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1:20 PM ET, May 23, 2009

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Deny This, Last.fm  —  A couple of months ago Erick Schonfeld wrote a post titled “Did Last.fm Just Hand Over User Listening Data To the RIAA?” based on a source that has proved to be very reliable in the past.  All hell broke loose shortly thereafter.  —  Before posting Erick reached out to the RIAA …
Discussion: Download Squad, broadstuff and digg.com
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Announces Settlement of Legal Dispute with Another Former Zuckerberg Classmate  —  Facebook has just issued a Friday night press release announcing the settling of a trademark dispute with Think Computer Corporation, whose founder Aaron Greenspan created the houseSYSTEM student web portal …
Discussion: Facebook and All Facebook
TechCrunch:
How Facebook, MySpace and YouTube Killed eBay  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post by Keith Rabois, vice president of strategy and business development for Slide, the social entertainment company.  Prior to Slide, Keith was a VP at LinkedIn and an EVP at PayPal in charge of among other things …
Thanks:shankargan
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Secret of Googlenomics: Data-Fueled Recipe Brews Profitability  —  In the midst of financial apocalypse, the gadflies and gurus of the global marketplace are gathered at the San Francisco Hilton for the annual meeting of the American Economics Association.  The mood is similar to a seismologist convention in the wake of the Big One.
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Should Facebook ‘Just Buy Yelp’?  —  Matt Greitzer of Avenue A pens a provocative column (How to Solve Local Search, Once And For All) in which he argues that Facebook should buy Yelp: … There's also this related piece from AdWeek on user behavior, advertising and social networks: Poll: Few Use Social Media to Guide Purchases:
Discussion: MediaPost and Adweek
Jim / craigslist blog:
Turning a Blind Eye  —  Noteable as this news cycle winds down has been the relative disinterest on the part of reporters and politicians in adult service ads featured in journalistic media, no matter how numerous or graphic they may be.  —  Here are 3 out of the tens of thousands of …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD says Intel-only deal struck at Apple in 2005  —  An Advanced Micro Devices executive claims that Intel and Apple cut a deal in 2005 that made Intel an exclusive supplier of processors to Apple, preventing AMD from gaining Apple business.  —  The claim, made in a phone interview with Tom McCoy …
Discussion: Bits
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Valuation Heading North Again.  Up To $10 Billion Now.  —  A few days ago, we reported that Facebook turned down an investment term sheet that placed their value at $8 billion.  But it was apparently the board seat the investors wanted and not the valuation that was the hold up.
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Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:   Sky High: Russian Investment Group Offers As Much As $350 Million To Facebook
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Copyright Meets a New Worthy Foe: The Real-Time Web  —  Copyright law wasn't written with today's content consumption in mind.  The way online video copyright functions is based on a reading of the 10-year-old Digital Millennium Copyright Act that equates video hosting sites with Internet service providers.
Discussion: P2P Blog
Los Angeles Times:
4 South Korean bloggers face click fraud charges  —  The four are accused inflating the number of hits on their postings to increase attention for their anti-government rants.  —  Reporting from Seoul — In its fight to tame an often lawless Internet, South Korea has added a new charge to its criminal ledger: click fraud.
Discussion: Style Council
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Cartier sues Apple over trademark infringement  —  The iPhone has become a big target for legal-minded Americans looking to take a bite out of the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) pie.  But, most of the iPhone lawsuits to date have been filed by ordinary citizens, not big-name corporations like Cartier.
Rose Hanson / Associated Press:
Parents turn to cellphones as high-tech rattles  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Annamarie Saarinen needed to soothe her ailing daughter, she used a rattle — downloaded to her iPhone.  —  Jeff Hilimire uses a white noise application on his phone to make shushing noises for his infant daughter.
Discussion: mocoNews and Switched
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Craigslist Gets Restraining Order Against A.G.  —  After weeks of bluster about Craigslist, South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster agreed today to a temporary order preventing him from bringing criminal charges against company executives.  —  “Until the court rules on the merits …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
McMaster's Final Humiliation: Federal Smack Down (Restraining Order Below)
Discussion: CNET News
Jim Finkle / MediaFile:
YouTube can be dangerous place for porn seekers  —  YouTube is becoming a dangerous place to search for porn.  —  Anti-virus company PandaLabs reports on its research blog that hackers have riddled the site with links to malicious software.  The scheme works like this …
Discussion: PandaLabs, broadstuff and Lifehacker
Marcus Oscarsson / Times of London:
Pro-internet piracy party on course for EU seats  —  The Pirate Party, a single-issue Swedish group that campaigns to encourage internet copyright infringement, is on course to win several seats in the European parliament.  —  The pro-file-sharing party is Sweden's third biggest political group according …
Discussion: Softpedia News
KwameJones's Open Salon Blog:
iPhone to get iTunes TV and Movies!  —  In a long awaited move (at least by me), it appears that Apple will begin to allow downloads of movies and tv shows through the iPhone.  This revelation, (again at least to me) comes by way of an advertisement in the new ad supported version of the app Twitterfon released on 5/15/09.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   URL for iTunes Video Downloads on the iPhone
 
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Emery P. Dalesio / Associated Press:
Official: NC considers Apple for massive tax break
Jeremy Muncy / WebProNews:
Do You know how #FollowFriday started?
Discussion: Twitterrati
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
US Army to adopt Vista and Office 2007 by end of 2009
Discussion: Neowin.net
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
One reason why StockTwits is growing: Those Twitter ads
Discussion: Compete Blog
W. David Gardner / InformationWeek:
Cellular VoIP Network Launched In Syracuse
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
SlingPlayer coming to Pre “at or near launch”?
Anupreeta Das / Reuters:
Tech companies look for deals as values fall
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Maps Now Suggests Alternate Routes
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Palm Pre tasks, memos, browser on display, automatic backup confirmed
Sebastian Tonkin / Google Analytics Blog:
Share Your Google Analytics Data With Everyone
Discussion: TechCrunch and Digital Inspiration, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Photo Scoop: Fotolia Takes A Massive $50 Million To $100 Million Round …
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
OpenTable Shares Slip in Second Day