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12:40 PM ET, January 25, 2007

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Google Watch:
Fox's Piracy Czar Subpoenas YouTube over Pirated "24" and "Simpsons" Episodes  —  D'oh!  Twentieth Century Fox has subpoenaed YouTube to reveal the identity of users who uploaded four episodes of the TV series "24" and twelve episodes of "The Simpsons," Google Watch has learned.  —  The subpoena reads, in part:
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Hollywood Reporter:
Fox seeks YouTube user's identity  —  20th Century Fox served YouTube with a subpoena Wednesday, demanding that the Google-owned viral-video site disclose the identity of a user who uploaded copies of entire recent episodes of "24" and "The Simpsons."  —  The subpoena, which first came …
english.chosun.com:
Microsoft Vista to Cause Confusion for Korean Net Users  —  When Microsoft releases its next-generation Windows operating system in Korea next week, local Internet users will find that it doesn't work with many of their favorite Web sites.  A Hangul version of the new OS, called Vista …
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George Ou:
S. Korean addiction to ActiveX stalls Vista adoption
Discussion: ZDNet Korea
Karen / Official Google Blog:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube  —  Posted by Salar Kamangar, Vice President, Product Management  —  In November, we officially closed our acquisition of YouTube, and since then we've received a number of questions about what will happen next.  The summary is that Google Video …
Thomas Mennecke / Slyck.com File-Sharing News …:
Interview with muslix64, Developer of BackupHDDVD  —  The next generation of optical disc technology holds the promise to change the way we interact with and store digital media.  Perhaps the most exciting change is the arrival of High Definition (HD) video, with its glorious 1920x1080 pixel resolution.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
A Stream of Movies, Sort of Free  —  If there's one sure thing about the future, it's that it always takes longer to arrive than you think it will.  —  Here we are in 2007, and the interstellar space travel depicted in "2001" is still a sci-fi fantasy.  Heck, we haven't even reached the society of mind control imagined in "1984."
Discussion: A VC
Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  THE FACE OF FAME IS CHANGING.  The ranks of the world's celebrities used to be dominated by millionaire actors, athletes and musicians, but the Internet has leveled the playing field.  A kid with a video camera has access to as large an audience as the biggest Hollywood star.
Brian Lam / gizmodo.com:
Go Canada: iPhone Confirmed on Rogers Wireless  —  iPhone confirmed for Canada, by a customer service email.  —  Availability and pricing aren't set in stone, yet.  But you can bet your buttocks it'll be after we get ours in the USA.  Go USA!  Thanks Curtis!  —  BRIAN LAM  —  iPhone [Gizmodo]
Discussion: MacUser and Gadgetell
BetaNews:
Free T-Mobile Hotspot for Vista Users  —  As part of its promotional efforts surrounding the launch of Windows Vista, Microsoft said Wednesday that for 90 days after the debut of the next-generation operating system, customers would be able to use T-Mobile Hotspot Wi-Fi for free on laptops running Vista.
AdAge:
Shifting out of print  —  While the story of magazines' ongoing battle to adapt to the web world is well-documented, the untold story is of Detroit's beleaguered carmakers, long pillars of print advertising, which are cutting their costs and, when they are spending, often seek more direct …
kotaku.com:
Gears Cracks Japanese Top Ten Sales Charts  —  This week's Japanese sales charts are frightening!  I can't understand what's going on!  There's an Xbox 360 game on the list, meaning this report must have come from the Bizarro World Branch of Media Create or that the Japanese are starting to come around on this Xbox 360 thing.
Wagner James Au / GigaGamez:
Pyramid of Confusion: The Latest Second Life Backlash  —  Om just passed me the most recent attempt to deflate the Second Life hype bubble, a Valleywag post which is actually an excerpt of a longer post by financial analyst Randolph Harrison.  Essentially, Harrison argues the internal SL economy …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
James Kim Memorial Fund Charity Raffle  —  Stephen (aka TiVoStephen, aka Director of TiVoCast Operations) and I were deeply moved by the Kim family ordeal and the tragic death of James while trying to find help for his wife and children.  I thought it would be worthwhile to leverage ZNF …
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Murdoch 2.0  —  MySpace was just the start.  Rupert Murdoch and his lieutenants are betting big on the Internet.  —  Amy Joan Borka is 24 years old, lives in Burnsville, Minn. and got married last fall.  She is expecting her first child in April.  And, as she explains in her MySpace profile …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Skype had a better Q4-2006  —  Per the pre-conference call, Skype:  —  164% YOY growth net revenues … 129% YOY growth registered users: More than 380 thousand new users every day in Q4. … Other highlights
Matt Wilson / Solution Watch:
Bubbl.us: Simple Effective Idea Organization  —  Diagrams on paper are cool, but diagrams on the internet are cooler.  This is where Bubbl.us comes into play.  Bubbl.us is a mind-mapping product aimed towards literally anyone who needs help organizing their thoughts or any untidy information.
Brad / The BRAD BLOG:
DIEBOLD VOTING MACHINE KEY COPIED FROM PHOTO AT COMPANY'S OWN ONLINE STORE!  —  Ed Note: Several important updates now added to the end of the story...  Good lord in heaven.  How dumb are these guys at Diebold?!  Can you believe the United States has actually entrusted them to build …
 
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CNET News.com:
HP accused of spying on Dell's printer plans
Larry Magid / New York Times:
Plain Cellphones Can Overachieve, With a Little Help
Discussion: Smart Mobs
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
"Undetectable" spam  —  I was reading Loren's write …
The Register:
Apple DRM illegal in Norway: Ombudsman
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Mockup: What if Google sold video ads?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Metaverse  —  All this hype about Second Life …
Discussion: VC Ratings and The Social Web
Travis Hudson / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Screenshots of OS X Leopard Terminal, Parental Controls, More
Discussion: Apple Gazette and digg
 Earlier Items: 
valleywag.com:
MARISSA MAYER  —  When Marissa laughs, the world laughs with her
Discussion: flashpoint
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The New Face of Amazon - Tags, Ajax, Plogs & Wikis
Eugenia Loli-Queru / OSNews:
Review: The Nokia N800 Internet Tablet
Discussion: gizmodo.com and digg
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Indie labels combine to form a "virtual fifth major"
Discussion: gizmodo.com and digg
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Shows Really Big Checkout Buttons
flickr.com:
Machine tags  —  straup says:  —  [Note : I work …
Discussion: Raw and New Media Hack
Fred / A VC:
Saying No  —  Growing up, my mom would always tell …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Editor James O'Shea unveils Web initiative at Times