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Howard Mintz /
Feds want Google search records  —  BUSH LAWYERS ASK JUDGE TO MAKE GOOGLE HAND OVER DATA; GOOGLE PROMISES A FIGHT  —  The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal judge to order Google Inc. to turn over a broad range of material from its closely guarded databases.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
DON'T LOOK NOW, BUT IT'S HAPPENING  —  From my book, written a year or so ago:  —  As we move our data to the servers at,,  —, and, we are making an implicit bargain, one  —  that the public at large is either entirely content with, or, more likely,
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
What if we promise not to show the records to Karl Rove?  —  If you don't regularly anonymize your Google cookie and purge your personalized search history, now might be a good time to start (then again, in this day and age, why bother?).  The Department of Justice on Wednesday asked …
Shelleyp / Burningbird:
That old copyright song  —  My cable connection started working without problems yesterday, just in time for me to attempt to connect using DSL later today.  I've also been attempting to take photos of the bald eagles wintering in our area, but have run into interesting complications, which I'll write about later.
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:
The battle over bundling: Top Ten Sources and more  —  Executive Director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society John Palfrey has a post today about whether the way his independent venture, Ten Top Sources, sources and then publishes content from blogger's RSS feeds is a) legal and b) appropriate.
Coldcoffee / cold coffee in a spent cup:   Stealing content through RSS
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
'Bubble' hits theaters, TV, DVD on same day  —  LOS ANGELES — If you live in New Jersey, Virginia or Nevada and want to see the new Steven Soderbergh film Bubble in a theater, pack your bags.  It won't be showing in those or more than a dozen other states.
Discussion: Techdirt and ben barren
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:   What Business are theaters in ?  —  With the release of Bubble …
Jonathan Berr /
Two Abandon Google Bandwagon
Discussion: ben barren
Michael Liedtke /
Yahoo 4Q Profit Misses Views; Shares Fall
Discussion: Publishing 2.0 and Clickety Clack
Glenn Fleishman / New York Times:
Advocates of Wi-Fi in Cities Learn Art of Politics  —  SEATTLE, Jan. 18 - The idea of building citywide wireless networks from the community level was suspiciously simple back in 2000, although the plans sounded like the work of underground revolutionaries.  "All of us were very idealistic …
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 …
Tony Long / Wired News:
How to Squelch Your Inner Jackass  —  Waiting in line recently at my local coffeehouse — an establishment as renowned for its leisurely service as for its place in San Francisco history — I was blown away by the absolute arrogance of a young woman standing two or three places ahead of me.
Discussion: Letters From Exile
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Popular elements of a 2006 web site or service  —  A lot of the features and functionality of so-called Web 2.0 sites are now common elements in most current web apps and sites.  It's really gone beyond what was labelled 'Web 2.0' last year, because so many mainstream websites are now using these elements.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and Bokardo
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
Consumer groups push for net neutrality rules  —  Organizations react to telcos plans to slow access to some content  —  Three consumer groups repeated their calls for a U.S. law to prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing customer access to some Internet content by saying the public wants government protection.
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Some Students Use Net To Hire Experts to Do Their School Work  —  That a student who freely admits to a fondness for night life is also behind in his studies won't come as a surprise.  And it certainly isn't news that students have been partying their way to bad grades since As and Fs were invented.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's 1st-Qtr Net Doubles; Forecast Falls Short of Estimates  —  Listen  —  Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Apple Computer Inc. said first- quarter profit almost doubled and sales reached a record, buoyed by surging holiday sales of iPod digital music players.  Profit and sales this quarter may miss analysts' estimates.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
James Fontanella / Financial Times:
Hackers blackmail milliondollar site  —  The FBI is investigating the hijacking of - the website that earned $1m (£566,000) for its British creator Alex Tew by hosting micro-advertisements - by hackers who demanded a ransom to restore the site.
Eva Glass / Inquirer:
Tablet PC character seduced by hacks in Las Vegas  —  Poor foamhead  —  A SMALL FOAMY CHARACTER was shown the sights of Las Vegas by old hacks at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January, and has a tale to tell.  —  Little SK I Pe, originally presented to us by the Tablet PC Association …

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