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9:45 PM ET, May 25, 2006

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Tom Raftery / Tom Raftery's I.T. views:
O'Reilly trademarks "Web 2.0″ and sets lawyers on IT@Cork!  —  IT@Cork is a not-for-profit networking organisation for IT professionals.  IT@Cork organises regular information and networking events which are free for its members.  —  One of these events - the upcoming Web 2. half …
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Shel Israel / Naked Conversations:
Mr. Open Source Sues IT@Cork
Discussion: Valleywag
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Tim O'Reilly - Come On Down (updated)
Discussion: Damien Mulley
Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Cablevision sued over planned DVR service  —  MAY. 25 12:29 A.M. ET Hollywood studios and TV networks are asking a federal court to stop a video recording service that Cablevision Systems Corp. planned to start offering next month.  —  The companies sued Cablevision, the nation's sixth …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
TV networks say "No!" to Remote Storage DVRs, file suit in US District Court  —  Concerns over copyright are being brought before a judge in a move that could once again subject innovation to the whims of the entertainment industry.  At the center of the debate is Cablevision's "remote storage" …
CNET News.com:
House panel votes for Net neutrality  —  WASHINGTON—A bill that seeks to prevent broadband providers from offering an exclusive high-speed lane for video and other services has taken a step closer to becoming law.  —  By a 20-13 vote Thursday that partially followed party lines …
press.nintendo.com:
NINTENDO OF AMERICA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE PROMOTIONS  —  Kimishima Promoted to Chairman and CEO; Fils-Aime Promoted to President and COO  —  REDMOND, Wash., May 25, 2006 - On the heels of the successful unveiling of the new Wii™ console, Nintendo of America Inc. today announced three key promotions at the executive level.
Discussion: Engadget
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Bloomberg:
Nintendo Forecasts Annual Profit Drop on Stronger Yen (Update2)
Discussion: Joystiq and Smalltalk Tidbits …
Jeff Howe / Wired News:
The Rise of Crowdsourcing … 1. The Professional  —  Claudia Menashe needed pictures of sick people.  A project director at the National Health Museum in Washington, DC, Menashe was putting together a series of interactive kiosks devoted to potential pandemics like the avian flu.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: RIAA's next moves in Washington  —  It must be a good time to be at the helm of the Recording Industry Association of America.  —  The RIAA, the primary trade association for the American recording industry with a $27.7 million annual budget, is enjoying a string of recent political and legal victories.
Discussion: Techdirt and Geek News Central …
Microsoft:
MSN Spaces Now Largest Blogging Service Worldwide  —  comScore Media Metrix rankings show more than 100 million unique visitors connected with each other through Microsoft's MSN Spaces in April.  —  REDMOND, Wash. — May 24, 2006 — MSN® Spaces is the most widely used blogging service worldwide …
Nick Bradbury:
Pick a Format (Any Format)  —  I've been meaning to write this post for a verrryyyy long time, so long that it should be outdated by now (but, unfortunately, it's not).  Here's the deal: I keep running across sites that offer the same exact content as an RSS feed and an Atom feed.  —  What's the point of this?
Discussion: The RSS Blog
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
SightSpeed 5.0 beta adds new video codec  —  SightSpeed released a beta download of its 5.0 version (it's confusingly labeled version 4.6) of its IP video and voice service last night, with a bunch of new features, listed below.  The highlight of the beta is a new codec that improves video clarity and resolution.
Discussion: 21talks and VoIP Watch
hitwise.com:
Hitwise Data Shows Overall Visits to Video Search Sites Up 164%  —  New York, May 24, 2006 -According to Hitwise, the leading online competitive intelligence service, the market share of Internet visits to the 10 leading online video sites has increased by 164 percent in the past three months …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
I Like Companies That Say "We Suck"  —  I like companies and products that have the guts to say "we suck" or something close to it.  It's very un PR.  It says to me, "hey, we want a best of breed product and we're going to work our butts off to give it to you."
Reuters:
Sprint eyes media options, talks to Sling Media  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. is talking to media technology developer Sling Media Inc. and other companies to help it make its mobile entertainment services more appealing, an executive said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
Gert Stahl / G-Stahl.com:
MacBook's vent blocked  —  This is either the most self-explanatory observation or something Apple's production process has overlooked.  In the first case I hope you forgive me:)  —  Just as many other MacBooks, mine got really hot and that got me a bit concerned.
Discussion: Engadget
 
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Fred Barbash / Washington Post:
Yahoo, EBay Announce Web Partnership
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Michael Astor / Associated Press:
Google to shut down Orkut communities
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Erling Ellingsen / Medallia Blog:
SmackBook Pro … I usually keep two 20" screens side by side …