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12:30 PM ET, October 5, 2007

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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Labels Win Suit Against Song Sharer  —  In a crucial legal victory for record labels and other copyright owners, a federal jury yesterday found a Minnesota woman liable for copyright infringement for sharing music online and imposed a penalty of $222,000 in damages.
BBC:
Jury penalises music file-sharer
Discussion: Profy.Com, Switched and Digg
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
RIAA trial verdict is in: jury finds Thomas liable for infringement
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Please support our dying business model
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Mike Sachoff / WebProNews:
Internet Ad Revenues Set Record  —  Internet advertising revenues for the first half of 2007 reached nearly $10 billion, setting a new record representing an increase of nearly 27 percent over the same period last year, according to a new report from the Internet Advertising Bureau and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Discussion: Epicenter and Mashable!
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
A real bidding war: Google's price target  —  Six hundred and fifty dollars!  Can I get $650?  How about $700?  Here comes $700.  Who's next?  An auction?  Nope, just Wall Street analysts tripping over themselves to raise the price target for Google shares.
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:   Google's Shock and Awe: 40% of US Online Ad Revs in Q1 and Q2
24/7 Wall St.:
Details Of Yahoo! (YHOO) Break-Up From Bernstein Research  —  24/7 Wall St. has obtained a copy of the Bernstein Research report on the break-up of Yahoo!.  —  The first model done by Bernstein assume that the company is broken into three parts.  —  The first piece is Display Advertising.
Discussion: BloggingStocks
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bernstein's Yahoo (YHOO) Break-Up Plan: Ridiculous  —  The normally astute firm Sanford Bernstein appears to have developed brain rot this morning, at least with regard to a purported Yahoo break-up plan.  According to Reuters and 24/7 Wall St, Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay posits …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Reuters:   Analyst says Yahoo worth more if broken up
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPod "nana" spews chest-high flames from trousers — lawsuit at 11  —  Prepare to be amazed at what passes for investigative journalism on television these days.  Atlanta's WSB-TV Action News team ran a sensational iPod "nana" piece last night under the title "Man's Pants Catch Fire At Airport."
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
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WSB-TV:
iPod Sets Man's Pants On Fire  —  ATLANTA — The new iPod Nano is hot.  But one Douglasville man said his old Nano got even hotter — hot enough to burst into flames.  —  "So I look down and I see flames coming up to my chest," said Danny Williams.  —  Williams said the burn hole …
rentzsch.com:
apple's antiCAPSLOCK  —  About a month ago I picked up a new Apple keyboard.  That's the new thin model, the wired variant.  —  I'm rather pleased with it: like all keyboards, the previous model had a propensity of collecting debris+cruft.  Unlike most other keyboards …
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
China Blocking RSS Feeds  —  The Chinese Government has added a blanket ban on all RSS feeds, according to a report at Ars Technica.  —  There have been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored …
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
China's Great Firewall turns its attention to RSS feeds
Discussion: Gaffney3.com and Mashable!
Rich Brown / Crave: The gadget blog:
Mac Mini to be replaced by Mac Nano?  —  We approach all Apple-related rumors with skepticism, but sometimes we get a certain feeling about them, and today's from Mac OS Rumors gives us that tingle of plausibility.  Word from one of that site's "oldest and most reliable sources in Cupertino" …
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Christopher Hogg / Digital Journal:
Exclusive: Holt Renfrew Insider Says iPhone Coming to Canada in Two Weeks  —  While we're still marking this as rumour alert, a Holt Renfrew insider has told DigitalJournal.com the luxury retailer will be carrying Apple's iPhone across Canada by mid-October 2007.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook to Launch iTunes Competitor  —  An extremely reliable anonymous source has informed me about Facebook launching an iTunes competitor within their company.  Over the past months Facebook has been searching for a CEO to head up this new subdivision.  Facebook has been pursuing agreements with a number of record labels.
Discussion: Facebook Observer and Mashable!
 
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