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4:10 PM ET, June 13, 2007

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James S. Granelli / Los Angeles Times:
AT&T to target pirated content  —  It joins Hollywood in trying to keep bootleg material off its network.  —  AT&T Inc. has joined Hollywood studios and recording companies in trying to keep pirated films, music and other content off its network — the first major carrier of Internet traffic to do so.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T willing to spy for NSA, MPAA, and RIAA  —  In a move that has executives from movie studios and record labels grinning from ear to ear, AT&T has announced that it will develop and deploy technology that will attempt to keep pirated content off its network.
Gizmodo:   WHAT'S PRIVACY?  —  AT&T to Start Scanning Their Network for Pirated Material
comScore:
"comScore Widget Metrix" Service Launched to Track Widget Usage Across the Web  —  Photo-related Widgets Dominate the Top 10;  —  Slide Ranks #1 with Worldwide Reach of 117 Million People  —  comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the launch of comScore Widget Metrix …
Discussion: Between the Lines and Mashable!
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Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
'Widgets' May Snag More Ads  —  New data on viewing photos, videos and music on the Web may have an impact on the way advertisers and social networking sites perceive firms that help create this content.  —  Nearly 177.8 million people world-wide viewed Web content in April made with online tools …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   Widget Metrix from ComScore
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Widgetworld: The distributed web
Discussion: Mashable!
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Mahalo Greenhouse Launches  —  Two weeks ago we launched the human-powered "search service" Mahalo.com in alpha at the WSJ's D conference in California.  The tag line of Mahalo is "we're here to help," and after 15 days of tremendous feedback we've learned one thing: you want to help too!
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Wil Harris / Inquirer:
Slimebuckets, pollution and web conservation Calacanis-style  —  On the Spot The man from Mahalo  —  THINK OF HIM as the Internet's Al Gore.  No, not the part about inventing it - the part about the imminent environmental meltdown.  —  Just as Clinton's right hand man and one-time anointed successor …
Scott Switzer / Openads Blog:
Openads is taking the next major step - announces $5M funding  —  Over the last four years, my team and I have been tirelessly building what we consider the best - and most widely used - adserver on the web.  It is a huge responsibility to build the software that powers such a large percentage of all online advertising.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Can Online Publishers Take Back Control From Ad Networks?  —  If the future of advertising is online, many companies, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and WPP, are betting that the future of online advertising is in ad networks, i.e. centralized platforms for the buying and selling ads …
Eric Auchard / Reuters:
Ad software maker OpenAds girds to take on Google
Discussion: CNET News.com
Google Custom Search:
Custom Search on the fly  —  Starting today, there's a new feature that makes Custom Search Engines (CSEs) even easier to create and keep up to date.  —  You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site.  With that one piece of code …
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:   Google Custom Search For Site Neighborhood
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
EBay pulls ads from Google's U.S. ad network  —  But it keeps its AdWords campaigns going outside of the U.S.  —  EBay Inc. has pulled all of its paid search ads from Google Inc.'s AdWords network in the U.S., an eyebrow-raising move likely to be seen in the industry as a sign …
Discussion: WebProNews and eBay Strategies
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Valleywag:   Ebay And Google: Hostilities begin
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Spartan DX personal DNA tester goes for a mere $15k  —  Just we always wanted, a DNA tester to call our very own!  We've been waiting for them to break that crucial $15k pricepoint, and now Spartan Bioscience has finally accomplished such a feat with its Spartan DX Personal DNA Analyzer.
Caroline McCarthy / Webware.com:
DID FACEBOOK UNDERESTIMATE THE PLATFORM'S SUCCESS?  —  SECOND UPDATE: Check the end of this post for some more information from Facebook and ViddYou.  —  I think most of the Web has reached the consensus that Facebook Platform, the social networking site's new initiative to open up its service …
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
More ways for you to give us input  —  At Google, we are always working hard to provide searchers with the best possible results.  We've found that our spam reporting form is a great way to get your input as we continue to improve our results.  Some of you have asked for a way to report paid links as well.
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects  —  A Microsoft project to create downloadable dictionaries to reflect the UK's rich local dialect heritage is drawing to a close.  —  Users around the UK have been asked to submit their favourite regional dialect words.  —  The software giant said it has had thousands of responses so far.
Discussion: Inquirer
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Everyscape: A 3D Worldviewer Made From 2D Photos  —  Everyscape aims to be able to show you the whole world — both inside and out — from its website.  It plans to do this with normal 2D photos.  Using proprietary technology Everyscape will stitch these photos together and 3D-ify them.
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
An OpenSolaris/Linux Mashup  —  To non-technical readers of this blog, or those uninterested in the ebbs and tides of the free software world... this might be a good entry to skip.  —  I was just forwarded a pointer to this note regarding Sun and OpenSolaris, written by the eponymous Linus Torvalds.
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Internet Video Provider PermissionTV Closes $9 Million Third Round
Paul McIntyre / Sydney Morning Herald:
Ninemsn launches into ads for mobile phones
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Yahoo shareholders reject anti-censorship proposals
Discussion: BBC and WinExtra
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone requires an iTunes Store account
Discussion: Webware.com
Vanessa Fox / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Duplicate content summit at SMX Advanced
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
PC World:
Toshiba Readies Combo DVRs
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engine Advocates Metasearch for Search Result Accuracy
Discussion: ResourceShelf
 Earlier Items: 
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Old Revolutions Good, New Revolutions Bad: A Response to Gorman
Discussion: Britannica Blog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pics and specs of Dell's unannounced Inspirons: HHDs, Blu-ray, and RAID?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
New video-game league seeks mass appeal
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google to use YouTube to amass video database
Discussion: Groundswell and Digital Daily
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Santa Rosa comes to the Mac: a review of the new MacBook Pro
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Gizmodo and digg
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ron Conway: Third-rate VCs are paying off entrepreneurs
Mark Androvich / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony threatens to pursue legal action against PS3 hackers
John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Is Missing a Keyboard*