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8:30 PM ET, October 15, 2007

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David King / Official Google Blog:
Latest content ID tool for YouTube  —  A few months ago, we announced the initial development of a highly complicated technology platform — content identification tools for YouTube.  Today, we are pleased to launch, in beta form, YouTube Video Identification.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google unveils YouTube antipiracy tool
Discussion: Business Week and Mashable!
Elinor Mills / Webware.com:
GOOGLE UNVEILS YOUTUBE ANTIPIRACY TOOL
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Profy.Com
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Google releases video filtering system
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
AOL Layoffs Letter From CEO Randy Falco  —  More to come on this story, but AOL will lay off 2,000 employees.  Here is the letter to AOL employees that went out at 11 a.m. EDT today from CEO Randy Falco:  —  Dear AOL colleague,  —  Just over a year ago, AOL embarked on an incredibly complex …
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Confirmed: AOL Laying Off 2,000: Randy Falco Email
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Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Led Zeppelin to Make Its Songs Available Digitally  —  It's been a long time, but Led Zeppelin, one of the last superstar acts to refrain from selling its music online, is finally offering its catalog to digital-music fans.  —  The shift by Led Zeppelin, whose reunion concert in London next month …
Nick / Rough Type:   What is and what should never be  —  It's over, rock fans.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Reader Stats are Bulls**t (With Proof)  —  Google Reader stats, in case you don't know, are bulls**t.  In fact, all Feedburner stats for most top blogs are bulls**t due to the effect of default feeds.  Want 80,000 free subscribers?  How about 200K or more?  Read on.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Tops Feed Reader and Social Bookmark Rankings  —  Some interesting audience-engagement data just came out from AddThis.com, which ranks the top feed readers and bookmarking services by how actively they are used.  These rankings are based on how many times people across the Web add …
Nick / Rough Type:
Caterpillar: Web 2.0 giant  —  There may well be a time when Facebook, YouTube, Digg, and the other Web 2.0 fashion plates make some real money, but for the moment their results pale in comparison to those of the most unexpected beneficiary of the web's recent evolution, the industrial-age stalwart Caterpillar.
Will / New Scientist Invention Blog:
Microsoft mind reading  —  Not content with running your computer, Microsoft now wants to read your mind too.  —  The company says that it is hard to properly evaluate the way people interact with computers since questioning them at the time is distracting and asking questions later may not produce reliable answers.
Discussion: Crave, Rough Type, Boing Boing and Valleywag
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Could EEGs have prevented Clippy?  Microsoft taps brain scan for UI work
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google's sneak attack?  Adsense for Facebook  —  Is Google-the-Goliath sneaking into the Facebook building — via the basement?  —  Google is actively recruiting third-party developers with applications on Facebook to run Adsense ads within applications pages, VentureBeat has learned.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Attention - NewsGator and Bloglines Join APML Workgroup  —  Web users interested in personalization, privacy and increasing sophistication in their applications take note: the Attention Data spec APML (Attention Profiling Markup Language) gained substantial momentum today with the announcement …
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Nick Bradbury:   FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and NewsGator Inbox to Support APML
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
Is Scribd a Porn Document Network?  —  Please note that this post is NOT SAFE FOR WORK (NSFW).  While I have not embedded any offending images, some of the content and links is objectionable.  —  One of the most popular services for bloggers is called Scribd, a so-called "YouTube for Documents".
USA Today:
Google's GPhone strategy could keep user costs low  —  SEATTLE - Google's (GOOG)widely anticipated - and top secret - GPhone mobile phone project could trump Apple's (APPL) glitzy iPhone - by going low cost and low tech, tech analysts say.  —  That scenario gained credence last week …
Greenpeace News:
iPhone's hazardous chemicals  —  When will promises of a greener Apple bear fruit?  —  International — Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's iPhone contains hazardous chemicals.  The tests uncovered two types of hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other mobile phone makers.
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Broadcom introduces 3G on chip  —  Chipmaker Broadcom said Monday that it has developed a new processor that integrates all key 3G cellular and mobile technologies onto a single chip.  —  The processor that operates at extremely low powers will enable cell phone makers to build new 3G phones …
Discussion: eWEEK.com
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Matt Peckham / Game On:
The Sims Creator to Become BAFTA Fellow  —  Games are capable of being as artistically relevant as any other medium, deal with it.  That's the message the British Academy of Film and Television Arts is sending by way of inducting SimCity and The Sims creator Will Wright into BAFTA's Fellowship …
Discussion: CNET News.com
BBC:
BBC online to go free over wi-fi  —  The BBC's online services will be made available free of charge at thousands of wi-fi hotspots around the UK.  —  The corporation has agreed a deal with wi-fi firm The Cloud, which operates 7,500 hotspots around the country.
Discussion: TechCrunch UK
Salon:
Hitachi hatches a humongous hard drive  —  It's Monday morning and you, like me, are wondering, What, no news from the Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference taking place in Tokyo next week?  —  No worries, I've got you covered.  Word today is that next week's confab of hard drive technologists …
 
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Sarah Lai Stirland / Wired News:
MoveOn.org Reverses: Allows Critical Ads on Google
Josh Catone / Read/WriteWeb:
Adobe Partners with BBC on Streaming Video
Discussion: Mashable!
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
Hatebook Embraces the "Evil" Side of Social Networking
Discussion: broadstuff and CenterNetworks
Julie Sloane / Epicenter:
CurrentTV Re-Launches Its Website To Boost User Generated Content
Discussion: Bits
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Secret manual shows Comcast (gasp!) protects customers' privacy
Discussion: DSLreports
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Tipsheet: Information security on the cheap
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Twitter: show me the money!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
AdBrite: Full Page "Skip This Ad" Units Now Available for Everyone
Discussion: Sam Harrelson
 Earlier Items: 
Charles Cooper / ZDNet:
Debating the morality behind software development
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Yet another Ajax toolkit: Eclipse RAP 1.0
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Supreme Court dumps Microsoft, Best Buy appeal
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
1,200 Marketers Can't Be Wrong: The Future Is in Consumer Behavior
Discussion: A Media Circus, Channel 9 and cgm
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Celebrities Off Guard? 'TMZ' Is a Hit
Oliver Starr / blognation:
Jiglu is a Smarter Way to Tag Your Content
Rob Mead / Tech.co.uk:
Pirates take over anti-piracy website
John Markoff / Bits:
Bill Gates Presents the One (Really Big) Ringy Dingy