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Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
Sony, Rootkits And Digital Rights Management Gone Too Far  —  Last week when I was testing the latest version of RootkitRevealer (RKR) I ran a scan on one of my systems and was shocked to see evidence of a rootkit.  Rootkits are cloaking technologies that hide files, Registry keys …
Matt Biddulph / hackdiary:
The BBC's programme catalogue (on Rails)  —  Ever wondered what's in that archive?  Who looks after it?  It turns out there's a huge database that's been carefully tended by a gang of crack BBC librarians for decades.  Nearly a million programmes are catalogued, with descriptions …
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Ruby on Rails chases simplicity in programming
Ben Hammersley:   Hot BBC Archive Action
Edward W. Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Net Neutrality and Competition  —  No sooner do I start writing about net neutrality than Ed Whitacre, the CEO of baby bell company SBC, energizes the debate with a juicy interview: … This is a pretty dumb thing for him to say, for several reasons.  First, it shows amazing disrespect …
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
FCC Approves Verizon, SBC Mergers
Discussion: Daily Wireless
Ross Fadner / MediaPost Publications:
'05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession  —  IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession.  And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing.
Sprint in challenge to Apple's iTunes  —  Sprint Nextel is hoping to bite into Apple Computer's core by launching the first US music download service direct to mobile phones.  —  The Sprint Music Store will enable subscribers of the third-largest mobile carrier to choose from 250,000 songs …
Discussion: Mac Rumors and Slashdot
Apple: ITunes Video Sales Top 1 Million
Michael Singer / ZDNet:
Dell's third-quarter earnings slip … Dell announced on Monday that third-quarter revenue will fall well short of expectations due to sluggish consumer sales and a faulty component in its OptiPlex desktop PC.  —  The Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker said it expects revenue …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google hiring like it's 1999  —  It may take a village to raise a child, as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton likes to say.  But it looks like it's going to take quite a bit more than that to fulfill the Google dream of one day indexing all the world's information for that little tyke.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch Blog and digg
Another PodTech Exclusive / Comments from the …:
Memeorandum Inventor - Gabe Rivera  —  PodTech Exclusive: Gabe Rivera's First Podcast  —  Guest: Gabe Rivera, Founder and Inventor of Memeorandum  —  Host: John Furrier, Founder & CEO,  —  Full Transcript:  —  John Furrier:  —  We're here at the PodTech studio in Palo Alto and a special guest just rolled in.
Discussion: and Scobleizer
Whatshisface / The Post Money Value:
Google vs. Microsoft (VC Style)  —  In the course of doing the voodoo that VCs do, I've started to ask a number of questions of new companies in order to get a "man on street" view of this or that battle, this or that standard, and other things that might (or might not) matter to start up companies.
Discussion: Scobleizer and ben barren
Michael Kanellos / CNET
Will Wal-Mart sell $398 notebooks, desktops?  —  Wal-Mart and Hewlett-Packard will likely celebrate this Thanksgiving season by attempting to crush their competitors with low-price desktops and notebooks, according to a Web site that tracks bargains.  —  Black Friday 2005 …
Paul Holmes / Reuters:
Wikipedia may go to print, says founder  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Entries from Wikipedia, the popular free online encyclopedia written and edited by Internet users, may soon be available in print for readers in the developing world, founder Jimmy Wales said on Monday.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
The Internet and the future of TV  —  Imagine a day when you would be in total control of creating your own TV channel lineup.  —  Instead of subscribing to a service from a cable, satellite or phone company that might offer you hundreds of channels you'll never watch …
Society for New Communications Research:
Society for New Communications Research Launches  —  International, Multidisciplinary Consortium to Study the Impact of New Media & Participatory Communications  —  The Society will study the impact of emerging modes of communication such as blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, videocasts …
Om Malik / Om Malik's Broadband Blog:
Are Bandwidth Mergers Enough?  —  Updated: For nearly two months I had been hearing chatter that WilTel was in play.  I had heard that even Comcast was interesting in the company, and there was some talk of Level 3.  Unfortunately, I could not pin this one down, and now feel bad about it.
Discussion: Techdirt and VoIP Watch
John Borland / ZDNet:
Ad dollars for the Star Wars Kid? … Forget Google.  The Internet's real killer app has always been the strange little amateur videos, like the Star Wars Kid or the Numa Numa Dance, that find explosive popularity almost overnight.  —  A new company launching Monday in Los Angeles …
Bill Day /
What You Get When You Get Permission  —  WhenU's Bill Day talks about the benefits of getting — and keeping — consumer permission in marketing — interactive and otherwise.  —  My windshield is really dirty.  I keep meaning to take care of it every time I get gas, but I've been busy.

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