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6:15 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.
Discussion: digg
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
AT&T To Attack Online Piracy
Discussion: Epicenter
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 …
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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 …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Widgetworld: The distributed web  —  In the Wall Street Journal, Comscore reports on viewership of widgets: 177.8 million in April.  Below is the Journal's list of top widgets.  I don't understand why Brightcove is on the list but YouTube isn't; they must be limiting the definition of the widget.
Discussion: Mashable! and CostPerNews
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   Widget Metrix from ComScore
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 …
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Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Update: eBay pulls ads from Google ad network  —  (InfoWorld) - eBay has pulled all of its paid search ads from Google's AdWords network in the U.S., an eyebrow-raising move likely to be interpreted in the industry as a sign of deteriorating relations between the two Internet giants.
Discussion: Techdirt and Epicenter
Valleywag:   Ebay And Google: Hostilities begin
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 Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Can Online Publishers Take Back Control From Ad Networks?  —  If the future of advertising is online, many companies, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and WPP, are betting that the future of online advertising is in ad networks, i.e. centralized platforms for the buying and selling ads …
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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
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 …
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.
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
The vibe  —  Have you ever been at a banquet or in a boutique or at a concert or a meeting or a company where the vibe was incredibly positive?  —  I think you know what I mean.  A time and place where there was an overflow of positive energy.  You felt surrounded by possibility …
Discussion: Paul Buchheit
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google to use YouTube to amass video database  —  SEARCH FIRM WILL TEST ABILITY TO FILTER ILLEGAL CONTENT  —  It is commonly believed that Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion because the wildly popular video-sharing site represented a great way for the search giant to expand into video advertising.
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
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.
 
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John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
Philips SRU8010 remote delivers customized his-and-hers channel lineups
Discussion: I4U News
Darren Murph / Engadget:
SanDisk inks licensing agreement to support DivX
Jack Tretton / PlayStation.Blog:
A Quick Look Back, A Strong Push Forward
Discussion: 1UP.com
comScore:
comScore Reports Growth in Internet Yellow Pages Searches Yellow …
Discussion: Screenwerk and 901am
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Zinio + RED HERRING = Rip Off 2.0
Discussion: Valleywag
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
eBay pins global e-commerce push on Skype and PayPal
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Internet Video Provider PermissionTV Closes $9 Million Third Round
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 Earlier Items: 
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Yahoo shareholders reject anti-censorship proposals
Discussion: BBC and WinExtra
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone requires an iTunes Store account
Discussion: Webware.com
PC World:
Toshiba Readies Combo DVRs
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engine Advocates Metasearch for Search Result Accuracy
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pics and specs of Dell's unannounced Inspirons: HHDs, Blu-ray, and RAID?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
An OpenSolaris/Linux Mashup  —  To non-technical readers of this blog …
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More ways for you to give us input
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Santa Rosa comes to the Mac: a review of the new MacBook Pro
 

 
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