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10:30 AM ET, August 13, 2007

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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 …
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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 …
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
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
iVillage-NBC Dreams As Yet Unfulfilled  —  The NYT reports on the first year of the rocky NBC-iVillage marriage.  The ad dollars on iVillage seem to be flowing finally, but the network has had to relearn the tough lessons it learned back in the first Internet boom, when it tried to play catch …
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
NBC Making a Clean Start in a House of Mixed Media
Discussion: Lost Remote
Frank Fuchs / Locally Type* Local Search & Maps:
Yahoo! Expandable Algo Results with Maps photos and Local Content  —  Brand new integration of expandable enhanced data to certain web results like Photos, Reviews & Map from Yahoo! into the Yahoo! websearch.  —  open showing ratings, prices, maps and images for the hotel  —  Century Plaza Hotel
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
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.
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
Chris Silver Smith / Search Engine Land:
Geolocation: Core To The Local Space And Key To Click-Fraud Detection  —  Geolocation is bandied about quite a bit when discussing aspects of online marketing with location-specific components, but many are blurry as to how it works and how it's being used, so I thought it'd be helpful …
Glen / Mac Daddy World:
Two-way Video Conferencing for iPhone  —  in which we make the world's first useful video phone  —  Update: Our demo won first place for Iron Coder Live this afternoon!  Thanks for your votes everyone!  —  This weekend's C-4 developer conference features "Iron Coder Live", a contest in the same vein as MacHack.
Discussion: Gizmodo and The iPhone Blog
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.
CNET News.com:
How search engines rate on privacy  —  Price wars are public blessings.  Ask anyone who has comparison shopped between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel microprocessors or bought a cheap Harry Potter novel thanks to fierce bookseller price battles.  —  In the last few months …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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
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: The Register, Errata Security and IT
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BBC:
UN's website breached by hackers
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
'Hackers' deface UN site
Discussion: Spyware Hunter
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
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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Conor Oneill / blognation:
blognation Ireland launches today to bring you all the latest news …
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
Why newspapers are not screwed
Discussion: Mark Evans
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Rules That Novell, Not SCO, Owns Unix Copyrights
Discussion: WebProNews
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Names in the News Get a Way to Respond
Evan Schoenberg / Adium News:
Adium 1.1  —  The last release of Adium was about a month ago …
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First Live Pics of the US 3G N95 - In Mocha!
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Louise Story / New York Times:
A Variation on the DVR, Without Ad Skipping
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google selleth then taketh away, proving the need for DRM circumvention
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Microsoft Disputes FCC's Rejection of Web Devices That Use TV Airwaves
Eric Sylvers / New York Times:
Dutch Company Bets on Interactivity to Make G.P.S. Devices More Useful in the U.S.
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Facebook Grows Up  —  At 19, Mark Zuckerberg came up with a …
Discussion: VentureBeat and ResourceShelf
Chuck Roast / Pligg Blog:
Pligg Opens Negotiations For Possible Sale
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Note to HP: Open Your Garage for next weekend's BarCamp
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Beta Test Sling Player for Symbian S60
Discussion: Gizmodo
 

 
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