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Torrantula: The first Realbasic Bittorrent client – P2P Blog: Ever wanted try programming your own Bittorrent client, but felt overwhelmed by Libtorrent? Ben Gower might have an answer for you: Gower recently wrote a Bittorrent client in Realbasic to have somehting to tinker with while studying how Bittorrent works.
More Than 300 Movies on Google Video, Group Alleges – IMDb: Video piracy is going “mainstream,” with more than 300 apparently copyrighted movies available on Google video, according to the National Legal and Policy Center. The videos, it said, have been viewed more than 22 million times during the past year.
Steroids Sold on MySpace, Official Says – the New York Times: Steroids have long been sold in gyms and locker rooms, through the mail and at weight-lifting competitions. Now, the authorities here say teenagers can purchase them by browsing their favorite social-networking Web site. Among the more than 120 arrests announced on Monday in what the authorities called the largest steroids crackdown in the nation`s history, five men charged in a Connecticut sting stood out not for what they were peddling, but for where they were suspected of doing it: on MySpace.com.
Taxman goes browsing on eBay – Globe & Mail: Canadians who sell a lot of stuff on eBay best beware the taxman is watching. The Canada Revenue Agency has won a Federal Court order requiring eBay Canada Ltd. to turn over the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of all high-volume sellers on the popular website. The CRA wants to find out whether those individuals or companies are reporting the income they made from online sales in 2004 and 2005.
A half-decade later the Spector case will go on – Hollywood Reporter: The specter of Phil Spector will haunt Hollywood well into 2008. On Wednesday, the judge presiding over the legendary “Wall of Sound” producer’s murder trial declared a mistrial after jurors indicated they were hopelessly deadlocked, 10-2, in favor of convicting Spector on charges that he killed actress Lana Clarkson more than four years ago. After the decision, the district attorney’s office indicated it would retry Spector.
Ford to give HD Radio a huge boost – Detroit Free Press: Ford Motor Company’s decision to make HD Radio receivers a standard dealer-installed option across all of its models has finally given the technology the boost it needs to be more than a niche for audio fans.
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