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6:30 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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Viewers Would NOT Like to Thank the Academy
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Tech Beat
comScore:   And the Oscar goes to... "The World Wide Web"
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
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Maps Shows Real-Time Traffic Data
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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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
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
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
RIAA opposes new fair use bill  —  New bill would let customers make limited numbers of copies of copyrighted works  —  A new bill in the U.S. Congress aimed at protecting the fair use rights for consumers of copyright material would "legalize hacking," the Recording Industry Association of America said.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures  —  It's been leaking out around the edges that O'Reilly has gotten into the venture business, but by SEC rules, we weren't allowed to say so publicly until we had closed our fundraising.  We did a first close late last year, and have already made four investments …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
 
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Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
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How Open Is "Open"? - Industry Luminaries Join the Debate
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Caroline McCarthy / Crave:
Pizza vending machines? File this one under 'wildest fantasy'
Discussion: OhGizmo! and I4U News
 Earlier Items: 
Smaran / TorrentFreak:
MPAA: We Were Only Testing Forest Blog
Discussion: Monkey Bites and digg
The Head Lemur / raving lunacy:
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Monitoring Buries At Digg
Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile iPhone Edition: The Movie
Washington Post:
Google Searches For Government Work
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Nokia Tops in 2006 Smartphone Sales
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
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