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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 …
Discussion: Between the Lines
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
Turn on a Dime  —  Tomorrow Bill Gates (convicted monopolist) and Ray Ozzie (respect) are expected to announce the third coming of Microsoft.  Just as they turned a massive organization on a dime to embrace the Internet, they will break with the past to offer software as a service.
Discussion: Microsoft Weblog
John / Microsoft Weblog:
Is Scoble Ruby Off the Rails?
Discussion: Keep Trying and Scobleizer
Coming soon, Nightly News, free and online  —  Next week, America's No. 1 newscast will stream worldwide after it airs  —  NBC News announced Monday that "NBC Nightly News" will soon become the first and only network newscast to be offered free on the Internet in its entirety.
Stephen Shankland / CNET
SCO describes alleged IBM Unix misuse to court  —  It took more than two and a half years, but the SCO Group finally has disclosed a list of areas in which it believes IBM violated its Unix contract, allegedly by moving proprietary Unix technology into open-source Linux.
Discussion: TechSpot and GROKLAW
Fred / A VC:
The Looming Attention Crisis  —  Umair Haque said something (or actually quoted someone) at our Sessions event that has been rattling around my brain for the past week.  —  Umair said: … So I went to Wikipedia and looked up Herbert Simon and found out that he was a cognitive psychologist …
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.
Jade Boyd /
Mathematicians get a handle on centuries old shape  —  Theorem puts new twist on topology of minimal surfaces  —  It has been almost 230 years since French general and mathematician Jean Meusnier's study of soap films - the same kind used by children today to blow bubbles …
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Wall Street Journal:
Google Will Return to Scanning Copyrighted Library Books  —  Google Inc. will resume scanning copyrighted library books into its search engine after a self-imposed hiatus, despite the efforts of some publishers and authors to block it from doing so without the copyright holders' permission.
Discussion: house of warwick
iTunes store counts 1 million video downloads  —  Apple Computer said on Monday that it has sold more than 1 million videos in the 19 days since it launched its video iPod and started selling TV shows, short films and a wider assortment of music videos.  —  In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs …
Discussion: business2blog
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Removing Sony's CD 'rootkit' kills Windows  —  Sysinternals' Mark Russinovich has performed an analysis of the copy restriction measures deployed by Sony Music on its latest CDs: which he bluntly calls a 'root kit'.  Using conventional tools to remove Sony's digital media malware …
Scott Adams / The Dilbert Blog:
I love Technology  —  Today (the day I wrote this) I woke up early because I have a cross-country flight.  I fired up my computer and used the airline's web site to change my seat assignment and print out my boarding pass.  —  Well, technically, I spent an hour trying to do that …
Chris Kohler / Wired News:
Jack Thompson Versus Gamers  —  I'm no stranger to video-game violence.  —  I was actually programmed into the game Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes as a guard that quite frankly doesn't even put up much of a fight before he is gunned down by Solid Snake.
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.
K.C. Jones / TechWeb:
Candidates Reach Voters With Blogs, RSS, Text Messages  —  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign is going mobile.  The mayor's campaign Web site landed a spot on AOL's beta site AIM Today, where his smiling face appeared Monday morning next to the image of a cell phone and the words "Text Mike."
Discussion: The Pondering Primate

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