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7:05 AM ET, December 19, 2007

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Here Comes (Another) Another Bubble!  —  The take-down of the popular Web 2.0 music video, “Here Comes Another Bubble,” didn't last too long.  The Richter Scales, a San Francisco singing group that did the piece, have posted a new one-Version 1.1-that it hopes is copyright safe.
Discussion: Lane Hartwell, TechCrunch and i-boy
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PlagiarismToday:
Analysis on The Lane Hartwell “Bubble” Controversy  —  Typically, I don't comment on ongoing controversies, especially ones that I've already talked about on the Copyright 2.0 Show.  —  However, the Lane Hartwell controversy does not seem prepared to end.  With the flames already fanned …
Discussion: Like It Matters
The Richter Scales:
Announcing “Bubble” Version 1.1  —  The Richter Scales are pleased to announce “Here Comes Another Bubble” Version 1.1.  —  Version 1.0 was viewed nearly a million times before Lane Hartwell, a San Francisco area photographer, filed a DMCA take-down notice which caused YouTube to remove the video from its site.
Discussion: CNET News.com
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Tweeterboard: Who Does That Person on Twitter Think They Are?  —  Like it or not, there's a whole lot of conversation going on via microblogging service Twitter these days and it cannot be ignored.  —  Let's say you've subscribed to a search feed for your company's name (via Terraminds) …
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Finally, a Twitter Measurement Tool that works  —  Update: I've just published all that I learned about Twitter on a subsequent post, please read here.  —  I've been watching the various twitter ranking, measuring, mashups appear, and most have little utility (other than some of the search tools).
Forbes:
The Web Celeb 25  —  Things change fast on the internet —and fame is no exception.  Nearly half of the online celebrities identified in the inaugural edition of the Forbes.com Web Celeb 25 failed to place on the list in this second edition.  Among the casualties: YouTube star LonelyGirl15 …
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My New Facebook Strategy and the FB Power Level  —  I had heard there was a 5k friend limit on Facebook.  I just didn't take it to heart.  Until I reached 5k and tried to add 5001., at which point FB reminded of the limit.  —  It was a weird moment ,but actually one that I have come to respect and appreciate.
Discussion: Mashable!
Nick Weininger / Official Google Blog:
Better flight stats results  —  The holiday season is upon us, and we know that many amongst you are traveling to be with family and friends.  To make sure you spend more time celebrating and less time waiting at the airport, we're introducing a new flight status feature that we hope will make your travels easier.
Microsoft Help and Support:
Internet Explorer 6 crashes after you install security update 942615 on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2  —  View products that this article applies to. … Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry.  Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Pumping DC power to the data center  —  Thomas Edison had it right, say the founders of start-up Validus DC Systems.  Direct current is the way.  —  Validus on Tuesday announced that it has raised $10 million from Oak Hill Venture Partners to further develop its data center power supplies …
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   Going green with DC power
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple finally fixes some MacBook keyboard issues  —  We're sure Apple had a fix in the works long before we got around to posting a poll about it, but if the response to Saturday's informal questionnaire was any indication, this update is long overdue.  Apple just posted a new software update …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
TorrentSpy loses Calif. copyright lawsuit  —  In a potentially severe blow to fans of peer-to-peer networks, a federal judge has ruled against the BitTorrent indexing service TorrentSpy.com on grounds that its operators engaged in “willful” deletion of important evidence.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Amazon Helping To Change The Business Of Music  —  The signs are everywhere that a revolution is taking place in music.  DRM is history, the price of music is falling towards zero (and sometimes even free isn't enough to slow piracy), and even big music sites like Yahoo are beginning to break ranks with the RIAA and labels.
Discussion: Guardian and ReadWriteWeb
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell's 3008WFP 30-inch LCD with DisplayPort sneaks available — in US too  —  So, Flight of the Conchords never made it quite clear what's so special about New Zealand anyways, but Dell has heaped mystery upon mystery by leaking its upcoming 3008WFP UltraSharp onto its NZ online store.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Katie Allen / Guardian:
Mature dating website, WLTM funky young networker for mutually stimulating liaison  —  Dating website Match.com hopes to attract new customers by becoming the first big matchmaker to partner with the social networking site Facebook.  It is offering a “Little Black Book” …
 
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Unlocked Media  —  Years ago, the Electronic Frontier Foundation came …
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John Pospisil / TECH.BLORGE.com:
Major Aussie ISP Telstra BigPond shafts open source OpenOffice
Dibya Sarkar / Associated Press:
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
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Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Ebay's rising star plots revamp of ‘flea market’
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Facebook Faces Off Against Sex Site
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PC World:
Apple TV Leads Internet Video Delivery Market
Discussion: WebProNews
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Inside iPod Touch
George Ou / Zero Day:
Mac versus Windows vulnerability stats for 2007
John Tierney / New York Times:
Why Nobody Likes a Smart Machine
Discussion: Dan Blank, Smart Mobs and Gawker