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5:45 AM ET, May 27, 2008


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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
YouTube suit called threat to online communication  —  NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.
YouTube law fight ‘threatens net’  —  A one billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube threatens internet freedom, according to its owner Google.  —  Google's claim follows Viacom's move to sue the video sharing service for its inability to keep copyrighted material off its site.
Discussion: Mashable! and Memex 1.1
Natalie Weinstein / CNET
Google says Viacom's suit ‘threatens’ Net
Discussion: Beyond Search
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Viacom “threatens” freedom of expression, says Google
Discussion: Marksonland
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Open Source Facebook Platform  —  Sometime soon, perhaps this week, Facebook will turn the year-old Facebook Platform into an open source project, multiple sources have told us.  The immediate effect will be to allow any social network to become Facebook Platform compatible …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia Celebrates Memorial Day with New N95 NAM Firmware  —  S60 people, stop drooling over the E71 for a few minutes so that we can give you some important news.  Remember how we reported on the guy from Nokia stated that the new v20 firmware for the N95 NAM would be out in early June?
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
As iPhone Second Coming Approaches, Pelago Adds To Its War Chest  —  Last November, we reviewed the first product from Seattle-based startup Pelago - a mobile mapping service called Whrrl meant for sharing reviews of places and events with friends.  —  Whrrl feels very much like a dormant technology that …
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Advertisers to Consumers: We'll Text You  —  Cellphone Messages Find a Mobile Niche; Customers Ask for It  —  Analysts like to make bold predictions about the growth of mobile advertising.  Most have overshot reality.  —  But at least one slice of the business appears to be catching on …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to showcase social bookmarking at TechEd  —  One of the new technologies that Microsoft is planning to showcase at its upcoming TechEd U.S. conference is its social-bookmarking tool.  —  John Martin, Lead Evangelist for Server & Tools Online — as he describes it …
Discussion: New York Times
NTT DoCoMo Global Site:
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 19 Handsets in New 906i and 706i Series  —  NTT DOCOMO, INC. and its eight regional subsidiaries announced today the new 906i and 706i series comprising 19 handsets and 64 body colors, which will be launched on or after June 1 (see charts below).
Mark Landler / New York Times:
Phone Giant in Germany Stirs a Furor  —  FRANKFURT — Germany was engulfed in a national furor over threats to privacy on Monday, after an admission by Deutsche Telekom that it had surreptitiously tracked thousands of phone calls to identify the source of leaks to the news media about its internal affairs.
Scooped: Who Brought the Story to Techmeme First?  —  When Gabe Rivera opened up search on Techmeme recently, the three-year-old site's archives became an extremely interesting playground to see trends, strong sources for news, simple ego-searching, tracking how companies have been viewed over time …
Amanda Andrews / Times of London:
C4 hopes mobile gadget will save DAB  —  A new electronic device that enables mobile phone users to plug into digital radio will rescue digital audio broadcasting, Channel 4 Radio believes.  —  The broadcaster, set to launch digital station E4 Radio this year, is in talks with electronics manufacturers …
Discussion: paidContent and SMS Text News
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Sometimes Crowds Aren't That Wise  —  Last week, computer book publisher SitePoint relayed a story about recent experiences with Digg that demonstrates that the Digg system is far from perfect.  We've written recently on ReadWriteWeb about the decline and fall of quality on Digg …
Discussion: AccMan Pro and broadstuff
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Demo of iPhone Earth
Discussion: IntoMobile, DVICE and I4U News
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Warner Tries a New Tactic to Revive Its DVD Sales
Discussion: NewTeeVee and ReadWriteWeb
Dusan / IntoMobile:
Brando's iPhone Super Grip makes sure your iPhone never slips away
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