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Skype Launches Next Generation Free Internet and Video Calling for Everyone  —  Partnerships with Logitech, Six Apart and Creative enhance experience for Skype consumers worldwide  —  LUXEMBOURG, 1 December 2005 - Skype, the global Internet communications company, today released the beta version …
Om Malik on Broadband:
Skype 2.0 eats its young  —  Another day, another beta.  —  Skype, a division of eBay launched Skype 2.0 beta for Windows.  Just in time for some customers who got their passwords compromised.  The elaborate press release and WSJ review while impressive don't help mask the fact that, Skype is short on new ground breaking ideas.
Discussion: Skype Journal and Aswath Weblog
David Colker / Los Angeles Times:
Skype 2.0 Clarifies Video Chat Picture  —  Skype Technologies, the Luxemburg company famous for its free Internet telephone calls, today launches an update that brings us closer to an elusive technological dream — the videophone.  —  The new Skype 2. software provides the ability …
Stuart Henshall / Skype Journal:
Skype Passwords Compromised?
Jonathan Krim / Washington Post:
Executive Wants to Charge for Web Speed  —  Some Say Small Firms Could Be Shut Out of Market Championed by BellSouth Officer  —  A senior telecommunications executive said yesterday that Internet service providers should be allowed to strike deals to give certain Web sites or services priority …
Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Microsoft late Tuesday opened its OneCare Live security subscription service to broad beta testing.  —  Microsoft late Tuesday opened its OneCare Live security subscription service to broad beta testing, another step toward competing in the consumer anti-virus market dominated by long …
Ryan Naraine /
Windows OneCare Security Goes 'Live'
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
An Apology Letter From Ed Lopez, Owner of PriceRitePhoto  —  I received a call this morning from Ed Lopez, the owner of PriceRitePhoto.  We spoke at length and he told me that the activity that has resulted from my post on my experience with his business has most certainly impacted his business.
Discussion: Joe Wilcox, Aviran's Place and digg
Ryan Naraine /
Redmond Mulls Emergency Patch for IE Attacks  —  Microsoft Corp. is working on a plan to release an out-of-cycle patch to cover a gaping hole in its dominant Internet Explorer browser.  —  Sources say the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Center) is aggressively aiming to release …
USA Today:
TiVo adds movie tickets, photos to offerings  —  NEW YORK — TiVo hopes to raise the stakes today in its battle with cable and satellite digital video recorders (DVRs) by introducing a suite of broadband-related services that enable many subscribers to use their TVs to buy movie tickets …
Discussion: Engadget, and PVRblog
MAKE's Mostly Under $100 Gift Guide 2005!  —  MAKE proudly presents a gift guide for the holiday season with listings you certainly won't find anywhere else.  We asked a few MAKE staffers and pals to send in their favorite maker-friendly gift ideas for mostly under $100 …
Discussion: TipMonkies
Kenji Hall / Business Week:
Attack of the PlayStation Hackers  —  Sony's portable game consoles are being dismembered and reprogrammed — a movement that jeopardizes the profit potential of authorized software  —  The moment Sony's (SNE) handheld game console, PlayStation Portable, went on sale in the U.S. on March 24, Auri Rahimzadeh got one.
Discussion: Cathode Tan, PSP Fanboy and Kotaku
Madden 06  —  Madden 06 for the Xbox 360 isn't just a port of the original Xbox version.  EA has rebuilt the game from the ground up and has put a lot of work into making Madden 06's graphics worthy of the Xbox 360 platform.  The game features improved player models and animations and even-more-realistic stadium environments.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and digg
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Cablevision Breaks Ranks on Pricing  —  As the debate on so-called a la carte pricing reverberates through the cable industry, one hard-charging player is taking a contrarian approach.  —  Breaking with the rest of the industry, Cablevision (CVC:NYSE - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) …
Discussion: Techdirt and Fast Company Now
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Wikipedia is the Next Google  —  Fear.  You can just feel it in the air, can't you?  There is fear everywhere that Google has become too powerful.  As John Battelle notes, the tide of public opinion is starting to turn from loving Google to fearing them.  Perhaps.  But I have news for you.
Ryan Blitstein /
Craig$  —  The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage.  And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.  —  Craig Newmark's stubby fingers tap …
John Seigenthaler / USA Today:
A false Wikipedia 'biography'  —  "John Seigenthaler Sr. was the assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the early 1960's.  For a brief time, he was thought to have been directly involved in the Kennedy assassinations of both John, and his brother, Bobby.  Nothing was ever proven."

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