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2:40 AM ET, February 3, 2007

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Candace Lombardi / CNET News.com:
Viacom to YouTube: Take down pirated clips  —  update Viacom asked YouTube on Friday to remove from its video-sharing site all pirated clips from Viacom-owned television networks.  —  "After months of ongoing discussions with YouTube and Google, it has become clear that YouTube is unwilling …
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Jim / OPML, The Harvard Book of:
THE VIACOM INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT DMCA DEBACLE ABOUT YOUTUBE VIDEOS—SHOULD WE COUNTER-SUE???  —  I just recieved a notice that a video of mine has been removed from YouTube because of a complaint by Viacom.  The video, for the record, is a short home clip, about 30 seconds …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GooTube Slammed By Viacom Takedown Demand  —  Google was slammed today by a demand from Viacom to remove over 100,000 MTV, Daily Show, SouthPark BET and other copyrighted materials.  This comes after months of failed negotiations between the two companies to find a way for Google to compensate Viacom for this content.
Andy Kazeniac / Compete Blog:
Google Video + YouTube = 51% of the Video Market
Discussion: InsideGoogle and NewTeeVee
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
Viacom and Google/YouTube: A temporary setback to future licensing deals
Discussion: BuzzMachine
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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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Lies, Damned Lies, and Bill Gates  —  In his interview with Bill Gates in Newsweek, Steven Levy pointed out that many of the new features in Windows Vista are similar to features already in Mac OS X. Gates's response: … This is fascinating.  In Gates's view, Microsoft came up with these features …
Discussion: rc3.org and larry borsato
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Bill Gates: "security guys break the Mac every single day"
Discussion: Apple Gazette
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, George Ou and digg
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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 …
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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Ramps Up Personalized Search  —  Google is stepping up the push into personalized search results.  A new change announced today should cause many more people to take up the service.  In turn, the growth of personalized search should have a dramatic impact on search marketers as the days of …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Newspapers search for Web headline magic  —  On January 2, The Wall Street Journal Online posted a story with the headline: "Green Beans Comes Marching Home."  —  It happened to be an article about the Green Beans Coffee Co., which serves overseas U.S. military bases, opening its first cafe in the United States.
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 …
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Google Flatlines Again  —  This morning it appears that a number of Google services are having problems.  We first noticed last night when our Google Analytics account wasn't reporting any new data since 9am yesterday, but Analytics is often notoriously slow in receiving updates.
Discussion: Google Analytics Blog
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Top 10 Picks From DEMO 2007  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  DEMO 2007 has just wrapped up from Palm Desert CA.  The companies that demonstrated their products covered a wide spectrum: Web apps, social networking, hardware, media, wireless, security, enterprise software and other technologies.
The Penguin Blog:
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 …
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Reuters:
Publisher launches its first "wiki" novel
Discussion: PaidContent
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple working on hot unpluggable iPods  —  Apple is looking to make it possible for iPod users to plug and then unplug their players from their PCs on the fly.  —  The Cupertino-based company in October filed for patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office titled "Hot unpluggable media storage device."
Discussion: Infinite Loop, Gizmodo, CrunchGear and digg
 
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Smaran / TorrentFreak:
Jurassic Park 4 Script Leaked onto BitTorrent
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
A Difficult 2007 for Competitive VoIP?
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Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Mac users, the BBC wants your feedback
Discussion: MacUser and digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
HD DVD looking over its shoulder at Blu-ray
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Exclusive Interview: Larry Cornett, Yahoo Director of User Experience Design
New York Times:
A Boston Marketing Stunt That Bombed, or Did It?
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Microsoft:
Next Step in Document Interoperability and Choice Delivered
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Brightcove Gets Personal Before it's Ready
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February 2007 Web Server Survey
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Sony announces CPF-IP001 iPod audio docking station
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Good Memories, Silicon Valley
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
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