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2:35 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.
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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
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Tim O'Reilly: We are becoming part of the machine  —  Tim O'Reilly opened the keynote phase of the Web 2.0 Expo describing the Web 2.0 philosophy: "It's about building the global computing network and harnessing all the collective intelligence of all the people who are connected. …
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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 …
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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.
Discussion: Startup Meme
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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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 …
USA Today:
Vonage: No tech 'workaround'  —  NEW YORK — Vonage has finally confirmed what many had feared: The embattled Internet phone company has no "workaround" in hand to sidestep Verizon's patented Internet phone technology.  —  Moreover, Vonage (VG) isn't sure that such a plan is even "feasible …
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Vonage admits it can't avoid Verizon patents
Discussion: GigaOM and TechSpot News
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 …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
VA Tech massacre: 33+ dead, largest shooting in US history  —  [ Image: via CollegiateTimes.com, a photograph of students taking cover in a French class. ]  —  At least 33 people were killed today, including a gunman, and at least 27 were injured, at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 scratching discs?  Maybe, says Microsoft  —  So far the Xbox 360 has had its fair share of hardware problems, both large and small, and while Microsoft has dealt with most of these challenges by extending warranties and offering up free fixes, it usually takes its own sweet time to come around, which seems to be the case here.
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
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Dustin Burg / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
TUAW: Xbox 360 and Mac can play nice
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Irony alert: Microsoft, AT&T oppose Google/DoubleClick merger on antitrust grounds  —  The old playground taunt of "it takes one to know one" seems especially apropos today as Microsoft and AT&T both raised antitrust questions about the proposed Google/DoubleClick merger.
Gizmodo:
TomTom One XL Makes Official Debut with Larger, Wider Touchscreen  —  We knew it was coming, and this morning TomTom officially debuted its new GPS handheld, the TomTom One XL.  The new device will have a wide 4.3-inch touchscreen display with built-in Bluetooth and 32MB of RAM.
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 …
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Launches Universe: Customized Public Pages  —  This afternoon Netvibes will announce the launch of Netvibes Universe, allowing users to create highly customized versions of Netvibes and publish them for public access.  Netvibes has created 100 or so branded versions for the launch …
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
John Markoff / New York Times:
E-Mail Innovator Plans to Enlist in the Wireless Campaign of the Patent Wars  —  Nicholas Fodor is about to dive into the patent wars that have tangled up the business of wireless e-mail.  But his weapon of choice is not a lawsuit.  It is a new e-mail service he is developing using …
Discussion: Techdirt and GigaOM
 
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More Evidence That Obscurity Is A Bigger Threat To Content Creators Than Piracy
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
RED ONE hands-on, RED NAB booth tour
Charles / Channel 9:
James Clarke: Creating Silverlight Media with Expression Media Encoder
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Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme:
Zillow Becomes Illegal in Arizona
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 …
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74 Open Source VoIP Apps & Resources
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Tommi / Tommi's S60 applications blog:
Introducing Nokia Beta Labs
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DigiTimes:
Asustek to begin shipping notebooks to Dell in June and launch Classmate PCs in 2H
Discussion: Engadget and The Tech Report
Gizmodo:
Samsung's Concept PCs: The Wizard of Odd
Discussion: Gadget Lab
New York Times:
Suitors Raise Bid for Clear Channel
Rich Tehrani / TMCnet:
Google Achieves Behavioral Targeting Nirvana
Business Wire:
VideoEgg, a Leading Video Solution for Social Networks, Receives Investment from WPP