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12:15 PM ET, February 1, 2007

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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 …
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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
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
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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.
Discussion: Search Marketing Gurus and digg
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
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Pray per post  —  Last night, I moderated a panel on buzz and marketing at the Always On conference in New York and I started it off by slamming Pay Per Post, the infamous service that pays bloggers to write positive posts about products, and a presentation by the company's president, Ted Murphy.
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Scott Karp / The Blog Herald:
Should Bloggers Create Commercial Content?
Discussion: Dumpster Bust and Publishing 2.0
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 …
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with MyBlogLog CEO Scott Rafer  —  MyBlogLog has been taking the blogosphere by storm the past few months, even before the acquisition by Yahoo.  However, MyBlogLog is not a recent phenomena, it started out as a blog statistics service by Eric Marcoullier and Todd Sampson in March of 2005.
Jim Allchin / Windows Vista Team Blog:
What Comes Next  —  As most of you know, today is my last day as a fulltime employee at Microsoft.  It's been an exciting 16+ years and all I can say is that I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be in this industry and at Microsoft.  What an incredible chance to work with such a great set of people.
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
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google 4Q Earnings Nearly Triple  —  Google 4Q Earnings Nearly Triple to Sprint Past Analyst Expectations  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit nearly tripled as the online search engine leader once again sprinted past analyst expectations, but the breathtaking growth still …
Discussion: Tech Beat and Read/WriteWeb
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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
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.
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
 
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Shoemoney:
10 Things I Wish MyBlogLog Would Do
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
Fred / A VC:
Looking For The Passion  —  I was at TheStreet.com's 10th anniversary party last night.
Google Blogoscoped:
Giant Google Proxy?
kottke.org:
Fotolog overtaking Flickr?
Discussion: Internet Alchemy
Alexander Haislip / PE HUB:
Draper Backs Adult Toy Co.
Discussion: Valleywag
 Earlier Items: 
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
SI Acquires FanNation.com; Time Inc. To Buy Interest In Parent Company
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
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Net neutrality, broadband taxes top House tech agenda
BBC:
BBC's download plans get backing