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12:00 AM ET, May 27, 2008

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Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
YouTube suit called threat to online communication  —  NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.
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Natalie Weinstein / CNET News.com:
Google says Viacom's suit ‘threatens’ Net  —  Viacom's $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube “threatens the way hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange information” over the Web, YouTube parent Google said in a legal response to the suit.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Jackson West / Valleywag:
Viacom “threatens” freedom of expression, says Google  —  Google's lawyers suggest that Viacom's strategy in its $1 billion lawsuit against YouTube is to subvert the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's protection of websites and Internet service providers and “threatens the way hundreds …
Discussion: Marksonland
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
New York Times API Coming  —  As print circulation continues its slide at most newspapers, one of the United States' most respected newspapers, the New York Times, is taking steps to boost online readership.  The paper is already the third most cited web site on Techmeme, and the first on Memeorandum …
Josh Catone / ReadWriteWeb:
Sometimes Crowds Aren't That Wise  —  Last week, computer book publisher SitePoint relayed a story about recent experiences with Digg that demonstrates that the Digg system is far from perfect.  We've written recently on ReadWriteWeb about the decline and fall of quality on Digg …
Discussion: AccMan Pro and broadstuff
Om Malik / GigaOM:
With Private Equity Looming, Infineon CEO Resigns  —  Infineon Technologies, a Neubiberg, Germany-based company that was recently in the news for allegedly winning a deal to supply chips for the new 3G iPhone, has announced that CEO Wolfgang Ziebart is leaving due to a disagreement with the company and its board of directors.
Discussion: CNET News.com
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
FriendFeed Should Kill Those Who Accuse It of Murder  —  Internet - Can we please stop with the FriendFeed murderous meme?  —  Over the weekend it was that FriendFeed is going to kill Twitter - which won't happen.  Today it's that FriendFeed is going to kill Google Reader - which won't happen.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Semantic Tagging with Faviki  —  Faviki is a new social bookmarking tool that offers something that services like Ma.gnolia, del.icio.us, and Diigo do not - semantic tagging capabilities.  What this means is that instead of having users haphazardly entering in tags to describe the links they save …
Discussion: UMBC ebiquity
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Demo of iPhone Earth  —  Want to see what the earth would look like in your iPhone?  Watch the video below, which was shot by Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog.  It shows a demo of the “coolest thing” he saw at the recent Where 2.0 conference from a Boulder-Colorado startup called Earthscape..
Discussion: IntoMobile
Smashing Magazine:
Beautiful And Original Product Designs  —  Successful product design manages to reveal useful functionality beyond its appealing form.  No matter how excellent a design looks like, most customers aren't likely to spend money on something they won't be able to use.
Discussion: Digg
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Blazing Samsung 256GB SSD Is the One We've Been Waiting For  —  This is the solid-state drive that we've been waiting for: a full 256GB, which Samsung says is “the world's fastest and largest capacity 2.5-inch, MLC-based SSD with SATA II Interface.”  Sick sequential read and sequential write speeds …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Should services charge “super users”?  —  Om Malik says that Twitter should charge super users like me and come up with a business model.  —  Dare Obasanjo, in a separate, but similar post comes to the conclusion that Twitter's problems are due to super users like me.  —  Interesting that both of these guys are wrong.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Warner Tries a New Tactic to Revive Its DVD Sales  —  LOS ANGELES — Retail's love affair with the DVD is on the rocks and Warner Brothers Entertainment would like to patch things up.  —  Faced with a decline in DVD sales, Warner Brothers, part of Time Warner, is planning an unusual effort around …
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Rob Kerr / Inquirer:
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Anne Becker / Broadcasting & Cable:
Cable Networks Put More Content Online
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getclicky.com/blog:
Paypal has been terribly broken for 10 days and no one's talking about it.
Alexander van Elsas / Alexander van Elsas's Weblog …:
Advertisement holds web 2.0 in a death grip
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Fred / A VC:
muxfind  —  I posted about two new web-based mixtape services …
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Charlie Demerjian / Inquirer:
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