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Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Blogs Produce New Elite to Help Track The Industry's Issues  —  Revolutions don't usually work out quite as planned.  And that's what's happening now in the technology world with blogs.  They are every bit as important as their boosters said they would be.  But in an entirely different way.
Helena Spongenberg / Associated Press:
Group: Online Content Cannot Remain Free  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - European publishers warned Tuesday that they cannot keep allowing Internet search engines such as Google Inc. to make money from their content.  —  "The new models of Google and others reverse the traditional permission-based copyright model …
Matt Casamassina /
More Revolution Specs Uncovered  —  Developers come forward to reveal new performance details on Nintendo's next-generation console.  —  December 6, 2005 - Just yesterday IGN Revolution launched with technical details on Nintendo's next-generation console, codenamed Revolution.
Discussion: Joystiq and Infendo
Matt Casamassina /
Revolution Tech Details Emerge
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Joystiq
Cowboy / A Jack of All Blogs:
The Lost Road Map of B5  —  Jeremy, over at B5 is talking about how their servers have been grinding along slowly lately because they are hosting a lot of worthless content.  They also seemed to be "quietly" being supported by Cheatika.  And yet they are still looking to bring on more bloggers.
Robb Dunewood / BlogNetworkWatch:
Growing Pains for b5media
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Face It: Privacy Is Endangered  —  In the 1997 flick Face/Off, John Travolta wears Nicolas Cage's face in order to infiltrate Cage's criminal gang.  Last week, movie fantasy became medical reality when a team of French doctors successfully performed the first partial face transplant on a woman who had been mauled by a dog.
Om Malik on Broadband:
Even in Web 2.0 Scale & Size Matter  —  Updated Many times in the past I have pointed out that most of the new Web 2.0 type start-ups have business plans that only go so far!  I am actually glad to see Jeremy Wright take a stand on this issue. … I think most start-ups actually …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Submitting Site Feeds and other Site Explorer updates  —  Two months ago we launched Site Explorer, a tool to explore the pages from your site in the Yahoo! Search index and the inlinks to those pages.  Many of you have been using the tool actively and we appreciate the positive response and feedback we have received.
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Let Your PC Do the Investing  —  As a stock-futures trader, George Pruitt used to spend the day hovering over his computer screen.  —  Now, he just stays within earshot.  When his computer identifies an attractive time to buy or sell, it emits a horn blast.
Discussion: Geek News Central …
TDavid / Things That:
Don't buy a new Tablet PC, buy an older model instead or keep waiting  —  I've looked over the specs and hardware of most the new crop of Tablet PCs and my advice to prospective tableteers:  —  Buy an older model and buff it up or keep waiting.  —  Sacrilege, I know, for a guy like me that buys most things on the cutting edge.
John Borland / CNET
New Sony CD security risk found  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment and the Electronic Frontier Foundation digital rights group jointly announced Tuesday that they had found, and fixed, a new computer security risk associated with some of the record label's CDs.
Michael Singer / CNET
Newsmaker: Is the PowerPC due for a second wind?  —  How can a company be just about everywhere, and yet nobody knows its name?  Just ask Michel Mayer, chief executive of Freescale Semiconductor.  —  Mayer's $6 billion Austin, Texas-based company, a recent spin-off from Motorola …
Discussion: MacSlash
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Study: Google users wealthier, more Net savvy  —  The longer people have been using the Internet, the more likely it is that they'll use Google, study finds  —  U.S. residents who prefer Google (Profile, Products, Articles) Inc.'s search engine tend to be richer and have more Internet experience …
Mathew Ingram / Globe and Mail:
Ingram: Is Skype losing it?  —  E-mail Mathew Ingram Read Bio Latest Columns  —  Even a few months later, the sheer size of the eBay-Skype deal still boggles the mind: $2.6-billion (U.S.) at a minimum, and as much as $4.1-billion if certain goals are met.  All this for a company that hopes …
The Doc Searls Weblog:
The costs of asymmetry  —  In the shower this morning I was thinking about the unstarted businesses that can only thrive in online markets made possible by symmetrical broadband — markets we have never seen, because broadband to the home (and even to many businesses) has been provided in asymmetrical form from the beginning.
USA Today:
Film fans can expect more advertising on big screen  —  Moviegoers should get used to those ads shown as they settle into their seats.  —  Ad forecasters at ZenithOptimedia said on Monday that spending on in-theater ads, usually shown before the trailers, rose by 18% this year to $400 million …

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