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11:20 AM ET, November 11, 2006

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Jim Allchin / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Windows Vista: Defense in depth  —  Wow, you describe a specific situation and suddenly people extrapolate something completely different!  During a recent discussion with journalists about the release to manufacturing for Windows Vista, I made a comment about how attacks on the Internet …
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Of course my son's Vista machine isn't connected to the Internet either ...  You'd think that by now Jim Allchin would know better than to make sweeping absolutist pronouncements about the security of Microsoft's operating systems.  Certainly, statements like these have come back to haunt him before.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Checkout Rolling Out Features and Waiving Fees  —  Google seems to be pretty serious about their little PayPal killer, and is releasing a steady stream of new features that appear to be addressing merchant needs.  This is a product that we've been using steadily since launch to bill event sponsors.
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Checkout ready to go international?  —  Since I live in Canada, purchasing or selling items on Google Checkout is not an option.  I really wanted to check out the new "email invoice" feature they just announced today, but I'm unable to sign up as a seller.
Discussion: Cost Per News
Marianna / Official Google Checkout Blog:   New feature: Email invoices
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 2.0 Summit Wrap-up  —  Read/WriteWeb's Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!  —  It's the end of a hectic week of conference-going for your R/WW correspondent - and so time for a wrap-up of my thoughts on the Web 2.0 Summit.  Firstly, my overriding feeling is that this year's conference was a lot different from last year's.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
The Best and the Worst of the Web 2.0 Summit
Kate R. Houlihan / suburbanchicagonews.com:
Months-old dispute over iPod finally settled  —  WHEATON - It's over.  —  A settlement in the case of a missing iPod Nano that pitted two 14-year-old girls against each other was reached Thursday in DuPage County Circuit Court, putting to rest the months-old case that made headlines locally and in the blogging world.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Stolen teen's iPod lawsuit settled, mom insulted
Discussion: Techdirt
GamePolitics / GamePolitics.com:
ESA Suffers First Amendment Amnesia, Gets Legalistic on Game Blogs  —  Get over yourself, ESA.  Grow a sense of humor, ESRB.  —  It's only a t-shirt.  —  If the ESA believes that a novelty shirt which lampoons the ESRB rating system somehow infringes upon their brand …
Kotaku:
PS3 Campers Removed From Burbank Best Buy  —  Mr. Andrews and I made a little road trip north today to check out the Best Buy PlayStation 3 line of insanity—you know, the line of dudes queueing up eleven days in advance?  After hearing rumblings that the camping crowd had been dispersed, we had to see what was up.
Discussion: I4U News, You NEWB and digg
Mike / Techdirt:
Court Will Examine The Constitutionality Of RIAA Fines  —  from the a-big-loss-for-the-RIAA dept  —  When the RIAA sues people for unauthorized uploading of songs, they usually put a price between $750-per-song to $30,000-per-song in losses.  Many have argued that this seems rather excessive …
Zephoria / apophenia:
social network sites: my definition  —  I would like to offer my working definition of "social network sites" per confusion over my request for a timeline.  —  A "social network site" is a category of websites with profiles, semi-persistent public commentary on the profile …
AppleInsider:
Disney sells nearly a half million films through iTunes  —  Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it has sold nearly a half million films through Apple Computer's iTunes store since announcing the distribution deal a little less than two months ago.  —  The sales figure, which amounts …
RawmeatCowboy / Go Nintendo:
GoNintendo's Twilight Princess impressions - Part 2  —  Make sure you click the MORE link to read the full article.  —  No matter how many times I write a set of impressions for Twilight Princess, I don't think I could cover a tenth of what goes on in the game.
Discussion: 4 color rebellion and Siliconera
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Revenge of the Smart Playlist: 5 tricks for packrats & power users  —  The success of yesterday's post on the basics of Smart Playlists makes me think you might enjoy seeing a few more.  So, today I want to show you how to get control of a very large iTunes library — to save space by getting rid …
Discussion: kottke.org and digg
Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
All about flow  —  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience," describes flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake.  The ego falls away.  Time flies.  Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.
Discussion: engtech
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Motorola to acquire Good Technology  —  Motorola will buy enterprise mobile-computing software company Good Technology, the companies announced Friday.  —  "Good Technology's solutions, talent and customers complement Motorola's business and extend our ability to deliver compelling products …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Wink Launches Social Network Search for MySpace, Bebo, LinkedIn  —  Wink, the social search engine, has evolved beyond recognition since I first reviewed it over a year ago.  The site began by offering a web search that let you rate and tag the results - the idea was that you could find …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
The Web 2.0 Short-Sellers' List  —  Say, just for the sake of argument, that Web 2.0 is a bubble.  If so, and assuming it one day pops, what public companies get hurt?  I mishandled a variant of that question last night on CNBC, so I'm looking for better ideas.  —  Some candidates:  — Google.
softwarefreedom.org:
Bradley M. Kuhn's Letter to the FOSS Development Community Regarding Microsoft's Patent Promise  —  Last Thursday, Novell and Microsoft announced a new collaborative effort involving both licensing and technology.  The Software Freedom Law Center has been following the situation, and as its CTO …
Discussion: Ted's Radio Weblog and Slashdot
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Yahoo planning a 180 on Yahoo 360  —  Yahoo co-founder David Filo, who rarely gets in front of a conference crowd, chatted with John Battelle at the Web 2.0 Summit, aided by Bradley Horowitz, Yahoo vice president of product strategy.  Filo is the product focused half of the founding duo.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
AMD's 4x4 setup to start at "about $1000"  —  Over the last few months, we've enjoyed snippets of information about AMD's new 4x4 platform, but until today we didn't know the speed of the chips, nor their prices.  TG Daily just got all the info from a company event in Munich …
Discussion: CrunchGear
 
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Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Is there really a 1080p advantage?
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Ellie Gibson / Eurogamer:
Gears of War has 'zero innovation', says EA exec
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Google says: "Take your data with you!"
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon To Sell Xbox 360 for $100?
Discussion: CrunchGear, Kotaku and digg
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Whither magazines?
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
Divide and Conquer  —  In the U.S. elections this week …
Gizmodo:
Wii and PS3: Complete and Synchronized Unboxing
Discussion: I4U News and digg
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