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11:30 PM ET, May 31, 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
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Editor's Choice: Highlights of Real Networks' new RealPlayer
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Real Makes Its Video Move: Downloads
Donald Bell / CNET News.com:
New RealPlayer allows YouTube video download
Discussion: Mashable!
John Paczkowski / D5:
VIDEO: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Highlight Reel  —  A selection of rip-roaring laughs and jokes from the joint interview between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at the D5 conference.  —  The complete Steve Jobs and Bill Gates interview videos:  — Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Prologue
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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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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
YouTube, EMI sign breakthrough licensing pact  —  update Google struck a deal with EMI Group on Thursday that will allow it to show the record label's collection of music videos and artist performances on YouTube.  —  In addition, EMI said it will work with YouTube parent company Google …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube
Discussion: Forever Geek and Neowin.net
Peter / PR. Differently:
WHAT THE IMMERSIVE MEDIA PHOTO-CAR LOOKS LIKE!  —  You've all heard about what Google is doing with street-level views, right?  —  What you probably all DIDN'T know, however, is that the company actually shooting the majority of the photos for Google's datasets, is named Immersive Media.
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Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Top 15 Google Street View Sightings
Discussion: Webware.com and digg
Valleywag:
Linden Lab: The virtual world just got a little more real  —  TIM FAULKNER — Second Life may face a new threat, the need to apply and enforce real law in its virtual world.  A Pennsylvania court has denied two requests by Linden Lab, which would have effectively ended the first legal challenge …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
TiVo prepping a "mass appeal" HD DVR priced below Series 3  —  Everyone knows that true DVR nirvana requires support for sweet, sweet HD video.  Yet while the cost of HDTVs has dropped sharply in the last 5 years, the cost of getting an HD TiVo up and running has not.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and digg
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Derek Slater / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Campus Lawsuits Against P2P != Stopping File Sharing  —  The NPD Group's latest music stats provide yet another reason that the RIAA's war on college students is misguided: … This data suggests offline sharing is growing, and that's to be expected.  Along with burning CDs and DVDs for each other …
Discussion: Techdirt
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:   Studies: music industry overstating threat of P2P piracy
Between the Lines:
D5: YouTubers and Viacom CEO weigh in on copyrights  —  Before coming on stage at the D conference, a cute video about the making of YouTube was shown, where co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are talking about coming up with a business idea while they are eating huge burritos, and how they wish their friends could watch them eat.
Discussion: D5, The Next Net and Webware.com
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Harry McCracken / PC World: Techlog:
YouTube Guys at D: All Things Digital
Discussion: down the avenue
Alan Dunton / Multiverse:
THE MULTIVERSE NETWORK COMPLETES $4.175 MILLION SERIES A ROUND  —  The Multiverse Network, the company building the world's leading network of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and 3D virtual worlds, today announced that it raised $4.175 million in Series A funding.
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Mark Wallace / 3pointD.com:
Multiverse Wins $4 Million in Funding
Discussion: VentureBeat, alarm:clock and Mashable!
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Mass deletion sparks LiveJournal revolt  —  Thousands of LiveJournal customers are rebelling against the company's recent decision to censor hundreds of sex-themed discussion groups, a broad swath that has led to the removal of literary critiques and fan-written fiction about Harry Potter.
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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 …
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, Game | Life and Kotaku
David Sacks / TechCrunch:
The New Portals: It's the Bread, Not the Peanut Butter  —  This guest post is written by David Sacks, the founder and CEO of new startup Geni.  Previously, he was COO of PayPal.  He also produced the movie "Thank You For Smoking."  —  For the last several years, Yahoo …
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Parallels 3.0 supports 3D games, 'SmartSelect'  —  Parallels on Thursday announced Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac.  This new version supports 3D gaming and adds a new feature called SmartSelect.  —  Parallels Desktop enables Intel-based Mac users to run Windows on their Mac at the same time as Mac OS X …
BBC:
Online and offline worlds merge  —  Google has launched a tool designed to make it easier for computer users to use online applications offline.  —  One of the key limitations of web services such as e-mail, word processing and calendars, is that they require a net connection to function.
Jeff Schewe / PhotoshopNews:
About Camera Raw 4.1  —  Adobe has released Camera Raw 4.1, and rather than a small update just for new cameras, this one is major.  New features and new functionality are showing up in a long awaited upgrade of Camera Raw's sharpening controls, a new control called Clarity …
 
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Microsoft Data Centers - getting bigger and better
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