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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 …
Ben Hammersley:   Hot BBC Archive Action
Martin LaMonica / CNET
Ruby on Rails chases simplicity in programming
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
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.
iTunes Music Store Sells One Million Videos in Less Than 20 Days  —  CUPERTINO, California—October 31, 2005—Apple® today announced that iTunes® Music Store customers have purchased and downloaded more than one million videos since they debuted on October 12.
Sprint in challenge to Apple's iTunes
Discussion: Mac Rumors and Slashdot
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.
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 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 …
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.
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
IRC Channel as Startup Incubator  —  In the past few years, some of the most revolutionary software emerged not from Silicon Valley startups or high-powered universities, but from a humble online chat room.  —  Many in the tech industry are beginning to recognize that a string of influential concepts …
Monitor cover Charging the battery Battery EN-EL3e  —  Nikon D200 SLR Monitor cover  —  Nikon D200 SLR Charging the battery  —  Nikon D200 SLR Battery EN-EL3e  —  To keep that large 2.5-inch monitor clean and protected, a Nikon BM-6 LCD monitor cover is provided with the D200.
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Ross doesn't trust Microsoft's approach to Web  —  SocialText's founder, Ross Mayfield, nails why a bunch of my friends don't trust Microsoft and are finding what Microsoft's Web offerings quite boring (or, even worse, worthy of derision).  —  As I've been going around the world I've …
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 …

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