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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HBO wants its programming to be off-limits for DVRs  —  Although the courts shot down the FCC's attempt to enforce the broadcast flag, the networks are moving full steam ahead on getting the flag written into law one way or another.  So far, one bill has been introduced that would plug the so-called …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and eHomeUpgrade
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
HBO Petitions FCC To Prevent DVR Recording
Elinor Mills / CNET
Nicol to 'bring out the soul' of MSN  —  John Nicol was on sabbatical with his teenage daughter delivering computers to schools in Uganda last September when he got a phone call from a top honcho at MSN asking him to be general manager of Microsoft's portal.
Discussion: LiveSide and Traffick
Elizabeth Montalbano / InfoWorld:
MSN won't rebrand itself
PC Magazine:
AT&T Warns Apple, Others, Of Patent Infringement  —  AT&T possesses several patents related to video compression, which the company says are an essential component of the MPEG-4 video technology.  In a bid to drive its global licensing program, AT&T has targeted Apple Computer, Inc. …
Discussion: Techdirt, Engadget and HD Beat
Joris Evers / CNET
Advertisers may face public humiliation over adware  —  WASHINGTON—Companies could find themselves put up for public humiliation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission if they continue to advertise through insidious ad-serving software.  —  Such a move might help in the battle against adware …
Heather Green / Business Week:
Inside the BlackBerry "Workaround"  —  Finally, Research in Motion provides details of a plan to keep its popular service running, just in case.  Here's what you need to know about it  —  Buck up, BlackBerry addicts.  At least that's the message from Research In Motion (RIMM) …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Vonage Churn Investor Heartburn  —  Vonage, the New Jersey-based VoIP services provider filed documents with the Securities & Exchange Commission yesterday, hoping to raise a whopping $250 million in a widely anticipated initial public offering.  The marquee group of investment bankers …
Ed Oswald /
Microsoft Rolls Out Live Expo  —  UPDATED Following three months of internal testing, Microsoft has announced that it is opening its classified listing service Windows Live Expo, formerly code-named "Fremont," to select businesses in the Seattle metropolitan area.
Darin / Surfin' Safari:
Thank You from Apple!  —  Back in June 2005, we started the WebKit Open Source Project.  —  Since then, lots of people have gotten involved in the project.  Those of us at Apple are grateful for all the work they've done and how it will help us with future releases of Safari and WebKit.
Bink /
Microsoft plans to release 7 patches next week, 5 for Windows  —  On 14 February 2006 Microsoft is planning to release:  —  Security Updates  —  . One Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows Media Player.  —  The highest Maximum Severity rating for this is Critical.
David Walker / eHomeUpgrade:
Could the Playstation 3 Kill Sony?  —  As we quickly approach E3 in May, many people are eagerly anticipating more details on the Sony PS3.  Since Sony burst onto the gaming scene with the original Playstation, they have been the company to beat in the console wars.
Business Week:
Can MTV Stay Cool?  —  How CEO Judy McGrath must remake her TV empire for a digital world  —  Nearly 40 years ago, in a blue-collar Irish neighborhood in Scranton, Pa., Judy McGrath fell in love with music.  As much as her father, Charles, tried to get his only child to listen to Duke Ellington …
Discussion: Techdirt and IP Democracy
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
Discussion: Between Lawyers and Squash
WhoopJack / ipBS:
How to get your missed TV shows with Azureus and Bittorrent  —  I'll start by saying that I am a paying cable subscriber.  Often times there are multiple shows on at the same time that I would like to watch and I wanted a way to be able to watch those other shows.
David Intersimone / Sip from the Firehose:
Borland plans separate company for Delphi, JBuilder, C++Builder, InterBase, JDataStore and other developer products...  To our loyal developer community:  —  Today, Wednesday February 8, 2006 at 1am Pacific Time, Borland announced plans to seek a buyer for our IDE product lines that include Delphi …
Carolyn Abraham / Globe and Mail:
Better living through video games?  —  When he snags downtime from his schoolwork, Ryerson University student Brad Evans gabs with friends, grooves to Kanye West on his MP3 player and races virtual hotrods on his Sony PlayStation.  All at the same time.  —  Before you assume gadgets …
Discussion: Techdirt and Tech_Space

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