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1:30 PM ET, January 25, 2007

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Google Watch:
Fox's Piracy Czar Subpoenas YouTube over Pirated "24" and "Simpsons" Episodes  —  D'oh!  Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed YouTube to reveal the identity of users who uploaded four episodes of the TV series "24" and twelve episodes of "The Simpsons," Google Watch has learned.  —  The subpoena reads, in part:
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Hollywood Reporter:
Fox seeks YouTube user's identity  —  20th Century Fox served YouTube with a subpoena Wednesday, demanding that the Google-owned viral-video site disclose the identity of a user who uploaded copies of entire recent episodes of "24" and "The Simpsons."  —  The subpoena, which first came …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube  —  Posted by Salar Kamangar, Vice President, Product Management  —  In November, we officially closed our acquisition of YouTube, and since then we've received a number of questions about what will happen next.  The summary is that Google Video …
english.chosun.com:
Microsoft Vista to Cause Confusion for Korean Net Users  —  When Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows operating system in Korea next week, local Internet users will find that it doesn't work with many of their favorite Web sites.  A Hangul version of the new OS, called Vista …
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George Ou:
S. Korean addiction to ActiveX stalls Vista adoption
Discussion: ZDNet Korea
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck.com File-Sharing News …:
Interview with muslix64, Developer of BackupHDDVD  —  The next generation of optical disc technology holds the promise to change the way we interact with and store digital media.  Perhaps the most exciting change is the arrival of High Definition (HD) video, with its glorious 1920x1080 pixel resolution.
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Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  THE FACE OF FAME IS CHANGING.  The ranks of the world's celebrities used to be dominated by millionaire actors, athletes and musicians, but the Internet has leveled the playing field.  A kid with a video camera has access to as large an audience as the biggest Hollywood star.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Show us your university campus in 3D  —  Posted by Allyson McDuffie, Google SketchUp Education Program Coordinator  —  Today the Build Your Campus in 3D Competition begins.  This spring, you and your (presumably equally artistic) friends can honor your campus turf as you hone your 3D design skills …
Discussion: Googlified
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Metaverse  —  All this hype about Second Life …
Discussion: VC Ratings and The Social Web
David Pogue / New York Times:
A Stream of Movies, Sort of Free  —  If there's one sure thing about the future, it's that it always takes longer to arrive than you think it will.  —  Here we are in 2007, and the interstellar space travel depicted in "2001" is still a sci-fi fantasy.  Heck, we haven't even reached the society of mind control imagined in "1984."
Discussion: A VC
Financial Times:
Norway declares Apple's iTunes illegal  —  By David Ibison in Stockholm, Emiko Terazono in London and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Apple was dealt a blow in Europe on Wednesday when Norway's powerful consumer ombudsman ruled that its iTunes online music store was illegal …
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Brian Lam / gizmodo.com:
Go Canada: iPhone Confirmed on Rogers Wireless  —  iPhone confirmed for Canada, by a customer service email.  —  Availability and pricing aren't set in stone, yet.  But you can bet your buttocks it'll be after we get ours in the USA.  Go USA!  Thanks Curtis!  —  BRIAN LAM  —  iPhone [Gizmodo]
Discussion: MacUser, Mark Evans and Gadgetell
AdAge:
Shifting out of print  —  While the story of magazines' ongoing battle to adapt to the web world is well-documented, the untold story is of Detroit's beleaguered carmakers, long pillars of print advertising, which are cutting their costs and, when they are spending, often seek more direct …
kotaku.com:
Gears Cracks Japanese Top Ten Sales Charts  —  This week's Japanese sales charts are frightening!  I can't understand what's going on!  There's an Xbox 360 game on the list, meaning this report must have come from the Bizarro World Branch of Media Create or that the Japanese are starting to come around on this Xbox 360 thing.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
James Kim Memorial Fund Charity Raffle  —  Stephen (aka TiVoStephen, aka Director of TiVoCast Operations) and I were deeply moved by the Kim family ordeal and the tragic death of James while trying to find help for his wife and children.  I thought it would be worthwhile to leverage ZNF …
BetaNews:
Free T-Mobile Hotspot for Vista Users  —  As part of its promotional efforts surrounding the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft said Wednesday that for 90 days after the debut of the next-generation operating system, customers would be able to use T-Mobile Hotspot Wi-Fi for free on laptops running Vista.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Not All Traffic Is Created Equal  —  We all bow down to the gods of traffic, but the reality is that not all traffic is created equal.  Perhaps if you're selling junk pages views to an ad network for rock-bottom prices, it's all the same, but for most pages on most "quality" content sites …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Murdoch 2.0  —  MySpace was just the start.  Rupert Murdoch and his lieutenants are betting big on the Internet.  —  Amy Joan Borka is 24 years old, lives in Burnsville, Minn. and got married last fall.  She is expecting her first child in April.  And, as she explains in her MySpace profile …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype had a better Q4-2006  —  Per the pre-conference call, Skype:  —  164% YOY growth net revenues … 129% YOY growth registered users: More than 380 thousand new users every day in Q4. … Other highlights
 
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