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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 …
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 …
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
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.
New York Times:
Running a Hatchery for Replicant Hackers  —  By JENNIFER 8.  LEE  —  At 26, Phil Yuen's identity lay somewhere between Dilbert and a Microserf.  His office, on the first floor of Building 16 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., did not have a window.  Not to worry.
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.
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 …
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Apple Event Set for February 28  —  February 21, 2006 - Apple has announced it will hold a special event Tuesday, February 28  —  to show off some "fun new products".  —  The invite, sent to specially invited guests by e-mail and obtained by Think Secret includes a large graphic …
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.
Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
Web Office Suite: best of breed products  —  There's been lots of talk recently about the Web Office - and who is building it.  Microsoft released Office Live in beta last week, but it was never going to be a fully functional Office suite like MS Office is.
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 …
HarryF / SitePoint Blogs:
A pro-PHP Rant  —  OK—following on from here and a later comment from Tim (and in fact more this rant from Jonas Maurus); … So here's some pro-PHP ranting...  It's the execution model  —  Focused on PHP as an Apache module the two big things are it works and it's scalable.
Discussion: Gadgetopia
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.
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
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PRWeb Pioneers TrackBacks Availability in Press Release Distribution  —  Download this press release as an Adobe PDF document.  —  The Online Visibility Company™ is the first press release newswire to enable and encourage press release interaction and commentary from the blogosphere.
Techemaster / TechEBlog:
Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players  —  MP3 Players come in all shapes and sizes, that's why our editors decided to compile a list of the "Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players" for your enjoyment.  —  10. Teddy Bear MP3 Player  —  This makes our list's a teddy bear shaped MP3 player!
Discussion: Gizmodo
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

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