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7:25 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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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 …
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 …
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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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.
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.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
'Hackers' deface UN site  —  Some sections still offline hours after Turkish trios uses SQL injection attack  —  "Hackers" defaced the United Nations' Web site early Sunday with messages accusing the U.S. and Israel of killing children.  As of late afternoon, some sections …
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Giorgio / hackademix.net:
United Nations VS SQL Injections
Discussion: Errata Security and IT
BBC:   UN's website breached by hackers
Evan Schoenberg / Adium News:
Adium 1.1  —  The last release of Adium was about a month ago, so you might think that Adium 1.1 has been in development just that long.  You might also think that ice cream is better without caramel.  You'd be wrong on both counts.  Adium 1.1 development started over a year ago …
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
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? …
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.
Discussion: Kotaku, Macsimum News and Go Nintendo
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.
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
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
Microsoft Disputes FCC's Rejection of Web Devices That Use TV Airwaves  —  Today Microsoft plans to try to convince regulators that it can connect consumers to high-speed Internet over unused television airwaves without interfering with existing broadcasts.  —  In a document that it plans …
Discussion: paidContent.org
Steven Levy / Newsweek:
Facebook Grows Up  —  At 19, Mark Zuckerberg came up with a new way for college kids to connect—and started an online revolution.  Now 23, he's trying to build out his business without losing its cool.  —  On Tuesday, July 31, Shara Karasic's world came to a temporary halt.  Facebook was down.
Discussion: VentureBeat and ResourceShelf
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google selleth then taketh away, proving the need for DRM circumvention  —  It's not often that Google kills off one of its services, especially one which was announced with much fanfare at a big mainstream event like CES 2006.  Yet Google Video's commercial aspirations have indeed been terminated …
Discussion: TeleRead, Profy.Com and Zoli's Blog
Chuck Roast / Pligg Blog:
Pligg Opens Negotiations For Possible Sale  —  As some of you may have noticed, Pligg is going through some changes.  Recently, the administration has decided to open Pligg.com up for bidding.  You can read more at the following links Mashable & Tech Crunch  —  Let me elaborate on what this means.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pligg, The Open Source Digg Clone, Put Up For Sale
Discussion: MediaVidea
 
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Google, Microsoft and Apple building online storage havens: you win
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