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5:55 PM ET, February 14, 2008

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Ian / IanSchafer.com:
So What Happened At YouTube's Videocracy Event?  —  YouTube trotted out all their heavy hitters for their Videocracy event in NYC last night.  —  Here are some highlights of what they said:  —  For Content Partners/Creators  —  Get ready for active sharing.  —  Get ready for upgraded video editing tools.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
What's Next for YouTube (Video Editing, Recommendations, Advertiser Analytics)  —  Last night at an event in NYC dubbed “Videocracy,” YouTube gave marketers a sneak peak at some upcoming initiatives.  Silicon Alley Insider's Michael Learmonth tried to get in, but was thrown out.
Discussion: Cost Per News
internetnews.com:
SCO Plans Rebound Thanks to $100M Lifeline  —  The Unix vendor aims to rise from the ashes — and possibly continue its controversial legal claims.  —  Embattled Unix vendor SCO may get a new lease on life, thanks to a $100 million infusion aimed at helping it emerge from bankruptcy and pursue its controversial legal claims.
Discussion: Jeremy's Blog, Valleywag and Slashdot
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Anders Bylund / Ars Technica:
Yahoo turns to News Corp., leaving Microsoft jilted at the altar  —  Yahoo didn't like Microsoft's advances, despite the ostensibly sweet buyout offer of $44.6 billion, or $31 per share.  So management is looking around for other sweethearts that could keep it from falling under the control of big, bad Mr. Softy.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Yahoo Chief Explains Rejection of Microsoft Bid
Discussion: Webware.com and Business Wire
Scobleizer:
Microsoft researchers make me cry  —  It's not often that I see software that really changes my world.  It's even rarer that I see software that I know will change the world my sons live in.  I can count those times pretty easily.  The first time I saw an Apple II in 1977.
Discussion: Valleywag
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Indiana Jones 4 trailer, now in Quicktime HD!  —  Today is one of the best days I've ever had here at CrunchGear.  So far I've written about a new Star Wars movie, the new Star Trek movie, and now I'm really, really happy to give you the new Indiana Jones movie's teaser trailer in HD.
Discussion: TechCrunch and ParisLemon
Associated Press:
EU suggests singers and musicians should earn copyright fees for 95 years  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium: Singers and musicians should earn royalty fees for 95 years — almost double the current 50-year limit, a European Union official said Thursday as he promised to draft new copyright protection rules.
Discussion: iLounge, MacDailyNews and Slashdot
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
EU commissioner: Let's extend music copyrights to 95 years.
Discussion: WebProNews, Electronista and InfoWorld
information aesthetics:
RIP: Yahoo! Design closed down  —  an anonymous source just informed me the entire Yahoo! Design Innovation team (once coined yHaus) has been laid off, part of a closing-down of all innovation teams at Yahoo. in addition, their work has been completely removed from their original website. infosthetics …
Darren Waters / BBC NEWS | dot.life:
PS3 takes on Slingbox  —  Sony has talked up the multimedia capabilities of the PlayStation 3 since before it was launched - but it is only now that those promises are being met.  —  Later this year Sony will launch an add-on that will let PS3 owners watch digital TV via their console …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and last100
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Indie coffeehouses tell Starbucks: Bring on your free Wi-Fi  —  Smaller chains and solo shops brew wireless access their own way  —  Computerworld) Like many indie cafes, Seattle's Bauhaus Books and Coffee has long relied on free Wi-Fi to help bring in customers.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
New York Times Plans to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs  —  After years of resisting the newsroom cuts that have hit most of the industry, The New York Times will bow to growing financial strain and eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs this year, the executive editor said Thursday.
Michelle Slatalla / New York Times:
If You Can't Let Go, Twitter  —  SOMETIMES, you just have to trust your relatives.  You have to be willing to let them leave the house unchallenged.  Suspend disbelief and let them take the car.  —  That's what I tell my three daughters, anyway.  But it never works out like that.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
LiveUniverse Buys Revver for More than a Song  —  Troubled video site Revver was bought by Brad Greenspan's LiveUniverse last night for a price “many multiples more” than the $500,000 to $1.5 million reported recently, according to a source close to the deal.
Discussion: Mashable!
Electronista:
PS3 said to outsell Xbox in 2008, crack 20m in 2011  —  Sony's PlayStation 3 console will outperform the Xbox 360 and roughly double its user base in 2008, says a new estimate by research firm iSuppli.  The study predicts that Sony will sell approximately 10 million PS3s over the course of 2008 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
MSNBC:
U.S. to launch missile at broken spy satellite  —  Plan is to fire missiles from U.S. Navy cruiser before it hits Earth  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush has ordered the Pentagon to use a Navy missile to attempt to destroy a broken U.S. spy satellite — and thereby minimize the risk to humans …
 
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InfoWorld:
Most analog cellular to fade away on Monday
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Xbox 360 failure rate at 16 percent?
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google cheers anti-Comcast legislation
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Citysearch syndication deal: AOL and IAC's Valentine's Day hookup
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Xbox 360 red ring of death repair kit from Team Xecuter
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Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
PR Wire Service to Journalists & Bloggers: We Don't Need You
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
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Matt Martin / GamesIndustry.biz:
Analyst expects new Nintendo, Microsoft hardware by2010
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
AT&T Centro confirmed for next week
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Utah Law Proposed To Hide Police Misconduct So It Doesn't Get On YouTube
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Steven Saviano / Official Google Docs Blog:
Google Docs, will you be my valentine?
Discussion: VentureBeat
Robert Andrews / mocoNews.net:
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Matt Asay / The Open Road:
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