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Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
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 …
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
YouTube is not a real business  —  YouTube is not a real business  —  Wow, this is kind of scary.  I wrote how YouTube was a business based on copyright infringement and used all the SNL skits on their service as an example.  Now SNL has come down hard on them.
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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.
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 …
heise.de:
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.
Discussion: The Apple Blog and George Ou
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.
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silicon-flatirons.org:
The Silicon Flatirons Telecommunications Program
Discussion: isen.blog and Paul Kapustka's Blog
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
Valleywag:
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.
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Foldera: Never organize your inbox again  —  Huntington Beach, California based Foldera's goal is to organize all of the chaos surrounding work based documents (email, calendar, office documents, instant messaging, etc).  It is a very big idea.  —  The company is in private beta right now, with a full launch on the way.
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 Loughrey / gamesindustry.biz:
Japan introduces new videogames rating system  —  CERO adds equivalent of Adults Only ratings category  —  The country has largely managed to steer clear of the controversy and politically-fuelled furore surrounding videogames ratings and the sale of graphic or violent videogames to minors …
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Reuters:
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.
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.
Discussion: Paul Kapustka's Blog

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