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11:30 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.
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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.
comScore:   And the Oscar goes to... "The World Wide Web"
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Viewers Would NOT Like to Thank the Academy
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Tech Beat
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.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps Tailgates Yahoo, Microsoft With Real-Time Traffic Info  —  Google Maps has caught up with Yahoo and Microsoft in adding live traffic reporting for the United States to their online mapping service.  —  Google Operating System spotted the change today.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google Maps adds real-time traffic data
Discussion: TechSpot News
CNET News.com:
Adobe to take Photoshop online  —  Hoping to get a jump on Google and other competitors, Adobe Systems plans to release a hosted version of its popular Photoshop image-editing application within six months, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.  —  The new online service is part …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Adobe Photoshop Going Online: Death to Online Photo Editors?
Discussion: SearchViews
Reuters:
CompUSA Closing More Than 50 Percent of Stores  —  CompUSA, the computer and gadget retailer owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, said on Tuesday it would close more than half of its U.S. retail locations over the next two to three months to focus on top performing locations.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
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Gearlog:
Cheap Geek: CompUSA Closures Mean Big Discounts for You
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google's Gadget Numbers Revealed  —  Widget developers take note.  If you weren't certain the development time for a widget would be worthwhile or not the numbers are in.  Google has released the daily rendering numbers of Google gadgets.  To see the numbers for an individual gadget go to the Gadgets For Your Webpage directory.
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Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:   IBM teams up with Google over gadgets
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 …
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Ben Fritz / Variety:
ITunes is all 'That' to indie producers  —  Store opens doors to low-profile videos  —  ITunes has cracked open to independent video producers for the first time.  —  Apple's digital content store on Tuesday started selling "That," a snowboarding action pic made for DVD by Forum Snowboards.
GameDaily:
Jamil Moledina Talks GDC 2007  —  In anticipation of next week's big Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, we tracked down conference executive director Jamil Moledina to discuss the evolution of the event, what to expect this year, if Phil Harrison or Shigeru Miyamoto have any surprises, and more.
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Joystiq
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 …
Tom McNichol / Business 2.0:
A startup's best friend?  Failure  —  From Dogster to Google, Web companies are finding that mistakes can be shortcuts to success, reports Business 2.0 Magazine.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — Few niches crashed more spectacularly during Web 1.0 than the pet sector.
Discussion: Chip Griffin
PR Newswire:
Patrick Keane Named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, CBS Interactive  —  NEW YORK, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Patrick Keane has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at CBS Interactive, it was announced today by Quincy Smith, President of the recently-formed division.
Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Best Apollo Demos  —  There were a bunch of product demos today at Adobe's Engage event, but there were a few that stood out and should have a big impact on the startup world.  They also happened to be some of the best demos of the day.  —  Virtual Ubiquity - Rick Treitman demoed …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Is Spotplex a Better Digg?  —  A new site called Spotplex launched today that arguably sorts news in a better way than Digg does.  I've been testing the service for the last couple of weeks and like what I've seen.  —  News stories are not submitted by users, as with Digg.
 
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BBC:
NSPCC books in to virtual hotel
Apple:
Technology Investment Symposium
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe from Your Blog
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
New "watermark" system scours the net for infringement, notifies owners
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Etelos Launches CRMforGoogle - May Attract Google Lawyers
Discussion: VentureBeat
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
Assessing Microsoft's latest Windows reshuffling
Discussion: M-Dollar and CNET News.com
Jon Udell:
A conversation with Partha Sundaram about software instrumentation
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Discussion: TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
RIAA opposes new fair use bill
Susan Mernit / Susan Mernit's Blog:
TV Guide goes microbrand: Jumptheshark.com
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tech Policy Summit: Silicon Valley missing in action
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
The Online-Video Takedown Smackdown
DigiTimes:
Intel to adjust CPU pricing
Enterprise Open Source / ENTERPRISE OPEN SOURCE …:
How Open Is "Open"? - Industry Luminaries Join the Debate
BBC:
Fragrant future beckons for web
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Software For Virtual Teams
 

 
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Alex Rogers / Financial Times:
Letter: Vivek Ramaswamy calls for BuzzFeed to axe staff, focus on video, and hire new voices, like Tucker Carlson, after raising his stake in BuzzFeed to 8.3%

Pamela McClintock / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comscore: Memorial Day weekend box office grossed an estimated $128.3M, a 29-year low, excluding 2020 and 2021, and down ~37% YoY; Furiosa led with just $32M

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
FT CEO John Ridding says news publishers “have leverage and should insist on payment” from AI companies and disintermediation is the industry's “biggest threat”

 
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