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5:10 AM ET, June 1, 2007

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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bombshell from RealNetworks: Rip/Save/Burn "All" Online Video Fomats with New Player...Clips from YouTube and Yahoo Are Easily Downloaded  —  Just a few minutes ago at the "D" conference in Carlsbad, California, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser made a bombshell announcement about a new product from RealNetworks.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
NEWS: Real Networks Takes YouTube (and other Flash) videos offline  —  Real Networks new Real Player now will take YouTube videos offline.  Here's an interview I did with Real's Vice President, Jeff Chasen where he gave me a demo of the new player (coming soon, I'll let you know where it's up).
Discussion: Compiler and Ryan Stewart
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Real Makes Its Video Move: Downloads
Discussion: GigaOM and WebProNews
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You
Discussion: Jim Kukral and Brier Dudley's blog
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Editor's Choice: Highlights of Real Networks' new RealPlayer
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
New RealPlayer allows YouTube video download
Discussion: Ars Technica and Mashable!
Wall Street Journal:
Bancrofts Open Door To a Sale Of Dow Jones  —  Controlling Family Says  —  It Will Meet Murdoch,  —  Consider Other Offers  —  Dow Jones & Co.'s 125-year history as an independent media company could be nearing an end.  —  The Bancroft family, which controls 64% of the company's voting power …
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Jaime Schopflin / emigroup.com:
EMI Music, Google and YouTube strike milestone partnership  —  Fans to have on-demand access to videos from EMI Music's roster of artists on YouTube  —  EMI Music - one of the world's leading global music companies, Google and YouTube, the leader in online video - today announced …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube
Discussion: Neowin.net and Forever Geek
The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog:
Yes, you heard right...PARALLELS DESKTOP 3.0 IS ALMOST HERE!  —  About 3 hours ago we let the world know that for the last few months, we've been quietly building and testing an entirely new version of Parallels Desktop for Mac.  Named Desktop for Mac 3.0, this forthcoming major update …
Jeffrey M. O'Brien / Fortune:
Wii will rock you  —  Fortune's Jeffrey M. O'Brien explains how Nintendo's new game machine won over the world - and beat the pants off Sony and Microsoft.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Nintendo's legendary videogame designer Shigeru Miyamoto is lying face down on the floor in Kyoto, Japan …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Game | Life
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Photos Stir a Debate Over Privacy  —  For Mary Kalin-Casey, it was never about her cat.  —  Ms. Kalin-Casey, who manages an apartment building here with her husband, John Casey, was a bit shaken when she tried a new feature in Google's map service called Street View.
CIO.com:
How Online Criminals Make Themselves Tough to Find, Near Impossible to Nab  —  Forensic investigations start at the end.  Think of it: You wouldn't start using science and technology to establish facts (that's the dictionary definition of forensics) unless you had some reason to establish facts in the first place.
Discussion: Techdirt
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Sale Fallout: User Response  —  All too often when we report about a major acquisition or merger, there is a part of the story that is ignored: how the users respond to the news.  Reactions usually run the gamut from expressions of congratulations, to expressions of fear, to expressions of rage.
Discussion: GigaOM and p2pnet
Arn / MacRumors:
New MacBook Pros on Tuesday, June 5th 2007?  [Updated]  —  While we had heard convincing reports that the MacBook Pro updates would have to wait until WWDC (June 11th), a few new reports have started trickling in that the MacBook Pro could see updates as soon as this Tuesday (June 5th).
Discussion: Ars Technica, Cult of Mac and digg
evhead:
Why VC  —  Kevin Burton is surprised by a VentureBeat interview in which I mentioned we were raising money for Twitter.  Says Kevin, "It just seems a shame that they're going down this path as Obvious seemed like the anti-VC startup based on past statements."
Discussion: ben barren and VentureBeat
Alex Iskold / Read/WriteWeb:
RIA: What is it good for?  —  This year there has been an explosion in Rich Internet Application (RIA) frameworks.  The first major player to announce one was Adobe and its Apollo framework, which Richard covered back in March and I wrote about during ETech.  Richard also wrote an explanatory post on Apollo.
Gershon Goren / O'Reilly Network:
Skype Developer Program: A Tale of Pioneering and Persevering  —  In my work as Director of Engineering, Research and Development at WebDialogs, Inc., I often feel like a pioneer on a number of levels.  And pioneering is certainly an apt way to describe our company's experience in working with the Skype Developers Program (SDP).
Discussion: Skype Journal
Frank Schilling / Seven Mile:
It's "OverSnap"  —  It's official, Snapnames has been acquired by Los Angeles based Oversee .. And while it may seem like the rumored 25mm sale was struck, purely on the EBITDA that Snapnames.com generates, I have a hunch this is all about what can be done with the industry's leading automated auction platform and clearing house.
Discussion: DomainTools Blog
Hector Becerra / Los Angeles Times:
Hacker taps into Carson city coffers  —  A cyber-thief was able to take $450,000 from the city of Carson's general fund as part of an elaborate scheme that officials said raises questions about the security of municipal coffers.  —  Authorities said the hacker was somehow able to mimic …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam
Discussion: EirePreneur
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Outrage: starting today South Korea blocks our soldiers from using VoIP
Discussion: PC World and Roam4free
Daniellinden / Official Linden Blog:
Keeping Second Life Safe, Together
David Hinkle / Nintendo Wii Fanboy:
First Guitar Hero III footage hits the net
Discussion: digg
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
Steve Ballmer: Microsoft's incompetent youth
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ROKSO Spammer Robert Soloway Arrested
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Top 15 Google Street View Sightings
Discussion: Webware.com and digg
Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Campus Lawsuits Against P2P != Stopping File Sharing
Discussion: Techdirt and Ars Technica
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Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Stalled Merger Slamming Sirius
Discussion: Orbitcast and Engadget
Zune Insider:
Firmware Update 1.4: Today
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Google Mashup Editor Launches
Discussion: Mashable! and TechBrew
Johnny Minkley / GamesIndustry.biz:
Carmack "magic" powers new id Software franchise
Discussion: Joystiq, Game | Life and Macworld
Between the Lines:
D5: YouTubers and Viacom CEO weigh in on copyrights
Discussion: D5, The Next Net and Webware.com
David Sacks / TechCrunch:
The New Portals: It's the Bread, Not the Peanut Butter
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Mass deletion sparks LiveJournal revolt
 

 
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