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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Provider of TV Movie Channels Looks to Expand to PC's and Video Players  —  Starz Entertainment Group is introducing a $9.95-a-month subscription service that will allow people to download movies from the Internet and watch them on their computers, portable video players and television sets.
Associated Press:
Starz to offer movie download service for PDAs  —  Subscription 'Vondo' described as 'kind of iTunes for movies'  —  LOS ANGELES - Starz Entertainment Group is launching a movie download service that allows consumers to view full-length studio films, concerts and TV shows on portable devices powered by Microsoft Corp. software.
Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Starz to launch movie downloads service  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cable network Starz Entertainment Group LLC said it plans to launch an Internet movie download service on Tuesday, backed by partnerships with Microsoft and Sony, amid a race to offer more videos over high-speed Internet connections.
Jesper / Jesper's Blog:
Conscientious Risk Management and WMF  —  This past week there have been a lot of questions about the WMF vulnerability, what Microsoft is doing, and what the community should do to protect against it.  For many reasons, Microsoft's response to the problem is best left to those who do this for a living.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
No Ads in Wikipedia Says Wales  —  Contrary to a news report that circulated in the blogosphere last week, Wikipedia has no plans to implement advertising on its burgeoning consumer generated encyclopedia.  —  That's according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who told ClickZ News …
Lora / What Is New:
CES: You are invited to Tablet PC Gathering #4, plus Blogger Meetup  —  Where: Cheese Burger at the Oasis  —  From the convention center, take the CES Shuttle Bus #4.  (Mid-day service from LVCC to hotels is every 30 minutes.)  Get off at Paris and walk to the Aladdin's Desert Passage.
Discussion: Scobleizer and jkOnTheRun
Motorola unveils iRadio, new home products  —  NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motorola Inc. (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year.
USA Today:
Schools ask parents to pay up before kids log on  —  FULLERTON, Calif. — Heather Sutherland was excited to learn her public school system was using laptop computers to teach elementary students such as her daughter.  Until, that is, she found out parents were expected to pay the nearly $1,500 cost.
Discussion: Techdirt
Mark Russinovich / Mark's Sysinternals Blog:
The Antispyware Consipiracy  —  Since the release of the first antivirus products many people have believed in a conspiracy theory where antivirus companies generate their own market by paying virus writers to develop and release viruses.  I don't subscribe to that theory and trust …
Discussion: The PC Doctor
RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication)  —  Help?  —  What is RSS?  —  How can I use RSS?  —  How do I get a News Reader?  —  Can I use these feeds on my site?  —  Are there any feeds from other BBC websites?  —  What is RSS?  —  In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Elizabeth Montalbano /
Google sued over Talk  —  A firm that holds patents for technology used in Internet voice calling is suing search giant Google for US$5 billion over its Google Talk instant-messaging client.  —  Rates Technology (RTI), a small, New York company that holds patents to telecommunications technologies …
Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
File-Sharing Barons Face Day of Reckoning  —  LOS ANGELES - Weeks before the original Napster shut down for good in 2001, Internet users were flocking to alternative song-swapping programs.  Nearly 20 million people used Morpheus in its first four months, for example, to trade music and other files for free online.
Peter Howe / Boston Globe:
Sides chosen in Logan WiFi battle  —  Wireless and airport lobbies join dispute  —  Logan International Airport officials' ongoing quest to ban airline lounges from offering passengers free WiFi Internet services is angering a growing array of powerful Capitol Hill lobbying groups …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Newspapers, Stupidity and Shackleford  —  The price of paper is up, the stocks of newspaper holding companies are down.  —  The saying "All the News that is fit to Print" has become an anachronism.  It reflects a time when newsprint was a marginal cost, not a debilitating one.

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