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3:30 AM ET, June 24, 2010

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Kent Walker / YouTube Blog:
YouTube wins case against Viacom  —  Today, the court granted our motion for summary judgment in Viacom's lawsuit with YouTube.  This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google Wins YouTube Copyright Suit; Viacom Promises Appeal  —  Google (GOOG) has won its long-running case against Viacom (VIA), who accused the search giant's YouTube of massive copyright infringement and asked for $1 billion in damages.  Viacom promises to appeal the federal court ruling.
Michael Fricklas / Viacom:
TODAY'S COURT RULING
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:   Why Viacom ruling could take YouTube to profitability
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Huge Victory: Court Rules For YouTube Against Viacom
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Josh Elman / Twitter Blog:
Following your friends and colleagues  —  Many Twitter users follow their favorite celebrities, sports heroes, or brands.  They often find and follow even more nearby businesses or experts in their industry.  And, of course, people also follow friends, family and associates so that they can keep updated on what's happening with them.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Well That Was Fast — Facebook Blocks Twitter's Way To Look Up Friends  —  Well this is interesting.  No sooner do we post about Twitter's new ability to look up friends on Facebook, does Facebook block the app.  It's not yet clear if this block is intentional or if it was simply getting hit …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
HUGE: Twitter Lets You Automatically Follow Your Facebook Friends [UPDATED]
Discussion: The Next Web
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Some iPhone 4 Displays Have Yellow Discoloration Bands and Spots  —  We are seeing multiple accounts of a problem with the iPhone 4's Retina displays: Some screens have a yellow tint across its surface.  In some cases, it's a yellow band.  In others, yellow spots.  See the gallery.  [Updating Live]
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 4 Signal Declines While Being Held?  A Longstanding Phenomenon?
Discussion: I4U News, BetaNews and MacStories
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft's next web browser will display rich graphics (demo videos)  —  Microsoft showed off the next version of its Internet Explorer browser today, proving that it can make a big technological leap by displaying web pages that use rich graphics or high-definition video.
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Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
Internet Explorer 9 destroys Chrome 6 in HTML5 speed test (video)  —  I think the video speaks for itself!  —  If you can't watch the video: IE9 is some orders of magnitude faster than HTML5 when it comes to hardware-accelerated canvas rendering.  —  In some other initial benchmarks …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Android 2.2 Froyo source code available today  —  It's still not hitting the bulk of Nexus Ones as far as we can tell, but for what it's worth, Google has unleashed the source code for Android 2.2 today, which is a solid sign that the code's been bulletproofed to the Open Handset Alliance's satisfaction …
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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Celebrating Android  —  Today, Verizon and Motorola announced …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Whoa! Google Android Activations Leap 60% In A Month (GOOG)
Discussion: Guardian
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
150 Million Licenses of Windows 7 Sold, Windows Live Betas Announced  —  I have a couple of things to tell you about today.  First off, we are excited to announce that Windows 7 has sold 150 million licenses to-date.  As I've said before, Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system …
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Verizon:
July 2010: DROID X By Motorola Lands On The Nation's Largest & Most Reliable 3G Network  —  DROID X Delivers More Browsing, More Connectivity, Personal HD Video and Enterprise Features - All on a 4.3" Widescreen Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation's largest and most reliable wireless 3G network …
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Jon Brodkin / Computerworld:
Google Docs creates expectations CIOs can't meet, Red Hat CEO says  —  Red Hat CEO says CIOs are “under siege” by user expectations.  —  As chief executive of Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst spends much of his time traveling the world and talking to CIOs, and he constantly hears one thing: that they are “under siege” by user expectations.
Louis Gray:
Author: Zuckerberg has “Total Control” over Facebook  —  This morning at the Churchill Club in Mountain View, David Kirkpatrick, author of the Facebook Effect, which chronicles the ascension of the world's largest social network, based on significant access to the company's youthful …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Russian President Medvedev Sends His First Tweet At Twitter  —  Today at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stopped by.  To say security was tight here is putting it lightly.  I had to go through a process much more stringent than any airport I've ever been to just to get in.
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Pete Carey / Mercury News:
As Russian president visits Silicon Valley, Cisco announces $1B investment
Will Smit / Google Enterprise Blog:
Introducing multi-domain support in Google Apps  —  Thousands of organizations deploy Google Apps every day, and a challenge for some large businesses has been migrating employees on multiple domains.  Until now, companies that ran into this issue could either set up other domains as domain aliases …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Google examining impact of new China laws on products  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Thursday it was examining the impact of a new set of Chinese regulations toward mapping on its Google Maps product in the country.  —  China's State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping announced new regulations …
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
18 online map providers approved by China authorities, Baidu …
Discussion: CHINAdaily
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Gets More Photogenic With A Complete Photo Page Overhaul  —  As many Yahoo properties continue to stumble (or worse), one that remains very dear to my heart is Flickr, the massive photo-sharing service.  With over 4 billion photos and videos (and about 3 million new ones uploaded each day) …
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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FCC Takes Beating Over Closed Door Net Neutrality Meeting …
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Bloomberg:
Hulu Said to Be in Talks With CBS, Viacom as Paid Service Nears
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Why Twitter still has to get its game on—fast
Discussion: Gawker
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
Canadian officials won't say whether or how the new Online News Act should apply to AI companies using Canadian news for training or providing chatbot answers

Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

Marek Miller / The Keyword:
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