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Jonathan Berr /
Two Abandon Google Bandwagon  —  Sizzling Google (GOOG:Nasdaq - commentary - research - Cramer's Take) is getting too hot for some analysts to handle.  —  Stifel Nicolaus analyst Scott Devitt and Scott Kessler of Standard & Poor's cut the search engine giant to sell.
Discussion: Rough Type and ben barren
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo, Google & Web 2.0 Reality Check  —  Not such a good day for Yahoo and other search engine stocks.  Yahoo's modest financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2005 prompted a quick sell-off, and already the second largest search engine is down 10% for the day.
Michael Liedtke /
Yahoo 4Q Profit Misses Views; Shares Fall  —  Yahoo Fourth-Quarter Profit Falls Short of Analysts' Expectations; Shares Decline 13.5 Percent  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled as advertisers continued to shift their spending to the Internet …
Business Wire:   Yahoo! Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Financial Results
David A. Vise / Washington Post:
Google Takes to the Airwaves  —  The deal, which may top more than $1 billion, comes on the heels of Google's $1 billion investment in America Online  —  A transcript follows .  —  David A. Vise: Hi everybody and welcome to a chat about a seminal moment in evolution of Google …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Google to buy radio advertising company
Darwinian Web:
John Palfrey explains the issues of RSS copyright  —  John Palfrey has responded to the questioning of Top10Sources' use of RSS feeds exactly the way a law professor should, by turning it into an opportunity to educate the blogosphere on the finer points of copyright law in relation to RSS and blogs.
Ellie Gibson /
Police fight crime with games  —  Police in Edinburgh have found a new way of keeping naughty kids off the streets, out of trouble and in the library - but they're not going there to read boring old books, obviously.  —  According to the Daily Record, a new scheme was recently launched …
Darin / Fried Fish:
I've been meaning to blog about a new web platform feature that we've added to trunk builds of Firefox.  It is now possible to define a ping attribute on anchor and area tags.  When a user follows a link via one of these tags, the browser will send notification pings to the specified URLs after following the link.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Apple changes iTunes, now obtains consent before collecting info  —  Apple has changed the way iTunes works so that users are given the chance to decline the iTunes Ministore, a service that gathers detailed information about your listening habits and transmits it to Apple along with a number that uniquely identifies you.
Presentation Zen:
Where can you find good images?  —  A lot of people ask me where they can get good-quality images, so I thought it would be good to have one post that I could bookmark and send out to people.  I mentioned before that I use the most (as well as more expensive sites …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
Windows users, don't let your guard down  —  The problem with relying on software tools to keep you safe is that a user with administrative privileges and a little knowledge (which, as everyone knows, is a dangerous thing) can defeat or disable those tools.  Two examples of this phenomenon appeared this week.
Blackmailers target $1m website  —  The site of a UK student who had the idea of selling pixels as advertising space has been hit by a web attack.  —  Alex Tew, 21, hit the headlines at the start of the year when he revealed his Million Dollar Homepage had made him a million dollars in four months.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
New News: Deconstructing the newspaper  —  [Here's another in a very occasional series of posts suggesting how to change newspapers, all tagged and headlined "NewNews."  Prior posts addressed the need to inspire an imperative for change and suggested turning the newsroom into a classroom …
Service Choice  —  What is "service choice" and how does Google Talk enable it?  —  Whom are you federating with?  —  Do service providers need explicit approval to federate with the Google Talk service?  —  Do you plan to support other industry standards for communications interoperability?
Are you listening?  Tools to analyse blogosphere buzz  —  Niall Cook, Director, UK Netcoms,  —  In almost every presentation about blogging, you will hear experts telling you to join the conversation.  That is the same 'conversation' made famous by The Cluetrain Manifesto …
IPWireless Release : IPWireless Launches TDtv, the Mobile TV Solution That Delivers Broadcast Performance in Existing 3G Spectrum  —  Multiple Operators Set to Trial 3GPP Release 6 Based Solution in First Half of 2006  —  London, England, January 18, 2006 - IPWireless today announced …
Christopher Elliott / New York Times:
On Business, and Blogging on the Road  —  Hurricane Katrina was a defining moment for Rachel Gradwohl, a frequent business traveler.  A consultant for a national accounting firm, Ms. Gradwohl blogged about being made homeless by the disaster in her Web journal, the Princess Diaries (
Dave Rosenberg / Open Resource:
Rumor Mill: SpikeSource changing sales model  —  This post is based entirely on unsubstantiated rumor.  Word on the street is that SpikeSource is making the move to a new channel focused strategy.  I don't want to gloat, but I told you that the existing business model was not sustainable.
Discussion: The Silent Penguin
Analyst: Replacing lost BlackBerry service would cost $845 per person  —  The biggest cost would be replacing hardware, according to analyst Jack Gold  —  JANUARY 17, 2006 (COMPUTERWORLD) - Replacing wireless e-mail such as Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry service for 1,000 workers would cost $845,000 …

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