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4:55 AM ET, April 24, 2007

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EFF: Breaking News:
Viacom Admits Error — Takes Steps to Protect Fair Use on YouTube  —  MoveOn.org, Brave New Films Dismiss Lawsuit Over Colbert Parody  —  Viacom Endorses Excerpting Video for "Creative, Newsworthy or Transformative Use"  —  San Francisco - Responding to Viacom's willingness to take steps …
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:   Viacom: we goofed on Colbert parody takedown notice; case dismissed
Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
SEC closes in on ex-Apple lawyer  —  REGULATORS POISED TO ACT IN OPTIONS SCANDAL  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected this week to bring its first legal action in the Apple backdating probe, targeting the company's former top lawyer for her alleged role in rigging options …
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May Wong / Associated Press:
SEC to File Suit Against Ex-Apple Lawyer
Discussion: Apple 2.0 and Cult of Mac
Charlene Li / The Groundswell:
Forrester's new Social Technographics report  —  We just released a new report that Josh and I wrote, titled "Social Technographics".  Here's the executive summary: … At the heart of Social Technographics is consumer data that looks at how consumers approach social technologies - not just the adoption of individual technologies.
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John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Honey, there's a guy in the yard using our Wi-Fi and he wants a decaf latte  —  While most Internet service providers don't allow users to share access on their wireless networks, Time Warner Cable, in cooperation with Spanish start-up Fon, is encouraging customers to set up their own residential hotspots.
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Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Wi-Fi-Sharing Communities Rise Up
Discussion: VoIP Watch
Gemma Simpson / CNET News.com:
Google beats Microsoft, Coke in brand stakes  —  Google has knocked Microsoft off the top spot and been named the most powerful global brand of 2007 in a recently published ranking.  —  It's the second year in a row a tech brand has beaten household names such as Coca-Cola, Marlboro and Toyota.
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Valleywag:   GOOGLE: The world's most cost-effective brand
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Millions of MySpacers Rejoice: Photobucket Videos are Back  —  Aww, ain't that sweet - Photobucket and MySpace have gotten together and sorted out their problems.  Video embeds are working once more on MySpace pages, and I'm sure Photobucket will be much more careful in future when it comes to rolling out sponsored content.
Reuters:
DoCoMo's new phones offer motion-sensing game play  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Japan's biggest wireless operator, on Monday unveiled a new mobile phone equipped with a motion sensor that lets users play games like the popular Nintendo Wii console.
Discussion: Kotaku, Game | Life and CrunchGear
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Russinovich: Malware will thrive, even with Vista's UAC  —  Despite all the anti-malware roadblocks built into Windows Vista, a senior Microsoft official is lowering the security expectations, warning that viruses, password-stealing Trojans and rootkits will continue to thrive as malware authors adapt to the new operating system.
Discussion: TechSpot News and Slashdot
~stevenf:
Announcing Coda 1.0  —  Finally, after a year and half of wanting to tell you, I can now actually tell you...  Coda 1.0 is officially released today!  —  What is Coda?  —  The easiest way to sum it up is this: One Window Web Development.  —  There are a lot of great products out there already …
Anil Dash:
Cats Can Has Grammar  —  If you spend any time at all observing net culture, then you'll have been unable to miss the recent explosion in popularity of lolcats.  This relatively recent phenomenon is the convention of taking pictures of cute animals, most frequently cats, and overlaying absurdist captions on the images.
Discussion: Sour Duck
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Does London Have a Reason to Mesh?  —  London is officially jumping on the mesh Wi-Fi bandwagon today with operator The Cloud switching on the 127-node network built with BelAir Networks gear.  With some of the large-scale Wi-Fi networks like Taipei's slow to bring in a significant amount of users …
Discussion: broadstuff, dailywireless.org and BBC
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Sam Sethi / Vecosys:   London wifi free for a month
Jeff Sandquist:
Fred Vogelstein - An Exercise In Radical Transparency  —  Should Fred go to Mix?  —  If you remember a little while back my team and I were part of an experiment in radical transparency with Wired Magazine.  Today begins part two of that same experiment.  It turns out that Fred Vogelstein …
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
10 questions for MacBook hacker Dino Dai Zovi  —  I caught up with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi to discuss his successful hijack of a MacBook Pro machine at last week's CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada.  —  We talk about the specific vulnerability, the motivation for the attack …
Discussion: Today @ PC World
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
TV news of the future?  —  Here's a mockup of how TV news may work in the future.  —  How I came up with this view...  I was drinking coffee, watching the morning news when a story about Virginia Tech came on MSNBC.  I really wanted to begin this week without more stories about how they're coping.
Free Press:
U.S. Drops Further in World Broadband Rankings  —  America Needs a National Broadband Policy, Not More Excuses  —  WASHINGTON — New broadband data released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the United States now ranks 15th out of the 30 member nations …
Merlin Mann / 43 Folders:
Some handy Mail.app Smart Mailboxes  —  It took me a while, but ever since I've gotten my head around Smart Folders (and Smart Playlists and Smart Groups, etc.), I've started to think about the way I use my Mac a bit differently.  —  Clearly iTunes is the winner in this regard …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Presidential debates set for cyberspace  —  NEW YORK - The 2008 presidential contenders may soon be slugging it out in cyberspace, with pioneering online-only debates being planned for early next fall, a new media partnership says.  —  The political blog Huffington Post …
Discussion: MediaShift and Ars Technica
Bilal Hameed / Startup Meme:
Dojo Toolkit Now Works Offline … Less than a month ago Adobe launched Apollo, enabling developers to create web applications that work seamlessly irrespective of whether a user is connected to Internet or not.  Apollo was soon challenged by Dekoh, which was pretty much offering …
 
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Samsung:
SAMSUNG Electronics Develops New, Highly Efficient Stacking Process for DRAM
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Site Supposedly Sued For Just Linking To A Story That Potentially Libels Someone
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Guy Kawasaki / How to Change the World:
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
HP sues Acer again over patents
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google rises at Yahoo's expense
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Bring it on, iTunes: Amazon readying DRM-free music service
Theo Valich / Inquirer:
Hacked DX10 for Windows appears
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Paul Gillin / AdAge:
Feeling Anti-Social Media? Relax! It's Really Nothing New
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
MySpace: Friending Is the New Ad
Consumerist:
LEAKS: Comcast Slideshow Details Plan To Charge For Previously Free Tech Calls