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Mark McDonald /
Revolution Controller Finally Revealed  —  We've seen it, touched it, played games with it.  Read this now.  —  The entire industry has been clamoring for a taste of Nintendo's so-called next-generation 'revolution.' So have we.  Every time Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has opened his mouth …
James Altucher /
MSN Plus AOL Is a Negative for Google  —  Editor's Note: This is a bonus story from James Altucher, whose commentary usually appears only on RealMoney, where it was published at 9:21 a.m. EDT Thursday.  We're offering it today to readers.  To read Altucher's commentary regularly …
Globe and Mail:
Rogers, Bell Canada team up  —  Bitter rivals Rogers Communications Inc. and Bell Canada have agreed to jointly build and manage a wireless high-speed Internet network that is expected to reach more than two-thirds of Canadians in less than three years.  —  The two communications companies …
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:   New Lines of Communication
Rogers and Bell to build Wireless Broadband Network
Linda S. Boreman /
Google unveils new erotica search engine  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - September 15, 2005 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today its plans to enter the lucrative adult content market with a new search engine that will be kept separate from its main line of search services.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?  —  Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?  —  While running across the search engine news this morning I found a press release, apparently from Google, hosted on and indexed in Google News.
Sherman So /
Baidu sued over music downloads  —  The world's biggest music companies are suing Baidu, the mainland search engine that captivated Wall Street investors, for copyright infringement in a move that could force the company to shut down its MP3 search engine, a key to the company's popularity among young Chinese Internet users.
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Baidu's Investors Should Have Done Some Research
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Business Week:
Troubling Exits At Microsoft  —  Once the dream workplace of tech's highest achievers, it is suffering key defections to Google and elsewhere.  What's behind the losses?  —  When Microsoft Corp. (MFST ) hired computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee away from hardware maker Silicon Graphics Inc. …
Robot weeds fields  —  Weeding is a major problem for ecological growers since it is both expensive and time-consuming.  New robot technology may have the solution.  In a new dissertation, Björn Åstrand, from Halmstad University in Sweden, presents how weeds can be removed mechanically -with the fully automated robot Lukas.
Linux trademark bid rejected  —  An attempt by the nation's peak Linux body to register the name 'Linux' on behalf of Linus Torvalds has failed.  —  The regulator, Intellectual Property Australia, turned down the application because the word 'Linux' was not distinctive enough to be trademarked.
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Business Week:
A Rendezvous With Microsoft's Deep Throat  —  Meet mystery blogger Mini-Microsoft, an employee who runs a virtual watercooler for his corporate colleagues, also anonymous  —  I didn't have to change cabs twice and slip into the shadows of a suburban parking garage at 2 in the morning.
Paul F. Roberts /
Microsoft Scraps Old Encryption in New Code  —  Microsoft is banning certain cryptographic functions from new computer code, citing increasingly sophisticated attacks that make them less secure, according to a company executive.  —  The Redmond, Wash., software company instituted a new policy …
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Joel Cere on Reputation Protection …:
Google Search Blogs: The End Of Bloggers' Influence?  —  Google launched its dedicated blogs search engine.  Many have reported on it and I did not feel that I had anything of value to add to the chatter.  However, this morning I came across this old article from "The Register while looking …

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