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9:40 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.
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Oscars.com vs Youtube.com and the value of hosting on Gootube  —  Comscore released data saying that 139k people visited Oscar.com on Oscar Sunday.  Seperately, Mashable reported that the Oscars asked Youtube to remove videos from the show that had been uploaded.
comScore:   And the Oscar goes to... "The World Wide Web"
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Viewers Would NOT Like to Thank the Academy
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Tech Beat
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.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Tailgates Yahoo, Microsoft With Real-Time Traffic Info
Discussion: Kelsey Group Blogs
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google Maps adds real-time traffic data
Discussion: TechSpot News
CNET News.com:
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 …
Reuters:
CompUSA Closing More Than 50 Percent of Stores  —  CompUSA, the computer and gadget retailer owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday it would close more than half of its U.S. retail locations over the next two to three months to focus on top performing locations.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
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Gearlog:
Cheap Geek: CompUSA Closures Mean Big Discounts for You
Discussion: Gadget Lab
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.
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:   IBM teams up with Google over gadgets
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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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 …
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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 …
Ben Fritz / Variety:
ITunes is all 'That' to indie producers  —  Store opens doors to low-profile videos  —  ITunes has cracked open to independent video producers for the first time.  —  Apple's digital content store on Tuesday started selling "That," a snowboarding action pic made for DVD by Forum Snowboards.
GameDaily:
Jamil Moledina Talks GDC 2007  —  In anticipation of next week's big Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, we tracked down conference executive director Jamil Moledina to discuss the evolution of the event, what to expect this year, if Phil Harrison or Shigeru Miyamoto have any surprises, and more.
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Joystiq
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.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
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 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures  —  It's been leaking out around the edges that O'Reilly has gotten into the venture business, but by SEC rules, we weren't allowed to say so publicly until we had closed our fundraising.  We did a first close late last year, and have already made four investments …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Software For Virtual Teams  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  It's 2007 and no longer do startup employees, or even those of medium-size and large companies, need to be located in the same place.  Instead, more and more companies are going virtual.
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
Wiicade opens up remote buttons for Flash games  —  The Wii's support for downloadable Flash games through the Opera browser has made it easier than ever for indie programmers to get their games off the computer and onto the living room TV.  But Wii-focused Flash development has been hampered …
Discussion: Forever Geek and digg
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
New "watermark" system scours the net for infringement, notifies owners  —  Watermarks date back at least to the 13th century, when paper manufacturers found a way to "mark" sheets with an unremovable, barely-visible signature to denote either the paper's origin, ownership, or both.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
 
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tech Policy Summit: Silicon Valley missing in action
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Online-Video Takedown Smackdown
DigiTimes:
Intel to adjust CPU pricing
Enterprise Open Source / ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE …:
How Open Is "Open"? - Industry Luminaries Join the Debate
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Pizza vending machines? File this one under 'wildest fantasy'
Discussion: OhGizmo! and I4U News
BBC:
Fragrant future beckons for web
Discussion: Gadget Lab
 

 
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