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J. Botter / the j. botter weblog:   Yahoo Ain't Giving Up  —  For all this talk of Yahoo throwing …
Google founder defends China portal  —  Also: How the powerful make their way to Davos, and what they're doing instead of networking.  —  DAVOS, Switzerland (FORTUNE) - The World Economic Forum, a gathering of leaders from the business world, media, academics, and assorted hollywood stars and do-gooders, is taking place this week.
Discussion: Rough Type and Google Blogoscoped
Jay Greene / Business Week:
The Bug in Microsoft's Ear  —  The software giant is mulling its own digital device that adds gaming to music and video, in an effort to compete with Apple's iPod empire  —  After getting trounced for four years in the digital music business by Apple Computer (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) finally seems poised to do something about it.
EFF: Breaking News:
Nevada Court Rules Google Cache is Fair Use  —  Important Milestone for Digital Copyright Law  —  San Francisco - A federal district court in Nevada has ruled that Google does not violate copyright law when it copies websites, stores the copies, and transmits them to Internet users as part of its Google Cache feature.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Doc / Doc Searls' IT Garage:
Disrupting the VC Business and Exploring the Because Effect  —  I keep running into Rick Segal.  Doesn't matter how remote or large the event might be, there's Rick.  It happened last summer in Copenhagen, when Rick was the first guy I recognized in Denmark — sitting in a steetside cafe on the evening before Reboot started.
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
A VC Rant with an opportunity  —  Short story.  "Joe" has been working for 5 years to bring a software product to market while keeping the day job waiting & bussing tables.  He has a wife, two kids, a dog and they live in a small nothing apartment.  —  For years, Joe toils away while pounding …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Nintendo announces DS Lite  —  Nintendo likes to be a littledifficult on us from time to time, but we're stoked that after they decided to redesign the DS, then reneged, that they reneged therenege and went through with it anyhow — though honestly, knowing Nintendo, it was an inevitability given their …
Discussion: Gizmodo, I4U News and Clickable Culture
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
DS Redesign Official
Discussion: The Game Chair, Joystiq and Popgadget
Tom Taulli / Forbes:
Tapping Into The Blogosphere  —  LOS ANGELES - Without bloggers, may not have survived.  —  To increase visibility for the beta version of his jobs-search engine, Paul Forster decided to contact influential bloggers, including John Battelle, the blogger behind Searchblog and author of The Search.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Yahoo's New CPO Loves His Mac  —  You might have worked for the company for a decade, but that doesn't mean you will get a new cappuccino machine.  It does mean that you get a new ID card, that says you have worked for the company for 10 years, and it also means you get a new gig.
101 dumbest moments in business: Tech  —  The year in shenanigans, skulduggery, and just plain stupidity in the world of technology.  —  13. The furor dies down, but only after Sony says that the real intent was to prevent the spread of the malicious Celine Dion virus.
Cingular Patents the Emoticon :(  —  The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones.  While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also managed to patent …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Services Shown at SearchChamps  —  I am visiting Microsoft HQ in Redmond this week for their SearchChamps event.  Attendance requires the signing of an nondisclosure agreement, and most of what is discussed is non-bloggable.  However, the trade off is that we see stuff that is still …
Chris Taylor / CNN:
Imagining the Google Future  —  Top experts help us plot four scenarios that show where the company's geniuses may be leading it — and, perhaps, all of us.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS 2. MAGAZINE) - We all know that the company Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded a mere eight years ago …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
Bob Sullivan / MSNBC:
ID theft again tops list of FTC complaints  —  Auction fraud down; wire transfer fraud, child ID theft on the rise  —  Bob Sullivan  —  For the sixth year in a row, identity theft tops the annual list of consumer complaints collected by Federal Trade Commission.
Discussion: IT Facts
Pete Wright / The secret life of an MS Author:
Using a pen in Vista  —  Vista's support for Tablet PC is awesome.  It's no real secret that the Tablet PC platform is Bill's baby, so it's neat to see that so much effort has been put into pen and ink support in Vista.  —  The first time you get to use the pen is of course logging in …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun

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