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9:10 PM ET, August 12, 2006

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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Use "POD" in your trademark, get sued.  Has Apple gone to far?  —  Has Apple gone too far?  —  Even if the product you make doesn't look, smell, feel, or do anything remotely close to what an iPod does, and even if consumers can't buy it on the shelves in a store, that apparently …
BBC:
BBC plans clip-on digital radio  —  The BBC is drawing up plans for a plug-in gadget that turns MP3 players into digital radios.  —  Currently plans are at an early stage and there are no firm details for the capabilities of the gadget or how much it will cost.
Discussion: Tech Digest, Engadget and TechSpot
Chris Remo / Shacknews:
Microsoft to Introduce "Panorama;" Live Arcade for Vista?  —  Shacknews has learned from reputable sources who wish to remain nameless that Microsoft plans to introduce what seems to be a Windows gaming service called "Panorama."  Apparently, Panorama will be a part of Windows Vista …
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Ozymandias:
Panorama = Beginning of Live Anywhere
Discussion: Aeropause
Chris Morris / CNNMoney.com:
PSP price cut might be imminent  —  Analysts believe Sony is preparing to cut PlayStation handheld gaming system prices in coming months.  —  Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — While the price of the PlayStation 3 may prove to be too high …
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
Your Life as an Open Book  —  Privacy advocates and search industry watchers have long warned that the vast and valuable stores of data collected by search engine companies could be vulnerable to thieves, rogue employees, mishaps or even government subpoenas.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Doc Searls Weblog:
The story of a story  —  First, Steve Garfield, in Doc Searls is Journalism: Part 2: … And Steve points to my on-the-scene coverage of what went down at Logan Airport in Boston when odd new security measures (no fluids other than bodily ones were allowed past the security checkpoints …
Discussion: Scripting News
Ryan Garside / bit-tech.net:
"Bully" trailer online - critics crying out for ban  —  The backlash from Bully has been huge with both Jack Thompson from the US, and Keith Vaz, a Labour MP, both pushing movements to get the game banned before it's even released.  However, Rockstar have replied by releasing a trailer …
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Techdirt
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Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
G4, Jack Thompson yell at each other
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Gaming Nexus
Robert Summa / Joystiq:
Exclusive: Joystiq interviews WoW's Jeff Kaplan  —  Earlier this week, I sat down with Jeff Kaplan, lead designer for World of Warcraft, to chat about the state of the highly successful MMO and what was in store with the coming expansion, The Burning Crusade.
Discussion: WOW Insider and Blue's News
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's antivirus package makes a splash  —  Helped by low pricing, Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare landed the No. 2 spot in sales at American stores in its debut month, according to The NPD Group.  —  The antivirus and PC care package nabbed 15.4 percent of security suite sales …
Alessandro Perilli / virtualization.info:
Debunking Blue Pill myth  —  Since months the security and virtualization industry are discussing about a new security threat: the Blue Pill.  —  Blue Pill is the prototype resulting from a security study made by Joanna Rutkowska, which took advantage of new virtualization capabilities of AMD processors …
Discussion: Slashdot
Kotaku:
- Online Trading Card Game Coming to Everquest?  - Bully Trailer  —  More Blu-Ray Hilarity!  —  We're often criticized at Kotaku HQ for being too hard on Sony (or Microsoft or Nintendo or Crecente).  It all depends on the message board or slobbering fan site you're visiting.
Tony Ruscoe / Google Blogoscoped:
The Search for Secret Google Services  —  Tony Ruscoe is a web developer working for a translation company in Sheffield, UK.  He's interested in translation technology, genealogy and Google.  —  Since stumbling across Google Base almost a month before its release and more recently uncovering …
Discussion: Online Marketing Blog
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
2 Editors Quit as Columbia Cuts Back Web Site  —  The managing editor of cjrdaily.org, an online adjunct of the Columbia Journalism Review, and his deputy both quit today after the dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism told them he is cutting the online budget nearly in half.
Mike / Techdirt:
The Upside Of The AOL Data Leak: Government Realizes Data Retention Is Bad  —  from the silver-linings dept  —  It really was just a few months ago that our federal government was desperately trying to convince everyone that ISPs should be forced to retain all sorts of data on usage …
Ben Kuchera / Opposable Thumbs:
My new favorite expensive toy: the $500 rotary phone  —  Today may be odd gadget day here at Opposable Thumbs, and in terms of toys it doesn't get any weirder than this.  You're looking at a $500 rotary phone that is designed to work as a cell phone; you enter your SIM card and off you go.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Seagate Leaves me bloody...  I love seagate products, but what genius designed the packaging for their 6gb Pocket Hard Drive ?  THe drive came packaged in one of those impregnable plastic shells (see picture in link above) that makes it look pretty on retail shelves but impossible to open once you buy it.
Rael / O'Reilly Radar:
Entrepreneurially yours  —  After six of the most enjoyable, educational, and rewarding years at O'Reilly, I went half-time last November to pursue one of those ideas that just wouldn't leave me alone.  That idea has since blossomed into an application (edging toward product-hood) and fledgling company.
 
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Ray Beckerman / Recording Industry vs The People:
RIAA Wants to Depose Dead Defendant's Children; But Will Allow …
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
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Google Blogoscoped:
Google Video's "Mature & Adult" Category
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
U.K. bans laptops in airliner cabins after terror arrests
Mathew Ingram / Globe and Mail:
Social media and the London terrorist plot
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Biz / The Odeo Blog:
Two New Features  —  Starred Audio Player  —  If you've starred …
Discussion: Download Squad and JD on EP
Nick / Rough Type:
Monetize me  —  Ron Steen, "a really good guy" with …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Publishing 2.0: GigaOm and CrunchNetwork
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
CEA: RIAA refuses to cooperate, carries out "thinly veiled attack" on fair use
Discussion: TechSpot, Engadget and Slashdot