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4:45 AM ET, March 1, 2007

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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.
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comScore:
And the Oscar goes to... "The World Wide Web"  —  Two-thirds of Oscar.com Visitors came from International Locations on Oscar Sunday;  —  Significant Traffic Spikes Reported at Other Related Movie Sites  —  comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age, today reported the results …
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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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Google Maps adds real-time traffic data  —  Google has added real-time traffic data for several major cities to its mapping service, the company said Wednesday.  —  The traffic information is integrated with Google Maps and is available in more than 30 American cities, including San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and New York.
Discussion: Vecosys and 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 …
New York Times:
Dow Average Falls 416 Points After China Sell-Off  —  Stocks in the United States plummeted today after a surprising plunge in the Shanghai market provoked worries worldwide about the global economy and the valuation of share prices.  —  The Dow Jones industrial average fell 416.02 points …
Discussion: GigaGamez
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
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
34 Reasons Why Readers Unsubscribe from Your Blog  —  Thanks to everyone who has added their thoughts on why they unsubscribe from a blog's RSS feed.  There have been 109 comments left on that post so far and some interesting recurring themes have emerged.  —  I've attempted to categorize them below.
Discussion: 901am
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Outside.in nail the community Web site?  Maybe  —  How do you build the perfect local community Web site — with news, events, comments and more?  —  If you manage to, it will be a grand slam.  It becomes the talk of the town, people spend more time going there, and local advertisers spend money there.
Discussion: The Gong Show and TechCrunch
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.
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.
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.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Why Dell and other major hardware vendors won't do desktop Linux preinstallation  —  Dell's recent IdeaStorm experiment reveals increasing demand for Linux and open-source software on the desktop.  Since that time, Dell has said that it is still not committed to selling laptops and desktops …
Discussion: digg
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM teams up with Google over gadgets  —  IBM and Google are teaming up to bring mini applications called gadgets from the consumer Web to corporate networks.  —  The two tech giants on Wednesday are expected to announce a partnership that will allow business users to access Google gadgets from IBM's WebSphere Portal software.
Discussion: dailywireless.org
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google's Gadget Numbers Revealed
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google: Click Fraud Is 0.02% Of Clicks  —  Finally, we have a click fraud rate from Google itself: less than 0.02 percent of all clicks slip past its filters and are caught after advertisers request reviews.  That low figure is sure to bring out the critics who will disagree.
Discussion: Tech Beat and WebMetricsGuru
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
RIAA Pressures Students To Stop Illegal Downloads  —  The U.S. recording industry has stepped up efforts to stop college students from downloading pirated music online and offered students a way to settle the disputes out of court.  —  NEW YORK - The U.S. recording industry Wednesday stepped …
Discussion: Neowin.net and PaulStamatiou.com
 
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Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
BREAKING NEWS: Fox To Stream Shows on Station Sites
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
RIAA Launches P2PLawsuits.com
Discussion: Computers.net and digg
Associated Press:
Computer glitch triggered Dow Jones plunge
Discussion: IFTF's Future Now and Slashdot
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Is Verizon Wireless really looking to buy Alltel?
Discussion: MoCoNews
Gizmodo:
iPhone Thong Saves Marriages?
Discussion: MacUser
BBC:
NSPCC books in to virtual hotel
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
New "watermark" system scours the net for infringement, notifies owners
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
GameDaily:
Jamil Moledina Talks GDC 2007
Discussion: Kotaku, DigitalBattle and Joystiq
 Earlier Items: 
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
Ryan Stewart / TechCrunch:
Best Apollo Demos
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures
Discussion: TechCrunch
PR Newswire:
Patrick Keane Named Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing …
Grant Gross / InfoWorld:
RIAA opposes new fair use bill
DigiTimes:
Intel to adjust CPU pricing