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11:45 PM ET, May 7, 2008

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Saul Hansell / Bits:
Microsoft May Build a Copyright Cop Into Every Zune  —  If you like to download the latest episodes of “Heroes” or other NBC shows from BitTorrent, maybe you shouldn't buy a Microsoft Zune to watch them on.  —  A future update of the software for Microsoft's portable media player may well include …
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Cesar Menendez / Zune Insider:
Just So No One Gets the Wrong Idea. . .  I hope you are all having a great time discovering all the cool stuff in the 2.5 release.  —  We have seen some chatter in the blogosphere over the last 24 hours around a couple of posts speculating about what Zune may or may not do in terms …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft denies putting ‘copyright cop’ in Zune
Discussion: p2pnet
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Breaking: Facebook Profile Redesign - Detailed Specs & First Impressions  —  As most people in the Facebook developer community are aware, the upcoming Facebook profile redesign is the biggest and most far-reaching project at the company so far this year.  Its impact on users and developers …
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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Facebook Announces Developer Integration Points to New Design, New “Publisher” Feature … While still vague in regards to details, Facebook today released some important information regarding their new design that is sure to excite those users that are considering leaving for other networks.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Project Granola-Facebook Tastier Than Yahoo?
Associated Press:
Gates says Microsoft will go it alone  —  TOKYO: Bill Gates said Wednesday that Microsoft was not pursuing other deals following the withdrawal of its $47.5 billion takeover bid for Yahoo.  —  Those comments seemed to set a different tone than those he made Tuesday in South Korea …
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Jason Mick / DailyTech:   Microsoft Doesn't Want Yahoo Back, Enjoys “Independence”
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft going it alone? Not exactly
InfoWorld:
Internet Archive challenges FBI's secret records demand  —  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has withdrawn a secret demand that the Internet Archive, an online library, provide the agency with a user's personal information after the Web site challenged the records request in court.
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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
FBI Targets Internet Archive With Secret ‘National Security Letter’, Loses  —  The Internet Archive, a project to create a digital library of the web for posterity, successfully fought a secret government Patriot Act order for records about one of its patrons and won the right to make the order public …
Discussion: Not Quite a Blog 2.0 and Digg
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
AMD talks Shanghai performance, features, roadmap to 2010  —  Randy Allen, corporate VP and general manager for AMD's Server/Workstation division presented AMD's server roadmap for the rest of 2008 today, hosted a conference call today on what the company is planning for 2009 and 2010.
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Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
AMD: Intel's misdeeds killing our long-term sustainability
Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp. Web Unit Sees Revenue Drop, Admits It Won't Hit FY 08 Goals  —  It took a while, but Rupert Murdoch has finally acknowledged that News Corp.'s Web business won't hit the goals he laid out for it last August.  Actually, he made Peter Chernin say it: “Let me begining by saying yes …
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Peter Kafka / Silicon Alley Insider:
News Corp: Selling Ads For MySpace Is Hard Work!
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jon Healey / Bit Player:
Defunct TorrentSpy kicked while down  —  U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper has handed BitTorrent index site TorrentSpy a bill it couldn't possibly pay.  Having ruled in favor of the major Hollywood studios' lawsuit in December, Cooper awarded the studios damages of $30,000 per movie …
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Stefanie Olsen / CNET News.com:
Studios win $100 million judgment against TorrentSpy
Discussion: Techdirt
Aviv Raff / Aviv Raff On .NET:
Happy Birthday Israel!  —  Today we are celebrating, here in Israel, 60 years of being an independent country.  As part of the celebration, I'm releasing a new 0day vulnerability.  —  One of our customs in Independence day is to play a “treasure hunt” game.
Discussion: InformationWeek
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InfoWorld:   Zero-day treasure hunt: Researcher hides IE attack on Web
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Adobe launches Photoshop Express update with Flickr support  —  Adobe is launching an update to its free Photoshop Express image editing tool today, including support for Yahoo's Flickr online photo service.  —  The public beta of the tool now includes changes based on feedback from the community.
Discussion: PC World, Ryan Stewart and Gizmodo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Blacklisting Spammers  —  You know you've made it as a communications medium when you start attracting spammers.  On Twitter, the problem is getting bad enough that the service is starting to blacklist people who spam other members.  There is already an unofficial site called …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft's Brand Confusion Runs Deep  —  The LiveSide blog today took a look at all the different bits of Microsoft's Live.com search universe and found that while the new look may live up to the stated design principle of “Simple and powerful.  Human.  Fast.” it doesn't provide a common, unified experience.
Discussion: LiveSide and Live Search
Larry Alder / Official Google Blog:
Investing in the future of the open Internet  —  As you may have read, Google, Comcast, Intel Capital, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Trilogy Equity Partners have entered into an agreement to invest $3.2 billion in a new wireless broadband company.
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Chipzilla funds Sprint-Clearwire snog
Discussion: VentureBeat
Alertbox:
How Little Do Users Read? … We've known since our first studies of how users read on the Web that they typically don't read very much.  Scanning text is an extremely common behavior for higher-literacy users; our recent eyetracking studies further validate this finding.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and WebProNews
The Mozilla Blog:
COMPROMISED FILE IN VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE PACK FOR FIREFOX 2  —  The Vietnamese language pack for Firefox 2 contains inserted code to load remote content.  This code is the result of a virus infection, but does not contain the virus itself.  This usually results in the user seeing unwanted ads …
Discussion: Spyware Sucks and Threat Level
 
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Business Wire:
46-inch Panel With Brightest LCD Adds New Dimension in Digital Signage …
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget HD
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Ideas Are Everywhere... So Why Do We Limit Them?
Mary A. C. Fallon / DEMO.com:
Kaazing will integrate with Sun's GlassFish application server
Discussion: eWeek
Michael Cerda / Cerdafied:
“Giant steps are what you take.”  —  This is what you'll hear on my ringback ironically.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MeeVee Finds A Home, Acquired By Live Universe
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
Doom 4 announced, id Software hiring
GamesIndustry.biz:
NVIDIA to “simplify” product range
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services:
Marc Benioff heralds Web 3.0 at DreamForce Europe
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Video Comments for TypePad and MovableType This Month
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Ben Lorica / O'Reilly Radar:
Macs in the Enterprise  —  In every O'Reilly conference …
Discussion: CNET News.com
philly.metro.us:
Citywide Wi-Fi could be shut down
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Sprint Spending $100 Million to Kick iPhone in the Nuts (iPhone Wearing Cup)
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
DVD-by-Mail Users Stuck in the Past
PC World:
OpenOffice 3.0 Beta Released
Josh Lowensohn / Webware.com:
Customer service via Twitter works for unpopular people too
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Board: Still Room for Schmidt?