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2:50 AM ET, May 12, 2007

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Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Apple, others draw legal threat over media players  —  update A California company that makes technology designed to prevent ripping of digital audio streams has accused Apple, Microsoft, RealNetworks and Adobe Systems of violating federal copyright law by "actively avoiding" use of its products.
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PR Newswire:
Media Rights Technologies and BlueBeat.com Issue Cease and Desist …
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechSpot News
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple and friends hit with C&D for "actively avoiding" use of DRM tech
Discussion: Global Neighbourhoods
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Out of Chaos, Order.  Or So Google Says.  —  Over the years, Google has carefully cultivated the image of a zany company in which innovation and new products — lots of new products — emerge from a bit of chaos.  —  Now Google is trying to put some order into that chaos — or at least appear to do so.
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BBC:
Google searches web's dark side  —  One in 10 web pages scrutinised by search giant Google contained malicious code that could infect a user's PC.  —  Researchers from the firm surveyed billions of sites, subjecting 4.5 million pages to "in-depth analysis".
Discussion: TechSpot News, JD on EP and Slashdot
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine:
Congress Stares Down YouTube, HDNet  —  Members of Congress on Thursday tangled with leading video providers over how to preserve the open architecture of the Internet while improving its quality and protecting intellectual property rights.  —  Representatives from YouTube, Sling Media …
Discussion: Epicenter and CNET News.com
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Online Video No Threat To TV, YouTube Tells Congress; Cuban …
Discussion: The 463
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
MySpace fights copyright woes with 'Take Down' tech  —  MySpace announced Friday that it's implementing new technology to combat members' unauthorized use of copyrighted content.  —  Aptly titled "Take Down Stay Down," the new feature is a content protection measure based on Audible Magic technology.
Discussion: Coolfer and GigaLaw.com Daily News
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube's New Inline Ads: Screenshots  —  YouTube is experimenting with inline ads, showing a text ad at the bottom of its player as a video is playing.  If a user clicks on the text, a video ad expands and appears layered on top of the player.  The ads are also clickable from a static post-roll.
Discussion: Download Squad and Mashable!
Fred / A VC:
The New Journalism?  —  I got this comment last night on my 15 million post from Kevin Farnham: … There's more to the comment, so click thru on the link to the post above to read the whole thing.  Kevin makes an interesting distinction.  Blogs are journalism.  Twitter and MySpace are not.
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Lifehacker:
Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Mac utilities  —  It's not always the full-blown software applications that make the biggest difference on your computer; often it's the small do-one-thing-well utilities that enhance our computing experience that much more.  —  Today's top 10 covers the system utilities …
Discussion: digg
Bkp / The Pirate Bay:
User data stolen but not unsecured  —  Hi, we have some sad news, but don't be alarmed...  Some people (and yes, we know who) found a security hole on our web site (in fact, actually in this blog).  —  They have got a copy of the user database.  That is, your username and passwords.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GROKKING A NEW APPROACH TO SEARCH ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE: SEA DRAGON AND MORE  —  Gary Flake (I posted on my meeting with him earlier this week here) has sent me files from his demo at SAS.  I missed that demo, but you can get the picture, literally, by checking out these images.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Charles River Ventures' Angel Experiment: First Nine Investments  —  When Charles River Ventures announced its Quick Start program last year to provide a few hundred thousand dollars to startups on an expedited basis, it caused minor ripples in the Angel funding market.
Discussion: ben barren
Dan Mitchell / New York Times:
What's Online: Online Ads vs. Privacy  —  FOR advertisers, and in many ways for consumers, online advertising is a blessing.  Customized messages rescue advertisers from the broad reach of traditional media.  And consumers can learn about products and services that appeal directly to them.
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Gmail Traffic Up 17% Since Opening Up, Still Early Adopter Appeal  —  On February 14, 2007 Google's Gmail opened up access to anyone worldwide.  Previously Gmail, which is still in beta, was only available by invitation from another Gmail user.  The market share of US visits to Gmail increased …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Gmail Users are Younger, Richer, Good in Bed
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
HBO Exec Wants to Rename DRM  —  People have had lots of objections to Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology — centering mainly on its clumsiness and the futility of its anti-infringement rationale — but until recently nobody had complained that the term "Digital Rights Management" was insufficiently Orwellian.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Zoomable Interfaces  —  Asa Raskin, the son of the late Jef Raskin, recently gave a presentation at Google on the work his company, Humanized, is doing.  It's largely a continuation of the work of his father.  One of the most interesting aspects of Jef's work was zoomable user interfaces.
MarketingWeek:
T-MOBILE LOOKS SET TO WIN EURO DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR THE IPHONE  —  T-Mobile has emerged as the frontrunner in the race to secure the exclusive European distribution rights for Apple's much-anticipated iPhone.  The hotly contested contract will be worth millions of pounds to the winning operator.
Nick / Rough Type:
Facebookpedia  —  I was at a college graduation ceremony yesterday, and when one of the student speakers mentioned Wikipedia the graduates broke into applause.  "Now we can finally admit that we use Wikipedia for research," the speaker continued.  That brought another round of cheers …
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
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Dylan Tweney / Epicenter:
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Ubuntu Studio 7.04 is Here!
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bambi's Vator.TV, a pitch platform for entrepreneurs, raises round
Discussion: alarm:clock, Beet.TV and Mashable!
MediaShift:
OUR VOYEURISTIC WORLD Are We Sharing Too Much Information via Social Media?
Think Secret:
Laptop updates slated to arrive sooner than expected
Discussion: Ars Technica and MacDailyNews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
5 Truths about Comcast's super modem
Evan Blass / Engadget:
'Reverse Alarm Clock' keeps the kids in bed so you can party
Discussion: I4U News and digg
 Earlier Items: 
shaver:
the high cost of some free tools
Discussion: rc3.org
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Search In Pictures: Mazol Tov Gary, Psychedelic Google, Taylor Hicks At Yahoo
Discussion: Cartoon Barry Blog
Microsoft:
Microsoft and SanDisk Join Forces to Create New Experience …
Market Wire:
Tesla Motors Secures $45 Million Series D Investment Round Led …
Discussion: alarm:clock and VentureBeat
Valleywag:
Exclusive: The unmasking of Fake Steve Jobs
Discussion: TechBlog and Apple 2.0
Ryan Block / Engadget:
iPods now linked to pacemaker malfunction?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
From My Inbox: More Defense Of SEO
Billboard:
Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'