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9:50 AM ET, July 3, 2008

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Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Judge Orders YouTube to Give All User Histories to Viacom  —  Google will have to turn over every record of every video watched by YouTube users, including users' names and IP addresses, to Viacom, which is suing Google for allowing clips of its copyright videos to appear on YouTube, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Ruling Will Expose Viewing Habits of YouTube Users  —  Yesterday, in the Viacom v. Google litigation, the federal court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google to produce to Viacom (over Google's objections): … The court's order grants Viacom's request and erroneously ignores …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Judge Protects YouTube's Source Code, Throws Users To The Wolves  —  The ongoing Google/YouTube-Viacom litigation has now officially spilled over to users with a court order requiring Google to turn over massive amounts of user data to Viacom.  If the data is actually released …
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Google wins source code ruling against Viacom  —  Google scored a legal victory in keeping its search source code secret from Viacom, but YouTube users were not so fortunate with their privacy.  —  A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the search giant doesn't have to turn over the code to Viacom …
Adam Connors / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Talk for the iPhone  —  We've just released in the US a new version of Google Talk designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers.  In addition to sending your friends Gmail messages from your iPhone, you can now chat with them while you're on the move, too!
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Google Talk comes to the iPhone.  Death of the text message approaching?  —  Google has unveiled a web-based version of its Google Talk instant messaging client specifically built for the iPhone.  Quite simply: It's amazing — but it has limitations.  —  Just as with Google's other apps built …
Google Talkabout:
Chat on your iPhone  —  Attention iPhone owners!  You can now chat with all your Google Talk buddies while on the go.  Our new version of Google Talk is designed specifically for the iPhone and runs in the iPhone's browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
State of US Broadband: Demand Hits Speed Bumps  —  A new report from Pew Internet shows that the broadband growth in the US has slowed down to a crawl, a sign that US broadband carriers would have to work hard to find ways to grow their overall businesses.  Pew points out that 55% of adult Americans have home broadband connections.
Discussion: Podcasting News and Inquirer
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
NVIDIA says “significant quantities” of laptop GPUs are defective, stock tumbles  —  If you're the type to watch the late stock tickers, you might have noticed that NVIDIA's stock just took a pretty big hit, down 24 percent to $13.56 — that's because the company just informed investors that …
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Jim Reed / BBC:
Virgin defends file-sharing campaign  —  Virgin Media has told Newsbeat there is “absolutely no possibility” of taking legal action or banning internet users as part of a campaign against illegal file-sharing on its broadband network.  —  The firm has sent 800 letters to customers …
Discussion: TorrentFreak and The Register
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BBC:
Warning letters to ‘file-sharers’
Discussion: BBC NEWS and ringtonia.com
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo, Microsoft, Time Warner, News Corp, and AOL Agree To Talk Forever And Never Do Anything  —  All major Internet companies not named Google are in talks about mergers, partnerships, spinouts, and other proposals to quiet irate shareholders and stop getting their butts kicked, says the WSJ.
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Mary Colvig / The Mozilla Blog:
We're official!  —  The Firefox community is the proud new owner of a Guinness World Record — each and every one of you!  Mozilla today received confirmation from Guinness World Records that we've officially achieved the record for the “largest number of software downloads in 24 hours.”
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Twitter refugees find a new home (at least for this week): Identi.ca  —  First everyone was going to leave Twitter for Jaiku.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for Pownce.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for Plurk.  Then everyone was going to leave Twitter for FriendFeed.
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Bill Ray / The Register:
America wakes up to the surveillance society  —  Who watches the watchmen's mobile phone?  —  Civil liberties groups in the US are demanding that the Department of Justice cough details of its use of mobile phone tracking - particularly how often it's done so without probable cause of a crime being committed.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Bits
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
Civil liberties groups sue U.S. over mobile phone tracking
Calley Nye / TechCrunch:
Angry Businesses Organize Anti-Yelp Websites.  This Is A Sure Sign Of Their Success.  —  Yelp, a user-generated database of customer reviews of local businesses, first launched in October 2004.  Users rate and leave reviews for local businesses, participate in forums, and can generally get social around local businesses.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Small Business Success Stories: What We've Learned So Far  —  A baker, a guitar teacher, a florist, and a real estate agent: Those are the four small business owners I've profiled in this space recently.  Before I continue with more online marketing success stories, this seems like a smart …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
I've Been Gnipped  —  Earlier this year we made a seed investment in a new company called Gnip.  Yesterday, Gnip launched their first service - a free centralized callback server that notifies data consumers (such as Plaxo) in real-time when there is new data about their users on various data producing sites (such as Flickr and Digg).
Discussion: The Real McCrea and Scripting News
 
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Sony pulls problematic PS3 software update after 1 hour
Discussion: BBC NEWS
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Live in France
Discussion: Screenwerk
Sarah Bedwell / OMTP:
Leading Mobile Operators Collaborate to Enable Rich Mobile Web Services
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Adobe's PDF format now an ISO standard
Discussion: The Register and Digg
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Google-Yahoo Partnership: Justice Is Looking Closer
Ashlee Vance / The Register:
Bill Gates battles Kermit the Frog in the name of open source
Discussion: The Open Road
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
‘Heroes’ Producer Recognizes Benefits of BitTorrent
Discussion: Digg
Sydney Morning Herald:
Use Microsoft to win Apple products
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
AT&T May Drop Dish, But Still Has U-verse
Nokia:
European Commission approves Nokia's planned acquisition of NAVTEQ
JKK / jkkmobile:
Asus Eee PC 900 with touch screen
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Michael Dell's a believer: Makes a $100 million statement
Discussion: The Register and CNET News.com
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Our Paradoxical Attitudes Toward Privacy
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