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4:20 PM ET, September 15, 2006

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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Universal Music chief blasts YouTube, MySpace over copyrights  —  LOS ANGELES - Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris said the wildly popular Web sites YouTube and MySpace are violating copyright laws by allowing users to post music videos and other content involving Universal artists.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Universal Music pressuring YouTube, MySpace
Mike / Techdirt:   Universal Music Publicly Threatens To Sue YouTube, MySpace
Associated Press:
Segway Recalls Scooters for Injury Risk  —  Segway Inc. is recalling all 23,500 of the self-balancing scooters it has shipped to date because of a software glitch that can make its wheels unexpectedly reverse direction, causing riders to fall off.  —  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission …
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Ryan Blitstein / Mercury News:
Rider safety issues drive Segway recall of scooters
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BBC:
Falls bring Segway scooter recall
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Ejfarraro / software.dev:
Phising Exploit Discovered in 'Google Public Search Service'  —  If any DIGGers read this, the reason I linked to this blog is because as far as I can tell, I'm the only person to ever come across this; there isn't any other site to link to.  —  DIGG this article
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Sources: Apple phone on track for early '07  —  Apple is working at a feverish pace to finish up its initial foray into the cellular phone market, but reliable sources report the new device will not be announced until Macworld Expo San Francisco in January 2007.
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Spam fighter hit with $11 million judgment  —  The manager of a popular blacklist used to block spam was hit with a multimillion-dollar judgment on Wednesday, but the order may not be enforceable.  —  The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ordered Spamhaus …
Jill Goldsmith / Variety:
Rupe looks to release bird  —  Murdoch considering DirecTV sale to Liberty  —  In a splattering blow to the satellite biz, Rupert Murdoch supposedly dubbed DirecTV a "turd bird" and is considering selling News Corp.'s controlling stake to Liberty Media.  —  FCC chairman Kevin Martin …
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Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Yahoo Throws Down Classifieds Gauntlet with New Division  —  As local search, online classifieds, and Web business directories continue what seems to be an inevitable merger, Yahoo has planted a stake firmly at the crossroads.  The firm announced today a new classifieds and listings division …
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Wil / WWdN: In Exile:
Apple gave me back all my lost music, free of charge  —  Earlier today, when my iPod and my upgraded iTunes 7 got together and decided that my purchased music would really be happier living on a farm upstate with other m4p's, I did whatever I could to convince the music to come back.
Chron.Com / TechBlog:
Zune ain't got no alibi  —  As you have probably heard by now, Microsoft spoke out on Zune yesterday.  Most of what we previously learned through leaks, rumors, and FCC filings was confirmed: Zune will be built by Toshiba.  It's a 30GB device with an FM tuner, WiFi, and a three-inch screen.
Tom Abate / The Technology Chronicles:
PC Forum's demise marks the end of an era  —  Call it a sign of the times, but what is arguably the longest running elite high-tech conference became a thing of the past.  Technolgy guru Esther Dyson has quietly put out the word that the 2006 PC Forum, held in March in Carlsbad, California, would be the last.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Microsoft sued over Xbox Live  —  Wrap your head around this bit of legal maneuvering: Paltalk, a company based in New York (but incorporated in Delaware), sues Washington-based Microsoft in an East Texas court.  Why would the Eastern District of Texas have jurisdiction over such dispute?
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Matthew Broersma / CNET News.com:
Study: Vista could create 50,000 jobs in Europe  —  The launch of Windows Vista will create more than 50,000 technology jobs in six large European countries and will lead to a flood of economic benefits for companies there, according to a Microsoft-funded IDC study.
Gizmodo:
Microsoft Zune In Action: Real Video of The UI  —  Here's a video of the Zune in action.  You can see the the textured/stylized backgrounds with the white text on it, the huge album art—we love that—the browsing, and video playback.  The videos are viewed horizontally, so you'll have to turn your Zune sideways.
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Testing Removing Top Blue Ads Based on User Behavior  —  A WebmasterWorld thread reports that the top blue AdWords ads have been removed from the Google search results page.  But in fact, it seems to be a user by user setting.  Some users will see the top blue ads and some users will not.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Netvibes Five Million Users & Counting  —  The upside of conferences such as The Future of Web Apps confab (currently underway in San Francisco) is that you run into folks you never expect.  Today, I ran into Tariq Krim, chief executive officer and founder of Paris-based Netvibes.
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