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7:00 AM ET, May 12, 2007

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PR Newswire:
Media Rights Technologies and BlueBeat.com Issue Cease and Desist to Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Real Networks  —  SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire/ — The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed into law by President Clinton in 1998 to disseminate and protect the arts in the digital age.
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechSpot News
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple and friends hit with C&D for "actively avoiding" use of DRM tech
Forbes:
Apple, Microsoft threatened with possible digital copyright lawsuit
Reuters:
Google Searches for Mergers Big and Small  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google Inc. has become more comfortable doing big acquisitions but still sees small technology deals as its primary thrust for buying businesses, its chief executive said on Thursday.  —  Chief Executive Eric Schmidt told reporters …
Discussion: CNET News.com, Valleywag and digg
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Reuters:
Google focus on software, not just search/ads-CEO
Discussion: gSpy
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Out of Chaos, Order. Or So Google Says.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube's New Inline Ads: Screenshots  —  YouTube is experimenting with inline ads, showing a text ad at the bottom of its player as a video is playing.  If a user clicks on the text, a video ad expands and appears layered on top of the player.  The ads are also clickable from a static post-roll.
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Congress Stares Down YouTube, HDNet  —  Members of Congress on Thursday tangled with leading video providers over how to preserve the open architecture of the Internet while improving its quality and protecting intellectual property rights.  —  Representatives from YouTube, Sling Media …
Discussion: Epicenter and CNET News.com
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Online Video No Threat To TV, YouTube Tells Congress; Cuban …
Discussion: The 463
Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Mac utilities  —  It's not always the full-blown software applications that make the biggest difference on your computer; often it's the small do-one-thing-well utilities that enhance our computing experience that much more.  —  Today's top 10 covers the system utilities …
Discussion: digg
Fred / A VC:
The New Journalism?  —  I got this comment last night on my 15 million post from Kevin Farnham: … There's more to the comment, so click thru on the link to the post above to read the whole thing.  Kevin makes an interesting distinction.  Blogs are journalism.  Twitter and MySpace are not.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GROKKING A NEW APPROACH TO SEARCH ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE: SEA DRAGON AND MORE  —  Gary Flake (I posted on my meeting with him earlier this week here) has sent me files from his demo at SAS.  I missed that demo, but you can get the picture, literally, by checking out these images.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
The Streisand Effect  —  A Web user and his information are like a grizzly and her cub.  Come between them, and you're likely to get mauled.  —  That's what a group of heavyweight tech and entertainment companies learned last week when they tried to keep the lid on the code that could help break the electronic locks on HD-DVDs.
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
BBC:
Google searches web's dark side  —  One in 10 web pages scrutinised by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC.  —  Researchers from the firm surveyed billions of sites, subjecting 4.5 million pages to "in-depth analysis".
Discussion: TechSpot News, JD on EP and Slashdot
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
TechCrunch20 Agenda  —  I'm working on the program for the TechCrunch20 conference I'm co-hosting with Mike Arrington in September and I wanted to get a little feedback from you guys.  —  Oh yeah, we also announced three more experts for our really amazing (if I do so say myself!) panel of judges.
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
What's Online: Online Ads vs. Privacy  —  FOR advertisers, and in many ways for consumers, online advertising is a blessing.  Customized messages rescue advertisers from the broad reach of traditional media.  And consumers can learn about products and services that appeal directly to them.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Charles River Ventures' Angel Experiment: First Nine Investments  —  When Charles River Ventures announced its Quick Start program last year to provide a few hundred thousand dollars to startups on an expedited basis, it caused minor ripples in the Angel funding market.
Discussion: ben barren
MarketingWeek:
T-MOBILE LOOKS SET TO WIN EURO DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR THE IPHONE  —  T-Mobile has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to secure the exclusive European distribution rights for Apple's much-anticipated iPhone.  The hotly contested contract will be worth millions of pounds to the winning operator.
Bkp / The Pirate Bay:
User data stolen but not unsecured  —  Hi, we have some sad news, but don't be alarmed...  Some people (and yes, we know who) found a security hole on our web site (in fact, actually in this blog).  —  They have got a copy of the user database.  That is, your username and passwords.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MySpace fights copyright woes with 'Take Down' tech  —  MySpace announced Friday that it's implementing new technology to combat members' unauthorized use of copyrighted content.  —  Aptly titled "Take Down Stay Down," the new feature is a content protection measure based on Audible Magic technology.
Discussion: Coolfer and GigaLaw.com Daily News
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Zoomable Interfaces  —  Asa Raskin, the son of the late Jef Raskin, recently gave a presentation at Google on the work his company, Humanized, is doing.  It's largely a continuation of the work of his father.  One of the most interesting aspects of Jef's work was zoomable user interfaces.
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Geeks and Suits Rub Shoulders at GigaOm Party  —  Om Malik and TheLadders.com CEO Mark Cenedella joined forces to throw a cocktail party at San Francisco's Pier 38 Thursday evening.  Was this a turning point for the boomlet of optimism and hope that has been tagged with the lame moniker of "web 2.0"?
Discussion: Scobleizer and Valleywag
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Gmail Traffic Up 17% Since Opening Up, Still Early Adopter Appeal  —  On February 14, 2007 Google's Gmail opened up access to anyone worldwide.  Previously Gmail, which is still in beta, was only available by invitation from another Gmail user.  The market share of US visits to Gmail increased …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Gmail Users are Younger, Richer, Good in Bed
 
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Rob Mead / Tech.co.uk:
Mobile web is rubbish, say UK students
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
At USC, developing game coders
BBC:
Sat nav driver's car hit by train
Thoughts & Ideas:
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bambi's Vator.TV, a pitch platform for entrepreneurs, raises round
Discussion: alarm:clock, Mashable! and Beet.TV
MediaShift:
OUR VOYEURISTIC WORLD Are We Sharing Too Much Information via Social Media?
Think Secret:
Laptop updates slated to arrive sooner than expected
 Earlier Items: 
Evan Blass / Engadget:
'Reverse Alarm Clock' keeps the kids in bed so you can party
Discussion: I4U News and digg
shaver:
the high cost of some free tools
Discussion: rc3.org
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Search In Pictures: Mazol Tov Gary, Psychedelic Google, Taylor Hicks At Yahoo
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog
Microsoft:
Microsoft and SanDisk Join Forces to Create New Experience …
Market Wire:
Tesla Motors Secures $45 Million Series D Investment Round Led …
Discussion: alarm:clock and VentureBeat
Valleywag:
Exclusive: The unmasking of Fake Steve Jobs
BetaNews:
Microsoft: Silverlight Demo Was in Jscript, Not C
Discussion: John Carroll
 

 
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