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12:40 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  —  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.
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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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
NBC Making a Clean Start in a House of Mixed Media
Discussion: Techdirt and Lost Remote
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 …
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
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.
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
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 and All Facebook
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Hacked U.N. Web site still at risk?  —  If you happened to visit the official Web site for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the weekend, you may have found its signature list of news releases swapped for an antiwar message in red capital letters.
Discussion: Switched
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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, Things That and 24/7 Wall St.
Nick / Rough Type:
Edgeio vs. Freegeio  —  I sort of trashed Edgeio when it originally unveiled itself a year and a half ago.  The company, founded by Keith Teare with some help from Mike Arrington and others, wanted to be a centralized clearinghouse for decentralized classified ads.
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.
Sunnet Beskerming / Sunnet Beskerming Security …:
German Security Professionals in the Mist  —  German Information Security professionals were hopeful after proposed changes to the UK Computer Misuse Act Police and Justice Act amendments were suspended due to the fact that if certain clauses were enacted, it would effectively …
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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Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
First look to Firefox 3's new download manager
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Unmanned "Surge": 3000 More Robots for War
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Raw Feed
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Philips quietly offers 8GB editions in GoGear SA3300 lineup
Discussion: Forever Geek
Christopher Leake / The Mail on Sunday:
Police on terror alert over theft of top secret records on computer database
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Inquirer
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
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Ray / The Register:
US punters gobbling up mobile data
Discussion: SMS Text News
Macenstein:
Sweeet... I got my ColorWare iPhone!
Seamusmccauley / Virtual Economics:
Why newspapers are not screwed
Discussion: Mark Evans
Tony Smith / The Register:
Total world Wii sales close in on Xbox 360 tally
Discussion: FPS SOURCE and Gizmodo
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Rules That Novell, Not SCO, Owns Unix Copyrights
Discussion: WebProNews
Evan Schoenberg / Adium News:
Adium 1.1  —  The last release of Adium was about a month ago …
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