Launches Wikianswers  —  Here's a question for you.  How many Q&A sites does the Web really need?  Already, there is Yahoo Answers, WikiAnswers, Mahalo Answers, Linkedin Answers, ChaCha and dozens beyond.  But Wikia (and Wikipedia) co-founder Jimmy Wales thinks there is room for one more.
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.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Q&A: Microsoft's chief lawyer explains why he started blogging  —  Lawyers are usually the ones arguing against corporate blogs, but Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith was pushing for “Microsoft on the Issues,” the law and policy blog launched by the company a few weeks ago.
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