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5:30 AM ET, April 17, 2007

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Mike / Techdirt:
Judge Says Too Bad To Webcasters Upset About New Webcast Rates  —  from the sorry,-nothing-can-be-done dept  —  Last month, when the RIAA pushed through new webcasting royalty rates that were clearly designed to kill off a lot of webcasters, many people said not to worry, that the whole thing was just part of a negotiation.
Discussion: 901am and Like It Matters
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Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Judges reject appeals from webcasters  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists.
Discussion: Download Squad
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Internet radio dealt severe blow as Copyright Board rejects appeal
Bloggers Blog:
Blogs, Cell Phones Provide Coverage of Virginia Tech Shootings  —  Information Week reports that blogs and cell phones helped provide some of the earliest coverage of the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech this morning.  A New York Times article calls the horrific incident the "deadliest shooting rampage in American history."
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Web 2.0 Expo: Amazon's S3 passes 5 billion objects stored  —  Speaking at the Web 2.0 Expo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezo shared the growth numbers for S3, the company's on demand storage service.  In July of 2006, S3 held 800,000 million objects.  Today the number surpasses 5 billion.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch20 Conference Site Now Live  —  The official TechCrunch20 Conference website is live and has officially launched, and we are now taking company submissions and attendee registrations.  The dedicated TechCrunch20 blog is published at techcrunch20.com/blog.
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
TechCrunch20 Now Live  —  While the startup-sphere was all knee-deep in DEMO coverage last January, TechCrunch's Mike Arrington and Sequoia Capital EIA and Weblogs Inc cofounder Jason Calacanis talked up their plans to launch their conference TechCrunch20.  Their idea is to bring together 20 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Schmidt says YouTube 'very close' to filtering system  —  update LAS VEGAS—Google is very near enacting a filtering service that would prevent copyright content from being uploaded to video-sharing site YouTube, CEO Eric Schmidt said Monday.  —  Schmidt made the comments to about 300 people …
Jon Hicks / hicksdesign:
Google Reader Theme  —  I've been using Flickr as a bit of testbed for a new site theme I've been working on for Google Reader.  C'mon after the Bloglines thing, I bet you saw it coming didn't you?!  —  Same drill again then.  There may well be oddness and inconsistencies …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence
comScore:
Cookie-Based Counting Overstates Size of Web Site Audiences  —  Frequent Cookie Deletion by 3 out of 10 U.S. Internet Users Leads to Overstatements in Audience Sizes by a Factor as High as 2.5  —  Implications for Advertising and Audience Measurement Deemed Significant by ARF and Industry Experts
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Li Evans / Search Marketing Gurus:
Newsvine Beats Digg To Punch  —  Looks like Newsvine's users beat Digg's users in promoting the tragic mass shooting at Virginia Tech to the front page.  It was just about 1 p.m., and I was just finishing up lunch when I decided to take a gander at how the social news sites were handling this story.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
100 Megabits to the home by 2015?  —  Can Americans dream about a day when they get a 100-megabit-per-second broadband connection, delivered over fiber?  FTTH Council, says yes, and is pushing the US government to adopt a 100 Megabit Nation policy.  The Council says that we have the technology …
Accenture Newsroom:
User-Generated Content Is Top Threat to Media and Entertainment Industry, Accenture Survey Finds  —  In its annual survey of senior executives in the media and entertainment industry, Accenture examined the growth strategies of companies across the landscape of advertising, film, music …
Nokia:
The new Nokia 6120 classic combines faster download speeds with functionality  —  More and more consumers are using their mobile phones for tasks such as downloading music, streaming video, browsing the Internet or receiving emails with attachments.  The compact Nokia 6120 classic phone makes …
Discussion: Ring Nokia
Barbara Quint / newsbreaks.infotoday.com:
Sci-Tech Societies Unite to Create Scitopia.org Search Portal  —  A major new sci-tech search portal called Scitopia.org (www.scitopia.org) is scheduled to launch at the SLA annual meeting in the first week of June.  A test version may actually launch a few weeks earlier.
Erik Wingren / blog.snap.com:
Introducing Snap Shots, from Snap.com  —  On Tuesday, November 14, 2006, Snap launched a new web service that enabled the display of a graphic preview for literally any link anywhere.  The service was called Snap Preview Anywhere, or "SPA" for short, and it took off like a rocket.
 
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Strikes Ad Deal With More Papers
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
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Discussion: Ring Nokia
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Fighting Fit  —  THQ boss Brian Farrell on the next-gen console battle.
Mike / Techdirt:
More Evidence That Obscurity Is A Bigger Threat To Content Creators Than Piracy
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
WiMAX coming to Intel laptops in 2008
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Web 2.0 LobbyCam  —  I'll be turning on the camera sometime between …
Linda Goin / VoIP Now:
74 Open Source VoIP Apps & Resources
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Launches Universe: Customized Public Pages
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Irony alert: Microsoft, AT&T oppose Google/DoubleClick merger on antitrust grounds
Business Wire:
VideoEgg, a Leading Video Solution for Social Networks, Receives Investment from WPP
John Markoff / New York Times:
E-Mail Innovator Plans to Enlist in the Wireless Campaign of the Patent Wars
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM