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Google is offering a new YouTube video overlay on top of its Google Earth three-dimensional visualization software, which combines satellite images, maps, terrain and buildings of the world. The service allows users to zoom in on locations worldwide and watch video tied to that place. (http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN1135798420071011 10/11)
Zomba Recording is filing a federal lawsuit charging Mario Lavandeira, the proprietor of PerezHilton.com, with violating copyrights by posting recordings from Britney Spears’ upcoming album, “Blackout.” The album’s release date was moved up because of the Internet leaks. (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Entertainment/2007/10/11/gossip_sued_for_posting_britney_tracks/2536/ 10/11)
FYI. The tracks are still out there on the internet. . .search and you will find.
Current TV, the Al Gore-backed television network, is gearing up for a relaunch of its Web site. The new Current.com will “take interactivity to a new level,” promises Gore. The site asks users to submit stories and videos in a manner similar to social news sites like Digg. (http://newteevee.com/2007/10/11/current-tv-site-prepares-to-relaunch/ 10/11)
The domain name Wallstreet.com is expected to fetch $10 million in an auction Friday. Auctioneer Moniker.com expects heavy bidding. The market for domain names is still healthy, analysts say, although search engines now make them less important than content in attracting customers. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/72ccda56-78a2-11dc-aaf2-0000779fd2ac.html 10/12)
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