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4:27 AM ET, February 4, 2007

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Robert Scoble to Keynote PostieCon 07  —  I am pleased to announce that Robert Scoble will be the keynote speaker at PostieCon 07.  The event will be held June 1&2 in downtown Orlando on Church Street at the newly renovated Ballroom.  The cost to bloggers will be $200 and is an absolute bargain for all that will be included.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
"PayPerSpeech" disclosure  —  UPDATE: A few things about this were misunderstood.  More on those in a second.  First, I just talked with John Furrier, PodTech's CEO, and we've decided not to accept the honorarium that PayPerPost offered to us for having me speak at their show.
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
HELP FIND JIM GRAY  —  Computer science icon Jim Gray mysteriously disappeared after a solo trip with his sail boat outside San Francisco Bay.  The coast guard has been searching for 4 days but has not been able to locate anything, not even debris.  On Thursday 3 private planes searched through …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Help Find Jim Gray With Web 2.0  —  When famous computer scientist Jim Gray went missing a few days ago, the coast guard launched a large scale search that found absolutely nothing.  On Thursday, they gave up.  —  Then Amazon stepped in.  They arranged for a satellite sweep of the area …
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Shrinkwrap Licenses: An Epidemic Of Lawsuits Waiting To Happen  —  We mostly ignore the terms of shrinkwrap and clickwrap licenses, but pretty soon the lawyers are going to come sniffing around, says columnist Cory Doctorow.  —  Anybody who bothered to read a clickwrap or shrinkwrap agreement …
Discussion: Download Squad and Slashdot
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
AN INVENTIVE VIDEO JOURNEY TO WEB 2.0  —  What is web 2.0?  Time Magazine recently tagged it "You 2.0" with its mirrored magazine cover naming "You" the person of the year.  However, the question has been pondered and explained in a number of video attempts including one by TechCrunch's Michael Arrington …
Discussion: Marshall Kirkpatrick and digg
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 …
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.
Lifehacker:
Edit your images online with Picnik  —  Edit your images online with Picnik, a shiny new Flash-based image editor.  —  There's quite a bit to Picnik, actually: you can do the basic resizes and tweaks that most other free image editors we've talked about here at Lifehacker can manage …
GamePolitics.com:
Jack Thompson Faces Florida Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing  —  GamePolitics has learned that controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson faces a disciplinary hearing before a referee appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.  —  The pending judicial review follows a recent recommendation …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq and digg
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
YouTube copyrights in Japan  —  The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors is kind of a little upset at YouTube for the amount of content that is available on Google's service that their members own copyrights for.  Just last December YouTube was ordered to delete 30,000 files that were in violation of Japanese rights holders.
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Martyn Williams / InfoWorld:
YouTube execs to talk copyrights in Japan
Discussion: Mashable!
Peter Sayer / InfoWorld:
French students to get open-source software on USB key  —  San Francisco (IDGNS) - French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school students at the start of the next school year.  —  The sticks will give the students …
Discussion: Engadget, Open Sources and digg
Jennifer / The Lactivist Breastfeeding Blog:
An Update on the "Pigsteria" and the Mother's Milk Bank Fundraiser  —  Sow's it going, you might ask? (oh come, on you either laughed or rolled your eyes...)  —  (Just checking in?  Catch up on my legal threat from the National Pork Board.)  —  It's been an interesting few days, to put it mildly.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Gizmodo:
The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse  —  Do you remember the year 1983, when Return of the Jedi was in theaters, The Police were still together, and Travis was still inside his parents' genitalia?  Well Gearlog does, because they got their hands on an original 1983 Microsoft Mouse.
Discussion: Gearlog and digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:
WiiKey upgradeable modchip offers more for modders  —  The Wii modchips are really coming on fast, with Wiinja and CycloWiz already drawing their own shares of fanboys and detractors, but the latest chip on the scene, "WiiKey," from the same kids responsible for the XenoGC modchip for GameCube …
Discussion: digg
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Building the Perfect Board Package  —  Some companies do a great job of putting together package for board meetings — it's empirical, concise, and focused on measures that matter and that can be influenced — while other companies leave their boards more confused after the meeting than before.
Discussion: ben barren and Feld Thoughts
 
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