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7:10 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: CNET News.com, TechBlog and 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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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Widgetworld: The distributed web
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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Valleywag:
Ebay And Google: Hostilities begin  —  The uneasy peace between the two internet giants is finally, undeniably, over.  Google's stock is down 1% this morning after a report that Ebay's stopped purchasing text ads on the search engine.  The offense?  Google, which is trying to lure away stores …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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
Molly Graham / Official Google Checkout Blog:
Update to our event on 6/14  —  eBay Live attendees have plenty of activities to keep them busy this week in Boston, and we did not want to detract from that activity.  After speaking with officials at eBay, we at Google agreed that it was better for us not to feature this event during the eBay Live conference.
Discussion: Valleywag
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
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 …
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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
New video-game league seeks mass appeal  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—To Kat Hunter, it was a no-brainer to make Vanessa Arteaga the very first draft pick for a new pro video-game league.  —  "Vanessa is a guaranteed win," said Hunter, general manager of San Francisco's team in the new Championship Gaming Series league.
Discussion: Digital Media Wire and Joystiq
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
fbi.gov:
Over 1 Million Potential Victims of Botnet Cyber Crime  —  Today the Department of Justice and FBI announced the results of an ongoing cyber crime initiative to disrupt and dismantle "botherders" and elevate the public's cyber security awareness of botnets.  OPERATION BOT ROAST …
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
 
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Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Announcements: Lifehacker's official Digg policy
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ministry of Tech and digg
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
The 5 Best Ways to Track Your Comments on the Web
Sandisk:
SanDisk Signs Licensing Agreement to Support DivX Format Video
John P. Falcone / CNET News.com:
Philips SRU8010 remote delivers customized his-and-hers channel lineups
Discussion: I4U News
comScore:
comScore Reports Growth in Internet Yellow Pages Searches Yellow …
Discussion: Screenwerk and 901am
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Zinio + RED HERRING = Rip Off 2.0
Discussion: Valleywag
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Can Online Publishers Take Back Control From Ad Networks?
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
eBay pins global e-commerce push on Skype and PayPal
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Ad software maker OpenAds girds to take on Google
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Image Hidden In Windows Vista DVD Hologram
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
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