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Ken Belson / New York Times:
Fiddling With Format While DVD's Burn  —  The war for control of the next-generation DVD is approaching a critical juncture: next week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show, companies championing the two competing high-definition DVD standards - Blu-ray and HD-DVD - will unveil their lineups of new players and movie titles.
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Ray Ozzie's Christmas Message: 2006 will be Year of Build for Microsoft  —  In the tech world's equivalent of the Queen's Message, Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie reflects on the year past and offers his thoughts on what lies ahead for Microsoft in 2006:  —  As he reviews the 'leaked' memo …
Ray Ozzie /
Looking back, looking forward.  —  As the year draws to a close, I find myself back east with some time to reflect upon this whirlwind of a year.  —  About once a year I try to force some "whitespace" into my life in order to give my mind the opportunity to seriously question strategic assumptions, and for abstract/creative thought.
Discussion: Get Real and Mark Evans
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Basic Rules Plus Common Sense Add Up to Security  —  For some people, the worst gift ever would be a new computer with an Internet connection.  One embittered user wrote in October to say that he was "so frustrated with hackers, virus, Trojans, worms, constant upgrades, security patches …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Omnidrive's Online Storage Actually Works  —  I've been talking to Nik Cubrilovic, the founder of Sydney, Australia based Omnidrive, since I posted about the need for a good online storage service in November (see no. 1 in that post).  —  I've had the chance to test it over the last few days.
Matt Hines /
Interactive Nature of Browser Colors Past and Future  —  Analysis: Fifteen years after the birth of the Web browser, development of the software is increasingly focused on provoking users to define their own ways of consuming information online.  —  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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