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1:00 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
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Launches Faster New Wireless Broadband Network  —  Verizon Wireless Enhances Wireless Broadband Network with EV-DO Revision A Technology  —  Media Contact Info  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, today announced it is launching …
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.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Phil Kerpen / Forbes:
Information Super Traffic Jam  —  A new assessment from Deloitte & Touche predicts that global traffic will exceed the Internet's capacity as soon as this year.  Why?  The rapid growth in the number of global Internet users, combined with the rise of online video services and the lack of investment in new infrastructure.
Shuman Ghosemajumder / shumans.com:
Why Third-Party Click Fraud Estimates Don't Add Up  —  I want to thank everyone who has written to me with questions since I started blogging about the work we do at Google to protect advertisers against click fraud.  I'll be catching up on some of those questions in the next week …
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Shuman Ghosemajumder / shumans.com:   Why Third-Party Click Fraud Estimates Don't Add Up - Part 2
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
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
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.
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: Podcasting News and Neowin.net
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
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.
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
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Researchers developing ultrathin Origami lens for mini digicams
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Shoemoney:
10 Things I Wish MyBlogLog Would Do
Nicholas Carr / Guardian:
Read me first  —  'Miserable failure' Bush rehabilitated …
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?
Rob Beschizza / Wired News:
Seagate Offers Mass Storage for Phones
Discussion: Digital World and Phone Scoop
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
Reputation Rankings  —  Boosted by the philanthropy of Bill …
kottke.org:
Fotolog overtaking Flickr?
Discussion: Internet Alchemy
Alexander Haislip / PE HUB:
Draper Backs Adult Toy Co.
Discussion: Valleywag
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
SI Acquires FanNation.com; Time Inc. To Buy Interest In Parent Company
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
DEMO 2007 Live  —  update #5: So these are the last of the 15 presenters this morning.
Reuters:
Sources: Microsoft to set up MSN center in China
Discussion: Neowin.net
Dsifry / Sifry's Alerts:
WTF? It's a new feature!