YouTubers Get Relief

5:10 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • Google and Viacom reach a deal that allows Google to protect individual-identifying data, such as IP addresses and user names. Phew. Now we can go back to watching YouTube on our personal computers.

  • Compared to slumping newspaper and magazine advertising markets, online advertising is roughly the same as last month, which makes it that much more appealing to advertisers.

  • Netflix and Microsoft team up to stream movies and TV shows on the Xbox 360. Wii users stomp in frustration.

  • FCC Chairman Kevin Martin backs off implementing any consequential punishment of Comcast for P2P-blocking. Apparently, the solution will be changing its woeful ways within a "reasonable time frame." That's showing 'em.

  • Celebrities, of lists A through D, have their own social networks -- what used to be called "fan clubs." We've got a Top 10 list to make you laugh or shake your head sadly, depending on your mood.

And in today's News Bits, being Internet famous isn't all bad. — The Staff, Contentinople

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