PRESS RELEASE: Swedish Police Shuts Down Pirate Bay - Again — Inskrivet av Nyhetsgruppen 6 juli, 2007 — This Friday, it became known that the Swedish Police Board will shut down The Pirate Bay, the popular file sharing site, by classifying it as a child pornography site in the blocklist that Swedish Internet Providers respect.
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and Techdirt
Carlo Longino / Techdirt: Sweden To Try And Block The Pirate Bay, Again
Brokep / Copy me happy:
Swedish Police will CENSOR The Pirate Bay July 6 — Working online gives you a lot of friends. Some of those gives you heads up when something big is going on, and sometimes really big things happen. — A couple of hours ago I got one of those - The Swedish Police is going to put The Pirate Bay in it's child porn filter!
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and TorrentFreak
George Gardner / TECH.BLORGE.com: The Pirate Bay - shut down again?
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck:
Swedish Police Attempt to Block The Pirate Bay — A press release from the Swedish Pirate Party is reporting that the Swedish police are attempting to block access to The Pirate Bay by reclassifying it as a child porn site. ISPs would then be asked to voluntarily block access to all Swedish citizens.
Discussion: Geek News Central
Todd Cochrane / Geek News Central: Swedish Police may ask ISP's to Block The Pirate Bay
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:
AMD invests $7.5 million in Transmeta — Advanced Micro Devices announced Friday a $7.5 million investment in chip designer Transmeta, strengthening the bond between the two chip companies. — As part of the investment, AMD will receive preferred shares of Transmeta.
Discussion: The Tech Report
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: AMD sinks $7.5 million into Transmeta
Bryan Gardiner / ExtremeTech: AMD Invests in Transmeta
Scott Ferguson / eWEEK.com: AMD Invests $7.5 Million in Transmeta
Robert Strohmeyer / Maximum PC:
2008: Year of the Linux Desktop — When Evans Data released its survey on Tuesday showing a sharp shift toward Linux (and away from Windows) among developers in North America, the Linux world went wild. Wistful pengiun heads heralded the coming Open Source Age.
Aditya Agarwal / Facebook Blog:
Do we really need to write our own search engine? — We asked ourselves this question more than once while working on improvements to search in March 2006. At the time, there were bigger search engines out there, including some good open source ones, that we could have used to power Facebook search results.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Facebook's Not So Subtle For Sale Sign
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Facebook Becomes the People Search Engine
Donna Bogatin / Insider Chatter: Facebook Search Engine: Who Needs Google PageRank!
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's NEW FeedBlog: Facebook Search — Niall pointed me out this post about Facebook's search:
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Facebook Claims to Lead in People Search
Doug Caverly / WebProNews: Facebook Discusses Personalized People Search
UPDATE: FTC Clears Microsoft's $6 Billion AQuantive Buyout — SEATTLE (AP)—Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) $6 billion acquisition of online advertising group aQuantive Inc. (AQNT) has cleared an antitrust regulatory hurdle, the companies said Friday. — The Federal Trade Commission mandates …
Discussion: Bloomberg, ParisLemon, HipMojo.com and Search Engine Land
Matthew Newman / Bloomberg: E.U. to Review Google's Bid
MG Siegler / ParisLemon: Does the FTC Feel Bad for Microsoft Now?
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Someone Made a Bundle, Risk-Free
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Land: FTC OKs Microsoft's aQuantive Acquisition
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Xbox 360 move: What took so long? — The Xbox 360's "red ring of death" hardware failures were hardly news to video gamers. So the natural question to ask, following yesterday's news, is why Microsoft waited so long to acknowledge and address the problem.
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
Mark Hefflinger / Digital Media Wire: Microsoft Extends Xbox 360 Warranty, Takes $1 Billion Charge
Patrick Klepek / ExtremeTech: Microsoft's Peter Moore on New Xbox 360 Warranties
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Video Ads: Every Startup Has A Different Solution — It may seem weird, but I've been eagerly awaiting the day when I see ads in my viral video. eMarketer expects online video advertising to nearly double in 2008 to $1.3 billion, but no one's really nailed a scalable ad platform for video.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com: Online Ad Supremacy: Up For Grabs
Global Business News Online:
exclusive: rupert murdoch buys dow jones, owners of the wall street journal — Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones. Negotiations are now complete and a formal announcement is expected next week. — Rupert Murdoch has succeeded with his $5 billion bid for Dow Jones …
Robert MacMillan / Reuters: Dow Jones says News Corp. deal not yet reached
Jason Lee Miller / WebProNews: Dow Jones Denies News Corp. Buyout
Lucas Grindley / Lucas Grindley's blog: Was WSJ sold? Reporter versus commenter
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: Dow Jones and WSJ sell to Rupert Murdoch
Adario Strange / Epicenter: UK Tip: Murdoch To Seal Wall Street Journal Deal Next Week
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines: Rupe ready to close Dow Jones deal?
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: THE WALL STREET SUN
Peter Judge / CNET News.com:
Auction site sells security exploits — An eBay-like auction site that sells vulnerabilities will improve security by ensuring researchers get a fair price for their work, its founders say. — "The existing business model to reward researchers is a failure," said Herman Zampariolo …
Discussion: TechSpot News, Download Squad, Computerworld and Network World
Jose Vilches / TechSpot News: WSLabi launches auction site for security exploits
Peter White / Download Squad: Finally, a place to buy software vulnerabilities
Robert McMillan / Computerworld: Security company launches eBay for 0days
Robert McMillan / Network World: Security company launches eBay for bugs
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities
Auction site opens up for exploits, vulnerabilities
Discussion: Bits and The Register
Brad Stone / Bits: A New Market for Software Flaws
John Leyden / The Register: Security flaw marketplace lays out its wares
Rich Miller / Netcraft:
Performance Issues for Yahoo — Yahoo's web sites experienced brief performance problems earlier today, with users in some areas experiencing more significant problems than others. Yahoo is one of the world's busiest web sites (currently the number two Web destination for users of the Netcraft toolbar) …
Discussion: InfoWorld, Neowin.net, Crazy Canuck Chronicles and Mashable!
Emil Protalinski / Neowin.net: Yahoo sites hit by availability problems
Kristen Nicole / Mashable!: Yahoo Downtime Today
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why is Seth Godin not talking about the Squidoo problem? — A blogger asks why Seth isn't talking about Squidoo's massive SEO and porn problems. They also speculate that I might be attacking Squidoo because they are competition for Mahalo. — For the record, everyone knows I attacking anything …
Discussion: Speaker's Corner, WebMetricsGuru, CostPerNews, Valleywag and Jim Kukral
Andy Nardone / Speaker's Corner: The Sound of Silence
Marshall Sponder / WebMetricsGuru: Jason Calacanis goes after Seth Godin
Sam Harrelson / CostPerNews: Squidoo Cracks Down on SEO and Affiliate Spam
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
TWITTERGRAMS: TALKING TWEETS — Dave Winer has released a cool experiment into the world: Twittergram. It's a voice version of Twitter (more coverage): You record a brief audio clip (200K max), and Twittergram puts it on a server and creates a Twitter post (a "tweet") that links to it.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Don Park's Daily Habit
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Dave Winer's TwitterGram
Don Park / Don Park's Daily Habit: TwitterGram Flash Client?
Yazan Gable / Symantec Corp.:
Scammers make friends with charities — Symantec has observed an interesting trend in the world of Internet-based credit card fraud: fraudsters are donating money to charity. How could this happen? In the world of carding, where stolen credit card information is bought and sold …
Discussion: Security Fix, InfoWorld and CNET News.com
Brian Krebs / Security Fix: Scammers Play Robin Hood to Test Stolen Credit Cards
Matt Hines / InfoWorld: Hackers go Robin Hood?
Robert Vamosi / CNET News.com: Credit card thieves donate to charity
Ruth Gledhill / Times of London:
Manchester Cathedral says Sony apology not enough and issues new digital rules — Manchester Cathedral is calling for all video games manufacturers to sign up to a new set of "sacred digital guidelines" to prevent future "virtual desecration" of religious buildings.
Discussion: Joystiq, GamePolitics.com and Kotaku
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Behold 'Sacred Digital Guidelines' by the Church of England
Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: A Vengeful God: 4 Ways To Avoid S**tting Off The Church Of England
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life — There's been lots of talk about de-cluttering your physical workspace in the productoblogosphere lately, but virtual clutter can drag you down and create as much stress and anxiety as physical junk can.