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4:10 AM ET, September 15, 2007

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Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network  —  A little more than two months after we first reported rumors about Yahoo!'s new social network Mosh, the company has given us a preview of a social network with a slightly different name: Mash.  —  The service includes features common to Facebook, MySpace, and My Yahoo.
TorrentFreak:
The Biggest Ever BitTorrent Leak: MediaDefender Internal Emails Go Public  —  When we reported in July that an Anti-Piracy Gang Launches their own Video Download Site to Trap People and that the company was called Media Defender and, as anyone who aims to be a credible news resource would, we checked and double checked our sources.
Discussion: The Pirate Bay and Digg
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
SCO files for bankruptcy  —  SCO Group, best known for suing IBM, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  —  In a statement, SCO said it was filing to reorganize under Chapter 11.  —  The Board of Directors of The SCO Group (history lesson) have unanimously determined that Chapter 11 reorganization …
Discussion: InfoWorld and eWEEK.com
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Electronista:
SCO declares bankruptcy after failed patent suits  —  Service provider SCO Group ended a major phase in the history of both UNIX and Linux today by declaring chapter 11 bankruptcy, forcing the company to reorganize before it can resume normal business.  The sometimes scorned company …
Discussion: Digg
Robin Wauters / blognation Belgium:
First Look at Microsoft's Free Web Analytics Tool 'Gatineau' (With Slides)  — SHARE THIS  —  I wasn't expecting any notable announcements at Web Analytics Day, an annual industry conference organized by Brussels-based web analytics agency OX2, but when Ian Thomas (Director …
Alan / Participate Media:
Joining Yahoo!  —  I am excited to announce that I am joining Yahoo! to run Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com) as Vice President and General Manager.  Yahoo! is also acquiring BuzzTracker.com and related technologies as well as bringing on all Participate Media staff.
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TDavid / Things That:
Since Yahoo can't buy Google News, settles for second rate BuzzTracker instead
Discussion: Billboard
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Were Techmeme and Sphere too greedy?
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Brightcove Narrows Focus  —  NEW YORK While it once had ambitions to compete with YouTube for viewers and ad networks for media dollars, Brightcove is now focusing squarely on its video technology.  —  As part of that push, the company will cease to develop its less than one-year-old video portal …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Online Video Watch
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Brightcove Ends Development Of Video Portal To Focus On Publishing Services
Scott Woolley / Forbes:
The iFlop  —  Steve Jobs tried to design —and dictate—the future of television.  Here's how he failed.  —  Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley Svengali who gave the world geek chic in the form of the iPod, iTunes and the iPhone, looked ready to do it yet again last summer when he offered …
Discussion: MacDailyNews, MacUser and iLounge
Peter Fleischer / Google Public Policy Blog:
Call for global privacy standards  —  As I've noted before, everyone has a right to privacy online — and governments have an obligation to keep their citizens safe.  Yet despite the international scope of even the most ordinary Internet activity, the majority of the world's countries offer virtually …
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BBC:
Google calls for web privacy laws
Discussion: Valleywag
I, Cringely . The Pulpit | PBS:
The Power of Six  —  I wrote a few weeks ago about Google's attempt to influence the rules for redeployment of the 700-MHz radio band in the U.S. for voice and data applications.  Google said it would agree to pony up the $4.6 billion auction reserve price if only the FCC would first guarantee …
Associated Press:
The $100 laptop now the $188 laptop  —  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The vaunted "$100 laptop" that Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers dreamed up for international schoolchildren is becoming a slightly more distant concept.  —  Leaders of the nonprofit One Laptop Per Child …
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Google Code:
Google welcomes ISO decision on OOXML  —  Google welcomes the ISO decision to not approve the fast track of Office Open XML (OOXML) proposed standard DIS 29500 (ECMA 376).  —  Our engineers conducted an independent analysis of the OOXML specification and found several areas of concern …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
WTF: Pitzer College Offers "Learning From YouTube" Class  —  Pitzer College, located in Southern California, is offering a for-credit class called Learning from YouTube this Fall, taught by Alexandra Juhasz, a media studies professor.  The class consists of students watching YouTube videos and then discussing them.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Odeo (Formerly SonicMountain) Acquires FireAnt  —  If you know who FireAnt is, you either love podcasts or you're a long time reader of this blog.  The company built up a cult following in 2005 and 2006 as the podcast directory and player, and competed head on with Evan Williams' Odeo for mindshare and users.
 
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amtd.com:
TD AMERITRADE Releases Results of Client SPAM Investigation
Think Secret:
European iPhone to arrive in November
Discussion: Epicenter, Macworld and Tech.co.uk
Bill Day / Search Engine Land:
Local Search Finally Living Up To Its Promise
Discussion: LocalPoint
James Rivington / Tech.co.uk:
Blu-ray camp responds to 51GB HD DVD claims
Discussion: Engadget and Engadget HD
Chris Lee / Ars Technica:
Quantum computing burns through another two graduate students
Discussion: The Register
Andrew Bub / GamerDad:
GamerDad Signal #1: GamerDad's Broken Heart
The Boy Genius Report:
AT&T Tilt drops some knowledge on us
Six Apart:
Six Apart appoints Christopher J. Alden Chairman and CEO
 Earlier Items: 
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / eWEEK.com:
What the Hell Is Microsoft Doing with My Computer?
Joshua Karp / The Boy Genius Report:
Verizon quietly releases the Samsung i760
Dave Barth / Google LatLong:
More of the world for you to explore  —  Here's great news …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Company patents playlists, sues everyone
Discussion: MacUser and Mashable!
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
First Prince, now Village People target YouTube
Discussion: Valleywag, Mashable! and Digg
Laurence Benhamou / Agence France Presse:
Google, at age 10, is the official heart of the Internet
Discussion: Mashable! and Digg
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Marley Family's Vitriol Leads Verizon to Bite Back
 

 
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times to cut 100 jobs through buyouts and layoffs, NYT Opinion to be shuttered

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PBS, CBS Are Big Winners at News and Documentary Emmy Awards

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Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive

 
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