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4:30 PM ET, June 13, 2007

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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content  —  It joins Hollywood in trying to keep bootleg material off its network.  —  AT&T Inc. has joined Hollywood studios and recording companies in trying to keep pirated films, music and other content off its network — the first major carrier of Internet traffic to do so.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA  —  In a move that has executives from movie studios and record labels grinning from ear to ear, AT&T has announced that it will develop and deploy technology that will attempt to keep pirated content off its network.
Gizmodo:   WHAT'S PRIVACY?  —  AT&T to Start Scanning Their Network for Pirated Material
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
AT&T To Attack Online Piracy
Discussion: Epicenter
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   AT&T Stupidly Joins the Piracy Police
comScore:
"comScore Widget Metrix" Service Launched to Track Widget Usage Across the Web  —  Photo-related Widgets Dominate the Top 10;  —  Slide Ranks #1 with Worldwide Reach of 117 Million People  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of comScore Widget Metrix …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Mashable! and A VC
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Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
'Widgets' May Snag More Ads  —  New data on viewing photos, videos and music on the Web may have an impact on the way advertisers and social networking sites perceive firms that help create this content.  —  Nearly 177.8 million people world-wide viewed Web content in April made with online tools …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   Widget Metrix from ComScore
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Widgetworld: The distributed web
Discussion: Mashable!
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Mahalo Greenhouse Launches  —  Two weeks ago we launched the human-powered "search service" Mahalo.com in alpha at the WSJ's D conference in California.  The tag line of Mahalo is "we're here to help," and after 15 days of tremendous feedback we've learned one thing: you want to help too!
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Wil Harris / Inquirer:
Slimebuckets, pollution and web conservation Calacanis-style  —  On the Spot The man from Mahalo  —  THINK OF HIM as the Internet's Al Gore.  No, not the part about inventing it - the part about the imminent environmental meltdown.  —  Just as Clinton's right hand man and one-time anointed successor …
Scott Switzer / Openads Blog:
Openads is taking the next major step - announces $5M funding  —  Over the last four years, my team and I have been tirelessly building what we consider the best - and most widely used - adserver on the web.  It is a huge responsibility to build the software that powers such a large percentage of all online advertising.
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Google Custom Search:
Custom Search on the fly  —  Starting today, there's a new feature that makes Custom Search Engines (CSEs) even easier to create and keep up to date.  —  You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site.  With that one piece of code …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   Google Custom Search For Site Neighborhood
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced  —  Last week, I participated in the duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced.  I couldn't resist the opportunity to show how Buffy is applicable to the everday Search marketing world, but mostly I was there to get input from you on the duplicate content issues …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Spartan DX personal DNA tester goes for a mere $15k  —  Just we always wanted, a DNA tester to call our very own!  We've been waiting for them to break that crucial $15k pricepoint, and now Spartan Bioscience has finally accomplished such a feat with its Spartan DX Personal DNA Analyzer.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
DID FACEBOOK UNDERESTIMATE THE PLATFORM'S SUCCESS?  —  SECOND UPDATE: Check the end of this post for some more information from Facebook and ViddYou.  —  I think most of the Web has reached the consensus that Facebook Platform, the social networking site's new initiative to open up its service …
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos  —  Everyscape aims to be able to show you the whole world — both inside and out — from its website.  It plans to do this with normal 2D photos.  Using proprietary technology Everyscape will stitch these photos together and 3D-ify them.
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects  —  A Microsoft project to create downloadable dictionaries to reflect the UK's rich local dialect heritage is drawing to a close.  —  Users around the UK have been asked to submit their favourite regional dialect words.  —  The software giant said it has had thousands of responses so far.
Discussion: Inquirer
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
EBay pulls ads from Google's U.S. ad network  —  But it keeps its AdWords campaigns going outside of the U.S.  —  EBay Inc. has pulled all of its paid search ads from Google Inc.'s AdWords network in the U.S., an eyebrow-raising move likely to be seen in the industry as a sign …
Discussion: WebProNews and eBay Strategies
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More ways for you to give us input  —  At Google, we are always working hard to provide searchers with the best possible results.  We've found that our spam reporting form is a great way to get your input as we continue to improve our results.  Some of you have asked for a way to report paid links as well.
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
An OpenSolaris/Linux Mashup  —  To non-technical readers of this blog, or those uninterested in the ebbs and tides of the free software world... this might be a good entry to skip.  —  I was just forwarded a pointer to this note regarding Sun and OpenSolaris, written by the eponymous Linus Torvalds.
 
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
eBay pins global e-commerce push on Skype and PayPal
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Internet Video Provider PermissionTV Closes $9 Million Third Round
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Ninemsn launches into ads for mobile phones
Discussion: WebProNews
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Yahoo shareholders reject anti-censorship proposals
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone requires an iTunes Store account
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PC World:
Toshiba Readies Combo DVRs
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engine Advocates Metasearch for Search Result Accuracy
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 Earlier Items: 
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Old Revolutions Good, New Revolutions Bad: A Response to Gorman
Discussion: Britannica Blog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pics and specs of Dell's unannounced Inspirons: HHDs, Blu-ray, and RAID?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
New video-game league seeks mass appeal
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google to use YouTube to amass video database
Discussion: Groundswell and Digital Daily
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Santa Rosa comes to the Mac: a review of the new MacBook Pro
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ron Conway: Third-rate VCs are paying off entrepreneurs
Mark Androvich / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony threatens to pursue legal action against PS3 hackers