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2:55 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.
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   AT&T Stupidly Joins the Piracy Police
Gizmodo:   WHAT'S PRIVACY?  —  AT&T to Start Scanning Their Network for Pirated Material
broadbandreports.com:
AT&T to Target Pirated Content
Discussion: Gizmodo
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
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 …
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comScore:
"comScore Widget Metrix" Service Launched to Track Widget Usage Across the Web
Discussion: Mashable!
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:   Widget Metrix from ComScore
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
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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Michael Calore / Compiler:
Wired News Benchmarks Show Safari 3 Is Slower Than IE 7, Firefox  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs touted Safari 3's speed as one of its most appealing features.  But in tests by Wired News, the first public beta of Safari for Windows is actually slower than both Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2 when accessing Ajax-intensive web applications.
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MacNN:   Safari 3: speed, security, font blurriness
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Fuels — and Foils — Campaigns  —  WASHINGTON — For months, the presidential wannabes have been churning out serious, talking-to-the-camera videos for YouTube.  So far, viewers prefer the spontaneous, unauthorized, less flattering fare.  —  Traffic on YouTube related …
Discussion: Reel Pop
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Steve Bryant / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Fails Us Politically (or is it vice versa?)
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.
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.
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.
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
The iPhone requires an iTunes Store account  —  One of the first things you'll need to do with your new iPhone is register with the iTunes Store in order to activate the handset.  —  Apple revealed the requirement in an e-mail sent Tuesday to those who had registered to receive e-mail updates on the TMHGIH …
Clay Shirky / Many-to-Many:
Old Revolutions Good, New Revolutions Bad: A Response to Gorman  —  Encyclopedia Britannica has started a Web 2.0 Forum, where they are hosting a conversation going on around a set of posts by Michael Gorman.  The first post, in two parts, is titled Web 2.0: The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters …
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google to use YouTube to amass video database  —  SEARCH FIRM WILL TEST ABILITY TO FILTER ILLEGAL CONTENT  —  It is commonly believed that Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion because the wildly popular video-sharing site represented a great way for the search giant to expand into video advertising.
Discussion: Groundswell and Digital Daily
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
New video-game league seeks mass appeal  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—To Kat Hunter, it was a no-brainer to make Vanessa Arteaga the very first draft pick for a new pro video-game league.  —  "Vanessa is a guaranteed win," said Hunter, general manager of San Francisco's team in the new Championship Gaming Series league.
Discussion: Digital Media Wire
John Markoff / New York Times:
That iPhone Is Missing a Keyboard*  —  If there is a billion-dollar gamble underlying Apple's iPhone, it lies in what this smart cellphone does not have: a mechanical keyboard.  —  As the clearest expression yet of the Apple chief executive's spartan design aesthetic, the iPhone sports …
 
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Denise Kingsmill / Financial Times:
Google warrants an inquiry
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Apple To Integrate iTunes Into Bebo
Discussion: WebProNews
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
nbcumv.com:
NBC UNIVERSAL DIGITAL STUDIOS AND NETFLIX ANNOUNCE NEW SHORT-FORM CONTENT
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Zatz Not Funny!
Arnold Zafra / Search Engine Journal:
Search Engine Advocates Metasearch for Search Result Accuracy
Discussion: ResourceShelf
BBC:
Microsoft to reflect UK dialects
Discussion: Inquirer
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Pics and specs of Dell's unannounced Inspirons: HHDs, Blu-ray, and RAID?
Discussion: CNET News.com and Gadget Lab
Daimaou / Akihabaranews.com:
New PAVV TeleVisions by Samsung (incredible contrast!)
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Developing safe and smart Internet citizens
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Video Flaw Raises Privacy Concerns by Exposing Usernames and Passwords
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
SHAKE-UP IN NEWSROOM OF JOURNAL
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Santa Rosa comes to the Mac: a review of the new MacBook Pro
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ron Conway: Third-rate VCs are paying off entrepreneurs