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Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger  —  Microsoft's MSN Spaces continues to censor its Chinese language blogs, and has become more aggressive and thorough at censorship since I first checked out MSN's censorship system last summer.  On New Years Eve, MSN Spaces took down the popular blog written by Zhao Jing, aka Michael Anti.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger (my opinions on that)  —  OK, this one is depressing to me.  It's one thing to pull a list of words out of blogs using an algorithm.  It's another thing to become an agent of a government and censor an entire blogger's work.  Yes, I know the consequences.
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
Experts Advocate Non-Microsoft Windows Patch  —  Security experts yesterday criticized Microsoft Corp. for waiting until next week to address a recently revealed flaw in the Windows operating system that they say is unusually dangerous.  —  The experts took the unusual step of urging users …
Stepto / Welcome to the Microsoft Security …:
Updated Advisory: WMF Vulnerability  —  Hi folks- Kevin Kean here again.  We here in the MSRC have been hard at work on this WMF vulnerability and so I wanted to provide you all with an update on the situation.  —  When the MSRC learned of the attacks on December 27, 2005 …
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Vongo movie service waits on Apple for Mac support  —  Starz' new digital video subscription and download service Vongo could be Mac-compatible, a Vongo executive told Macworld, presuming Apple has a change of heart in its digital rights management philosophy.
Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Should Scoble Leave Microsoft?  —  David Tebbutt over at Teblog speculates that Scoble may have outlived his usefulness to Microsoft and so they are allowing him to wander around meeting people, setting up his er... Blogger Dinners and building up a powerful personal brand.
Discussion: Teblog and The Blog Herald
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:   Have I outlived my usefulness?  —  Heheh, Shel Israel …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Digital TV Reaches A Tipping Point, Analog's Now The Minority  —  NEARLY HALF OF ALL CABLE TV subscribers are now digital, according to results of a poll of consumer technology released by the AP and market researcher Ipsos on the eve of the consumer electronics industry's annual CES show in Las Vegas.
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
iBook and PowerBook Reliability  —  Introduction  —  We thank MacInTouch readers who participated in our recent laptop survey.  More than 10,000 laptops were logged, along with many thousands of comments.  —  Survey Design  —  Our survey spanned every laptop capable of running Mac OS X …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AllPeers Is The FireFox "Killer App"  —  I've had a chance to talk to AllPeers founders Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner.  This company is set to take the world by storm.  In my opinon this single firefox extension will massively increase the attractiveness of that already popular browser …
Motorola Rocks the House...and the Car...and the Mobile Phone...Rolls Out iRadio® Service  —  Award-winning service incorporates portability, acquisition and discovery of music, debuts with 435 commercial-free channels  —  LAS VEGAS - 3 Jan 2006 - Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) …
Red Herring:
Moto Blasts iRadio
Google Passes on PCs  —  Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board) and Wal-Mart are both denying reports that the two are planning to market low-priced, Google PCs via Wal-Mart stores.  —  The LA Times reported Monday that Google intends to market a fully functioning PC running a Google operating system …
Discussion: Scobleizer
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Blog debate: is Apple making a game console?  —  What happens when Applespeculation and video game speculation meet: platform wars of biblical proportions!  Under speculation here is whetheror not Apple has any interest in reentering the console gaming arena with the expected relaunch of their diminutive Macmini.
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
Guy's Golden Touch  —  If only I could get paid for answering the question, "How can I get people to evangelize my product?"  I would be able to stop working and play hockey every day.  Alas, there is no way to get paid for this information, so I give it to you for free.
Google Blogoscoped:
Blogger Threatened to be Sued by Sozialgericht Bremen for Appearing in Google  —  Bjoern Harste is a well-known German blogger - he owns a supermarket and writes about his daily experiences at work in his Shopblogger blog.  Now, he received a Cease & Desist by the Sozialgericht Bremen …
Discussion: Techdirt and The Blog Herald
Andy Hagans / Search Engine Journal:
5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community  —  5 Tips to Make it in the SEO Community  —  So, kiddie, youd like to make it as an SEO rock star?  You want to speak at Search Engine Strategies and get quoted by the Wall Street Journal?  All you have to do is become a true SEO expert, right?
Discussion: Stuntdubl and SEOmoz
Yahoo options in demand amid Microsoft speculation  —  CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Many option investors are betting on more gains in the shares of Web media company Yahoo Inc. (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) amid speculation of a tie-up with Microsoft Corp. and high hopes for continued growth in Web advertising.

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