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6:40 AM ET, August 13, 2007

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Andrew Murray-Watson / The Independent:
Internet groups warn BBC over iPlayer plans  —  ISPs fear that introduction of web broadcasts will overload their networks as users download 'catch-up' TV  —  Some of the largest broadband providers in the UK are threatening to "pull the plug" from the BBC's new iPlayer unless …
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Simon Fluendy / Financial Advice, News …:
Pay up if you jam the web, BBC warned  —  Internet bosses could demand a 'congestion charge' from the BBC to help pay for the corporation's ambitious scheme to offer thousands of hours of programmes online.  —  Senior executives, including BT Retail's Ian Livingston, The Carphone Warehouse …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Glam A Sham?  —  Glam Media, which is mostly an ad network but also owns a group of sites focused on women, is actively attempting to raise $200 million in a private round of financing.  The company previously raised $18.5 million in December 2006.  —  The company has hired Allen & Company …
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Glam to sign $1 billion ad deal — and draws critics  —  In an era when Web advertising networks are red hot, Glam lays claim to being one of the hottest.  —  Focused on gathering up female-oriented Web sites, and then selling advertising on their pages, Glam says it is the fastest growing property …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
'Hackers' deface UN site  —  Some sections still offline hours after Turkish trios uses SQL injection attack  —  "Hackers" defaced the United Nations' Web site early Sunday with messages accusing the U.S. and Israel of killing children.  As of late afternoon, some sections …
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Giorgio / hackademix.net:
United Nations VS SQL Injections
Discussion: Errata Security and IT
BBC:   UN's website breached by hackers
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Rules That Novell, Not SCO, Owns Unix Copyrights  —  For years, ever since SCO first sued IBM for infringement found in Linux, SCO has had trouble proving any of its claims.  SCO was still quite cocky about the idea that once the case (and the various associated cases) got to court …
Discussion: WebProNews
Evan Schoenberg / Adium News:
Adium 1.1  —  The last release of Adium was about a month ago, so you might think that Adium 1.1 has been in development just that long.  You might also think that ice cream is better without caramel.  You'd be wrong on both counts.  Adium 1.1 development started over a year ago …
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Xbox 360 Out of Order?  For Loyalists, No Worries  —  Imagine your blender breaking down twice.  The vacuum cleaner giving up the ghost three times.  The espresso maker repeatedly going kaput.  Then imagine replacing the item with the same model over and over while keeping your brand loyalty and sanity.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
NBC Making a Clean Start in a House of Mixed Media  —  After it bought the Web site iVillage.com last year for $600 million, NBC Universal bragged that it had landed a digital darling.  The women-focused Internet business was a perfect fit with the "Today" show, executives said, and would turbo-charge their online efforts.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Damon Brown / New York Post:
NINTENDO AND APPLE PLATFORMS ARE GAMING EACH OTHER  —  Call it the clash of the titans.  —  Two of the hottest tech companies - Nintendo and Apple - appeared headed for a showdown after Nintendo moved to patent its tilt sensitivity on its best-selling portable system, Nintendo DS - essentially to turn it into mobile Nintendo Wii.
Discussion: Kotaku, Macsimum News and Go Nintendo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VideoEgg: Suddenly They're A Facebook Ad Network  —  VideoEgg has been exceptionally good at thinking ahead in their business and changing strategies when it made sense.  —  They launched in September 2005 as a way to publish video to the web from mobile and other devices.
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Microsoft Disputes FCC's Rejection of Web Devices That Use TV Airwaves  —  Today Microsoft plans to try to convince regulators that it can connect consumers to high-speed Internet over unused television airwaves without interfering with existing broadcasts.  —  In a document that it plans …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Facebook Grows Up  —  At 19, Mark Zuckerberg came up with a new way for college kids to connect—and started an online revolution.  Now 23, he's trying to build out his business without losing its cool.  —  On Tuesday, July 31, Shara Karasic's world came to a temporary halt.  Facebook was down.
Discussion: VentureBeat and ResourceShelf
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google selleth then taketh away, proving the need for DRM circumvention  —  It's not often that Google kills off one of its services, especially one which was announced with much fanfare at a big mainstream event like CES 2006.  Yet Google Video's commercial aspirations have indeed been terminated …
Discussion: TeleRead, Profy.Com and Zoli's Blog
Ricky Cadden / Symbian-Guru.com:
First Live Pics of the US 3G N95 - In Mocha!  —  We all remember the news the other day, correct?  About the US 3G N95 having a bigger battery, more RAM, and coming in black?  Good, then you also remember that they redesigned the back of it to fit this montrous battery …
Chuck Roast / Pligg Blog:
Pligg Opens Negotiations For Possible Sale  —  As some of you may have noticed, Pligg is going through some changes.  Recently, the administration has decided to open Pligg.com up for bidding.  You can read more at the following links Mashable & Tech Crunch  —  Let me elaborate on what this means.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pligg, The Open Source Digg Clone, Put Up For Sale
Discussion: MediaVidea
 
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google, Microsoft and Apple building online storage havens: you win
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China Enacting a High-Tech Plan to Track People
 

 
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Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
The National Music Publishers' Association files an FTC complaint against Spotify, saying Spotify's decision to offer audiobooks reduced songwriters' royalties

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CNN signs a deal to use AP stories on its website, the first time it has done so since cutting ties 14 years ago to focus more on original reporting

 
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