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Murdoch: Web sites to charge for content – CNN.com

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch claims the current Internet businesss model is “malfunctioning” and says that NewsCorp-owned web sites will start charging for content within a year. His empire includes papers like the NY Post, the Sun and the Times spread across the globe. As a consumer of a lot of news and information online, I will NOT be willing to pay for content that will freely be available elsewhere. The rise of independent media (blogging, videos on YouTube and other such sites, Twitter tweeting, etc…) has been a pain for news conglomerates. They know they are losing the battle –…

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Kutcher has almost 2 million followers – 1,995,884 followers for Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) on Twitter ??

ashton kutcher (aplusk) on Twitter. Obviously this looks like a bug or someone just ran a megascript, but check this screenshot out (not doctored). Taken at 10:41 p.m. PDT Almost 2 million followers …

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Conficker Worm Exposes IT Policies (or Laziness or Ignorance) Worldwide

The April Fools’ Worm, or Conficker has been in the news for a few weeks now. This is one of the few times since Y2K that a date was important. People around the world braced for April 1, 2009 – the worm was supposed to wake up and cause havoc of epic proportions. That never happened. Maybe the author(s) were waiting till people’s defenses were lowered. Maybe it woke up early and no one knows what it’s doing (the sheer possibilities send a shiver down my spine). It’s not like this came out of the blue. The author(s) took advantage…

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