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Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Google Introduces Web Page Creator  —  Want to create your own web page, but don't know how to begin?  The new Google Page Creator is a simple, free tool that allows you to publish to the web with ease.  —  Google Page Creator is a web based application that uses a basic …
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Google Pages Released  —  Although there has been no official announcement yet Google have released the long awaited and long-rumored Google Pages (which has nothing to do with cloning Larry Page).  Pages allows users to create a webpage using an AJAX interface that removes a lot …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Google page creator
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer
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 …
Peter Galli /
Microsoft Releases Enterprise Windows Vista CTP
Nate Mook /
Vista 'Enterprise CTP' Feature Complete
Chicago Tribune:
Bloggy, we hardly knew ye  —  No sooner had Al Gore invented the Internet than early adopters discovered a liberating opportunity: Anybody with a modem and an ego could share his or her thoughts with the world.  —  Remember what happened next?  By the mid-1990s, a few self-publishers …
Mutantfrog / Mutant Frog Travelogue:
2nd hand electronics sales will NOT soon be illegal in Japan  —  Akihabara News, Engadget, and probably a number of other blogs have posted a completely misinformed and alarmist claim that Japanese law will soon make it illegal to sell used electronics.  First the alarmist claim …
Yahoo! Search blog:
What's been going on with Yahoo! Answers?  —  It's hard for us on the core product team to believe that it's only been 2 months since we launched the beta of Yahoo! Answers.  Since then, we've added many features to the site in a steady stream of improvements.  So it seems like a good time to catch you up!
Graeme Wearden / ZDNet:
IBM issues subpoenas for tech giants' SCO dealings … The long-running legal battle over claims that IBM's version of Linux violates SCO Group's intellectual property took another twist on Tuesday when IBM sent subpoenas to four other tech players.  —  Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Analyst sees new Macs, Pro apps, full-length video at special event  —  Analysts for American Technology Research have started to weigh in with their product predictions for Apple's recently announced special media event, which is set to take place during the last day of February.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and MacSlash
Wired News:
Mac Attack a Load of Crap  —  Is the sky falling in on our smug little Mac universe?  —  On Tuesday, there was news of a security hole in Apple's Safari web browser that allows a system to be compromised by merely visiting a website.  And last week, the first worm to pose a serious threat to Mac OS X …
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
An Industry Off Its Game  —  Product Delays and Prices Hurt the Business of Video Play  —  The video game industry ought to be riding high.  Public interest has never been greater, overall sales are up, and blockbuster movies such as "King Kong" and "Star Wars" routinely look to video games to extend their reach into popular culture.
Discussion: Cathode Tan
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Major League Gaming Gains Edge  —  Host of Videogame Matches  —  Gets $10 Million in Funding  —  To Help Craft Sports League  —  A company seeking to elevate competitive videogame playing into a professional sport said it has raised $10 million in financing and appointed a former Time Warner Inc., executive as president.
Discussion: Techdirt and
Dave Winer / Dave's Wordpress Blog:
How much has been invested in RSS?  —  In yesterday's piece I wrote of the RSS 2.0 roadmap: "There's a huge community that has invested billions of dollars around its assumptions."  —  Sounds good, but while I was riding on the BART yesterday for a lunch appointment in San Francisco I wondered if it's true …
Kevin Delaney / Wall Street Journal:
Google Names Head of Philanthropy  —  Physician Larry Brilliant,  —  A Former Tech Executive,  —  Will Lead Arm  —  Google Inc. named Larry Brilliant, a former high-tech executive and doctor specialized in global health issues, to head its philanthropic arm.
Om Malik / Om Malik on Broadband:
Will Earthlink Spinoff Muni WiFi Biz?  —  Earthlink is playing a high stakes game of poker.  At stake - beleaguered Atlanta-based ISP's future.  Its two big bets - cellular MVNO and muni wireless networks.  Both are costly mega-million dollar investments.
Declan McCullagh / CNET
Convicted data thief gets eight years  —  A bulk e-mailer who looted more than a billion records with personal information from a data warehouse has been sentenced to eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.  —  Scott Levine, 46, was sentenced by a federal judge in Little Rock …
Discussion: technology filter and Techdirt
Craig Pringle:
Hands on Review of the M400  —  I was lucky enough to borrow a Toshiba M400 from Toshiba New Zealand for a couple of days.  I picked it up today before lunch when I was passing by.  I had quite a busy day today so the thing sat on my desk all day largely unmolested.  Talk about torment!

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