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5:30 PM ET, January 26, 2007

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seclists.org:
Seclists.Org shut down by Myspace and GoDaddy  —  Many of you reported that our SecLists.Org security mailing list  —  archive was down most of yesterday (Wed), and all you really need to  —  know is that we're back up and running!  But I'm going into rant mode  —  anyway in case you care for the details.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
GoDaddy pulls security site after MySpace complaints  —  update A popular computer security Web site was abruptly yanked offline this week by MySpace.com and GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar, raising questions about free speech and Internet governance.
Anthony Zumpano / brandchannel.com:
Similar Search Results: Google Wins  —  Global: Bow to Your Google  —  Google hogged technology headlines and spread its ubiquity (which is a nice way of saying "world dominance") throughout 2006.  The dust barely cleared on its US$ 900 million deal with News Corporation to provide service …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Blogging Stocks
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Rachel Sanderson / Reuters:
YouTube and Wikipedia storm to top brand ranking  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Internet firm Google has again pipped Apple to the top spot in a global brand ranking that also sees YouTube and Wikipedia debut in the top five, a survey showed on Friday.  —  The annual survey by online branding …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
This Web site can name that tune  —  Do you ever find yourself humming a song whose title, to your frustration, you don't know or can't remember?  New search Web site Midomi is designed to actually identify that song for you in as little as 10 seconds.  —  Launching in beta mode on Friday …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   Hum along, and Midomi recognizes your song
Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Failure IS an option  —  There have been a lot of posts on startups laying people off, losing founders or closing down in the last couple of months, part of the natural cycle in the valley.  But what has disturbed me has been some of the mean spirited things that have been left in the comments to some of those postings.
Discussion: GigaOM and Feld Thoughts
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James Hong:
Do YOU have the balls to try?  Part I  —  My friend Jeremy Liew eloquently points out today that the beauty of silicon valley is not that everyone succeeds whenever they try to build a startup, but rather that we applaud entrepreneurs even when they fail... because every entrepreneur recognizes …
Matt Cutts / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
A quick word about Googlebombs  —  Co-written with Ryan Moulton and Kendra Carattini  —  We wanted to give a quick update about "Googlebombs."  By improving our analysis of the link structure of the web, Google has begun minimizing the impact of many Googlebombs.
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Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
Amazon.com Launches Its Own Wikipedia  —  Amazon.com (AMZN) has, without much fanfare, launched Amapedia, a "wiki" site that lets users collaboratively edit its pages like Wikipedia.  They key difference is that Amapedia is all about products, and its users have to be registered Amazon.com shoppers.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Quietly Launches Amapedia, a Wikipedia For Products
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Mathew Ingram and digg
Reuters:
AACS confirms hacks on high-definition DVD players  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A consortium of movie studios and technology companies backing the encryption system for high-definition DVDs on Thursday confirmed that hackers have stolen "title keys" and used them to decrypt high-definition DVDs through flaws in DVD player software.
Discussion: Techdirt and Engadget
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Inside Google Book Search:
Books: Mapped  —  One of the first things I did upon moving to New York City was to buy some books about this great metropolis: guide books, historical accounts, collections of stories from famous reporters.  My excitement grew with each word I read.  However, being unfamiliar with the streets …
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
White-box cell phones  —  At the Mobile Identity Workshop today Doc Searls led a discussion of white-box, or open phones.  The problem is that, at least in the US, phones are tied to a particular carrier and have features crippled to force certain business models.  Want to write software for the phone?
Discussion: Doc Searls' IT Garage
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
Is Google building the Attention Economy?  —  For the last two years I have been tracking a terminology called attention metadata.  About 12 months ago some friends and I became really excited about the possibilities of creating a new discovery engine based on sharing our attention.
Ars Technica:
After the honeymoon: the Nintendo Wii  —  Do Wii still love it?  —  When I look back on my review of the Nintendo Wii and a few other comments I have made about the system since then, one thing jumps out at me: I said multiple times how great it was that Nintendo would have ample supplies …
Discussion: Go Nintendo and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ex-Yahoo Exec now Pageflakes CEO  —  Dan Cohen, till very recently Head of My Yahoo business for Sunnyvale, California-based web media and search company, has joined personalized web page start-up Pageflakes as its chief executive officer, according to our sources.
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Marissa Mayer, Google VP, Search Products & User Experience  —  Marissa Mayer has been the driving force behind Google's Spartan look and feel from the very earliest days.  In this wide-ranging interview, I talked with Marissa about everything from interface design to user behavior …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows Vista vs. Mac OSX, the two-hour definitive word  —  I remember having great discussions about Microsoft vs. Apple back in the 1980s and 1990s.  We all survived those years without too many hurt feelings.  —  So, I thought it'd be fun to do it again in 2007 now that Microsoft is shipping Windows Vista.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Inside the Lucasfilm data center  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Given the cult-film status of 1971's THX 1138 in the George Lucas universe, it should come as little surprise that the total capacity of Lucasfilm's giant data center is 11.38 petabits per second.  —  Granted, that number …
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs
 
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Stowe Boyd / Message:
Shel Holtz Is The Perfect Example Of PR People Not Getting It
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Copilot 2.0 supports Macs
Discussion: Joel on Software
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Will The Gross Margin On The iPhone Be 50%? Or Half That?
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
HP Pretexting Lawsuit Is Dismissed
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
Microsoft Search Lags, but Display Ads Up
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zennstrom, Euro Angels fall for wunderLOOP
Discussion: Vecosys
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Boeing cuts 787 wireless system
Matt / Photo Matt:
Sun Followup  —  In the past few days since I wrote the post …
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Josh / Bokardo:
Hilary Clinton Uses Yahoo Answers
Christy Salcido / Apple:
Starbucks Hear Music Now on the iTunes Store
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Japanese department stores trialing virtual makeover machines
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Explay's nanoprojector gets a little face time
Discussion: Newlaunches.com and Trends
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
New bill proposes analog TV warning
Unwired View:
Apple wants to make Mac Book smaller... By putting Optical Disc Drive at the Bottom
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered
Discussion: TechBlog, TechSpot and DailyTechRag
Mark Hachman / ExtremeTech:
Update: At Least 25 Million Americans Pirate Movies