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8:00 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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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool  —  BURLINGAME, Calif.—Google says it has a new system for identifying pirated video on YouTube as it gets uploaded, but the system puts the burden on movie studios and other content owners to provide YouTube copies of the content first.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Nabbing Video Pirates: Who Needs Google?  —  YouTube is working on software to spot copyrighted postings, but content owners may not wait for—or want—the system it has in mind  —  But will it work?  It's a question likely to be asked by a lot of would-be users of new tools created by Google …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
YouTube Unveils Anti-Piracy Filters  —  SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Online video leader YouTube on Monday rolled out long-awaited technology to automatically remove copyrighted clips, hoping to placate movie and television studios fed up with the Web site's persistent piracy problems.
Discussion: p2pnet and The Utube Blog
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
YouTube Copyright Protection Tool Launches Finally; Initial …
Discussion: MarketWatch
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Virtual Earth:
New Live Search Maps Features Coming  —  At Searchification a couple of weeks back, the new features coming in Live Search Maps were shown for the first time to some press and bloggers in anticipation of the release.  The bits are finally aligned and in the hands of our ops team for deployment this week.
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 …
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  —  By all rights, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ought to be feeling drunk with power right now.  He has, I'm told, term sheets in his hands from the three giants bidding for a small piece of his startup: Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo.
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Reader Stats are Bulls**t (With Proof)  —  Google Reader stats, in case you don't know, are bulls**t.  In fact, all Feedburner stats for most top blogs are bulls**t due to the effect of default feeds.  Want 80,000 free subscribers?  How about 200K or more?  Read on.
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Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Why RSS is "Broken"
Discussion: Blogcosm
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL to Trim 2,000 Jobs in a Continuing Overhaul  —  AOL said yesterday that it would eliminate 2,000 of its 10,000 jobs as it continues its move away from the Internet access business.  —  The cutbacks are part of a plan by Randy Falco, who took over as AOL's chief executive last year, to reorganize the company.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Another 2,000 Heads Roll at AOL
Discussion: Associated Press and Epicenter
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
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Appeal in RIAA case to focus on "unconstitutionally excessive" punishment  —  A week after signaling her intention to appeal the $222,000 copyright infringement verdict handed down by a federal jury, Jammie Thomas has filed her notice of appeal with the US District Court for the District of Minnesota.
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: Valleywag
 
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple says iPhone complies with eco standards
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
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Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
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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
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Review: Apple Wireless Keyboard (aluminum)
Discussion: Digg
Bloomberg:
Alibaba.com's Hong Kong IPO May Raise $1.3 Billion
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
DE.LICIO.US + GOOGLE WEB HISTORY = HOOEEY
Discussion: Mashable!
Karl / DSLreports:
DirecTV Hits 72 HD Channels - Still insists 100 by year's end...
Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
MoveOn.org Reverses: Allows Critical Ads on Google
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Partners with BBC on Streaming Video
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Scribd a Porn Document Network?