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Derek Powazek / Technorati Weblog:
Got Favorites?  —  The number of blogs doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
New Technorati Features: Favorites.  And Reading Lists/OPML for Blog Finder  —  The blogosphere doubles every five months.  As I'm writing this, Technorati is tracking 28.4 million blogs.  That's a whole lot of voices.  Here at Technorati, we want to make the world of weblogs accessible, searchable, and fun for everyone to explore.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Safari vulnerability worth taking note of  —  Yesterday, we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless.  A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely.
Larry Seltzer /
What Will Apple Do When the Malware Comes?  —  Opinion: A serious outbreak of Mac malware still isn't likely, but what would happen if it took place?  Read more for the flip side of the monoculture problem.  —  The release in the last few days of malware for the Mac and Linux underscore …
Serious flaw on OS X (NEW)
Discussion: Security Fix and TechBlog
Declan McCullagh / CNET
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 …
Discussion: Techdirt
Susan Kuchinskas /
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 …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Web Services Upend Old Ideas About the Little Guy's Role  —  The old story of technology in business was a trickle-down affair.  From telephones to computers, big companies came first.  They could afford the latest innovations, and they reaped the benefits of greater efficiency, increased sales and expansion into distant markets.
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: Message, The Blog Herald and Photo Matt
Stefanie Olsen / CNET
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 …
Michael McDerment Blog:
McDerment: DemoCamp3 Follow Up & Toronto Web 2.0 Conference Ideas  —  Thanks to David Crow, the folks at Tucows and all the presenters.  DemoCamp 3 was great.  I made it to the bar this time too, and it was nice to add a more social dimension to the event and meet some sharp locals.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
MashupCamp Day 2: The mashups  —  Day 2 of MashupCamp included geek dating—each presenter had five minutes to show their mashup to a rotating group of campers.  —  David Schorr's Weather Bonk and Ski Bonk mashups were among the more sophisticated mashups.
Colin Campbell /
Kim Talks Halo 3 and Second Wave  —  Microsoft Game Studios general manager Shane Kim has been talking to Next Generation about Halo 3, the second wave of Xbox 360 games and lessons learned from the recent platform launch...  We caught up with Shane Kim at the recent DICE summit to talk …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and Gamerscore Blog
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.
Discussion: JD on EP, Clickable Culture and Joystiq
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
MySpace is the New Blogosphere  —  Let me get two things out right up front, before I get entangled in them:  —  1. MySpace scares the hell out of me  —  2. I've spent a total of like 20 minutes on MySpace (and 15 of those was due to exploring K-Fed's contacts, just for kicks and giggles)
Red Herring:
Yahoo Strikes Phone Deal  —  Portal teams up with Cingular, AT&T, and Nokia to offer mobile access.  —  Yahoo and Cingular Wireless introduced a service Tuesday that will give users of the Nokia 6682 cell phone access to web content in the 13 states where SBC Communications, now known as AT&T …
Philip P. Pan / Washington Post:
Chinese Media Assail Google  —  Internet Giant Said to Face Probe for Operating Without License  —  BEIJING, Feb. 21 — A state-run newspaper reported Tuesday that Google Inc. is under investigation for operating without a proper license in China and quoted an unnamed government official …
Pete Blackshaw / ClickZ:
The Gold Medal of Questions: Is the Web TV?  —  I don't know about you, but the Olympics are confusing the heck out of me, and it's not because I'm still struggling to figure out what's up with the brooms in the curling event.  —  My mind is zigzagging with media-centric question marks like a slalom skier after a triple espresso.
Discussion: cgm and IT Facts
Jeremy Zawodny / Jeremy Zawodny's blog:
How to give Oral Sex to Bloggers in Return for PR Favors  —  [This is a brief rant.  Go elsewhere if you don't like rants.  Thanks.]  —  I'm becoming more and more sickened by the increasing number of articles and blog posts I've seen in the last few months that are self-proclaimed …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
Ina Fried / CNET
Apple teases launch of mysterious, 'fun' products  —  update Apple Computer confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to introduce some "fun new products" next week, but declined to say more about what those products might be.  —  In an e-mail sent to journalists, the company merely said the invited scribes …
Discussion: Rafe's Blog and Valleywag

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