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4:00 PM ET, May 26, 2006

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Brady / O'Reilly Radar:
Controversy about our "Web 2.0" service mark  —  Sara Winge, our VP of Corporate Communications, asked me to post this:  —  The blogosphere has been buzzing today about O'Reilly sending a cease-and-desist letter to IT@Cork, demanding (yes, that's the legal term) that they not use "Web 2.0" in the title of their conference.
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Marc Canter / Marc's Voice:
Where is Cory Doctorow on this 'Web 2.0′ broo hah hah?
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   O'Reilly and How Not to Solve a PR Crisis
Nick / Rough Type:
Open-source trademarks
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
O'Reilly's Sara Winge is next up
Marc Orchant / Office Evolution:
The Web 2.0 brawl - oh please
Discussion: Message
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Symantec AntiVirus Worm Hole Puts Millions at Risk  —  Be the first to comment on this article  —  A gaping security flaw in the latest versions of Symantec's anti-virus software suite could put millions of users at risk of a debilitating worm attack, Internet security experts warned May 25.
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Associated Press:
Company: Hackers can crack top antivirus program  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Symantec Corp.'s leading antivirus software, which protects some of the world's largest corporations and U.S. government agencies, suffers from a flaw that lets hackers seize control of computers to steal sensitive data …
Discussion: MobileRead Networks
David Berlind / Between the Lines:   Critical back door-like vulnerability exposes Symantec anti-virus users
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft adds Ultimate edition of Office  —  Ultimate is becoming a popular word in Redmond.  —  After already announcing plans for an Ultimate edition of Windows Vista, Microsoft confirmed this week that it also plans an Ultimate edition of Office 2007.  —  The new retail package …
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Chris Pratley / Chris Pratley's OneNote Blog:
Ultimate OneNote 2007  —  Some time ago when I announced …
Discussion: Neowin.net and GottaBeMobile.com
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Has the MySpace Downturn Begun?  —  Guy Kawasaki held a focus group with six teenagers — this is a small sample, of course, but their view of MySpace is telling: … This points to two key MySpace vulnerabilities (among many):  —  1. When a fad becomes overhyped, teens will eventually retreat
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
AT&T leaks sensitive info in NSA suit  —  Lawyers for AT&T accidentally released sensitive information while defending a lawsuit that accuses the company of facilitating a government wiretapping program, CNET News.com has learned.  —  AT&T's attorneys this week filed a 25-page legal brief striped …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to refine Vista's PC-rating tool  —  SEATTLE—Microsoft is retooling a PC-rating feature in Windows Vista following criticism from hardware makers and others, a situation that suggests the next-generation operating system may not yet be ready for mass consumption.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Google Reaches Agreement to Have Its Software Installed on New Dell Computers  —  SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 — Google and Dell have reached an agreement to install Google software on millions of new Dell computers over the next few years, Google's chief executive said on Thursday.
Doc Searls / Linux Journal:
PIcasa on Linux, so far  —  Last week in New York, I shared a cab with a friend who works for Google.  He was the guy who, with permission from his company, gave me a scoop that had to stay embargoed until 8pm Pacific time tonight (Thursday, as I write this), while I was out having an anniversary dinner with my wife.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The questioning of career, life, family, love follows grief (taking a week off of blogging)  —  Two days ago Maryam told me that she always wanted a BMW (we've been planning a car purchase for a while cause her Toyota was starting to show its age).  —  So, last night, what did I do?  I bought her one.
Camilla / Popgadget:
Mosquito repeller necklace  —  For reasons unknown to me, God (or whoever/whatever you believe created us) apparently equipped me with delicious blood irresistible to all the mosquitoes flying within a 2 miles radius of me.  I have been bitten on the only body parts that I couldn't keep …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
Tim Folger / CNN:
Coming soon: The Web toll  —  New laws may transform cyberspace and the way you surf it  —  (PopSci.com ) — What if the Internet were like cable television, with Web sites grouped like channels into either basic or premium offerings?  What if a few big companies decided which sites loaded quickly …
Discussion: I4U News
GROKLAW:
USPTO: Broadest Claims Forgent Asserts Against JPEG Standard Invalid  —  This is amazing.  Do you remember that the Public Patent Foundation asked the US Patent Office to take another look at the JPEG patent?  Yesterday, the reexamination proceeding initiated by PubPat bore fruit …
Discussion: Techdirt
Associated Press:
Las Vegas Sands to unveil mobile gambling  —  LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Thursday it will be the first Nevada company to introduce mobile gambling devices at its casinos.  —  The owner of The Venetian hotel-casino said it would introduce games such as black jack, roulette …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Things That
Paperghost / Vitalsecurity.org:
Botnet pushes Zango software  —  It's official - we've all gone Botnet crazy.  Unfortunately, so have 180 Solutions because today I had an interesting set of links appear - and wouldn't you know it if those links took me to files designed for mass Botnet money-making pimpage?
Discussion: Techdirt and Spyware Confidential
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Use Farecast To Find Flight Deals (or just fly Southwest)  —  Seattle-based Farecast, now in private beta, is an airfare pricing comparision tool that also uses a predictive algorithm to recommend when you buy your ticket.  So the idea is to show the user not just who has the cheapest ticket …
 
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Tanya Palta / MobileWhack.com:
Alcatel OT E260 Cell Phone
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
Ian Griffiths' Weblog:
Office 12 and the Forthcoming UI Cargo Cults
Ingrid Marson / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: OpenDocument is too slow
Discussion: TechSpot
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google AdsBot Now Coming To Assess Your Landing Pages, Will Impact Your AdRank
Dnw / lifekludger:
Acer C200 Series Tablet - A lifekludger review
Sarah H. Wright / web.mit.edu:
Experts discuss MySpace issues
Drwex / Copyfight:
What is the Future of the Book?
Discussion: TeleRead and if:book
 Earlier Items: 
Ogle Earth:
Mapping popularity contest, cont.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Inside Google Enterprise
Dhiramshah / New Launches:
Samsung SVP-56K3HDB, 56" PDPTV with ACAD
Discussion: HD Beat and HDBlog.net
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #18 - Samsung Q1 UMPC unboxing
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Makes Deal on Ads With eBay
Kotaku, the Gamer's Guide:
Xbox Live Update Brings Major Enhancements
t3.co.uk:
Thomson Lyra PDP2662S MP3 player
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget