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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and p2pnet
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 …
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
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: Inquirer
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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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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Firefox sets new record, cracks 19% market share
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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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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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.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
Google Street View Live in France  —  Google Street View - those panorama photos part of Google Maps - has now been released for France, as second country in the world after the US.  However, the pics taken are just from the Tour de France route, as Luka from the French Zorgloob blog explains.
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
InfoWorld:
Visto patent wins backing ahead of RIM trial  —  Mobile e-mail and calendar vendor Visto has chalked up one legal win as it heads toward a patent-infringement trial against Research In Motion that is set to begin on Monday.  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) …
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool
 
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
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Discussion: BBC NEWS
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
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