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9:20 AM ET, February 10, 2007

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Steve Gordon / The Register:
The slow death of DRM  —  Column The DRM walls are crumbling.  Earlier this week, Steve Jobs called on the major record labels to allow online music sales unfettered by digital rights management restrictions.  —  Today, the Wall Street Journal disclosed that EMI is in negotiations …
Discussion: PaidContent, SearchViews and digg
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
EMI reportedly contemplating DRM-free music
Discussion: The Last Podcast and TechSpot News
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Debunk: Microsoft files for Zune phone with FCC — probably not  —  There's some buzz going around right now about a "Zune phone" filed with the FCC — we did a little extra digging, and we're not really convinced that's what's at hand.  We know a Zune phone is in the works …
Discussion: MobileWhack
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John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft to submit wireless device for FCC testing
Discussion: Podcasting News and Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / InfoWorld:
Microsoft: Vista follow-up likely in 2009  —  VP of development hints at possible features, code name for Microsoft's next client OS  —  With Vista just out the door, Microsoft is now drawing up plans to deliver its follow-up client operating system by the end of 2009 …
Think Secret:
Mac OS X 10.5, iLife '07, iWork '07 as early as March  —  Development of Mac OS X 10.5 is wrapping up faster than many at Apple even anticipated, and at present, a release can be expected as early as late March, sources say.  —  Alongside the release of Version 10.5, code-named Leopard …
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Webomatica and digg
Duncan Riley / 901am:
Wikipeda could shut within 3-4 months: Wikimedia  —  In a rather extraordinary example of begging for money, Florence Devouard, Chairwoman of the Wikimedia foundation has told an audience at the Lift07 conference that Wikipedia has the financial resources to run its servers for another 3-4 months …
Discussion: ben barren
Jemima Kiss / Guardian Unlimited:
More WeMedia Miami  —  11:23 Craig Newmark says the technology is just a means to a democratic end, and that the newspaper may have just been a precursor to the internet.  —  Scroll down for updates  —  08:00 Craig Craigslist Newmark is one of the big draws today, though Craig very modestly wouldn't agree with that.
Discussion: Social Media and Bloggers Blog
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Graeme Wearden / CNET News.com:
Price of cybercrime tools shrinks  —  SAN FRANCISCO—It's becoming cheaper and easier to get hold of the tools needed to launch a cybercrime attack, according to security company RSA.  —  Jens Hinrichsen, the company's product marketing manager for fraud auction, said Thursday that RSA …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Google: Web is OK for TV (despite what you may have read)  —  Does Google really think the Internet, as well as its own infrastructure, isn't up to the task of delivering Web TV?  That's the impression you might have been left with had you read any permutations of a Reuters story out of Amsterdam …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Apple Embraces Casual Gaming  —  The consumer electronics maker is rolling out games for the iPod and is in talks with EA about games for the forthcoming iPhone  —  As iconic as Apple may be in consumer electronics—from personal computing to digital music and, now, mobile phones—it hasn't exactly set the gaming world on fire.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Infinite Loop
Zee Linden / Official Linden Blog:
State of the Virtual World - Key Metrics, January 2007  —  In December I posted a number of key metrics for the first time.  As part of our effort to drive toward complete transparency and openness, Logan Linden and I have upgraded some of our internal systems to create the Excel Workbook posted here.
ap.org:
AP and NowPublic.com announce a collaboration  —  NEW YORK — The Associated Press and NowPublic.com announced Friday that they have agreed to an innovative initiative designed to bring citizen content into AP newsgathering, and to explore ways to involve NowPublic's on-the-ground network …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
A Taxonomy of Social Networks?  —  Earlier this week, Om called social networks a feature.  It's a good point, though, one that seems all too obvious to someone like me who's covered way too many social networks and often ends up bored before making it through yet another registration form.
Nick / Rough Type:
The future of computing demand  —  Sun Microsystems has posted videos of its Analyst Day presentations from earlier this week.  Following a tip from CEO Jonathan Schwartz, I watched CTO Greg Papadopoulos's presentation on the future of computing demand (pdf of slides).  It's well worth a look.
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Your search for "How do we build a Google killer?" returned 0 results  —  Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center is hallowed ground around here, birthplace of such now-ubiquitous technologies as laser printing, Ethernet and the model for the modern PC graphical user interface.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Parallels: "We won't virtualize OS X until Apple says so"  —  When the news came out that Parallels was actually owned by enterprise software maker SWSoft about a month ago, there was a not-so-tiny detail from Forbes article that drew a lot of interest.  That detail was that SWSoft's CEO hinted …
Discussion: MacUser
 
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Sun likes what it sees in the new GPL
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Kevin Kelly / Joystiq:
Today's Mario-est video: World of Warcraft Super Mario Theme
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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Feds defend oversight of e-voting testing
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft Clippy, RIP: 1997 - 2007
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
CE-Oh no he didn't!  Part XXIV - Jack Tretton wants to give you $1,200
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 Earlier Items: 
Consumerist:
Warrant Issued For Verizon's Arrest
Discussion: Gizmodo, CrunchGear, Techdirt and digg
Sue Polinsky / Download Squad:
Why do you care about RSS?  —  My company builds Web sites …
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Honey, I swear I bought the archive just for the articles
Mike / Techdirt:
Latest Research Shows No Noticeable Impact On CD Sales From Downloads
Discussion: CoreEcon
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Zelda Tops One Million on Wii