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2:50 PM 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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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 …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WTF!  US Court Declares You Have No Privacy On YouTube  —  You have no privacy on YouTube.  So effectively declared a US judge yesterday.  And now somebody in the US government better stop grandstanding about search and privacy protection and actually get some laws enacted now.
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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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.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Google Talk comes to the iPhone, iPod Touch
Discussion: SlashPhone and The Apple Blog
Heather Hopkins / Hitwise Intelligence:
Yahoo! Property Breakdown and Sum of the Parts  —  Rumors are circulating about another attempt by Microsoft to acquire part of Yahoo!.  The latest rumors suggest that Microsoft will try to buy Yahoo! Search with a media company (i.e. Time Warner or News Corp) absorbing the rest of the business.
Discussion: CNET News.com
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Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Hitwise Proves The Value Of Yahoo's Non-Search Parts
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Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News.com:   Report: Some dial-up users wish to stay that way
Associated Press:
Broadband Internet? No thanks
Discussion: Switched and Slashdot
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Microsoft's Facebook stake influenced ConnectU case  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—What is Facebook really worth?  —  One of the burning questions in the technology business during the past year also played a major role in the dispute between social networks ConnectU and Facebook, according to documents obtained by CNET News.com.
Discussion: Valleywag
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Brad Stone / Bits:
What Is Facebook Worth?  (Part 37)  —  There has been some speculation recently about what is being called an “internal Facebook” valuation - a value the company has assigned to its own common stock that is dramatically lower than the $15 billion valuation set so publicly last year by Microsoft's investment.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Might Offer Carl Icahn Two Seats-But, Uh-Oh, He Wants Four  —  Yahoo leadership, trying to stave off a major clash at its annual meeting on Aug. 1 with activist investor Carl Icahn (pictured here), is contemplating offering him two board seats to assuage him, said several sources close to the situation.
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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: Slyck, p2pnet, TorrentFreak and The Register
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Arn / MacRumors:
1.8GHz SSD MacBook Air Drops $500  —  Apple has quietly dropped the price of the high end MacBook Air by $500.  —  The high end MacBook Air comes equipped with a 1.8GHz upgrade (from 1.6GHz) and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD).  The total price for the high end laptop is $2598.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Electronista
Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHA broken by spammers  —  Breaking Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail's CAPTCHAs, has been an urban legend for over two years now, with do-it-yourself CAPTCHA breaking services, and proprietary underground tools assisting spammers, phishers and malware authors …
Discussion: CircleID and Dancho Danchev's Blog
TechCrunch:
How To Build A Web App in Four Days For $10,000 (Say Hello To Matt)  —  In this post, guest author Ryan Carson goes through some of the lessons learned from building a Web app in four days.  Carson is the co-founder of Carsonified, a web shop in Bath, UK.  They've built four web apps …
 
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Michal Zalewski / Google Online Security Blog:
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Discussion: InfoWorld and The Open Road
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
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Discussion: Screenwerk
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
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Discussion: Screenwerk and WebProNews