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Peer-to-Peer Takes on New Meaning

Kazaa hooks up with MatchNet for “Love and Dating” service: Dating services company MatchNet has announced it has entered into an agreement to exclusively provide an online dating channel on Kazaa. Kazaa is the leading peer-to-peer file-sharing software with 186m downloads so far, and an active community of 70m users. …

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United

What can bring AOL and Microsoft together? Spam. Since my email is publicly available via this site, I get more than my fair share of electronic diarrhea – I get a lot of wealthy Nigerians who need help moving funds – but I also keep out a lot by not …

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Tracking P2P

They may call it “fingerprinting,” but they are after your ass: For months, the digital equivalent of a postal censor has been sorting through virtually all file-swapping traffic on the University of Wyoming’s network, quietly noting every trade of an Eminem song or “Friends” episode. The technology, provided by Los …

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“Blended Threat”

DK Matai, Chairman and CEO of mi2g, on the unintended global consequences of the war with Iraq re cyberspace: “Disaffected groups are beginning to acquire the means to execute asymmetric attacks on the West through CBRN-DS means blended with conventional physical attacks. Whilst we may think in the local context, …

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Anniversary

Pass the traffic, please. Happy 1-year anniversary to Blogcritic Tom Shugart, a cool guy with a cool blog. One year is a few lifetimes in the blogging world and no small accomplishment. I guess I’ll mention that’s this month is my year anniversary as well – we launched my old …

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Digital Music Forum Update

We mentioned the upcoming Digital Music Forum a couple of weeks ago. Here’s an update: DIGITAL MUSIC FORUM The Impact of Technology on Music Business Today technology►transforming►entertainment March 3, 2003 | 9:00AM – 7:00PM | New York City The Association of the Bar of the City of New York 42 …

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Like Sand Through a Sieve

More cogitation on power law, this time as regards to the music business by Tim Oren. My head may explode from all of this analytical thinking. So, why can’t the big dogs just go away and leave the little guys and us customers alone? Or even try the trick themselves? …

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Digital Rights Summit

Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley on the latter’s home turf: Lawrence Lessig, pointed out Wednesday that millions of consumers are downloading music and other materials onto their computers because slow dial-up connections make it tough to stream content quickly to a variety of devices. That’s bound to change within a few …

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Without a Mate

Everyone from sci-fi writers to Ren and Stimpy have pondered the existential fate of the single sock. They universally come in pairs: where does the missing sock go? What can be done? Is all lost? If we can reunite socks with their long lost mates, perhaps France and America can …

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Your Phone is Blogging

New software lets you blog via cell phone: While most of the world will continue to post their weblog entries from a desktop PC, a new outfit based in Dublin, Ireland, called NewBay Software has designed a service called FoneBlog that could eventually let wireless customers create a blog using …

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