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8:00 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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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Real Makes Its Video Move: Downloads
Discussion: last100, WebProNews and GigaOM
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
The New RealPlayer: Ripping a YouTube Video Near You
Discussion: Jim Kukral and Mashable!
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Editor's Choice: Highlights of Real Networks' new RealPlayer
Discussion: hypebot and Download Squad
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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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: Donna's SecurityFlash and Slashdot
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 …
Daniellinden / Official Linden Blog:
Keeping Second Life Safe, Together  —  The diversity of things to see and do within Second Life is almost unimaginable, but our community has made it clear to us that certain types of content and activity are simply not acceptable in any form.  Real-life images, avatar portrayals …
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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
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
BBC:
Anger over DRM-free iTunes tracks  —  The launch of music tracks free of digital locks on iTunes has been overshadowed by the discovery that they contain data about who bought them.  —  Some fear this data could be used to identify the owner of the tracks if they turn up on file-sharing sites.
Discussion: Neowin.net
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
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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EMI music: DRM-free and coming to YouTube  —  YouTube has now inked deals with all four of the major music labels after signing an agreement with EMI today.  EMI, which has been the first major to allow its catalog to be sold without DRM, is also the last of the labels to bring its content to YouTube.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Forever Geek
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BBC:
EMI strikes a deal with YouTube
Discussion: Mashable! and Slashdot
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Fix8 Brings Computer Generated Animation To The Webcam  —  Sherman Oaks company fix8 brings the world of computer generated animation to the webcam with software being pitched as "User-Generated Reality".  —  fix8 combines video, animation and instant messaging that allows users to create …
Discussion: EirePreneur
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
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
David Hinkle / Nintendo Wii Fanboy:
First Guitar Hero III footage hits the net  —  Word on the tubes is that these videos (one above, one past the break) are for the Xbox 360 version of the game, but they still exhibit some of the changes the franchise has received and showcase two of the new confirmed songs in Weezer's "My Name is Jonas" and Foghat's "Slow Ride."
Discussion: digg
 
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