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12:05 AM ET, February 5, 2007


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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Gootube Terrorizes Copyright Owners by Withholding Filters  —  Gootube gets take down notices for 100k videos from Viacom.  Unfair ?  Nope.  Gootube gets off easy.  Google only responds to takedown notices they receive.  Thats nothing.  —  Simply put, EVERY content owner that is concerned …
Discussion: Reel Pop and PaidContent
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube removing Viacom TV shows Media firm says 'Daily Show,' MTV snippets must go  —  YouTube, the popular online video site, has begun removing more than 100,000 unauthorized clips belonging to Viacom — everything from snippets of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" to Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants."
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Takes Down Viacom Content  —  Search for "Colbert Report" at Google-owned YouTube, and clicking on the individual videos results in a bold red message: "This video has been removed due to copyright infringement."  That's because, as San Francisco Chronicle writes:
New York Times:   Viacom Tells YouTube: Hands Off
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Prepares a Presentation Tool  —  I'm sure many people wondered if Google will release a presentation tool, after building Google Docs&Spreadsheets.  Well, the answer is yes, and the code-name of the tool is Presently (a play on Writely, the name of the online word processor bought by Google).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google PowerPoint Clone Coming  —  Somebody took what appears to be a header file from an existing Google application and posted it as a document on Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Based on some of the text in the document, the current code name of the presentation application is "Presently …
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Voice 2.0 - Fuggetaboutit!  —  There isn't gonna be a new killer voice application!  Old friends from my VoIP days aren't gonna believe it's me saying that but (with lots of hindsight) it's the truth.  New phones?  Yes!  Different pricing?  Yes!  New features?  Sure.  Major new capability?
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Why Some Innovate And Die  —  The Purple Wonder himself, Mr. VON, has a very good post about innovation.  But Jeff, please don't think you are alone in this battle.  Others of us like David Beckemeyer (PhoneGnome), Alec Saunders (iotum), Jeff Bonforte (Yahoo), Craig Walker (GrandCentral) …
The Jeff Pulver Blog:   Q. When will Service Providers offer Innovative Services?
Programmers Don't Like to Code  —  Andrew Leonard interviewing Scott Rosenberg: … cough  —  Wow.  If Rosenberg isn't butchering Constantine's quote, it lends credence that even software's great practitioners lack the ability to introspect and cogently report on their own profession.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and digg
Mobile giants plot secret rival to Google  —  Europe's biggest telecoms groups are aiming to create a mobile phone search engine that could challenge Yahoo! and Google, the US giants.  —  Vodafone, France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Whampoa, Telecom Italia and one American network …
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman steps aside as CEO  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman said on Sunday he is turning over the role of chief executive of the pioneering online business networking site LinkedIn Corp. to software executive Dan Nye.
Discussion: GigaOM and PaidContent
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meraki raises $5M to "connect the next billion people"  —  Want a dirt cheap Internet connection for everyone in your apartment building?  Meraki Networks offers a way.  —  The Mountain View start-up provides cheap Wireless Internet connections to people by selling $49-a-piece "mesh" …
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Online Photo Editing Overview  —  The launch of Picnik a couple of days ago brought us yet another online photo editing tool.  Like Fauxto, Picnik uses Flash, whereas most of the earlier editing tools all use Ajax for in-browser editing.  —  Since all computers come with basic software that rotates …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SuperBowl Ads (Not Really) From Startups  —  Today's the day - SuperBowl XLI.  Hundreds of millions of people around the world will eat junk food, drink beer, and watch the best television advertising all year interrupted periodically with a football game.  —  Six startups (Meebo, Meez …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Connecting the dots on Windows 7  —  What will Windows 7, the next full version of the Windows client operating system, bring to the table?  —  Even though Windows Vista just made it out the door, it doesn't seem to early for the speculation on its successor to begin.
Discussion: and OpsanBlog
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
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