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9:20 AM ET, October 16, 2007

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David King / Official Google Blog:
Latest content ID tool for YouTube  —  A few months ago, we announced the initial development of a highly complicated technology platform — content identification tools for YouTube.  Today, we are pleased to launch, in beta form, YouTube Video Identification.
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BBC:
YouTube rolls out filtering tools  —  Video site YouTube is launching filtering tools to clamp down on the sharing of video without permission.  —  The tools, called Video Identification, will block copyright material from appearing and spreading on the site.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:   Nabbing Video Pirates: Who Needs Google?
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Takes Step on Video Copyrights
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
YouTube Unveils Anti-Piracy Filters
Discussion: p2pnet and The Utube Blog
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
S60 Touch Interface Launched  —  Today at the Symbian Smartphone Show Nokia showed S60 running with a touch interface.  The touch interface will support both finger and stylus input, has full multi lingual support, has support for tactile feedback (haptics) and is backwardly compatible with the existing S60 platform.
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Nokia:
S60 smartphone software evolves to enrich the user experience  —  Expanding the platform with intuitive touch user interface, sensor technologies and complete web video experience  —  Symbian Smartphone Show, London, UK - As Internet is entering into the core of mobile experiences …
Discussion: Engadget, jkOnTheRun and mocoNews.net
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases New Search Services for Internet and Mobile Customers  —  Latest releases complete fall updates for Live Search service, including voice search and location-aware technology.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the final updates to the fall release of its Live Search service …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Releases New Maps, Local And Mobile Upgrades
Discussion: WebProNews and Mashable!
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Maps to incorporate Birds Eye view into 3D maps
Discussion: Virtual Earth
Jacqui Cheng / Infinite Loop:
iTunes Plus DRM-free tracks expanding, dropping to 99 cents  —  It's been a while since Apple launched iTunes Plus, its version of DRM-free tracks sold through the iTunes Store.  Only EMI tracks were sold as 256kbps, DRM-free AAC files through the iTunes Store in May, and in June …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Memo: BoomTown Decodes the Memo, So You Don't Have To!  —  Yesterday, BoomTown broke the official news that 2,000 employees (out of 10,000 worldwide) would be made redundant at AOL.  —  Sure, we've asked for the obligatory on-the-record interview with CEO Randy Falco (pictured here) …
Discussion: Epicenter
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
50x Faster Than BitTorrent: I Want  —  Thomas Crampton interviews Ogilvy China's Kaiser Kuo on the current state of web development in China in the video above.  It's interesting in its entirity as they discuss the growing wave of Web 2. development in China, but of particular note …
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hatebook Embraces the "Evil" Side of Social Networking  —  We all have bad days (or weeks/months) but many of us may be wary of venting our frustrations online using Facebook, especially since our parents and bosses can now see our status updates and wall posts.
Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple says iPhone complies with eco standards  —  The iPhone meets the restrictions placed on hazardous substances, Apple said in the wake of a Greenpeace report published on Monday.  —  "Like all Apple products worldwide, iPhone complies with RoHS [Restriction of Hazardous Substances] …
Fresh Creation:
Switchbike - I Want One  —  During Holland Innovation I ran into an incredible bike made by Ron de Jong: the Switchbike.  The bicycle can be used in two different settings: 1) as a regular city bike, 2) as a recumbent bike.  You can simply switch from one setting to the other by turning the left handle on the steering.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google's sneak attack?  Adsense for Facebook  —  Is Google-the-Goliath sneaking into the Facebook building — via the basement?  —  Google is actively recruiting third-party developers with applications on Facebook to run Adsense ads within applications pages, VentureBeat has learned.
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Owen Thomas / Valleywag:
Facebook: Three term sheets to the wind
Dan Kaplan / VentureBeat:
YuMe, Blinkx latest video ad companies to make splash  —  With all the video content online, the video advertising market is booming.  Investors are still placing bets on new companies, and existing companies are getting more aggressive with ad techniques.  —  The latest company to raise money …
Discussion: TechCrunch and NewTeeVee
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Facebook, the Quant Fund Meltdown, and the Techmeme Leaderboard  —  There's always a risk of self-fulfilling prophecies in social media.  Sites or applications become popular, and then stay popular because they are popular.  This may be a key to the unusually high concentration …
Karl / DSLreports:
DirecTV Hits 72 HD Channels - Still insists 100 by year's end...  With the addition of six new channels today (including Cartoon Network and Fox Business Channel) DirecTV says they're now offering 72 HD channels.  The company continues to promise they'll offer 100 HD channels by the end of the year …
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DIRECTV INVESTOR RELATIONS
Discussion: 1080eyes.com
 
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Peter Lauria / New York Post:
VIDEO-SHARING WEB SITE GOES HIGH-DEF
Sprint:
SEE (Sprint Exclusive Entertainment) …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL to Trim 2,000 Jobs in a Continuing Overhaul
Andrew Heavens / Reuters:
Using hang-up calls to send a message
Discussion: One Louder
Egan Orion / Inquirer:
AP makes the case that it doesn't get the Internet
Joe Stewart / SecureWorks Research Blog:
The Changing Storm  —  The latest Storm variants have a new twist.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Verizon Says It Turned Over Data Without Court Orders
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Two Men Get Five Years For Sending Pornographic Spam
Discussion: Techdirt
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Broadcom touts new "3G phone on a chip," could show up in 3G iPhone
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Appeal in RIAA case to focus on "unconstitutionally excessive" punishment
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Review: Apple Wireless Keyboard (aluminum)
Discussion: Digg
Bloomberg:
Alibaba.com's Hong Kong IPO May Raise $1.3 Billion
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why RSS is "Broken"
Discussion: CrunchNotes
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
DE.LICIO.US + GOOGLE WEB HISTORY = HOOEEY
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
BBC:
BBC online to go free over wi-fi
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
MoveOn.org Reverses: Allows Critical Ads on Google