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4:40 AM ET, March 23, 2007


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Business Wire:
NBC Universal and News Corp. Announce Deal with Internet Leaders AOL, MSN, MySpace And Yahoo! to Create a Premium Online Video Site with Unprecedented Reach  —  Charter Advertisers, Including Cadbury Schweppes, Cisco, Esurance, Intel and General Motors, Will Now Reach 96% of U.S. Internet Audience Through This Groundbreaking Venture
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Notes From News Corp./NBC Universal Media Call  —  I've just joined the "NewTube" media call with NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and News Corp. COO Peter Chernin.  Notes to follow.  —  Chernin is kicking things off.  It took him about 2 minutes to say "Web 2.0″ for the first time.
NBC, News Corp. push new Web rival to YouTube  —  update This may be the best illustration of the influence YouTube has amassed in two short years: the powerful forces rising up against the video site.  —  Three of the Web's largest Internet portals—AOL, MSN and Yahoo …
Discussion: ContentBlogger
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:   NBCU-News Corp.: More Like The Anti-YouTube Than YouTube Killer
Mathew /
Hey Ma! They got TV on the Internet now!
Discussion: MarketWatch
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   NBC Universal/News Corp Online Video Deal Demonstrates That The …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
News Corp. and NBC announce partnership to create YouTube competitor
Discussion:, Slashdot and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DMCA takedown backlash: EFF sues Viacom over Colbert parody clip  —  Viacom's DMCA takedown notices continue to generate controversy.  The media giant fired off more than 100,000 notices to YouTube earlier this year, but it appears to have caught numerous legitimate videos in the crossfire.
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press:
Viacom Sued Over YouTube Parody Removal
EFF: Breaking News:
Free Speech Battle Over Online Parody of 'Colbert Report'
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Brandon Badger / Google Maps API Official Blog:
KML and GeoRSS Support Added to the Google Maps API  —  Posted by Nigel Tao, Software Engineer, Google Maps Team  —  One of the things I love most about Google Maps and Google Earth is that it's easy for anyone to create and display new geographically referenced content.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google is Supporting GeoRSS  —  GeoRSS, a very simple to use OGC format that extends RSS by adding location data, can now be consumed via Google Maps and the Google maps API.  Congrats to Mikel and the OGC!  As Google stated on the Google Maps API blog:
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
FCC hits brakes on in-flight calling (for now)  —  The seemingly never-ending "will they or won't they" saga involving the FCC, the FAA, airlines, mobile carriers, and the extraordinarily annoying plane passenger sitting next to you has taken another unexpected turn this week.
Discussion: TechSpot News
PlayStation 3 launched in Europe  —  Sony has launched its PlayStation 3 (PS3) console in Europe and Australia, hoping to retake its gaming crown.  —  The company trails Microsoft and Nintendo in sales of next generation consoles and the launch has been beset with problems in the last year.
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Crowdsourcing: A Million Heads is Better than One  —  The "wisdom of crowds" is a popular web 2.0 buzzword, popularized by James Surowiecki's book of the same name.  At its most basic, the term means that two heads are better than one, and that still more heads will yield even better results.
Discussion: digg
Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio  —  A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22).  EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copyright infringement" …
David Kaplan / PaidContent:   Music Publishers Sue XM For Copyright Infringement
Jon Murchinson / Google:
Michael Moritz Will Not Seek Re-Election to Google's Board of Directors  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Michael Moritz has informed the company that he will not seek re-election to its board of directors at the 2007 stockholder meeting.  Moritz, who has been a director since May 1999 …
Andy Patrizio /
Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS  —  UPDATED: Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities.  But Symantec (Quote), no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems …
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
Leopard not ready for April—"Barely beta, not final or Gold Master"  —  There have been a lot of rumors lately from "unconfirmed" sources about Leopard's expected ship date.  For a while, everyone was sure it was going to ship mid-to-late March.  Then mysteriously, the ship date …
Inside AdSense:
Referrals, now with Google Checkout  —  Today we're excited to announce that in addition to AdSense, AdWords, Firefox with Google Toolbar, and Google Pack, you can now refer your users to Google Checkout through AdSense.  —  Checkout gives your users a faster, safer, and more convenient way to shop online.
Discussion: Michi Knows, Googlified and JenSense
Podcasting News:
Podcasting Audience Up 18% Since Last Year  —  The audience for podcasts has grown 18% in the last year, according to an upcoming report from Edison Media Research.  Awareness of podcasting has grown even more, jumping from 22% in 2006 to 37% in 2007.  —  At the Corporate Podcasting Summit …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
When Social Web Tools Get Creative  —  A social network like MySpace can help you express yourself and communicate.  A bookmarking tool like can help you save and share stuff.  A wiki can harness teamwork to build a webpage about whatever it is you care about.
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