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12:10 PM ET, September 13, 2006


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Mike Farrell /
News Corp. May Launch YouTube Rival  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference Tuesday that the media giant was considering creating a video component to its MySpace social-networking Web site that could rival the wildly popular YouTube.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace: We'll Crush YouTube  —  As if we needed more proof of MySpace's intolerance of outside development, News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference today that since much of YouTube's traffic comes from MySpace, it's time to cut out the middle man.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Virtual Economics
Om Malik / GigaOM:
WhoseSpace is MySpace  —  Peter Chernin, Chief Operating Officer of News Corp., according to Multichannel News dropped the proverbial hammer on those who he sees are leaching off the MySpace ecosystem. … There is a good chance, a lot he said was left on the cutting floor, but if (and only if) …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MySpace: We don't need Web 2.0
Los Angeles Times:
Lonelygirl15 Is Brainchild of 3 Filmmakers  —  It turns out the people behind the wildly popular website lonelygirl15 are not studio executives, Internet moguls or, as some suspected, Satanists.  Instead, they are aspiring filmmakers who met at a mutual friend's birthday party in April …
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Valleywag
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
NBC and Its Stations Venture Into Online Video Market  —  Hoping to profit from the fragmented market for video on the Internet, NBC Universal has created a new company that will distribute video programming to various Internet sites.  —  The new venture, called the National Broadband Company …
Discussion: IP Democracy and BuzzMachine
Fred / A VC:
NBBC  —  Lost in all the craziness about iTunes 7, iPod, iTV, and the other Apple announcements yesterday was a pretty signficant announcement out of NBC that may just be a bigger deal in the long run.  —  I don't think iTunes is going to be my video interface of the future.
Microsoft Open Specification Promise  —  Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims against you for making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing or distributing any implementation to the extent it conforms to a Covered Specification ("Covered Implementation"), subject to the following.
Jonathan Zuck / CNET
Perspective: Which way, open-sourcers?
Discussion: AC/OS
Google Introduces Featured Content for Google Earth  —  Pilot partners include United Nations Environmental Program, Discovery Networks, and National Park Service  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today released Featured Content for Google Earth, a new showcase of multimedia overlays in Google Earth …
David Meyer / CNET
Google, Microsoft vie for Earth domination  —  An updated version of Google Earth is to be released on Tuesday night, adding a timescale to the basic version of the Web-based geospatial application.  —  The feature—in which a slider is used to scroll through time—was previously available …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Steve Jobs, Bill Gates 2.0?  —  Yet another masterful Emmy winning performance by Steve Jobs, which met most if not all the expectations of the Mac faithful.  GigaOM readers were once again proven right, and Apple launched a movie download service, albeit a watered down version than what most had expected or imagined.
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
New UI Showdown: Apple vs. TiVo  —  Although movie downloads and the iTV set-top box are hugely significant for Apple, an announcement of similar import has been largely overlooked — the new navigation scheme in iTunes.  —  As Steve Jobs demonstrated Tuesday, users of iTunes 7 can now flip through …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Site Previously for Students Will Be Opened to Others  —  Facebook, the popular social networking Web site that has mainly focused on college students, is preparing to open its membership to everyone.  —  The move is meant to help the site expand, but it risks undercutting one of its attractions …
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Facebook: Opening the Doors Wider
Discussion: David Card and Slashdot
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
How To: Back up your music using iTunes 7  —  iTunes 7 has really breathed some new life into that venerable jukebox software.  One of the most useful new features is 'Back Up to Disc,' which is located under the 'File' menu of iTunes.  This feature allows you to back up all your tracks to either CD or DVD.
Discussion: digg
Ageitgey / Uninnovate:
Apple's iTunes 7.0: A Lesson on User Trust
What about Quad Core?  —  Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four.  Codenamed Kenstfield (Core 2) and Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase …
Discussion: SuperGeek
Matthew Broersma / CNET
Phishers catch on to the Net's 'long tail'  —  The number of brands exploited by online con artists grew to a record 154 in July, according to a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group.  —  The study, released on Monday, showed that the number of brands under attack from phishing …
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
My Last Day at SAP  —  In case anyone noticed, I have been 1) blogging less these last few weeks, and 2) increasingly difficult to get in touch with.  The reason is that I resigned from SAP a couple of weeks ago and Thursday will be my last official day as an employee of the company …
Luke Smith /
Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed  —  How does Sony intend to compete with Xbox Live?  Here's how.  —  UPDATE II: Sony Computer Entertainment America responded to the below report with the following statement: "We can confirm that Sony Online Entertainment is in talks with Viacom and Xfire for a single, specific PS3 game.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and DigitalBattle
Jemima /
VON Round-up: Predictions & Suggestions For Growth, Impending Regulation  —  Some of the buzz from the 10th annual Video on the Net conference in Boston:  — 2006: the year of web TV: Veoh CEO Dmitry Shapiro said much more is to come.  Web video will eventually deliver longer pieces in high quality …
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
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Digital Identity in BC Government
Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Marketing Outpaces Ad Spending, Money Follows Shift To ROI, Pursuit Of 18-34 Demo
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Showtime event 'just the start' of Apple CE push
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