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US Judge: Google infringed copyright by posting thumbnail porn photos  —  Internet giant Google Inc. infringed copyright rules by posting thumbnail-size photos from other websites on its search results pages, a US judge said in a ruling issued.  —  US District Judge Howard Matz's ruling …
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
The New Office Space  —  After reading my rant about Starbucks and some of the comments on that post, Jackson sent in this guest column about how many are using indi-cafes in San Francisco as mobile office space.  (Ritual is my favorite....) If you are not in San Francisco and have names …
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All Google's Roads Lead to Kansas  —  If you want to find Kristine Crispel's horse farm outside Coffeyville, Kansas, the directions are easy:  —  Step 1: Go to Google Maps.  —  Step 2: Zoom in.  —  Crispel's 53-acre Shamrock "K" Horse Center sits just north of the Coffeyville Country Club …
Discussion: InsideGoogle
Stephen Shankland / CNET
Windows bumps Unix as top server OS  —  Windows narrowly bumped Unix in 2005 to claim the top spot in server sales for the first time, according to a new report from IDC.  —  Computer makers sold $17.7 billion worth of Windows servers worldwide in 2005 compared with $17.5 billion in Unix servers …
Jeffrey Burt /
Server Slam: Windows Overtakes Unix, Linux Rising
[Press Release] OhmyNews and Softbank Join Hands  —  In a $11M investment agreement, citizen participatory journalism goes global  —  OhmyNews and Softbank have joined hands for the globalization of citizen participatory journalism pioneered by OhmyNews in South Korea six years ago.
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Oh, what a year  —  One year ago today, I asked the readers of to become micropatrons and support my efforts in producing the site for a year.  Over the course of three weeks, people generously sent in their financial support[1], giving me enough to pay my salary for the entire year …
Discussion: Blogebrity and AdPulp
Dean Takahashi / Mercury News:
Google, EarthLink submit S.F. WiFi plan  —  Google and EarthLink have teamed up to submit a proposal to create a city-wide wireless Internet network for San Francisco, officials said Tuesday.  —  The bid was one of six San Francisco city officials said they received Tuesday evening.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Lockergnome / Chris Pirillo:
Googlefasting  —  I love a lot of things about Google (especially how they fund many of my advertising-based ventures).  I use Google search every minute of every day - or that's what it feels like.  I don't like much of their software because of a poor design ethic, but I like what it does for users.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Blog Herald doesn't understand why full-text feeds work  —  For the past couple of months Blog Herald has been subtly attacking me.  I thought it was just one of those suckups trying to bait me to link to them but today I saw the real reason for Duncan's tone: he thinks I don't want him or anyone else …
Tom Krazit / CNET
HP Labs marks 40th with high-tech coffee table  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—The researchers at HP Labs are a serious bunch working on ways to create the data centers and transistors of the future—but the company sees no harm in going after the gaming-table market on the side.
IBM Subpoenas Microsoft!  Sun!  Baystar and HP!  —  Hold on to your hats!  IBM has subpoenaed Microsoft!  And Sun!  At last, we're getting to the core of the matter.  We're going to get to find out the whole story.  I'd pay for this.  No kidding.  Feast your eyes on these and don't skip the topics for deposition:
John Clyman / PC Magazine:
Inside Windows Vista, Build 5308  —  With today's release of the Windows Vista February CTP (Community Technology Preview), Microsoft has publicly passed a key milestone on the road to launching its new operating system.  This release of Vista is "feature-complete", the company says …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
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2nd hand electronics sales will soon be illegal in Japan  —  The customer is not always... well, rarely, right in Japan, and manufacturers don't really care about them.  The second hand marker flourishes over here, and most people take good care of their equipment, so used goods are usually …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Boing Boing
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why formats like RSS 2.0 work  —  The roadmap of the RSS 2.0 spec, a piece of text that I thought about for years, but actually wrote in just a few minutes, has been the key to keeping RSS a stable platform for people to build on.  —  There have always been people who feel that the roadmap should be broken …

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