Google "Leak" Reveals Feed Reader Plans

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| A video of an internal Google presentation spent a few days being publicly
| available, before it attracted the attention of bloggers. Though since
| removed, the discussion of Google Reader has generated plenty of observations
| about the service, and how people use feeds.

It can also be enjoyed without the brainwash...

Opinion: Firefox-Google marriage on shaky ground?

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| With roughly 2.5 million people using AdBlock Plus - and 300,000 to 400,000
| more downloading the tool each month, according to its developer - this is
| certainly a valid question. But there's a second question worth asking, a
| question looming over the future of Firefox itself.


Microsoft patents Tivo for commercial breaks

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| Microsoft has patented the idea of inserting fresh advertisements
| into old recordings on personal video recorders, to ensure you see
| today's ads even if you're watching a recording from last week.

Will Microsoft Put The Colonel in the Kernel?

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| "The kernel meets The Colonel in a just-published Microsoft patent
| application for an Advertising Services Architecture, which delivers targeted
| advertising as 'part of the OS.' *

Microsoft patents the mother of all adware systems

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| The adware framework would leave almost no data untouched in its quest to
| sell you stuff. It would inspect "user document files, user e-mail files,
| user music files, downloaded podcasts, computer settings, computer status
| messages (e.g., a low memory status or low printer ink)," and more. How could
| we have been so blind as to not see the marketing value in computer status
| messages? * *