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9:35 PM ET, January 26, 2007

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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
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: digg
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Isabel Wang / theWHIR.com Blogs:
This 10,000 Square Foot Data Center Has 300+ 10 Gig Ports!!
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos07: Chad Hurley on YouTube... on YouTube  —  Here's Chad Hurley, founder of YouTube, in a session on — cough — user-generated content (see my post below) at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  He talks about what YouTube is doing on copyright, installing the means to find violations …
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Share Revenue with Creators  —  YouTube CEO Chad Hurley said today his company (now owned by Google) "is going to move in [the] direction" of rewarding video creators for their content, as part of a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Discussion: Digital Markets and Beet.TV
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
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
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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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Metaverse, Made in China?  —  The Google Metaverse meme has popped up again.  Michael Eisenberg, a general partner with Benchmark Capital in Jerusalem kicked off a fresh discussion about Google building its own metaverse, a.k.a a virtual world akin to Second Life.
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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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 …
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Jeremyliew / Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog:
Failure IS an option
Discussion: GigaOM and Feld Thoughts
Skrentablog:
The joy of the hack  —  A reporter just called me and wanted to talk about my virus, Elk Cloner, that I wrote back in 1982, when I was in the 9th grade.  Apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the virus and since I wrote the first one she wanted my thoughts.  —  First thought: "25 years?
Discussion: Monkey Bites
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
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
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 …
Gen / Gen Kanai weblog:
THE COST OF MONOCULTURE  —  (I am still preparing for posts on my China trip, but I wanted to first address the issue of monoculture as it is very relevant now.)  —  What would you say if I told you that there was a nation that was at the forefront of technology, an early adopter of ecommerce …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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.
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.
 
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Zonk / Slashdot:
eBay Delisting All Auctions for Virtual Property
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Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Xbox 360 IPTV Interview - PVR functions on the way
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
UK bandwidth restrictions to affect Airport Extreme use
Discussion: Macworld UK and Gizmodo
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Time Spent Per Website Favors Yahoo Over Google
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?
 Earlier Items: 
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
HP Pretexting Lawsuit Is Dismissed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zennstrom, Euro Angels fall for wunderLOOP
Discussion: Vecosys
Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Gates to appear on 'The Daily Show' for Vista launch
Dominic Gates / Seattle Times:
Boeing cuts 787 wireless system
Blake Snow / Joystiq:
Soft PS3 sales spell trouble for EA, others
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Windows Vista vs. Mac OSX, the two-hour definitive word
Christy Salcido / Apple:
Starbucks Hear Music Now on the iTunes Store
Gizmodo:
Rumor Smashed: iPhone Will NOT Come With 1.5 Years of Free Service
Discussion: Ubergizmo, MacUser, Slashdot and digg