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10:20 AM ET, March 14, 2007

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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Viacom, YouTube, and Privacy  —  Yesterday's top tech policy story was the copyright lawsuits filed by Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, MTV, and Paramount Pictures, against YouTube and its owner Google.  Viacom's complaint accuses YouTube of direct, contributory …
New York Times:
Viacom Sues Google Over Video Clips on Its Sharing Web Site  —  Since it bought YouTube last October, Google has been chasing deals that would give it the right to put mainstream video programming on the site.  Just a few weeks ago, Google's chief executive, Eric E. Schmidt …
Discussion: Lost Remote and The Media Age
Chris Williams / The Register:
Last.fm puts video through the scrobbler  —  Last.fm, the popular music website, is to apply its social recommendation technology to video, as it prepares to do battle with Pandora for the internet radio station market.  —  Last.fm is working on a music video equivalent to its Audioscrobbler software …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slacker, the real iPod killer?  —  Slacker is an ambitious new music service created by some industry veterans that takes aim at the iPod.  —  Slacker is a music player device, but it is also a music delivery service.  It is path-breaking because it wants to let you take it anywhere …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Report: Last.fm to Offer Related Music Videos
Discussion: Fast Company Now
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Broadband Instruments Slacker Offers Satellite, Wi-Fi Connectivity  —  I met with Broadband Instruments for some exclusive details on their Slacker music ecosystem, consisting of a service online service and a portable device that grabs new content from Wi-Fi networks and a different type of satellites than XM and Sirius use.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Engadget, Orbitcast and Gearlog
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Slacker.com Needs to Get Off its Ass and Work
Discussion: Orbitcast
Brendan / Brendan's Roadmap Updates:
The Open Web and Its Adversaries  —  A small presentation I gave at SXSW asks what it means to be "Open" in the sense of open standards, open source, and a web whose major content formats are not controlled by a single vendor (I credited Nat Friedman's amusing keynote from last year's Free …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes  —  Apple on Tuesday issued a security update for its Mac OS X to plug 45 security holes, including several zero-day vulnerabilities.  —  The megapatch is the seventh Apple security patch release in three months.  It deals with vulnerabilities …
Alice / Wonderland:
SXSW: Will Wright Keynote  —  Will Wright is an incredible speaker.  He's lighting fast, but not so fast you can't follow, even when he tosses words like paradoxical, procedural and philosophical into the mix, and often in the same sentence.  He pulls stories and analogies from all sorts …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A MODEST PROPOSAL TO YHOO AND MSFT: SPIN OUT A SEARCH COMPANY  —  One of the longer bomb predictions made by a number of analysts and pundits in the past 12 months has been the following: Microsoft will take its pile of cash and massive market valuation and buy Yahoo.  Hell, I even suggested it.
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Is Google Changing Its Position on Net Neutrality?  —  Is Google, the foremost corporate advocate of net neutrality, doing a big fake?  Have they succeeded in making everyone believe they will stand up to the Bell companies, even as the company cuts deals to become the preferred provider on a carrier's network?
Eric Costello / FlickrBlog:
Collections!  —  Today we launched what's probably the most requested feature over the last few years: a way to categorize and organize your photo sets!  In the past this feature has been referred to as "sets of sets" or "subsets".  After today, we'll know it as "collections".  —  What are collections, you ask?
John Ribeiro / InfoWorld:
Google offers priority reporting to Indian police  —  Tool will help flag objectionable material on Orkut, will not affect user data, according to Google  —  Google has offered Indian police a special tool for priority reporting of objectionable material on its social networking site, Orkut.
Discussion: Neowin.net
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Wired Relaunch This Week: (fuzzy) Screenshots  —  Wired Magazine has been working on a back and front end site overhaul since the print and online versions of the brand were reunited last year by Condé Naste.  Deeper integration with Reddit, which was acquired in October 2006, is also expected.
 
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Randy Dotinga / Wired News:
Open Access Launches Journal Wars
Discussion: Open Access News
Reuters:
Microsoft Toolbar to Go on Lenovo Computers
Eric Rice:
Twitter will suffer from the Second Life Syndrome after SxSW
Discussion: Medialoper
Shira Jacobson / SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Yahoo Velocity Shows that Criticism May Be Overstated
Discussion: All Points Blog
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Sprint's All-You-Can-Talk Offer
Mark Meadows / Reuters:
England join iPod revolution
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Little Perspective On Ajax Home Pages
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Newsmaker: Blogging's not the enemy, says Dan Rather
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Some Bail on Blogs in Favor of Twitter
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AdAge:
Marketers, Web Bigs Rush to Crack Local-Search Code
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Project Green is Dead—for the Foreseeable Future, at Least
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Acoustic Wave Prevents Game Addiction
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God of War 2 launch event/PSP coming out party? Liveblog!
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