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8:05 AM ET, February 14, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
About the Copiepresse decision  —  Posted by Rachel Whetstone, European Director of Communications and Public Affairs  —  Today we heard that the Belgian court, which last year ruled against us in the Copiepresse case has reaffirmed its original decision.  This judgment is clearly disappointing …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google defeated in Belgian copyright case; everyone but Google loses
Aoife White / Associated Press:
Court Orders Google to Pull Belgian News
Discussion: Neowin.net and TechSpot News
Mike / Techdirt:
RIAA Tries To Make Deals With ISPs To Hound Customers Into Settling Earlier  —  from the how-nice-of-them dept  —  When the RIAA first kicked off its backwards-thinking plan to sue music fans who were engaged in unauthorized file sharing, it did so by just getting court clerks to send subpoenas …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Neil McIntosh / Complete Tosh,:
Telegraph gets touchy about Comment is free  —  The Daily Telegraph's Shane Richmond is unhappy that the Guardian calls Comment is free (Cif) a blog.  It's not, he says, calling for a debate about what exactly a blog is, and adding it's unfair to compare the Telegraph's blogs with CiF.
Discussion: Wordblog and Telegraph Blogs
Alex Clover / The Bivings Report:
Pipe your RSS feeds the way you want them - Yahoo Pipes is a sign of things to come  —  The buzz about Yahoo! Pipes is through the roof - as of writing number 6 on Technorati's top searches list.  This confirms what a lot of us here have been saying all along: people want to look at web content …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Online Video Industry Index  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus  —  There are now so many companies vying to be the next YouTube, it's easy to lose track of them all.  So let's take a look at the entire online video industry and categorize the major players.
Betsya / Live Search's WebLog:
Live Search for Mobile Launches at 3GSM  —  Searching for Love?  Or Just Love to Search?  —  On the bus home from work, Jim realizes it's Valentine's Day and he hasn't prepared any dinner plans with his wife Katie!  Instead of panicking, he pulls out his Windows Mobile device and opens Live Search for mobile.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
House OKs specialized patent judges  —  The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow certain federal judges to defer patent cases to colleagues considered better-versed in the complex area.  —  The proposal, first introduced last year by Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …
Discussion: Ars Technica and Techdirt
Microsoft:
Microsoft Statement in Response to Speculation on Next Version of Windows  —  No official guidance yet; company will provide more details when ready.  —  REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 13, 2007 - Microsoft released the following statement today from Kevin Kutz, Director, Windows Client …
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Microsoft Tells Pundits to Shut Up About Windows 7, Talk About Vista
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Is Radio Still Radio if There's Video?  —  Ted Stryker, a D.J. at KROQ in Los Angeles, considers it a perk of the job to wear shorts and T-shirts to work.  But last Sunday as he dressed for the Grammy Awards, he pulled out his best blazer and a flashy belt buckle, knowing three video cameras …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Ryan Freebern / The Uber-Review:
Horntones: Customize Your Honk  —  These days, if you can't download a custom sound onto a device, nobody wants it.  That's why the Horntones FX-55 device is going to be so successful: instead of a lame single-note honk when you get mad at that guy who cut you off, why not play a few bars …
Discussion: Gizmodo, ringtonia.com and digg
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Yahoo Music exec agreeing with Jobs' DRM-free sentiment?  —  It's not everyday that you see two rivals agreeing on a subject where they become the vast minority in a horde of DRM-enforcing media protectors, but it seems like this parallel universe isn't so far out after all.
Discussion: Techdirt and CNET News.com
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Hacker, Microsoft duke it out over Vista design flaw  —  Joanna Rutkowska has always been a big supporter of the Windows Vista security model.  Until she stumbled upon a "very severe hole" in the design of UAC (User Account Control) and found out — from Microsoft officials …
GameDaily:
Marc Ecko Expands Game Business  —  If you thought that fashion designer Marc Ecko's last game, Getting Up, was a one shot deal, think again.  Ecko (right) is back in a big way with a new video games division, Marc Ecko Entertainment (MEE).  More within...
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Releases Patches to Fix 20 Security Holes  —  Microsoft Corp. today issued a dozen software updates to plug at least 20 security holes in its Windows operating system and other software, including fixes for a number of vulnerabilities in Office that hackers are currently exploiting to hijack vulnerable PCs.
Discussion: Zero Day and TechBlog
Marianna / Official Google Checkout Blog:
Shopping cart badge updates  —  Posted by Jonathan Berger, Google Checkout Buyer Product Manager  —  An important part of Google Checkout since we launched last summer has been helping users find convenient, secure places to shop through tight integration with AdWords, the advertisements on our search results pages.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How do we keep up?  —  I got up early to read feeds and do email.  I started at 5:45 a.m. and it's now 7:26 a.m. and I still didn't get through all my feeds.  But, worse, is what I did find: dozens of new products, new companies, new phones (Gizmodo and Engadget are going crazy posting phone news …
Brian Smith / ComparisonEngines.com:
Shopping Path's CrispyShop  —  I've known about ShoppingPath for a couple months, but Guilherme Leal inventor and co-founder of the company was putting on some finishing touches.  The site is in Beta, but I thought it was now worth a mention.  ShoppingPath has launched a site called CrispyShop.
Discussion: Screenwerk and StartupSquad.com
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Our Valentine's day gift: out of beta and adding comments  —  Here at webmaster central, we love the webmaster community — and today, Valentine's Day, we want to show you that our commitment to you is stronger than ever.  We're taking webmaster tools out of beta and enabling comments on this blog.
Mark Frauenfelder / Boing Boing:
Get Illuminated podcast 005 - Scott Rosenberg  —  In 2001, Mitch Kapor, the designer of the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, and the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, started the Open Source Applications Foundation, or OSAF for short.  —  Kapor hired some of the most talented programmers …
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Nokia Video Center Hands On  —  So this is what YouTube on a Nokia looks like.  It's more of a video RSS feed, but it's still pretty cool.  There are only Reuters and YouTube up there right now, it seems, but it allows you to add channels and browse video thumbnails.  Coolness.
Discussion: Gizmodo
John Austin / Dallas Star-Telegram:
The next class fits in your pocket  —  Distance learning has been around for decades, but thanks to the iPod and other digital music players, higher education is becoming as portable as a pop song.  —  "I do testing for offshore rigs," said Melvin Robinson, a Sugar Land engineer …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Pheedo Launches Social Media Ad Widgets  —  RSS ad network Pheedo will announce a new service tonight - advertising widgets powered by RSS and incorporating several social media tools.  Readers familiar with Techmeme's advertising program will recognize the ideas here …
Discussion: Blogspotting
Zephoria / apophenia:
Facebook's little digital gift  —  Last week, Facebook unveiled a gifting feature.  For $1, you can purchase a gift for the person you most adore.  If you choose to make the gift public, you are credited with that gift on the person's profile under the "gift box" region.
Mike Yamamoto / Crave: The gadget blog:
Dual-screen laptop sees double  —  Earlier this month we mentioned a prototype dual touch-screen laptop but didn't think we'd be seeing anything like it off the drawing boards anytime soon.  Shows you how much we know.  —  Pennsylvania-based Estari started out as a software company …
 
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Meizu M8 / miniOne closer to production, litigation
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Lorelle VanFossen / The Blog Herald:
Selling Your Blog: What Are Blog Buyers Looking For?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
BBC explains decision to go with Microsoft DRM
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Maps Hijack Caused By Google Algorithm: Google Adds Report Map Feature
Joe / Techdirt:
LG Accuses Apple Of Ripping Off iPhone Design
Discussion: Gadgetell and Gizmodo
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Filmloop's demise, the reputation of VCs, and how you can help
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Symantec CEO says no Vista for me
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Reuters:
MySpace Offers Tools to Block Video Clips
Discussion: VentureBeat and Todd Chanko
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
YouTube Hands Over User's Info to Fox
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Blu-Ray AND HD-DVD broken - processing keys extracted
 

 
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