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3:15 PM ET, February 4, 2007

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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Viacom terrorizes YouTube with bulls**t DMCA notices  —  Viacom did a general search on YouTube for any term related to any of its shows, and then spammed YouTube with 100,000 DMCA take-down notices alleging that all of these clips infringed its copyright and demanding that they be censored off the Internet.
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New York Times:
Viacom Tells YouTube: Hands Off  —  In a sign of the growing tension between old-line media and the new Internet behemoths, Viacom, the parent company of MTV and Comedy Central, demanded yesterday that YouTube, the video-sharing Web site owned by Google, remove more than 100,000 clips of its programming.
Discussion: Computers.net and Memex 1.1
Telegraph:
Mobile giants plot secret rival to Google  —  Europe's biggest telecoms groups are aiming to create a mobile phone search engine that could challenge Yahoo! and Google, the US giants.  —  Vodafone, France Telecom, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison Whampoa, Telecom Italia and one American network …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Help Find Jim Gray With Web 2.0  —  When famous computer scientist Jim Gray went missing a few days ago, the coast guard launched a large scale search that found absolutely nothing.  On Thursday, they gave up.  —  Then Amazon stepped in.  They arranged for a satellite sweep of the area …
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Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
HELP FIND JIM GRAY  —  Computer science icon Jim Gray mysteriously disappeared after a solo trip with his sail boat outside San Francisco Bay.  The coast guard has been searching for 4 days but has not been able to locate anything, not even debris.  On Thursday 3 private planes searched through …
AppleInsider:
High-quality Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n unboxing photos  —  Apple Inc. this week began to unleash the next-generation of Apple Wi-Fi, with the first shipments of its AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wireless Base Station making their way to select online customers and company retail stores.
Discussion: Engadget, MacUser and digg
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Shrinkwrap Licenses: An Epidemic Of Lawsuits Waiting To Happen  —  We mostly ignore the terms of shrinkwrap and clickwrap licenses, but pretty soon the lawyers are going to come sniffing around, says columnist Cory Doctorow.  —  Anybody who bothered to read a clickwrap or shrinkwrap agreement …
Reuters:
Google execs to get up to $1.5 million bonus  —  But it isn't clear if company founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page will be included in the bonus disbursement.  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Google Inc. said on Friday its board of directors had agreed to pay executive officers a bonus …
Kristina Peterson / paloaltodailynews.com:
Wi-Fi tests set to start up  —  Trial networks in Palo Alto, San Carlos may be up by next week  —  An agreement setting up wireless testing areas in Palo Alto and San Carlos could be finished in less than a week, the co-chair of the Wireless Silicon Valley task force said Friday.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and GigaOM
GamePolitics.com:
Jack Thompson Faces Florida Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing  —  GamePolitics has learned that controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson faces a disciplinary hearing before a referee appointed by the Florida Supreme Court.  —  The pending judicial review follows a recent recommendation …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and digg
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
AN INVENTIVE VIDEO JOURNEY TO WEB 2.0  —  What is web 2.0?  Time Magazine recently tagged it "You 2.0" with its mirrored magazine cover naming "You" the person of the year.  However, the question has been pondered and explained in a number of video attempts including one by TechCrunch's Michael Arrington …
Discussion: Marshall Kirkpatrick and digg
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Box.net integrates Zoho  —  Two weeks back Zoho partnered with OmniDrive to provide online document editing right from the storage service.  Yesterday, Aaron Levie from Box.net announced integration with Zoho Writer to open and edit your word documents in Zoho Writer.  Aaron mentions in his blog post...
Discussion: Message and Zoli's Blog
Lifehacker:
Edit your images online with Picnik  —  Edit your images online with Picnik, a shiny new Flash-based image editor.  —  There's quite a bit to Picnik, actually: you can do the basic resizes and tweaks that most other free image editors we've talked about here at Lifehacker can manage …
Jennifer / The Lactivist Breastfeeding Blog:
An Update on the "Pigsteria" and the Mother's Milk Bank Fundraiser  —  Sow's it going, you might ask? (oh come, on you either laughed or rolled your eyes...)  —  (Just checking in?  Catch up on my legal threat from the National Pork Board.)  —  It's been an interesting few days, to put it mildly.
 
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Google put pressure on legislators to stay quiet
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Gizmodo:
The Original 1983 Microsoft Mouse
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