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3:05 PM ET, February 28, 2007

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Scott Kirsner / Variety:
Academy threatens YouTube  —  Site removes unauthorized Oscar clips  —  Web surfers will no longer be reliving the magic moments of the 2007 Oscarcast via YouTube.  The vid-viewing site complied with a Tuesday request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to remove all unauthorized clips of the kudocast.
Reuters:
Publishers allow book browsing on the Web  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dusty world of book publishing has taken a step into cyberspace as Random House and HarperCollins letting customers browse books online.  —  Random House, whose writers include Danielle Steel and Norman Mailer …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Publishing Houses Think That Expensive, Fragmented And Limited Book Search Is Better Than Letting Google And Amazon Do It?  —  from the please-explain dept  —  Book publishers have been pretty vocal in their dislike for Google's plan to scan books and make them searchable via …
Discussion: Associated Press and WebProNews
Mike / Techdirt:
Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit Has Plenty Of Tech Policy... Not Much Silicon Valley  —  from the where-is-everyone dept  —  On Monday, I attended the Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit, and wrote about a few of the panels and talks at the event.  While the list of speakers was impressive …
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Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Low turnout for Silicon Valley Tech Policy Summit - do tech …
Discussion: The 463 and Between the Lines
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
A cure for e-mail attention disorder?  —  Corporate managers concerned about the amount of time employees spend sifting though mountains of unwanted e-mail may soon have World of Warcraft to thank for providing a solution.  —  That's because a Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up called Seriosity …
Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Patently Bad Move Gags Critics  —  Guess what?  Radio frequency identification tags are insecure.  But don't demonstrate the technology's problems at a security conference.  If you do, HID Global, a manufacturer of access-control devices, might sue you for patent infringement.
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Paul F. Roberts / InfoWorld:
Lawsuits, patent claims silence Black Hat talk
BetaNews:
House Bill Seeks to Exempt Backups from DMCA Violation  —  In an announcement this afternoon prior to the publication of the bill by the Library of Congress, Reps. Rick Boucher (D - VA) and John Doolittle (R - CA) introduced a bill that apparently would grant a new exemption for private …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadbandreports.com
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DigiTimes:
Intel to adjust CPU pricing  —  A Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report is indicating that Intel plans to cut prices for selective single-core Pentium 4 (P4) and entry-level dual-core CPUs in the range of 5-10% before April 22.  —  Intel had originally planned to introduce …
Hyatt / Surfin' Safari:
Background Music  —  macenstein.com has an interesting article about a slowdown in other applications when a Safari window with a specific set of pages is loaded in the background.  What a browser should do when it is the background application is actually extremely complex …
Discussion: Infinite Loop and MacUser
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MSFTextrememakeover:
Limbo, limbo, like kimbo  —  A limbo is, among other things, a West Indian dance in which the dancers keep bending over backward and passing under a pole that is lowered slightly each time.  Substituting the stock for the pole (or bending over for that matter), that sounds remarkably like the fate of MSFT shareholders.
Karen / Official Google Blog:
Stuck in traffic?  —  There's nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic when you have some place to go, so I'm happy to tell you about a new feature on Google Maps that can help.  For more than 30 major U.S. cities, you can now see up-to-date traffic conditions to help you plan your schedule and route.
BBC:
Fragrant future beckons for web  —  Within a decade the net will be able to deliver smells as fast as it does data, predicts a report.  —  The forecast came in a wide-ranging survey produced by the South Korean government to find out what consumers will want from future technologies.
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Oscars.com vs Youtube.com and the value of hosting on Gootube  —  Comscore released data saying that 139k people visited Oscar.com on Oscar Sunday.  Seperately, Mashable reported that the Oscars asked Youtube to remove videos from the show that had been uploaded.
Discussion: Chip Griffin
Washington Post:
Google Searches For Government Work  —  Google, meet Uncle Sam.  —  The search engine giant showed off its ambition yesterday to expand its business with the federal government, kicking off a two-day sales meeting that attracted nearly 200 federal contractors, engineers and uniformed military members eager …
Jo Best / Business Week:
Nokia Tops in 2006 Smartphone Sales  —  Despite its underperformance in North America, the Finnish tech giant took 48% of market share.  RIM came in second  —  2006 was the year of the converged device with 80 million smart phones shipped worldwide, according to analysts …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Yahoo! Search Support for 'NOYDIR' Meta Tags and Weather Update  —  We're adding support for the Meta tag called 'NOYDIR' that will complement the 'NOODP' Meta tag, which we already support.  If you're unfamiliar, the 'NOODP' Meta tag is basically a way for webmasters to indicate that Open Directory Project …
 
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google's Gadget Numbers Revealed
Newlaunches.com:
Pioneer Music tap audio systems - Transmit music using power lines
Discussion: I4U News and Crave
Enterprise Open Source / ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE …:
How Open Is "Open"? - Industry Luminaries Join the Debate
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and Slashdot
Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Pizza vending machines? File this one under 'wildest fantasy'
Discussion: OhGizmo! and I4U News
Tablesaw / GameSetWatch:
COLUMN: 'Beyond Tetris' - Minesweeper
Sony:
SONY SETS PRICE AND SHIPPING DATE FOR BRAVIA INTERNET VIDEO LINK
Discussion: Engadget and Zatz Not Funny!
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Mystery TomTom GPS unit hits FCC
Discussion: GPS Review
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
MPAA: We Were Only Testing Forest Blog
Discussion: Monkey Bites
 Earlier Items: 
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Monitoring Buries At Digg
Discussion: Profy.Com
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
mesh 2007 is a go for launch!
Sharon Gaudin / InformationWeek:
New Vulnerability Found In Microsoft's Windows Vista
Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile iPhone Edition: The Movie
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Software For Virtual Teams
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
A CBS Take on the YouTube Madness
Tom McNichol / Business 2.0:
Wikipedia founder hunts for gold
Discussion: Valleywag
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Music executives lament state of industry
 

 
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Tom Friend / Sports Business Journal:
Sources: the NBA is formalizing deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon, which may prompt WBD to sue; ESPN may pay $2.8B annually, NBC $2.6B, and Amazon $1.8B to $2B

Max Tani / @maxwelltani:
[Thread] In a meeting, Washington Post CEO Will Lewis told staff that the paper lost $77M over the past year, and saw a 50% drop off in audience since 2020

Wall Street Journal:
As TV audiences get older, media executives are focusing more on the mass-market reach of TV, and playing down the importance of age for advertisers

 
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