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1:40 PM 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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Broadband ISP's Fear of the Web Video
Chris Williams / The Register:   ISPs hijack BBC in tiered services push
Simon Fluendy / Financial Advice, News …:
Pay up if you jam the web, BBC warned
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 …
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CNET News.com:   In their own words: Search engines on privacy
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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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.
Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
The Joost Problem: American 'Broadband'  —  Joost, despite an early lead when it comes to the P2P television is beginning to get some criticism about its video quality.  A skeptical report on JoostTeam points out that the bit rate is about half that of video from DivX Stage6 or the iTunes Store.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Reuters:
Microsoft to dispute FCC on vacant TV airwaves  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) on Monday will try to convince U.S. regulators that vacant television airwaves can be used for wireless services without interfering with broadcast signals, The Washington Post reported.
Discussion: Engadget and The Register
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Holly M. Sanders / New York Post:
AD MAN, AT LAST  —  M'SOFT GOES BEYOND GEEKDOM TO FILL KEY ONLINE JOB  —  Microsoft will announce another management overhaul of its online ad businesses after wrapping up a $6 billion deal for Web ad firm aQuantive this week, The Post has learned.  —  Under the changes …
Search Engine Watch:
Google's Local Search Land Grab  —  Attention, college students!  You no longer need to donate plasma to get beer money.  Quit your part-time job, buy a digital camera and a notebook, and walk down the street.  Take pictures of every business you see.  Then write down the address …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Reuters:
Kids justify illegal downloads, study finds  —  Children in Europe are aware of the risks of illegal downloading but often rationalize their act by saying that everyone—including their parents—is doing it, according to a major European Commission survey.  —  Other excuses included …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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.
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.
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.
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
First look to Firefox 3's new download manager  —  The revamped download manager, one of the expected features defined in the Firefox 3 product requirement document has been added to the development code today and will be available in tomorrow's nightly (development release).
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
 
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Miriam Olsson / ZDNet:
Pro-piracy politician proffers his worldview
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Things on my mind...  Today Buzz took me over to see Steve Ball …
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Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Jacob Ogles / Wired News:
How to Take Money From Kids: Sell Toys Both Physical and Virtual
Discussion: reBang weblog
Nick / Rough Type:
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Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
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Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
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German Security Professionals in the Mist
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Hacked U.N. Web site still at risk?
Discussion: The Register
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Matt Asay / CNET News.com:
Why capitalist pigs would be good for Mozilla
Discussion: Geek Speaker
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Philips quietly offers 8GB editions in GoGear SA3300 lineup
Discussion: Forever Geek
Chris Silver Smith / Search Engine Land:
Geolocation: Core To The Local Space And Key To Click-Fraud Detection
Ryan Jarrett / last100:
Live concert recordings on USB sticks
Bill Ray / The Register:
US punters gobbling up mobile data
Discussion: SMS Text News
Macenstein:
Sweeet... I got my ColorWare iPhone!
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Rules That Novell, Not SCO, Owns Unix Copyrights