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5:40 PM ET, August 9, 2006

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Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Homeland Security: Fix your Windows  —  In a rare alert, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged Windows users to plug a potential worm hole in the Microsoft operating system.  —  The agency, which also runs the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) …
Discussion: Neowin.net
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dhs.gov:
DHS Recommends Security Patch to Protect Against a Vulnerability Found In Windows Operating Systems  —  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is recommending that Windows Operating Systems users apply Microsoft security patch MS06-040 as quickly as possible.
Mary Jo Foley / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft to Tighten the Genuine Advantage Screws  —  In a further expansion of its anti-piracy program, Microsoft is building more 'Genuine' checks directly into Windows Vista, and is expanding the program to target not just consumers, but PC makers and system builders.
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
CDs Find Their Way Into Papers  —  A Santa Monica company is packaging movie previews, music samples, interviews and ads with Sunday editions.  —  Most newspapers have built their long-term growth strategies around the Internet.  But a Santa Monica company is betting that an old piece of new technology …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Rather Than Embrace The Internet, Newspapers Look To Embrace …
Discussion: @rgumente
USA Today:
Children less likely to encounter online predators  —  Despite the rise of social networking sites such as MySpace, a smaller percentage of young people are being sexually solicited online than five years ago.  —  But children ages 10 to 17 are being increasingly bombarded with online porn …
Discussion: Techdirt, Rough Type and Ypulse
Howard W. French / New York Times:
Chinese Tech Buffs Slake Thirst for U.S. TV Shows  —  For the past year and a half, said Ding Chengtai, a recent university graduate, friends have wondered why he seems to have disappeared.  —  Mr. Ding, 23, an Internet technology expert for a large Chinese bank, chuckled at the thought.
Rocky Mountain News:
Sony Fights to Define the PSP  —  The PlayStation Portable was born a thing of entertainment convergence, a portable gaming device that would let people play games, watch movies, listen to music and surf the net.  —  But somewhere on the way from announcement to the hands of gamers, the PSP dropped the multimedia ball.
Discussion: Techdirt, PSP Fanboy, Slashdot and Kotaku
Jeffrey Burt / eWEEK.com:
Engineers: DC Power Saves Data Center Dough  —  Engineers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and about 20 technology vendors this month will wrap up a demonstration that they said shows DC power distribution in the data center can save up to 15 percent or more on energy consumption and cost.
Discussion: SiliconBeat
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Flash Turns 10  —  Flash, the premiere platform for presenting audio and video on the web, turns 10 years old Tuesday.  Over the last decade, the technology has grown from a simple sketch tool to a near-ubiquitous rich media application used by sites like MySpace.com, YouTube and Google Video …
Bob Parsons / Hot Points:
GoDaddy pulls its IPO filing!  Why I decided to pull it.  —  We just finished our best quarter - ever!  —  This decision comes after the best quarter in the company's history.  During this 2nd quarter The Go Daddy Group Inc. had GAAP revenue of $56,985,000, a net accounting loss of $733,000 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Interview with Sun's Tim Bray and Radia Perlman - Part 1: Web history and future, P2P  —  To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the World Wide Web, today I interviewed two distinguished people from Sun Microsystems - Tim Bray (Director of Web Technologies) and Radia Perlman (Distinguished Engineer).
Discussion: TechSpot, digg and Slashdot
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
AMD not eliminating ATI brand, reports false  —  One of the unforeseen ramifications of the AMD-ATI hookup is the new hyper-rumor-transport bus, a new technology whereby unsubstantiated rumors become fact at an alarming rate.  I lamented this sad state of affairs a few weeks ago …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
EBay lawsuit reveals foibles of site feedback  —  When does a $2.33 transaction turn into a superior court case?  —  When it happens on eBay.  —  A dispute over a piece of smoky quartz normally would have been of little consequence to Kiel Sturm, who was selling the stone on eBay.
Discussion: Techdirt and Venture Chronicles
Chartreuse / BETA:
The Big Difference Between Old And New  —  Pay Attention Please.  —  Nothing is on.  —  Except you.  —  Old media has to grab your attention.  —  New media is already there.  —  You have to find old media (what channel?  What time?  What theatre?  What station?)  —  New media finds you.
 
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Mike / Techdirt:
GoDaddy's IPO Yanked Just As Quickly As Its Superbowl Ad
Staci / paidContent.org:
BREAKING: Viacom Acquires Atom Entertainment For $200 Million [by Staci]
Discussion: GigaOM and VC Ratings
Brian Oberkirch / Like It Matters:
Roll Your Own SXSW
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google and U.C. sign contract to digitize books
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Fundamentally, WiMax Is Meant for Licensed Bands
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Niall Sez Microsoft is Too Big and Paralyzed
Ed Batista:
Killing Your Persona  —  Jason Calacanis is an Internet entrepreneur …
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Nat / O'Reilly Radar:
The Value of Web Standards
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Mary Himinkool / Google Talkabout:
Google Talk on the mylo
John Furrier / PodTech Network Blog:
Mobile Podcasting Not There Yet - It's Starting to Happen..
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Britain's digital tribes revealed
Phill Ryu / The Phill Ryu Blog:
7 Apps on Leopard's Hit List
John Leyden / The Register:
Mobile internet is still a turn-off