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4:45 PM ET, February 2, 2007

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Reuters:
Viacom demands YouTube pull down videos  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc. (VIAb.N: Quote, Profile , Research) has demanded that Google Inc.'s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile , Research) online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Viacom Demands That Google Pull More Than 100,000 Clips From YouTube  —  Exasperated by the failure to reach an agreement with Google and YouTube after months of negotiations, Viacom sent Google a letter today demanding that all Viacom material on YouTube—100,000 plus clips representing 1.2 billion streams …
Jim / OPML, The Harvard Book of:
THE VIACOM INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT DMCA DEBACLE ABOUT YOUTUBE VIDEOS …
Discussion: John Palfrey
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google Legal Woes Partly about Market Power
Discussion: IP Democracy and Bloggers Blog
Christopher Finke / Now I Have a Blog Too:
Top Diggers list is back  —  Digg removed its top users list this morning.  However, as I mentioned yesterday, … To prove my point, I've done exactly that: I've put together a script that displays the top 100 users at Digg, with the list being updated twice per day.  You can see the list here.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Kevin's bold move...
Discussion: Digital Markets
Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
A couple updates...  Hey everyone -  —  It's been awhile since …
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:   Why Digg's New Changes Won't Really Matter
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
By Demotivating Its Top Users, Digg May Decline
Discussion: Profy.Com, Read/WriteWeb and digg
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Where does community end and "gaming" start?
Discussion: franticindustries
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Digg Tries To Flatten The Head Of Its Long Tail Participation Curve
Discussion: Virtual Economics and digg
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Finally, Vista Makes Its Debut.  Now What?  —  Bill Gates explains why you should buy his new operating system, what he's doing next and why John Hodgeman bugs him.  —  Vista View: Gates at the launch of his new operating system  —  On the morning of the launch of the Vista operating system earlier …
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kNox / Our Picks:
Bill Gates: Vista is so secure it could run life support systems.
Discussion: Monkey Bites, Forever Geek and digg
David Kaplan / PaidContent:
Penguin Tries Group Writing Via Wiki; Six Weeks To Write A Novel  —  Penguin claims to be the first major publishing house to use a wiki for writing a novel from scratch.  A Million Penguins went live Thursday; using wiki software it can be written, edited or read by anyone.
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A Million Penguins - The More the Merrier  —  So a couple of months ago I mentioned in this post a secret project, and now launch day is finally here!  Penguin is launching its first wiki and in a project called A Million Penguins we've created a space where anyone can contribute to the writing …
Reuters:   Publisher launches its first "wiki" novel
websense.com:
Malicious Website: Super Bowl XLI / Dolphin Stadium  —  Websense® Security Labs™ has discovered that the official website of Dolphin Stadium has been compromised with malicious code.  The Dolphin Stadium is currently experiencing a large number of visitors, as it is the home of Sunday's Super Bowl XLI.
Discussion: Security Fix and George Ou
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Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Super Bowl stadium site hacked, seeded with exploits  —  The official Web site of Dolphin Stadium, home of Sunday's Super Bowl XLI, has been hacked and seeded with exploit code targeting two known Windows security flaws.  —  In the attack, which was discovered by malware hunters at Websense Security Labs …
Reuters:
Piracy worked for us, Romania president tells Gates  —  BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Pirated Microsoft Corp software helped Romania to build a vibrant technology industry, Romanian President Traian Basescu told the company's co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday.  —  Basescu was meeting …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Romanian President Tells Bill Gates How Awesome Pirated Software Is For His Country
Discussion: The Register
MacNN:
Apple files iPhone/iTMS transactions patent  —  Apple Files Patent Relating to iPhone/iTMS Transactions  —  On February 1, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Configuration of a computing device in a secure manner .
New York Times:
It's 'Squawk Box' Meets 'Saturday Night Live'  —  A few years ago, a video on the stock performance of Jack in the Box might have involved a sit-down interview with the fast-food restaurant's chief executive, dryly discussing its fundamentals.  —  Today, it is just as likely to be a music video …
Discussion: PaidContent, A VC and Kevin Maney
Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Exec Wanted To Mask Linux Report Sponsorship, E-Mails Reveal  —  Kevin Johnson worried adding Microsoft's moniker to IDC analysis for its "Get the Facts" publicity campaign would only fuel the fire from Linux supporters.  —  Microsoft executives pondered whether to remove …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft tried to muck with anti-Linux 'facts'
Discussion: O'Reilly ONLamp Blog
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Disney's iTunes sales reach 1.3 million  —  Disney has sold 1.3 million movies in its first three months on iTunes, Disney CEO Bob Iger said in an interview with the Financial Times this week.  The movie studio, which saw solid sales in the first eight weeks since its iTunes introduction …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Yahoo tests Local mashups  —  It was only on Tuesday, Yahoo was busy talking about their media mash-ups and brand initiatives.  Apparently, its not just brand-focused mash-ups.  —  They are apparently taking similar approach to other verticals as well.  A reader tipped us off …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
ScottIsAFool / LiveSide:
Windows Live ID SDK (Alpha)  —  Brian Kramp today announced the availablitiy of the Windows Live ID SDKs in its alpha version.  The Windows Live ID SDK basically means that you can add the security and ease of Windows Live into your own applications.  If you have a program that requires …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
CNET News.com:
Gawker Media mystery ads appear on YouTube  —  A YouTube subscriber with an affinity for Web sites owned by Gawker Media has for the past three months been posting copyright videos sandwiched between ads for Gawker-owned properties such as Valleywag and Gizmodo.
 
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