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8:50 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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Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
ISPs warn BBC over new iPlayer service  —  Leading UK internet service providers are warning they may have to restrict customers' access to the BBC's new iPlayer service unless the corporation contributes to the cost of streaming videos over the internet.  —  Internet companies such as Tiscali …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Ian Fogg
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Broadband ISP's Fear of the Web Video  —  BBC's controversial iPlayer P2P video client is drawing the ire of Internet service providers in UK, many of them including Tiscali and Carphone Warehouse threatening to either use traffic shaping or boycott the service all together.
Discussion: The Register
Bill Ray / The Register:
US punters gobbling up mobile data  —  The US is consuming vast amounts of mobile data and, unlike Europe, it's not all SMS messaging, according to a report from consultants Chetan Sharma.  —  Between April and June this year, the US wireless business made $5.85bn from data …
Discussion: SMS Text News
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.
Discussion: Insider Chatter
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: Kotaku and 24/7 Wall St.
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.
Conor Oneill / blognation:
blognation Ireland launches today to bring you all the latest news from the world of Web2.0 and mobile in Ireland.  2007 is the year when activity in web development has been at its most exciting here in a long time.  Our aim is to raise the visibility of this local activity to a much wider global audience.
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 …
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Giorgio / hackademix.net:
United Nations VS SQL Injections  —  The United Nations web site* has been defaced this morning.  (screenshot)  —  *15:20 UTC update: this link now says "temporarily unavailable due to scheduled(!) maintenance", but the other ones should still work.  —  The speeches of the Secretary …
Discussion: Errata Security and IT
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
'Hackers' deface UN site
Discussion: Spyware Hunter
BBC:
UN's website breached by hackers
Tony Smith / The Register:
Total world Wii sales close in on Xbox 360 tally  —  Nintendo's Wii is nearing the Xbox 360's cumulative sales total, despite the year-long availability advantage enjoyed by the Microsoft games consoles.  New figures put the Wii at 10.10m units sold to date worldwide, just behind the 360's 10.32m.
Discussion: FPS SOURCE and Gizmodo
Macenstein:
Sweeet... I got my ColorWare iPhone!  —  I just got my ColorWare painted iPhone back today.  Review forthcoming, but I thought I would post some pics in the meantime.  (Any dots or stuff you see are dust and greasy finger marks and such that I thought I cleaned, the paint job is pristine!)
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.
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
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
Why newspapers are not screwed  —  "Internet outsider" Henry Blodgett's analysis of the newspapers' long-term prospects Why Newspapers Are Screwed is (as you may have already intuited from his title) pretty superficial.  —  Using revenue and cost numbers from just the New York Times (why? …
Discussion: Mark Evans
 
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Steven Levy / Newsweek:
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