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4:50 PM ET, January 24, 2010

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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Comscore's Bogus Logic For Its Blackmail Fee: We Don't Make That Much Money  —  As we described last week, in response to a decade of complaints about under-counting web traffic, Comscore is changing its web ratings methodology to include site-side server tracking.
Discussion: broadstuff
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis Punches Comscore In The Face.  Comscore Punches Back.  Fred Wilson Drags Us Into It.  $SCOR  —  Jason Calacanis, our partner over the years on the TechCrunch50 conference, wrote quite a rant yesterday about analytics company Comscore.  His argument: that Comscore …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why We Should Boycott ComScore (and *perhaps* why traders should short their stock)
Discussion: GigaOM
Susan Stumme / Agence France Presse:
China says not involved in cyberattacks on Google  —  Buzz up!  —  BEIJING (AFP) - China on Monday denied any state involvement in cyberattacks on Google and defended Internet censorship as necessary, as a row with Washington over the US firm's threat to leave the country rumbled on.
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Bruce Schneier / CNN:
U.S. enables Chinese hacking of Google  —  Editor's note: Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and author of “Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.”  Read more of his writing at www.schneier.com.  —  (CNN) — Google made headlines when it went public …
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:atul
Shawn Oliver / HotHardware.com News:
Will AT&T Lose Their iPhone Exclusivity On Wednesday?  —  It's sort of hard to believe all the hype from CES is already over and done with.  Larger companies spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to introduce and showcase new products at the show, and now all anyone wants to talk about in the tech world is Apple.
T-Marco / Cell Phone Signal:
Confirmed!!  Motorola Sholes “MotoRoi” will arrive soon with T-Mobile 3G bands  —  Yes T-Mobile users, we had confirmed that the new Motorola device that just passed FCC few weeks ago carrying WCDMA AWS T-Mobile 3G bands (1700/2100) bands is the Motorola Sholes.
Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Tap's Revenge: Profiting From Pirates; Shazam Booming, Too  —  iPhone app piracy may have cost Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) an estimated $450 million (really?)  - but mobile pirates may also provide app developers with a rich new income stream, according to a fascinating insight from the stage at the Midem music conference in Cannes...
Discussion: Music Ally
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Swedish Music Fans Start to Steer Clear of Pirates  —  PARIS — Martin Thornkvist, who runs a record label in Sweden, was looking online for the new album from the American band Vampire Weekend a few weeks ago.  He turned first to Spotify, a free, legal digital music service; unable to find it there …
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95% of email is spam  —  The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) released its new spam report which looks at spam budgets, impact of spam and spam management.  —  The survey targeted email service providers of different types and sizes, and received replies from 100 respondents …
Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile myTouch Slide to end all Sidekick sales?  —  We've been briefed on what appears to be T-Mobile's game plan regarding Sidekick devices.  —  The information comes from a new tipster so we haven't independently confirmed it.  With that said, we have been told that with the rumored T …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ Midem: New MusicDNA Format Wants To Bolt Rich Media On To MP3  —  Talk about ballsy.  The German co-inventor of MP3 and a Norwegian company called Bach have teamed to create a new audio format they reckon is “the successor to MP3”.  —  Bach is touting the format, called MusicDNA …
Discussion: Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ MIDEM: MySpace Eyes Virtual Goods, Will Help Pay Musicians $15 Million  —  The social gaming phenomenon may be commonly associated with Facebook - but MySpace seems keen to get its own slice of this growing pie.  —  Asked at the Midem music conference in Cannes whether the site may consider …
 
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Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
MidemNet 2010: Shazam now selling 300,000 tracks a day
Discussion: midemnetblog.typepad.com, Thanks:beamadelica
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside the multitouch FingerWorks tech in Apple's tablet
Eric / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Facebook User Agreement Upheld in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@Midem: Labels Go Cold On Free Music Services; A Challenge To Spotify?
Discussion: The Next Web and Music Ally
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Mozilla revs up Firefox 3.6 speed by 15%
 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Israely / Time:
Berlusconi vs. Google: Italy to Regulate Online Videos?
Discussion: Associated Press and CNET News
David Chartier / Switchers' Blog:
A 1Password alpha for Chromium is here
Discussion: Download Squad
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Why AAPL dropped 10.32 points Friday
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
O'Reilly drops ebook DRM, sees 104% increase in sales
Discussion: TOC Combined Feed
Scott Patterson / Wall Street Journal:
The Minds Behind the Meltdown
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft cites Apple Macs as a defense in Xbox antitrust case
Discussion: Maximum PC
 

 
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