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12:51 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.
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Natalie Weinstein / CNET News.com:
Google says Viacom's suit ‘threatens’ Net  —  Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube “threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information” over the Web, YouTube parent Google said in a legal response to the suit.
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Jackson West / Valleywag:
Viacom “threatens” freedom of expression, says Google  —  Google's lawyers suggest that Viacom's strategy in its $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube is to subvert the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's protection of websites and Internet service providers and “threatens the way hundreds …
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Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times API Coming  —  As print circulation continues its slide at most newspapers, one of the United States' most respected newspapers, the New York Times, is taking steps to boost online readership.  The paper is already the third most cited web site on Techmeme, and the first on Memeorandum …
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 …
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Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
N95-3 (US) gets firmware upgrade to 20.02.011  —  The long awaited firmware update for the N95-3 (US version) is now available according to Symbian-Guru (sources from Howard Forums and N95Users).  The update brings the US version of the N95 up to speed with its world siblings.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
Verizon and the City: Digital Package (and Delays) Appear to Be Near  —  Michael and Susan Slutsky, who live with their two daughters in Tarrytown, N.Y., canceled Cablevision about two years ago when Verizon, which already provided their phone line, entered the television market in town.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Move to Digital TV, Some Will Be Left Behind  —  NEARLY 25 million homes have at least one television set that will stop functioning in nine months, when the nation converts to digital over-the-air television.  —  Ten million of those homes are considered “completely unready” …
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
FriendFeed Should Kill Those Who Accuse It of Murder  —  Internet - Can we please stop with the FriendFeed murderous meme?  —  Over the weekend it was that FriendFeed is going to kill Twitter - which won't happen.  Today it's that FriendFeed is going to kill Google Reader - which won't happen.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Tagging with Faviki  —  Faviki is a new social bookmarking tool that offers something that services like Ma.gnolia, del.icio.us, and Diigo do not - semantic tagging capabilities.  What this means is that instead of having users haphazardly entering in tags to describe the links they save …
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Private Equity Looming, Infineon CEO Resigns  —  Infineon Technologies, a Neubiberg, Germany-based company that was recently in the news for allegedly winning a deal to supply chips for the new 3G iPhone, has announced that CEO Wolfgang Ziebart is leaving due to a disagreement with the company and its board of directors.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Demo of iPhone Earth  —  Want to see what the earth would look like in your iPhone?  Watch the video below, which was shot by Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog.  It shows a demo of the “coolest thing” he saw at the recent Where 2.0 conference from a Boulder-Colorado startup called Earthscape..
Discussion: IntoMobile
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Blazing Samsung 256GB SSD Is the One We've Been Waiting For  —  This is the solid-state drive that we've been waiting for: a full 256GB, which Samsung says is “the world's fastest and largest capacity 2.5-inch, MLC-based SSD with SATA II Interface.”  Sick sequential read and sequential write speeds …
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