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11:00 AM ET, December 19, 2007

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes (Another) Another Bubble!  —  The take-down of the popular Web 2.0 music video, “Here Comes Another Bubble,” didn't last too long.  The Richter Scales, a San Francisco singing group that did the piece, have posted a new one-Version 1.1-that it hopes is copyright safe.
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Lane Hartwell:
My statement regarding the new version of the Richter Scales video  —  As the Richter Scales stated in their blog, the video that used my image - without my permission - was viewed just under one million times on YouTube.  In the end, the band opted not to work with me toward a fair resolution of the issue.
Discussion: CrunchGear and CNET News.com
The Richter Scales:
Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1  —  The Richter Scales are pleased to announce “Here Comes Another Bubble” Version 1.1.  —  Version 1.0 was viewed nearly a million times before Lane Hartwell, a San Francisco area photographer, filed a DMCA take-down notice which caused YouTube to remove the video from its site.
Discussion: CNET News.com and Podcasting News
Google Talkabout:
Merry Christmas, God Jul and  —  OK, I cheated.  I don't really speak Chinese.  But I know a bot that does, and we're releasing it today together with number of other translation bots.  For those not familiar with bots, a (ro)bot is a piece of software that acts as a chat contact and provides some fun or useful functionality.
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:   Google Talk Gets One Step Closer To The Ultimate Babel Fish
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My New Facebook Strategy and the FB Power Level  —  I had heard there was a 5k friend limit on Facebook.  I just didn't take it to heart.  Until I reached 5k and tried to add 5001., at which point FB reminded of the limit.  —  It was a weird moment ,but actually one that I have come to respect and appreciate.
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Microsoft Signs Online Ad, Content Deal With Viacom; Value Of Agreement Pegged At $500 Million  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has signed a five-year deal with Viacom (NYSE: VIA) covering on ad serving, content distribution, event promotions and games.  The agreement marks the software company's latest effort …
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PR Newswire:
Viacom and Microsoft Announce Long-Term Digital Content and Advertising Partnership  —  Companies sign landmark multi-year deal to collaborate on content distribution, advertising, event promotions and gamingMicrosoft's Atlas to become exclusive ad serving platform for Viacom U.S. web sites
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  Things change fast on the internet —and fame is no exception.  Nearly half of the online celebrities identified in the inaugural edition of the Forbes.com Web Celeb 25 failed to place on the list in this second edition.  Among the casualties: YouTube star LonelyGirl15 …
Scott Morrison / Wall Street Journal:
Glitches Bug Google's Android Software  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. claims its Android mobile-phone software will usher in a new era of wireless communications.  But for developers like Adam MacBeth, Android has so far brought headaches and frustration.
Bill Ray / The Register:
700MHz attracts Paul Allen  —  Chunk of spectrum latest must-have accessory for the super-rich?  —  The FCC has revealed the list of bidders interested in owning a little 700MHz, a spectrum due for release in January next year with the switch off of analogue TV.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tweeterboard: Who Does That Person on Twitter Think They Are?  —  Like it or not, there's a whole lot of conversation going on via microblogging service Twitter these days and it cannot be ignored.  —  Let's say you've subscribed to a search feed for your company's name (via Terraminds) …
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Finally, a Twitter Measurement Tool that works
Microsoft Help and Support:
Internet Explorer 6 crashes after you install security update 942615 on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2  —  View products that this article applies to. … Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry.  Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it.
Reuters:
IAC in Web video deal with Brightcove  —  Internet conglomerate InterActiveCorp has signed an agreement with online video syndication service Brightcove to create and distribute video on the Web for IAC's brands, the companies said Wednesday.  Under the agreement, any IAC business will be able …
Discussion: WebProNews and CenterNetworks
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
First look: Firefox 3 beta 2 officially released  —  Mozilla has announced the official release of Firefox 3 beta 2, the tenth major developer milestone in the Firefox 3 development timeline.  The new beta, which is available for download from Mozilla's web site, includes interface improvements and a lot of extra polish.
New York Post:
APPLE OF THE W. SIDE EYE  —  COMPANY PLANS NEW STORE  —  AN Apple per neighborhood appears to be just what the doctor's ordered.  —  We've learned that an iconic corner on the Upper West Side will be attacked by Macs, iPods and iPhones.  —  The location on the northwest corner …
Discussion: Macsimum News
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
MPAA triumphs; judge rules TorrentSpy destroyed evidence  —  A federal judge has handed the MPAA a resounding victory in its copyright infringement lawsuit against TorrentSpy.  Judge Florence-Marie Cooper entered a default judgment against Justin Bunnell and the rest of named defendants …
Discussion: Digital Trends
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Bogdan Stnescu / Official Google Webmaster …:
Taking feeds out of our web search results
Michal Lev-Ram / Business and financial news:
Pricey battle over tomorrow's cellphones
Discussion: Electronista
Michael Learmonth / Silicon Alley Insider:
What Does MTV's Bruckheimer Game Deal Mean?
Spencer Morgan / New York Observer:
Strike-Stalled Agents Flip for Facebook: Hey, Let's ‘Poke’ Nick Counter!
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Death Of Online Office Suites Is Greatly Exaggerated
Kentnichols / Kent's Official Blog:
Beware The Giants  —  It seems fitting that on the day that big media …
Direct2Dell:
Linux Update: Ubuntu 7.10 and Built-In DVD playback
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What's on Microsoft's agenda for 2008?
Discussion: Windows Connected
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Thoughtfix / TabletBlog.com:
Internet Tablet OS2008 Review
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Jack Ewing / Business Week:
Big Profits with No-Frills Mobile
Discussion: mocoNews.net
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Mature dating website, WLTM funky young networker for mutually stimulating liaison
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Helping To Change The Business Of Music
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell's 3008WFP 30-inch LCD with DisplayPort sneaks available — in US too
Discussion: Electronista and Gizmodo
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple finally fixes some MacBook keyboard issues
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
$8,000-per-gallon printer ink leads to antitrust lawsuit
Nick Weininger / Official Google Blog:
Better flight stats results
 

 
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