This Week in Tech

Dec 3rd 2006

This Week in Tech 79

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Viking dairy farms, Scoble vs Winer, and subscription music stores...
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Category: News

Viking dairy farms, Scoble vs Winer, and subscription music stores...

  • Dave Winer and Robert Scoble had an argument as to whether Microsoft was an innovator or not.
  • Universal is trying to crack a deal with Apple for royalties on the iPod.
  • Movie companies now want piracy concessions from Apple.
  • Walmart is offering downloads of Superman Returns on the cheap for people who buy the DVD.
  • Bush is depriving North Korea of various gadgets.
  • Psiphon is a program that will provide a proxy to view censored content.
  • The Russian government says "nyet" to allofmp3.com, but they said that they're not going anywhere.
  • Google Answers has closed up shop.
  • Chacha is trying to do what Google Answers did.
  • Glam is a metablog of fashion run by a curator.
  • The Huffington Post wants an online presidential debate.
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology is recommending that the 2007 version of the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines decertify direct record electronic voting machines.
  • AMD and Nvidia are being targeted in an antitrust investigation.
  • Certain U.S. companies will need to keep track of all emails, instant messages, and other electronic documents generated by their employees.
  • James Kim and his family has gone missing.