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7:15 AM ET, February 5, 2007

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Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube removing Viacom TV shows Media firm says 'Daily Show,' MTV snippets must go  —  YouTube, the popular online video site, has begun removing more than 100,000 unauthorized clips belonging to Viacom — everything from snippets of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" to Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants."
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Gootube Terrorizes Copyright Owners by Withholding Filters  —  Gootube gets take down notices for 100k videos from Viacom.  Unfair ?  Nope.  Gootube gets off easy.  Google only responds to takedown notices they receive.  Thats nothing.  —  Simply put, EVERY content owner that is concerned …
Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Takes Down Viacom Content  —  Search for "Colbert Report" at Google-owned YouTube, and clicking on the individual videos results in a bold red message: "This video has been removed due to copyright infringement."  That's because, as San Francisco Chronicle writes:
Discussion: Jason Blogs
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn's chief executive steps down  —  Reid Hoffman, one of the earliest and most prolific players in the early years of the social network revolution, has stepped down as chief executive of LinkedIn.  —  LinkedIn, the online site for professional networkers, last week announced …
Discussion: A VC
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Reuters:
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman steps aside as CEO  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman said on Sunday he is turning over the role of chief executive of the pioneering online business networking site LinkedIn Corp. to software executive Dan Nye.
Discussion: GigaOM and PaidContent
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Long-Delayed Ad System Has Yahoo Crossing Its Fingers  —  Starting around 3 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, a group of Yahoo executives will begin shuttling among three "war rooms" at the company's search marketing unit here.  —  They will be scrutinizing an array of moving charts …
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Prepares a Presentation Tool  —  I'm sure many people wondered if Google will release a presentation tool, after building Google Docs&Spreadsheets.  Well, the answer is yes, and the code-name of the tool is Presently (a play on Writely, the name of the online word processor bought by Google).
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google PowerPoint Clone Coming  —  Somebody took what appears to be a header file from an existing Google application and posted it as a document on Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  —  Based on some of the text in the document, the current code name of the presentation application is "Presently …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meraki raises $5M to "connect the next billion people"  —  Want a dirt cheap Internet connection for everyone in your apartment building?  Meraki Networks offers a way.  —  The Mountain View start-up provides cheap Wireless Internet connections to people by selling $49-a-piece "mesh" …
Discussion: GigaOM
Luca Filigheddu / Thoughts on VoIP, technology:
Sitofono goes Mobile  —  I'm happy to announce that Sitofono goes mobile for US and Canada users.  —  This means that you can now point your mobile phone's browser at www.companyname.sitofono.com, insert you mobile phone number in the edit box and call the company which owns that Sitofono from your mobile phone completely for FREE.
Discussion: The Jeff Pulver Blog and Roam4free
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
FuturePhone, a Thing of the Past?  —  After getting some New York Times recognition for its free international calling plan, it looks like FuturePhone is no more.  A visit to the company's website pulls up a red banner announcing This Service is No Longer Available, and a call …
rentzsch.com:
Programmers Don't Like to Code  —  Andrew Leonard interviewing Scott Rosenberg: … cough  —  Wow.  If Rosenberg isn't butchering Constantine's quote, it lends credence that even software's great practitioners lack the ability to introspect and cogently report on their own profession.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits … and digg
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Voice 2.0 - Fuggetaboutit!  —  There isn't gonna be a new killer voice application!  Old friends from my VoIP days aren't gonna believe it's me saying that but (with lots of hindsight) it's the truth.  New phones?  Yes!  Different pricing?  Yes!  New features?  Sure.  Major new capability?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Online Photo Editing Overview  —  The launch of Picnik a couple of days ago brought us yet another online photo editing tool.  Like Fauxto, Picnik uses Flash, whereas most of the earlier editing tools all use Ajax for in-browser editing.  —  Since all computers come with basic software that rotates …
Sam Sethi / Vecosys:
FON is one year old  —  FON the free wifi community is one year old tomorrow.  Something I never thought would happen because in the past I have aired my concerns about the security of downloading new firmware to my router and I have questioned the revenue model of being a Fonera but it looks …
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Understanding the Super Bowl  —  It's hard to remember back 23 years ago, but back then, when dinosaurs walked the earth, a few things were true:  —  1. commercials were commercials—they sold stuff  —  2. content was content—it wasn't filled with commercials (check out this tennis tournament via Patricia …
Discussion: 901am and Digital Alchemy
 
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Emily / textually.org:
CISCO TAKES OUT FULL-PAGE NYT IPHONE AD
Discussion: Gizmodo and 21talks
Marjolein Hoekstra / CleverClogs:
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Discussion: EirePreneur
Voipgirl / TheVOIPGirl.com:
Is HD VOIP a New Trick or Old Trick?
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Parallels Desktop for Mac beta build hits Release Candidate 2
Discussion: digg
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Connecting the dots on Windows 7
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and OpsanBlog
 Earlier Items: 
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Wireless Internet for All, Without the Towers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SuperBowl Ads (Not Really) From Startups
Telegraph:
Mobile giants plot secret rival to Google
AppleInsider:
High-quality Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11n unboxing photos
Discussion: Engadget, MacUser and digg