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11:45 AM ET, March 2, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Courts Small YouTube Deals  —  Google has been frustrated in its efforts to reach comprehensive deals with major studios and networks to put their video on YouTube.  Meanwhile, it is forming partnerships with hundreds of smaller media companies that see value — or at least a valuable experiment — in contributing to the site.
Discussion: Internet Outsider and PaidContent
Aline van Duyn / Financial Times:
Viacom hails fight against YouTube  —  Viacom said on Thursday that traffic to its MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon websites rose sharply over the past month, validating its decision to force YouTube, the video sharing site bought by Google, to remove all Viacom video clips.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BBC In Clips Deal With YouTube; Ad Rev Share; UK Blackout On News Clips
Discussion: Telegraph
BBC Press Office:
YouTube content to include two BBC-branded entertainment channels …
Discussion: StartupSquad.com
Windows portal:
Vista Brute Force Keygen  —  Thanks to Computer User to report this way and to Snooza to prepare the pack!  This method is a brute force attempt at determining a usable key.  —  This has been reported to work!......look at the following user comments!!!  —  zapp2 wrote: This WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS WORKS
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
Vista activation cracked by brute force  —  Sledgehammered  —  IT LOOKS LIKE Microsoft's unhackable OS activation malware has been hacked.  —  There is an active thread at the Keznews forums (account needed), and a summary on its main page about the crack.
Discussion: Neowin.net, Hardware 2.0 and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Last desktop app standing: IM Client  —  Google Apps, Zoho Suite, Buzzword, and even Adobe PhotoShop - it seems nothing stands in the way of the web monster that is gobbling up desktop applications, chewing them up and spitting them out as a web applications.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
$11B IN LIQUID ASSETS AND GROWING  —  Google filed a K-1 this week (thanks Gary) and there were a few tidbits in there.  If you're a Google geek, it's worth a read.  —  Google had more than 10,00 employees at the end of 2006, for example, and spent nearly $2B in capex in 06.
Discussion: ben barren and pc4media
Ted Leung / Ted Leung on the Air:
Adobe wants to be the Microsoft of the Web  —  I suppose this will be the one "technical" post about the whole Adobe Engage thing.  —  Background  —  For several years, I worked on Chandler, a cross platform desktop app which uses the open source wxWidgets toolkit to hide platform differences from an application.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Kotaku:
Sony and Kotaku Make-Up  —  Silent Hill Movie Sequel Confirmed?  —  Ain't It Cool News reporter Quint got a chance to speak with actress Laurie Holden—she played police officer Cybil Bennett in the original film—who revealed that producers were "going forward with a sequel" …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Game | Life and digg
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Gizmodo:
12 Microsoft Patents That Paint a Zune Phone Picture
Discussion: Game | Life and digg
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Justice Department takes aim at image-sharing sites  —  The Bush administration has accelerated its Internet surveillance push by proposing that Web sites must keep records of who uploads photographs or videos in case police determine the content is illegal and choose to investigate, CNET News.com has learned.
PR Newswire:
Immersion and Sony Computer Entertainment Conclude Litigation and Enter Into Business Agreement  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. and FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Immersion Corporation, (Nasdaq: IMMR - News), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology …
Discussion: Engadget, Game | Life and digg
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Censorship FAQ  —  Does Google censor search results?  —  Yes, they sometimes do, in different countries, like Germany, France or China.  Sometimes, specific content is censored globally (including US results, e.g. in the case of certain censored newsgroup messages).  —  Do other search engines censor too?
Discussion: WebProNews
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Attention Economy: An Overview  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus  —  It is no secret that we live in an information overload age.  The explosion of new types of information online is a double-edged sword.  We both enjoy and drown in news, blogs, podcasts, photos, videos and cool MySpace pages.
Discussion: Adotas and digg
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Reuters to start financial MySpace  —  Reuters is planning to launch its own version of MySpace this year - though its community website will not be aimed at teenagers.  Instead, fund managers, traders and analysts are being targeted.  —  Reuters hopes to draw from the 70,000 subscribers …
Discussion: Mashable! and 901am
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
USAToday.com Remake  —  Nearly 25 years ago, Gannett changed the newspaper landscape with the launch of USA Today.  Like it or shudder, that bold stroke showed a willingness to break the mold (even if it meant creating a new one) and it paid off.  A revamp of USAToday.com scheduled to start …
Discussion: The Bivings Report
 
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Molly Graham / Official Google Blog:
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Gizmodo:
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Discussion: Engadget and MobileWhack
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
What to Do with Apple's Cash  —  Launching a venture capital fund …
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Raf Casert / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Tech Report
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Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
Authors Find Their Voice, and Audience, in Podcasts
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Wizzard Media acquires Libsyn
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Rick Merritt / EE Times:
AMD tips quad-core performance
Nicole / Inside Windows Live Messenger:
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