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4:15 PM ET, June 1, 2007

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Dick / Burning Questions:
It's True-gle!  —  Unlike the rumor that FeedBurner is nearly code-complete on a multiplayer Wii edition, the blog posts, phone calls and conjecture about our future as part of the Google family tree are now officially true.  —  FeedBurner has been acquired by Google.
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Karen / Official Google Blog:
Adding more flare  —  Posted by Susan Wojcicki, VP, Product Management  —  As you know, we're constantly looking for ways to identify and offer new tools for content creators and website publishers.  Likewise, we constantly aim to give AdWords advertisers broader distribution to an even wider audience of users.
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.
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Google Street Views: Creepy But Not Illegal
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Final GPLv3 Draft Provisions 'Good for Novell Customers'  —  Novell has welcomed the provisions of the fourth, and final, draft of the upcoming GNU General Public License 3.0, which allow it to include technologies under this license in SUSE Linux Enterprise, OpenSUSE and other Novell offerings.
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Margaret Kane / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' takes tough stance on taboos  —  Second Life has come under fire for some taboo sexual behavior among residents of the online world.  Now maker Linden Lab is trying to lay down the law regarding what is and isn't permitted in Second Life, but not all its residents are happy about it.
Discussion: Second Life Insider
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Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
MLB aims brushback pitch at Slingbox  —  news analysis One high-and-inside pitch can be harmless in baseball, but two in a row is a strongly worded message.  —  This week Major League Baseball lobbed its second brushback pitch at Slingbox, reiterating its stance that the young company is misusing its content.
AOL Beta:
AOL Local Search Beta  —  News & Updates  —  Welcome!  —  The AOL Local Search Beta allows you to find a local business or location with AOL Local by following three simple steps:  — Enter a query term, such as PIZZA, a business name or the type of business you're looking for, such as plumbers, in the search field.
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
New AACS "fix" hacked in a day  —  The ongoing war between content producers and hackers over the AACS copy protection used in HD DVD and Blu-ray discs produced yet another skirmish last week, and as has been the case as of late, the hackers came out on top.
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
A Tale Of Two Cultures  —  Last week I had the opportunity to present some very preliminary results from our Chinese eye tracking study to a Chinese audience at Search Engine Strategies Xiamen.  We're still going over the results and preparing a final report, the highlights of which I'll cover in this column in a few weeks.
Discussion: Insider Reports Feed
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Last.fm, CBS' $280 million hedge for its radio biz?  —  Why did CBS decide to spend $280 million to buy Last.fm, a UK-based music community that faces many challengers, and other risks such as the rapidly transforming Internet streaming royalty structure?  A vexing question …
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Is VC Bashing Passe?  —  News that Evan William is taking venture money for Twitter got me thinking.  Is VC bashing finally passe?  —  We went through a period in the late 1990s during which people lusted after VCs and stalked them at conferences.  It was as if people believed …
Discussion: Epicenter and Chip Griffin
Live Search's WebLog:
Live Search Books: Now with In-Copyright Content  —  Today we're delighted to announce the availability of in-copyright book content in the Beta version of Live Search Books!  —  For hundreds of years books have been the repositories for the world's most trusted, authoritative knowledge.
Discussion: WebProNews and Search Engine Land
Ryan Block / Engadget:
TiVo deathwatch update: it's still on  —  As some of you may remember, a couple years back we (begrudgingly) posted a TiVo deathwatch, which was to remain active until TiVo becomes consistently profitable (or gets bought, or dies).  Well, as of two days ago TiVo did in fact post its first profitable quarter, taking in $835k.
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Cutkillavince / Akihabaranews.com:
Cowon's L2, you don't know yet but you already need it  —  The All-in-One trend continues with Cowon and their L2, a combo GPS-DMB-PMP.  —  The L2's quite compact (191x120x26mm) and light (512g) and sports a pretty cool design, the features are countless but I know you love it so …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Ubergizmo
Search Engine Land:
What To Make Of Google Gears  —  Being a non-developer I was a bit of a fish out of water at Google Developer Day yesterday.  The event, which took place in the 10 countries where Google has offices, was intended to showcase Google Gears and the company's various APIs.
Stace / Unwired View:
PSP PHONE FROM SONY ERICSSON  —  Nowadays everything seems to be converging into a mobile phone.  It already can be a perfectly good digital camera, a mobile TV station a music player or GPS receiver.  One of the things missing here was a mobile gaming platform.  But it's coming too.
 
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alarm:clock:
Social Media Analytics' Keibi Raises $6M
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
AT&T planning IPTV for Apple TV in 2008?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Apple 2.0
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
Revolution Health Traffic Doubles in 4 Weeks
Discussion: The Next Net and WebProNews
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Venezuela's counter-revolution won't be televised... but it will be on YouTube
Discussion: CNN, WebProNews and Slashdot
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Forget Googlewhacking, Try Finding a Googlenope
Josh Friedman / Los Angeles Times:
Lions Gate is investigating 'Hostel' pre-release piracy
Discussion: p2pnet, TorrentFreak and Reel Pop
Business Wire:
Truveo Upgrades Technology Platform for Video Search Partners
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Studio CEO: Blockbuster, Best Buy to launch movie download services
Discussion: Gadget Lab
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Zeigler / The Bivings Report:
CNN Launches New Beta Website
Internet Stocks on Seeking Alpha:
Why eBay's StumbleUpon Purchase Actually Makes Sense
AppleInsider:
Apple preps MacBook Pro updates, launches online outlet
Lisa Barone / Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog:
Bruce Clay Welcomes Mike Grehan to the Family
Kimberly Maul / Book Standard News:
PUBLISHER NEWS  —  Google Launches New Tool for Google Book Search Partner Program
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Jeremy Kirk / InfoWorld:
Google to weave advertisements onto its Maps
Nick ONeill / The Webpreneur:
IS THERE ANY POINT IN LAUNCHING YOUR OWN SOCIAL APP?
Hector Becerra / Los Angeles Times:
Hacker taps into Carson city coffers