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11:50 AM ET, February 1, 2007

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Brian Briggs / BBspot:
Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart  —  With the launch of Windows Vista, many people are wondering if they should upgrade their computers to the new operating system.  Here at BBspot we're dedicated to offering sound technical advice to businesses and home users, so we've created the Windows Vista Upgrade Decision Flowchart.
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George Ou:
Microsoft confirms Vista Speech Recognition remote execution flaw  —  After my initial reports on the first Vista Remote Exploit, a Microsoft spokesperson responded to me with the following message. … This pretty much confirms what I've been saying all along and I had recommended …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and Slashdot
the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
Issue regarding Windows Vista Speech Recognition  —  Hey everyone this is Adrian and I am writing to try and clear up some concerns regarding a recently reported vulnerability in the Speech Recognition feature of Windows Vista.  An issue has been identified publicly where an attacker could use …
Discussion: Security Fix
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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google 4Q Earnings Nearly Triple
Discussion: Tech Beat
Vishesh Kumar / TheStreet.com:
Mixed Message Mars Google
Discussion: Clickety Clack
Business Wire:
Social Networking Meets Local Search on SuperPages.com  —  DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—SuperPages.com, a product of Idearc Media Corp., today launched Reviewer of the Week as a step towards providing local content within a trusted social networking environment.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Mike / Techdirt:
The Internet Will Collapse And It's The Fault Of People Pushing For Network Neutrality?  —  from the you-want-to-back-that-up?  dept  —  Eleven years ago, Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of ethernet, wrote in a column that the internet would collapse in 1996 due to a variety of things that would all pile up and destroy it.
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Phil Kerpen / Forbes:
Information Super Traffic Jam
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Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
WTF?  It's a new feature!  —  Great news - today we launched a feature I've really been looking forward to and that I hope you'll come to love as much as I do.  It's called WTF (no, not that: It's "Where's the Fire.")  —  We've been doing a lot of thinking and planning lately about how we can help …
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:   Technorati WTF annotates keyword search results
Seeking Alpha:
Google Q4 2006 Earnings Call Transcript  —  Executives  —  Larry Page - Founder, President of Products  —  Sergey Brin - Founder, President of Technology  —  Jonathan Rosenberg - SVP, Product Management  —  Omid Kordestani - SVP, Global Sales and Operations  —  Analysts
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Dutch botnet hackers sentenced to time served  —  A Dutch court on Tuesday sentenced two hackers to prison for breaking into millions of computers worldwide and using the hijacked systems in online crimes.  —  The lead perpetrator was sentenced to two years in prison and the accomplice to 18 months …
Reuters:
Microsoft says Zune executive to leave the company  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - A senior Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile , Research) executive who oversaw the launch of its Zune digital music player plans to leave the company, the world's largest software maker said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Nicholas Carr / Guardian:
Read me first  —  'Miserable failure' Bush rehabilitated as Google steps in to defuse the Googlebombs  —  If you've had occasion to do a Google search on the phrase "miserable failure" over the past few years, you've probably found that the top result is the official site for George W Bush's presidency.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Fensi: What is it?  —  An interesting discovery made through "Google in Your Language" gives us a few hints about an unknown service called "Fensi".  The requested translations for the service make it sound like a social network site — but I'm not sure about that since they have Orkut securely under their belt.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Widgetbox Releases Blidgets  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  We covered Widgetbox, the widget market place, in June last year as well as during its DEMOfall 2006 launch.  Today Widgetbox announced a new product called blidgets, which helps bloggers create a widget that represents their blog.
Discussion: RSS Marketing Blog
Rob Beschizza / Wired News:
Seagate Offers Mass Storage for Phones  —  That's DAVE as in Digital Audio Video Experience, previously code-named "Crickett," a tech platform from the California-based storage company that aims to add 10-20GB of wireless storage to cellphones, or other WiFi- and BlueTooth-equipped devices …
Discussion: Digital World and Phone Scoop
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
SI Acquires FanNation.com; Time Inc. To Buy Interest In Parent Company  —  You're reading it here first ... The Sports Illustrated Group will announce Thursday that it has an agreement to acquire sports social net FanNation.com and its underlying technology.
Fred / A VC:
Looking For The Passion  —  I was at TheStreet.com's 10th anniversary party last night.  We heard great speeches by co-founders Marty Peretz and Jim Cramer.  But the line of the night award goes to Tom Clarke, the CEO of TheStreet.com for the past seven years, and the person who has provided …
 
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Shuman Ghosemajumder / shumans.com:
Why Third-Party Click Fraud Estimates Don't Add Up
Scott Gilbertson / Monkey Bites:
Flickr Imposes New Limits
Seeking Alpha:
Time Warner Q4 2006 Earnings Call Transcript
Discussion: PaidContent
Google Blogoscoped:
Giant Google Proxy?
kottke.org:
Fotolog overtaking Flickr?
Discussion: Internet Alchemy
Alexander Haislip / PE HUB:
Draper Backs Adult Toy Co.
Discussion: Valleywag
Mr Blog:
Where are the Voice 2.0 developers?
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Pray per post
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Paying YouTube content creators easier said than done
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
DEMO 2007 Live  —  update #5: So these are the last of the 15 presenters this morning.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Fring Is Here  —  I first got to see an early version of FRING at fall VON last September.
Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft to set up MSN center in China
Discussion: Neowin.net
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
New York teen sues record industry
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
BBC:
BBC's download plans get backing