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A surprise decision by a US Judge finally ends the Viacom lawsuit for $1 billion against YouTube today.  The decision was made to throw the case out after being filed 3 years earlier.  The judge said that YouTube is protected under the DMCA's safe harbor provision.  After this precedent, it looks like YouTube is here to stay.  Yay!

Intel Monopoly Probe is Halted
The Federal Trade Commission has stopped the anti-trust probe into Intel, which means an out-of-court settlement could be on its way.  Not only was Intel accused of using its dominant market position to stifle other chip vendors, but there is also strong evidence that the company modified its compiler code in order to make non-Intel chips run slower.

Squishy GUI Testing

Froglogic unleashed the next version of their cross platform, cross technology GUI test automation tool.  Squish 4.0 tests applications based on Qt, SWT, Eclipse RCP, Swing, Cocoa, .NET, Ajax, and more.  The 4.0 version also features a new IDE, new plugins, advanced support for complex tools, and support for testing hybrid GUIs.

Membase Open Sourced
NorthScale has open sourced a new NoSQL database that is designed to be 100% compatible with Memcached.  The company talked about their Membase server a few months ago, and now they have announced basic Membase as an open source distributed key-value database.  Membase server will remain a commercial distro.  Membase will be distributed under the Apache v2 license.

Comparing Spring Web Flow Editors
All Spring Web Flow Editors are not created equal.  Christiana Thompson's awesome link shows you why.

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