StraightUpSocial News Links for 7/03/2008

Judge Protects YouTube’s Source Code, Throws Users To The Wolves

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch updates us on the ongoing Viacom lawsuit against Google/YouTube — the presiding United States District Court judge has ordered Google to hand over “every YouTube username, the associated IP address and the videos that user has watched on YouTube” – a move which could put YouTube users in risk of being sued by Viacom.

Google Talk for the iPhone

Adam Connors at the Google Mobile Blog announces the release of a new version of Google Talk, which is designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch browsers.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Tamar Weinberg at Techipedia compares the two microblogging platforms and concludes that they “are two entirely different beasts.”