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4:40 PM ET, February 28, 2007


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Scott Kirsner / Variety:
Academy threatens YouTube  —  Site removes unauthorized Oscar clips  —  Web surfers will no longer be reliving the magic moments of the 2007 Oscarcast via YouTube.  The vid-viewing site complied with a Tuesday request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to remove all unauthorized clips of the kudocast.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick: vs and the value of hosting on Gootube  —  Comscore released data saying that 139k people visited on Oscar Sunday.  Seperately, Mashable reported that the Oscars asked Youtube to remove videos from the show that had been uploaded.
Discussion: Scripting News and Chip Griffin
Mike / Techdirt:
Publishing Houses Think That Expensive, Fragmented And Limited Book Search Is Better Than Letting Google And Amazon Do It?  —  from the please-explain dept  —  Book publishers have been pretty vocal in their dislike for Google's plan to scan books and make them searchable via …
Publishers allow book browsing on the Web  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dusty world of book publishing has taken a step into cyberspace as Random House and HarperCollins letting customers browse books online.  —  Random House, whose writers include Danielle Steel and Norman Mailer …
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Stuck in traffic?  —  There's nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic when you have some place to go, so I'm happy to tell you about a new feature on Google Maps that can help.  For more than 30 major U.S. cities, you can now see up-to-date traffic conditions to help you plan your schedule and route.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Tailgates Yahoo, Microsoft With Real-Time Traffic Info
Discussion: Monkey Bites
Mike / Techdirt:
Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit Has Plenty Of Tech Policy... Not Much Silicon Valley  —  from the where-is-everyone dept  —  On Monday, I attended the Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit, and wrote about a few of the panels and talks at the event.  While the list of speakers was impressive …
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Low turnout for Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit - do tech …
Discussion: The 463 and Between the Lines
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google's Gadget Numbers Revealed  —  Widget developers take note.  If you weren't certain the development time for a widget would be worthwhile or not the numbers are in.  Google has released the daily rendering numbers of Google gadgets.  To see the numbers for an individual gadget go to the Gadgets For Your Webpage directory.
Martin LaMonica / CNET   IBM teams up with Google over gadgets
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
A cure for e-mail attention disorder?  —  Corporate managers concerned about the amount of time employees spend sifting though mountains of unwanted e-mail may soon have World of Warcraft to thank for providing a solution.  —  That's because a Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up called Seriosity …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Search Support for 'NOYDIR' Meta Tags and Weather Update  —  We're adding support for the Meta tag called 'NOYDIR' that will complement the 'NOODP' Meta tag, which we already support.  If you're unfamiliar, the 'NOODP' Meta tag is basically a way for webmasters to indicate that Open Directory Project …
Intel to adjust CPU pricing  —  A Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report is indicating that Intel plans to cut prices for selective single-core Pentium 4 (P4) and entry-level dual-core CPUs in the range of 5-10% before April 22.  —  Intel had originally planned to introduce …
PR Newswire:
Patrick Keane Named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, CBS Interactive  —  NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Patrick Keane has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at CBS Interactive, it was announced today by Quincy Smith, President of the recently-formed division.
Limbo, limbo, like kimbo  —  A limbo is, among other things, a West Indian dance in which the dancers keep bending over backward and passing under a pole that is lowered slightly each time.  Substituting the stock for the pole (or bending over for that matter), that sounds remarkably like the fate of MSFT shareholders.
Enterprise Open Source / ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE …:
How Open Is "Open"?  - Industry Luminaries Join the Debate  —  Need an "open source" company nowadays merely be "a company that will help you make the switch to open source in your company"?  —  Nat Torkington raised this week the very real question of whether the term "open source" …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Slashdot
Mathew /
mesh 2007 is a go for launch!  —  Houston, we have liftoff.  —  For some time now, people have been emailing and calling and otherwise buttonholing us (that is, the mesh organizers — Mark, Rob, Stuart, Mike and yours truly) to ask when the next mesh Web conference was going to launch, and we are pleased to say that moment is now.
Adobe to take Photoshop online  —  Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.  —  The new online service is part …
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
RIAA opposes new fair use bill  —  New bill would let customers make limited numbers of copies of copyrighted works  —  A new bill in the U.S. Congress aimed at protecting the fair use rights for consumers of copyright material would "legalize hacking," the Recording Industry Association of America said.
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