Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Nude photo site wins injunction against Google — update A federal judge has ruled that portions of Google's popular image search feature, which displays small thumbnail versions of images found on other Web sites, likely violate U.S. copyright law. — U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz ruled Friday …
Susan Kuchinskas / internetnews.com:
Google and A9 May Stop Showing Perfect 10s — Adult publisher Perfect 10 won a partial victory in its efforts to stop search engines' display of its photos in image search results. — Today, Judge A. Howard Matz of the U.S. District Court of the Central District of California said Perfect 10 …
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Can Yahoo do content? — Early in Lloyd Braun's tenure at the helm of Yahoo's media group, he ran a quirky idea past his colleagues: a plan to add pizzazz to the company's Internet news site by creating a show anchored by animated puppets. — Braun discussed the puppets and other new ideas …
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 Expedia.ca) got together to talk about blogging and all the cool things happening within the Web 2.0 world.
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.
Byrne Reese / Six Apart:
Submitting TrackBack as an Internet Standard — In 2002, Ben and Mena Trott had an idea for how blogging systems could communicate with one another more effectively about the plethora of content being created. They dubbed the idea "TrackBack" and they implemented it in Movable Type.
Discussion: Photo Matt
Anna Fifield / Financial Times:
South Korean gamers stage online massacre of Chinese — Chinese-Korean relations have their ups and downs, but it's been a long time since they resorted to violence to settle scores. — However, in cyberspace South Korean gamers are ganging up to obliterate the Chinese, whom they view as greedy and rude.
James Ransom-Wiley / Joystiq: Korean gamers massacre Chinese over etiquette dispute
Double-dialers swell cellphone ranks — Now that seemingly every American has a cellphone, wireless companies have a new way to add subscribers: sell them another. — About 16% of wireless customers have two mobile phones — one for personal use and one for business, says a new online survey by research firm Compete.
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 …
Carlo / Techdirt:
Don't Let Something Like The Truth Get In The Way Of Fear-Mongering — from the la-la-la-i'm-not-listening-to- you dept. — All the scare stories about MySpace seem to be contagious, with a Philadelphia TV channel now labeling the Nintendo DS as the pedophile's best friend …
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.
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.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Democracy: a new platform for making and seeing TV on the net — A new suite of free and open tools let you watch TV, make TV, and recommend TV in a way that's easier, cheaper and more accessible than ever before. Democracy is a new Internet TV viewer that combines RSS (so you can pull a …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Participatory Culture Releases Video Player for Windows
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
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Blogging in China Puts U.S. Companies in Predicament
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.
Mike / Techdirt:
The Rebirth Of Enterprise Focused Chat? — It really does seem, these days, that all those old internet ideas that failed are suddenly coming back — sometimes making the same mistakes they did the first time around. There definitely are some improvements, but it's not clear why people keep hyping …
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 …
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.
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