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3:20 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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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 …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Completes Acquisition of aQuantive, Creates Advertiser …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Updated: Online Ad Firm aQuantive Now Part Of Microsoft; Yet Another Ad Overhaul
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  —  Trying to learn how your favorite search engine protects your privacy can be as frustrating as a Where's Waldo book: it's not easy to find what you're looking for, and doing it on multiple sites is even more irksome.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Drop-Down Maps & Other Enhanced Data Appearing In Yahoo Hotel Search Results  —  Yahoo has been building out much richer Shortcuts, rolling out new ones almost daily.  Here are recent additions, sports and music, for example.  Yahoo has also done this for some time with restaurant reviews …
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Frank Fuchs / Locally Type* Local Search & Maps:
Yahoo! Expandable Algo Results with Maps photos and Local Content
Discussion: Screenwerk
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 and The 463
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: Insider Chatter and Screenwerk
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype on iPhone.  No, seriously.  —  OK, this has to be the coolest news this morning.  SHAPE Services, a Stuttgart, Germany-based company, well-known for making mobile IM clients, has just announced Skype for iPhone, an iPhone-optimized Web site that allows you to access Skype via the browser on the iPhone.
Discussion: Download Squad, Macworld, BetaNews 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.
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
Inside Higher Ed:
New Media Meets Campus Media  —  Questions about the skills college journalists need to master to prepare for successful careers in a new media landscape aren't new — but the answers keep changing.  —  For instance, in 1995, an article in Quill, a publication of the Society of Professional Journalists …
Discussion: Romenesko
Robert Lemos / SecurityFocus:
German sites close, as anti-hacking law arrives  —  Security researchers in Germany continued to pull down exploit code from their sites last week, scrambling to comply with a German law that makes illegal the distribution of software that could be used to break into computers.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Search Engine Guide
 
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Macenstein:
Hopefully they're working on a Mac port
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and digg
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
File-Sharing Kids: "I really don't care, it's not my problem.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Is There Any Need For The Concept Of A TV Channel Any More?
Adario Strange / Epicenter:
Rocketboom Lives: Founder Disputes Ad Woes
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Users Spend Half Their Time Visiting Content
Discussion: CNET News.com
Miriam Olsson / ZDNet:
Pro-piracy politician proffers his worldview
Chaos Projects:
Sniping the security
Discussion: Engadget and Gizmodo
Reuters:
Microsoft to dispute FCC on vacant TV airwaves
Discussion: The Register and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Jacob Ogles / Wired News:
How to Take Money From Kids: Sell Toys Both Physical and Virtual
Discussion: reBang weblog
Nick / Rough Type:
Edgeio vs. Freegeio
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
First look to Firefox 3's new download manager
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Can Mondays be the new Fridays?  —  Here's an infographic map …
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
VideoEgg: Suddenly They're A Facebook Ad Network
Damon Brown / New York Post:
NINTENDO AND APPLE PLATFORMS ARE GAMING EACH OTHER