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10:00 AM ET, May 12, 2007


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PR Newswire:
Media Rights Technologies and 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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple and friends hit with C&D for "actively avoiding" use of DRM tech
Apple, Microsoft threatened with possible digital copyright lawsuit
Kent / Newsome.Org:
The New Water Coolers  —  Some folks are revisiting the Twitter vs Blogging thing tonight.  —  Fred Wilson says we are in the era of conversation.  That saying blogging is journalism and Twitter is not misses the point.  He says we will get our news from blogs and Twitter in the future.
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.
Discussion: MediaVidea and Deep Jive Interests
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.
Rob Mead /
Apple iPhone: more secrets revealed  —  Considering third-party software; smaller iPhone on the way  —  It looks like Apple may open up the iPhone to third-party apps after all.  The news came at an Apple shareholders' meeting held in Cupertino, California yesterday.
Discussion: details of a global brain and digg
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
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.
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
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
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Jake's new venture: The creation generation  —  Pardon the proud dad moment while I brag about my 15-year-old son, Jake's, new online venture:, a search engine and player for music videos on YouTube.  Jake found the quality of search there lacking, so he scraped data about the videos posted …
Discussion: and uncov
Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
Geeks and Suits Rub Shoulders at GigaOm Party  —  Om Malik and 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
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.
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: Digital Markets and Epicenter
David Kaplan /
Online Video No Threat To TV, YouTube Tells Congress; Cuban …
Discussion: The 463
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the high cost of some free tools
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