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10:25 AM ET, March 19, 2010

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Zahavah Levine / YouTube Blog:
Broadcast Yourself  —  Around the globe, YouTube has become a metaphor for the democratizing power of the Internet and information.  YouTube gives unknown performers, filmmakers, and artists new ways to promote their work to a global audience and rise to worldwide fame …
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Viacom:
Viacom Statement  —  YouTube was intentionally built on infringement and there are countless internal YouTube communications demonstrating that YouTube's founders and its employees intended to profit from that infringement.  By their own admission, the site contained “truckloads” …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Analysis Of Google And Viacom's Arguments Over YouTube: A Lot Of He Said/She Said  —  I've spent the last few hours going through the motions for summary judgment from both Google and Viacom in the YouTube case.  If you'd like to kill a few hours yourself:  — Viacom Summary Judgment Motion (pdf)
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Viacom Seems To Be Misrepresenting YouTube Founder's Call To “Steal It!”
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube Defense: Viacom “Secretly Uploaded” Content, And They Tried To Buy Us
Discussion: HipMojo.com, NewTeeVee and Fast Company
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Races to Strike Content Deals Ahead of iPad Release  —  Apple Inc. is still working to secure content for the iPad with just weeks to go before the tablet computer's release, said people familiar with the matter, as the company tempers some of its initial ambitions for the much-hyped device.
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Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Apple Swears iPad Partners to Secrecy  —  Developers must sequester the tablet computer in rooms with blacked-out windows, reflecting secrecy around a product that may mean billions of dollars in sales  —  Apple makes big demands of software developers who want an early crack at the iPad.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Douglas MacMillan / Tech Beat:
Study: Developers Testing Games, Entertainment Apps on iPad  —  Some software makers have been lucky enough to get their hands on Apple's iPad weeks before its April release, people tell Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  What kinds of apps are they building?  —  Games are the focus …
Mark Lee / Bloomberg:
Google May Shut Down Chinese Unit on April 10, China Business News Reports  —  Google Inc. may pull out of China on April 10, China Business News reported today, citing an unidentified Chinese sales agent for the company.  —  The search engine may announce its exit on March 22 …
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Bloomberg:   Google China Pullout Would Be Permanent, ‘Burn Bridges,’ Ex-Executive Says
Dan Ardelean / Mobile Development:
WP7 Emulator “Unlocked”  —  I still cannot believe it but I did it... After a good idea, 6 hours of work and a lot a lot of digging I've unlocked the ROM image in the emulator CTP.  I will describe tomorrow the method but right now I will just post some screenshots, upload the bin somewhere …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Palm Sold Only 408,000 Smartphones Last Quarter (PALM)  —  Palm's third quarter was terrible, as anticipated.  The company slashed its guidance a few weeks ago, and today confirmed that its Pre and Pixi smartphones are simply not selling very well.  —  Specifically, Palm's smartphone sellthrough …
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Nancy Gohring / Computerworld:
Palm CEO says its Pre, Pixi could have been bigger than Droid
Discussion: Tech Eye
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple preps 27-inch LED Cinema Display, dodeca-core Mac Pro  —  Apple is putting the finishing touches on a pair of new products targeted at its professional customers, namely a larger version of its LED Cinema Display and a major update to its Mac Pro workstations, AppleInsider has been told.
LouiV / BlackBerry Leaks:
First Images of BlackBerry OS 6.0?  —  There has been much speculation over what OS 6.0 could possibly look like.  We were recently hit with these images of what appear to be of a device running OS 6.0 with a similar screen resolution of a storm or storm2.  These spy shot images come highly regarded as real from one our best connects.
DigiTimes:
Wintek blamed for Apple iPad delay, says report  —  Taiwan-based touch panel supplier Wintek has been blamed for a delay of Apple's iPad shipments, according to a Chinese-language report on Liberty Times.  —  The report claimed that Wintek is facing a manufacturing bottleneck in its touch panel production …
Zak Cohen / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing Google Buzz widget for Android  —  Since we launched Google Buzz for mobile, we've been working on ways to make it quicker and easier to share your thoughts and experiences while you're out and about.  —  Today, we're excited to release a Google Buzz widget for Android phones …
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Xbox 360 gaining USB storage support in 2010 update  —  Documentation obtained by Joystiq - and subsequently confirmed with two separate sources - reveals that “USB Mass Storage Device Support on Xbox 360” will soon be a reality.  The document, authored by a senior software development engineer at Microsoft …
Rick Pal / Yahoo! Mail Blog:
A Yahoo! Contacts That Updates Itself  —  Have you ever lost track of a friend because she moved and forgot to let you know her new address and phone number?  When you've changed your contact information, did you remember to let all of your friends and colleagues know?
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Naming and Shaming ‘Bad’ ISPs  —  Roughly two years ago, I began an investigation that sought to chart the baddest places on the Internet, the red light districts of the Web, if you will.  What I found in the process was that many security experts, companies and private researchers …
Christopher Dawson / Googling Google:
An interview with Timothy Bray  —  I had the opportunity late on Thursday to interview Timothy Bray, Google's new “Android Developer Advocate” (among lots of other things).  We talked about his role with Google and his vision for Android.  I've summarized his answers to my questions below.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google aims for easier 3D Web on Windows  —  Google announced a move Thursday that could broaden the appeal of a nascent 3D Web graphics technology called WebGL.  —  A year ago Mozilla and the Khronos Group announced WebGL, which gives Web programmers a way to use hardware-accelerated 3D graphics …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Big Music's Digital Strategy: Cheap CDs  —  Good chance that if you're reading this story, you haven't bought a CD in a long time.  Would you think about it if CDs were cheaper?  —  That's what Universal Music Group is hoping.  The world's biggest music label is pushing a plan to sell …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
More News about Omidyar's Peer News  —  I'm at the NewsMorphosis Conference in Hawaii today locked in a day of debates about the state of news quality and how the hell we find a business model to keep paying for it.  It's a big issue locally- earlier this year three of Hawaii's five largest …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Those Facebook QR Codes Are Part Of Their Location Plans  —  A few days ago, we noted that Facebook was testing putting links to QR codes on their main profile pages.  Now we know why.  Apparently, Facebook is doing some testing ahead of their location feature roll-out, which will use these codes.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
HP Slate priced at €400 for June launch, Atom CPU confirmed?  —  Reputable Spanish publication Clipset has the first concrete report on pricing and internal specs for HP's Slate.  Seemingly obtained from HP itself, the €400 ($546) price tag positions the Slate a notch above netbooks …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Courts Stretching Computer Hacking Law In Dangerous Ways  —  Michael Scott points us to a very interesting analysis of how to different appeals courts have very different interpretations of our federal anti-hacking law.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was passed by Congress to create criminal sanctions for malicious computer hacking.
 
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digiphile:
SupremeCourt.gov relaunched: Fresh design, old PDFs, broken links, still no video.
Thanks:digiphile
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Facebook Goes After Their Trademark in Popular Domains
Liz Tay / iTnews:
Employers: Look to gaming to motivate staff
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Whatever Happened to Web 2.0?
Thanks:atul
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“Piracy” sounds too sexy, say rightsholders
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Was PayPal's Second-Largest Merchant in 2009
Discussion: Softpedia News
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Pay to Play: Some iPhone App Sites Demand Money for Reviews
Discussion: The Loop and AppScout, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Peter Eckersley / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
FTC to Internet Companies: Start Using SSL
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
August Capital Bets Big On Blippy
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
VirnetX files same patent claims against Windows 7
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Will Soon Offer A Way For Users To Opt-Out Of Google Analytics Tracking
Khris Loux / paidContent:
How Twitter Can Become A New Breed Of Technology Company
Discussion: Silicon Valley Watcher, Thanks:atul
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Fascinating motion magazine demo highlights iPad's potential