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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Yahoo Maps Shows Power of Flash  —  An all new Yahoo Maps launches tonight at 9 pm PST.  —  I spoke with Paul Levine, the General Manager of Local, Jeremy Kreitler, a Senior Product Manager of Maps and Local, and Diana Vincent, a PR Manager, earlier today about Yahoo Maps.
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Maps: drag 'em, search 'em, hack 'em  —  Today we're giving you a first look at the next generation of Yahoo! Maps which, we think, has a lot of features you're gonna like.  We've really worked hard to make the product as intuitive as possible while building in some major upgrades in the interface …
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Yahoo Enhances Maps, Integrates Local Search  —  In a major overhaul, Yahoo has significantly upgraded its Maps offering with cleaner maps and integrated local search results.  —  Just as Google did last month, Yahoo has enhanced the functionality of its map offering by integrating local search capabilities and results into the mix.
Chad Dickerson / Chad Dickerson's blog:   Super-mashup with Yahoo! APIs: event browser
Wired News:
The Cover-Up Is the Crime  —  Sony BMG is facing a cacophony of criticism this week following the revelation that some of its CDs are packed with special copy-protection software that conceals itself with an advanced hacker cloaking technique.  We think the company is getting off easy.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Study of Sony Anti-Piracy Software Triggers Uproar  —  File-Hiding Technique Alarms Security Researchers; Developer Offers Patch  —  Irate music fans who posted to dozens of online blogs vowing to never again buy Sony CDs as long as the company keeps using a suddenly beleaguered anti-piracy software program …
John Borland / CNET
Sony to patch copy-protected CD  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment and a technology partner are working with antivirus companies on a fix for a potential security problem in some copy-protected CDs.  —  Earlier in the week, security experts said that anticopying technology used by Sony BMG …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Patent : Organic Results Ranked by User Profiling  —  Google Patent : Organic Results Ranked by User Profiling  —  Google has filed for an organic search patent which is a bit different than what we're used to seeing in Google search, and perhaps something we may expect from their AdWords or AdSense divisions.
Lucas van Grinsven / Reuters:
Nokia gloomy about N-Gage  —  BARCELONA (Reuters) - The world's biggest mobile phone maker, Nokia (NOK1V.HE), said on Wednesday it is unhappy with the sales of its N-Gage gaming device and will bring the games to other phones to get enough scale.  —  Nokia offered N-Gage to consumers in 2002 …
Discussion: Engadget
Mark Glaser / Online Journalism Review:
Is the bubble back in online media?  —  Venture capitalists and Big Media are showing intense interest in blogs, social media and highly trafficked content sites.  Are we reliving dot-com mania?  —  The New York Times bought  Dow Jones bought MarketWatch.  The Washington Post bought Slate.
Pat Schroeder / Washington Times:
Reining in Google  —  You're probably reading the byline above and wondering, "What could these two, from opposite sides of the aisle in Congress, possibly have in common with each other?"  —  The answer is when it comes to Google's Print Library Project we have much in common …
Discussion: Colin's Corner
Shane / Aeropause:
The Carnival of Games #8  —  Hello and welcome to the Carnival of Games #8 (dings wine glass with a fork, crowd mutters with excitement).  I am Shane, your (virtual) host for today and until the next Carnival arrives.  You will notice that no two articles are alike in this wonderful iteration of Joystick chatter, thanks to me.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
The new Robert Scoble Services agenda  —  Oh, Dave, I couldn't say "clone the Google API" in public!  But you did.  So I'll riff on it.  I agree with it.  I'll even repeat it.  Clone the Google API.  Clone the Google API.  Clone the Google API.  Without the limits.  Without the limits.
SGI Securities to Cease NYSE Trading  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (November 1, 2005)—SGI announced today that it has been advised by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that its common stock - ticker symbol SGI - and its 6.5% Senior Secured Convertible Notes due June 1, 2009 - ticker symbol SGI 09 …
Andrew Orlowski /
SGI delisted, becomes penny stock
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
Weighing Webcasters' Rights to Content  —  Battles over illegal sharing of music online are so last summer.  The hot fight now is over copying of video from television or the Internet that generally has been considered freely available to the public.  —  If television broadcasters …
Joris Evers / CNET
Microsoft patches may break Web sites  —  Two Microsoft security updates for Internet Explorer can break the functionality of Web sites that use certain custom applications.  —  The problems occur after installing the patches Microsoft delivered with security bulletins MS05-038 and MS05-052 …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash

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