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Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality  —  As early as May 1995, three months before Netscape Communications' initial public offering sparked the dot-com boom, Microsoft executives were worried that the nascent World Wide Web could one day become a significant threat to the Windows franchise.
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Google Goes Las Vegas  —  An AdWords Experiment Shows Why at Google, the House Always Wins  —  Google is in the news everywhere lately.  They are filching executives from Microsoft, and Microsoft is conveniently forgetting how Redmond did the same and worse to Borland.
Discussion: Techdirt and Adrants
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Unpeeling Apple's Nano  —  Researcher iSupply took a look inside the latest iPod to find out how much Apple is making off it and who supplies its parts  —  Rumors swirled for weeks that Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs had a product up his sleeve that would upstage the long-awaited ROKR music-playing phone.
Tom's Hardware Guide:
Material cost of iPod nano estimated around $90
Discussion: Engadget
Daniel Terdiman / Cellular |
Free 411 for the mobile masses  —  Demofall  —  If you've ever been driving around, trying futilely to find a specific restaurant but refusing to call directory assistance on your cell phone because it's too expensive, the folks at Jingle Networks may have a solution.
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Vista graphics drivers to be more stable than XP drivers, ATI says  —  San Francisco (CA) - Graphics drivers developed for Vista, Microsoft's next generation operating system, will be far more stable than their Windows XP-based counterparts, and not crash the operating system anymore …
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Subvert from Within: a user-focused employee guide  —  It's one thing to talk about—and execute—a user-focused approach when you're a small company or an independent contractor.  But what if you are, in fact, a fish in a sea as vast as, say, Microsoft?  Can you hope to make a difference?
Discussion: 43 Folders
Jenstar / JenSense:
Enhanced AdSense interface launched on Blogger  —  Blogger has just launched a new AdSense interface for bloggers on the Google Blogger/BlogSpot network, announced today on the official Blogger Buzz.  —  It features a new tab within the control panel where bloggers can sign up for AdSense …
Charles Arthur / The Register:
iPod Nano owners in screen scratch trauma  —  Front panel scratches 'insanely easily'  —  People slavering to get Apple's "impossibly small" iPod Nano into their sticky hands may want to pause a moment: those ahead of them in the queue have discovered that it's also unbelievably easy to scratch the screen …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Virtual plague spreading like wildfire in World of Warcraft  —  Players of Blizzard's incredibly popular World of Warcraft are reporting the outbreak of a virtual plague that is spreading across major cities in the virtual land of Azeroth, infecting player characters at an alarming rate.
Discussion: Perceptric Forum
Tony Smith / The Register:
World of Warcraft plague 'swamps servers'
Discussion: Igniq - Gaming News
Si_man /
Setting Up And Running Kde And Xfree86 With Fink  —  This simple guide will go over the basics of setting up and running KDE on MacOSX.  —  First a simple introduction.  —  What is KDE?  —  KDE stands for the K Desktop environment.  —  KDE is a graphical user interface much like OSX or Windows …
Rafat /
Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile … Audio Interview: Maria Thomas, VP & GM, NPR Online & Mobile : At the Digital Hollywood earlier this week, I met with Maria Thomas, the soft-spoken VP and GM of NPR's new media efforts, which includes online and mobile.
Discussion: SearchViews
Headlines You Never Read  —  If I Could Talk With the Animals  —  Deconstructing the Conversation (Part 2)  —  Two's company.  —  If you and I wish to have a conversation, it's a relatively straightforward affair.  I can speak for myself, and you can presumably speak for yourself.
New England Town Meeting  —  On the 16th of this month, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council hosted a meeting at which Eric Kriss, the state's Secretary for Administration and Finance, and Peter Quinn, the CIO, discussed the state's recent proposal to standardize on the Open Document Format.

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Ars Technica:
When playing a CD becomes a "privilege," not a right
Vonage weighs up possible sale
Discussion: Broadband and Techdirt
Authors sue Google over book plan
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Infected Phone will Infect PC too
Discussion: All About Symbian and Engadget
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Official Google Blog:
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