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4:55 AM ET, May 27, 2008

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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 …
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.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Viacom “threatens” freedom of expression, says Google
Discussion: Marksonland
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 …
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.
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia Celebrates Memorial Day with New N95 NAM Firmware
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 …
louisgray.com:
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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
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” …
 
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Ken Belson / New York Times:
Verizon and the City: Digital Package (and Delays) Appear to Be Near
Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Private Equity Looming, Infineon CEO Resigns
Discussion: CNET News.com
Smashing Magazine:
Beautiful And Original Product Designs
Discussion: Digg
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
FriendFeed Should Kill Those Who Accuse It of Murder
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Tagging with Faviki
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Unwired View and textually.org
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia E71 review
Discussion: Gear Diary
Sean Fallon / Gizmodo:
The Biggest Drawing in The World: Created With the Help of GPS and DHL
 

 
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
NYT response to plagiarism claim acknowledges improper use of language, details from Wikipedia

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AMC Networks Said to Discuss Acquiring Stake in BBC America

Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT considering shorter print edition at roughly half the price with unlimited digital access

 
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