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7:45 PM ET, February 4, 2007

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Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Prepares a Presentation Tool  —  I'm sure many people wondered if Google will release a presentation tool, after building Google Docs&Spreadsheets.  Well, the answer is yes, and the code-name of the tool is Presently (a play on Writely, the name of the online word processor bought by Google).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google PowerPoint Clone Coming  —  Somebody took what appears to be a header file from an existing Google application and posted it as a document on Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Based on some of the text in the document, the current code name of the presentation application is "Presently …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Gootube Terrorizes Copyright Owners by Withholding Filters  —  Gootube gets take down notices for 100k videos from Viacom.  Unfair ?  Nope.  Gootube gets off easy.  Google only responds to takedown notices they receive.  Thats nothing.  —  Simply put, EVERY content owner that is concerned …
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Viacom terrorizes YouTube with bulls**t DMCA notices  —  Viacom did a general search on YouTube for any term related to any of its shows, and then spammed YouTube with 100,000 DMCA take-down notices alleging that all of these clips infringed its copyright and demanding that they be censored off the Internet.
New York Times:
Viacom Tells YouTube: Hands Off
Discussion: Computers.net and Memex 1.1
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Voice 2.0 - Fuggetaboutit!  —  There isn't gonna be a new killer voice application!  Old friends from my VoIP days aren't gonna believe it's me saying that but (with lots of hindsight) it's the truth.  New phones?  Yes!  Different pricing?  Yes!  New features?  Sure.  Major new capability?
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Why Some Innovate And Die  —  The Purple Wonder himself, Mr. VON, has a very good post about innovation.  But Jeff, please don't think you are alone in this battle.  Others of us like David Beckemeyer (PhoneGnome), Alec Saunders (iotum), Jeff Bonforte (Yahoo), Craig Walker (GrandCentral) …
Telegraph:
Mobile giants plot secret rival to Google  —  Europe's biggest telecoms groups are aiming to create a mobile phone search engine that could challenge Yahoo! and Google, the US giants.  —  Vodafone, France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Whampoa, Telecom Italia and one American network …
rentzsch.com:
Programmers Don't Like to Code  —  Andrew Leonard interviewing Scott Rosenberg: … cough  —  Wow.  If Rosenberg isn't butchering Constantine's quote, it lends credence that even software's great practitioners lack the ability to introspect and cogently report on their own profession.
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SuperBowl Ads (Not Really) From Startups  —  Today's the day - SuperBowl XLI.  Hundreds of millions of people around the world will eat junk food, drink beer, and watch the best television advertising all year interrupted periodically with a football game.  —  Six startups (Meebo, Meez …
AppleInsider:
High-quality Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n unboxing photos  —  Apple Inc. this week began to unleash the next-generation of Apple Wi-Fi, with the first shipments of its AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wireless Base Station making their way to select online customers and company retail stores.
Discussion: MacUser, Engadget and digg
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Parallels Desktop for Mac beta build hits Release Candidate 2  —  It's a sign of the times that only a few days after the consumer release of Windows Vista we're able to talk about a new version of Parallels Desktop that, amongst other new features, improves the experience of running Microsoft's OS on a Mac.
Discussion: MacMegasite and digg
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Wireless Internet for All, Without the Towers  —  THESE still are early days for the Internet, globally speaking.  One billion people online; five billion to go.  —  The next billion to be connected are living in homes that are physically close to an Internet gateway.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Connecting the dots on Windows 7  —  What will Windows 7, the next full version of the Windows client operating system, bring to the table?  —  Even though Windows Vista just made it out the door, it doesn't seem to early for the speculation on its successor to begin.
Discussion: StevenLevy.com and OpsanBlog
Reuters:
Google execs to get up to $1.5 million bonus  —  But it isn't clear if company founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page will be included in the bonus disbursement.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Google Inc. said on Friday its board of directors had agreed to pay executive officers a bonus …
 
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Google put pressure on legislators to stay quiet
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Box.net integrates Zoho
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Jack Thompson Faces Florida Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
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Wi-Fi tests set to start up
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
AN INVENTIVE VIDEO JOURNEY TO WEB 2.0
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Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Building the Perfect Board Package
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Help Find Jim Gray With Web 2.0
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Shrinkwrap Licenses: An Epidemic Of Lawsuits Waiting To Happen