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10:40 AM ET, March 14, 2007


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New York Times:
Viacom Sues Google Over Video Clips on Its Sharing Web Site  —  Since it bought YouTube last October, Google has been chasing deals that would give it the right to put mainstream video programming on the site.  Just a few weeks ago, Google's chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Viacom, YouTube, and Privacy  —  Yesterday's top tech policy story was the copyright lawsuits filed by Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, MTV, and Paramount Pictures, against YouTube and its owner Google.  Viacom's complaint accuses YouTube of direct, contributory …
Chris Williams / The Register: puts video through the scrobbler  —, the popular music website, is to apply its social recommendation technology to video, as it prepares to do battle with Pandora for the internet radio station market.  — is working on a music video equivalent to its Audioscrobbler software …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Broadband Instruments Slacker Offers Satellite, Wi-Fi Connectivity  —  I met with Broadband Instruments for some exclusive details on their Slacker music ecosystem, consisting of a service online service and a portable device that grabs new content from Wi-Fi networks and a different type of satellites than XM and Sirius use.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Needs to Get Off its Ass and Work
Discussion: Orbitcast
Online Journalism Review:
Eyetracking points the way to effective news article design  —  OJR's design experts review usability research and offer suggestions on how you can make your online articles better connect with readers.  —  When one of world's best-known usability experts, Jakob Nielsen …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Boing Boing
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
The Open Web and Its Adversaries  —  A small presentation I gave at SXSW asks what it means to be "Open" in the sense of open standards, open source, and a web whose major content formats are not controlled by a single vendor (I credited Nat Friedman's amusing keynote from last year's Free …
Microsoft Toolbar to Go on Lenovo Computers  —  The Microsoft Corporation reached an agreement on Tuesday with the Lenovo Group to pre-load Lenovo computers with a toolbar of Microsoft's Windows Live online services including Web search, the two companies said.
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Is Google Changing Its Position on Net Neutrality?  —  Is Google, the foremost corporate advocate of net neutrality, doing a big fake?  Have they succeeded in making everyone believe they will stand up to the Bell companies, even as the company cuts deals to become the preferred provider on a carrier's network?
Joris Evers / CNET
Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes  —  Apple on Tuesday issued a security update for its Mac OS X to plug 45 security holes, including several zero-day vulnerabilities.  —  The megapatch is the seventh Apple security patch release in three months.  It deals with vulnerabilities …
Eric Costello / FlickrBlog:
Collections!  —  Today we launched what's probably the most requested feature over the last few years: a way to categorize and organize your photo sets!  In the past this feature has been referred to as "sets of sets" or "subsets".  After today, we'll know it as "collections".  —  What are collections, you ask?
Report: Computer Games Magazine, Massive Shut Down  —  Independent sources, both via an un-named publisher dealing with the magazines and from industry messageboard QT3, have indicated to Gamasutra that U.S. print publication Computer Games Magazine and its sister MMO-centric Massive magazine …
Discussion: Game | Life and Kotaku
Alice / Wonderland:
SXSW: Will Wright Keynote  —  Will Wright is an incredible speaker.  He's lighting fast, but not so fast you can't follow, even when he tosses words like paradoxical, procedural and philosophical into the mix, and often in the same sentence.  He pulls stories and analogies from all sorts …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A MODEST PROPOSAL TO YHOO AND MSFT: SPIN OUT A SEARCH COMPANY  —  One of the longer bomb predictions made by a number of analysts and pundits in the past 12 months has been the following: Microsoft will take its pile of cash and massive market valuation and buy Yahoo.  Hell, I even suggested it.
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Randy Dotinga / Wired News:
Open Access Launches Journal Wars
Discussion: Open Access News
Eric Rice:
Twitter will suffer from the Second Life Syndrome after SxSW
Discussion: Medialoper
Shira Jacobson / SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Yahoo Velocity Shows that Criticism May Be Overstated
Discussion: All Points Blog
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Sprint's All-You-Can-Talk Offer
Mark Meadows / Reuters:
England join iPod revolution
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Google offers priority reporting to Indian police
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Little Perspective On Ajax Home Pages
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
Newsmaker: Blogging's not the enemy, says Dan Rather
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Some Bail on Blogs in Favor of Twitter
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Marketers, Web Bigs Rush to Crack Local-Search Code
Discussion: ben barren and Screenwerk
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Project Green is Dead—for the Foreseeable Future, at Least
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Acoustic Wave Prevents Game Addiction
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Josh / Redeye VC:
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