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Does Your Mom Edit Your Blog? Google Wants to Know.

Do a Google news search, for say, “Will Ferrell,” and you’ll see that the search giant has started labeling news items from blogs as…news items from blogs. Why?
Turns out Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt isn’t quite sure himself.
But posed with that question during a Boston news conference yesterday, Schmidt did use the opportunity to expound [...]

All Is Forgiven: "It’s a Clean Slate," Says Andreessen About Lawsuit-Mad Skype Co-Founders

Silicon Valley legend and now VC Marc Andreessen was making the interview rounds after the settlement between the litigation-addled co-founders of Skype and all the various people they were suing was announced this morning.
He has been tight-lipped until now, due to the morass of lawsuits.
But, as Andreessen told BoomTown in a phone interview about the [...]

"V" Is Very, Very, Very V-abulous, but Not Online

ABC certainly is taking its sweet time in releasing the first episode of “V,” a sci-fi television series that debuted earlier this week on the Web in any substantial way.
The network is showing about nine minutes of the redo of the 1980s miniseries about a lizardy alien invasion disguised as a peace mission by outerspace [...]

Meet Drake Meeting Brizzly: A Spanking New ATD Feature

Today, All Things Digital debuts a new feature called “Almost Famous” in our Voices section.
No, it is not about Kate Hudson and nascent rock stars.
Well, you might meet geek rock stars to be.
Focused on innovative, interesting or just plain odd start-ups, we thought it was a good way for ATD readers to get a gander [...]

Judge Orders BlueBeat.com to Pull Down Beatles Songs, Other Music; the Psycho-Acoustic Simulation Defense

By Eric Savitz, Blogger and Columnist, Barron’s, Tech Trader Daily
You should not be surprised to learn that a federal judge yesterday ordered BlueBeat.com to immediately stop selling Beatles songs and other music from its site, rejecting a goofy assertion that the company had copyrights on the songs via the use of something called “psycho-acoustic simulation.”
The [...]