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Jeff Clavier / Software Only:
Social Media Consolidation Act 8: Yahoo takes out  —  First, I apologize for my complete silence over the past week or so, but I have been completely swamped by a number of things - that I can't talk about yet, and I have just returned from Paris where I spoke at the excellent Les Blogs 2.0 organized by my buddy Loic.
The Doc Searls Weblog:
Burp!  —  Yahoo eats  —  There's an 'icky' in 'sticky'.  —  Just a thought.  —  It's alive!  —  Syndication and the Live Web Economy is my latest in Linux Journal.  (And just under the wire for the Syndicate conference that starts Monday.)  One point: … And another:
Nick / Rough Type:
Buying eyeballs  —  Thanks to a link from John Battelle, I came across a fascinating little article about an appearance by Bill Gates on Indian television earlier this week.  Noting that Google's "business model is based on advertisements from which they make a lot of money" and that …
Henry Blodget / Internet Outsider:
Get Paid to Search: Now MSN's Talking
Discussion: Clickety Clack and Oliver Thylmann
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Live Tracking of Mobile Phones Prompts Court Fights on Privacy  —  Most Americans carry cellphones, but many may not know that government agencies can track their movements through the signals emanating from the handset.  —  In recent years, law enforcement officials have turned …
Discussion: A VC and
Asa Dotzler:
firefox 1.5 versus internet explorer 6  —  I've seen a number of articles comparing the currently available Firefox 1.5 with the still not available and probably not released for some time Internet Explorer 7.  What's wrong with this picture?  Firefox 1.5 should be compared against the competition …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
NBA to create huge digital archive  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If you're a rabid basketball fan who's wished you could get your hands on video of that one memorable shot by Michael Jordan from the Chicago Bulls play-off game you went to in 1989, the National Basketball Association may soon be able to help you out.
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog and digg
Mark Ward / BBC:
Sony BMG repents over CD debacle  —  Technology correspondent, BBC News website  —  Sony BMG is rethinking its anti-piracy policy following weeks of criticism over the copy protection used on CDs.  —  The head of Sony BMG's global digital business, Thomas Hesse, told the BBC that the company was "re-evaluating" its current methods.
BBC:   Anti-piracy CD problems vex Sony
Arshad Mohammed / Washington Post:
Comcast Seeks Edge In Phone Service  —  Comcast Corp. next week plans to roll out Internet phone service in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland to try to steal customers from Verizon Communications Inc.  —  U.S. cable and phone companies are increasingly competing directly by trying …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
EEye to enter antivirus business  —  A beta version of the software will be made available to Blink users in early in 2006  —  Security vendor eEye Digital Security (Profile, Products, Articles) Inc. plans to add antivirus capabilities to its Blink intrusion prevention product …
Discussion: Donna's SecurityFlash
Washington Post:
Smartbomb  —  The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution  —  After immersing themselves in the video game culture by attending gaming conventions, interviewing its inventors and entrepreneurs, along with researching the history of the industry and its influence …
Discussion: Kotaku
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
Yahoo's First Hack Day: What a Blast!  —  Earlier today, I wrote that I was hacking on a project and didn't have a lot of time to write.  Now I've got a bit of time to tell the rest of the story.  —  Today was our first annual Hack Day in the Search and Marketplace Group (SMG).
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Peter / Reuters:
World's poorest don't want '$100 laptop': Intel  —  COLOMBO (Reuters) - Potential computer users in the developing world will not want a basic $100 hand-cranked laptop due to be rolled out to millions, chip-maker Intel Corp. (Nasdaq:INTC - news) chairman Craig Barrett said on Friday.
Discussion: MAKE: Blog
mobile jones:
The Carnival of the Mobilists Volume1 Issue8  —  Presenting: The Carnvial of the Mobilists.  This week's CoM features some outstanding observations, analysis and commentary across a range of important topics on mobility.  I'm excited by the number of contributions and quality of articles in this week's CoM.
Mark Boslet /
Advertisers Welcome Possible Microsoft-AOL Deal  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Dow Jones)-Internet advertisers say they welcome the added competition a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) pact with Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) AOL Web site might bring the market.  —  But they don't appear likely to shift large amounts advertising …
Building a Rep and Choosing a Zone  —  Your reputation rating starts at three out of five stars, and goes up or down depending on how other players rate you.  If you're respectful in victory and graceful in defeat, you'll probably get positive feedback and a higher reputation.
Discussion: Gizmodo and eHomeUpgrade
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Xbox 360 DRM makes your rip your CDs again

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