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Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
The arguments on the other side — in favor of a prioritized internet  —  If you're going to argue for an open internet, you'd better be able to respond to the following:  —  1. It's strange to have as a default background assumption FCC regulation.  —  2. Your empirical assertions …
Paul Kapustka / Paul Kapustka's Blog:
Silicon Flatirons — Sunday PM, cont'd, with Bob Kahn's showstopper idea  —  If video over the Internet is truly the ultimate market battleground — as several discussants on Sunday afternoon's Video over IP panel proclaimed — then count Silicon Flatirons as at least one of the starting grounds for the rhetorical skirmish.
The Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program
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Ina Fried / CNET
Audible nabs popular podcast  —  The Ricky Gervais Show, one of the most popular podcasts on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, is moving to a paid-only format to be sold by audio book specialist Audible.  —  Audible plans to announce on Tuesday that it will start selling episodes …
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Exclusive: MacBook Pro unboxing pics  —  I got my MacBook Pro today from a local reseller in Philadelphia.  He called me to say that they got five MacBook Pro 2.0GHz models in stock today and that four we're already spoken for.  "Do you want the last one?"  You know what my answer was.
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Bloggers Who Pursue Change Confront Fear And Mistrust  —  BEIJING — When Zhao Jing moved his blog to Microsoft's popular MSN Spaces site last summer, some users worried the Chinese government would block the entire service.  The censors had blacklisted the last site where the young journalist …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Apple Safari Browser Automatically Executes Shell Scripts  —  Shortly after reports of the first virus for Mac OS X, a new security flaw has surfaced.  The culprit is the option "Open 'safe' files after downloading" in Apple's Safari web browser.  This feature is activated by default.
Google has no license for China service: newspaper  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Internet search giant Google Inc.'s controversial expansion into China now faces possible trouble with regulators after a Beijing newspaper said its new Chinese-language platform does not have a license.
Dion Hinchcliffe / Enterprise Web 2.0:
Some predictions for the coming 'mashosphere'  —  As MashupCamp gets into full swing today, I thought I'd try my hand at projecting current trends forward and seeing how the mashup world might look in the near future.  The fact is that the services and data available all over the Web …
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
US Film Makers Sue Samsung Over Glitches on DVD Players  —  Samsung Electronics, Asia's most valuable high-tech company, is scrambling after multiple U.S. movie studios reportedly took the Seoul-based firm to court, alleging glitches in its DVD players.  —  Over the weekend …
Tech pundits getting naked: a worrisome trend  —  Robert Scoble and Shel Israel bared it all at the Naked Conversations book launch.  But they're not the first tech pundits to strip down.  Lockergnome's Chris Pirillo runs a lovely little side business called "Rent My Chest," writing messages on his torso for $20 a pop.
Discussion: Connecting the Dots
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
NBC Pilots "Conviction" on iTunes  — has spotted new shows on iTunes, most notably a free pilot episode of the new NBC show, Conviction.  The show is debuting on iTunes (iTunes link) for free a full two weeks before it airs on TV.  However, also notes that Conviction already …
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
MashupCamp Photos  —  The xCamp meme continues.  Today was the first day of MashupCamp, a two day long unconference at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View which was all about mashups and attended by API providers, enablers and observers.  The full schedule consisted of talks and group sessions …
Ben Drawbaugh / HD Beat:
How to: get tons of HD content playing on your PC  —  Now that wehave mastered OTA HD reception and connecting our PC's to our HDTVs it'stime to bring the two together.  HDTV content can come from many sources and those choices get broader and broadereveryday.
Discussion: technology filter and Engadget
Susan / Susan Crawford blog:
Powell on Choice  —  On the walls next to the stage in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University of Colorado are two enormous black and white pictures.  The one on the left is of Glenn Miller himself, horn-rimmed glasses, looking over his shoulder, trombone in his left hand, ready to play at any moment.
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
Too Many New Gadgets, Too Much Information at Risk  —  It is the corporate version of keeping up with the Joneses: every day, it seems, someone arrives at the office with a shiny new gadget that combines a cellphone with all sorts of features you used to find only on your computer.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
I4U News:
Hot viliv P1 30GB Portable Media Player Coming to the United States  —  The viliv P1 has to looks of the bastard child of a Sony PSP and an iPod.  PVP4U reported about the viliv P1 when it appeared in Korea last summer.  Now Episodic Media Inc. informed me that they will be selling the viliv P1 …
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Mark Evans:
Let's Get Together in Toronto  —  Last month, a few of us (entrepreneur Michael Mcderment, lawyer Rob Hyndman, Globe & Mail journalist Mathew Ingram and marketing whiz Stuart Macdonald, who started got together to talk about blogging and all the cool things happening within the Web 2.0 world.
PR Newswire:
Sony High-Definition Video Recording Ready for Mainstream Consumers  —  Sony Introduces the World's Smallest and Lightest HDV 1080i Camcorder With Easy-to-Use Operation and Advanced Features  —  SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Changing the notion that high-definition video recording is for …
Discussion: Engadget and Lost Remote TV Blog

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