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9:05 PM ET, February 2, 2007


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Candace Lombardi / CNET
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 …
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 …
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.
Andy Kazeniac / Compete Blog:
Google Video + YouTube = 51% of the Video Market
Discussion: NewTeeVee and InsideGoogle
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
GooTube Slammed By Viacom Takedown Demand
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 …
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: and larry borsato
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Bill Gates: "security guys break the Mac every single day"
Discussion: Apple Gazette
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Reuters:   Publisher launches its first "wiki" novel
Elinor Mills / CNET
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.
LC Angell / iLounge:
Apple offers iTunes fix for Vista users  —  Apple late Thursday posted iTunes Repair Tool for Vista 1.0, a software update that fixes iTunes issues reported by new Windows Vista users.  According to widespread reports, music purchased from the iTunes Store could not be played in iTunes …
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 .
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: Gizmodo, Infinite Loop, CrunchGear and digg
Ken Schachter / Red Herring:
YouTimes?  —  New York Times to post user-generated content.  —  The New York Times, the gray lady of establishment journalism, plans to begin posting user-generated video in March, an executive said Wednesday.  —  Speaking in a panel discussion at the SIIA Information Industry Summit in New York City …
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