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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 …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET
Ouch! Microsoft spanked on security assessment
Discussion: and Financial Times
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 and Google Blogoscoped
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 …
Discussion: Teal Sunglasses
Marguerite Reardon / CNET
Skype targets mainstream consumers  —  Skype is making a play for the mainstream IP telephony market with a series of new products being announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.  —  The company, which provides free calling from computer to computer over the Internet …
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Digital TV Reaches A Tipping Point, Analog's Now The Minority
Discussion: Lost Remote TV Blog
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.
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 …
Broadcasting, Podcasting, Webcasting and Blogging at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2006 in Davos  —  The World Economic Forum announced ambitious plans today to share the proceedings of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2006 in Davos with as wide a public as possible.
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.
Scrivs / 9rules Network:
9rules Communities  —  When we started the 9rules Network we always envisioned a place where readers could come to find the best content from the independent web and that's why we consider ourselves a content network first and foremost.  Others wanted to label us as a blog network or blog ring …
Discussion: Business Logs and Binary Bonsai
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.
USA Today:
Growing on-demand content may mean blockbuster's end  —  Just before going to see King Kong, my family found the 1933 and the 1976 versions airing simultaneously on back-to-back TV channels.  So we kept flicking from one to the other, laughing at the Gumby-level special effects and Jessica Lange's acting.

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