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10:50 AM ET, September 13, 2006

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Mike Farrell / multichannel.com:
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.
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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 …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MySpace: We don't need Web 2.0
Discussion: robhyndman.com and Mathew Ingram
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Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Microsoft's Open Specification Promise  —  Red Hat commends Microsoft's efforts to reach out to the open source community and its willingness to make modifications in response to their comments  —  Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2006  —  Today marks a major milestone for Mike Jones and myself.
Discussion: Ted Leung on the air
Jonathan Zuck / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Which way, open-sourcers?  —  (The GPL 3) no longer works in the "fairness" sense.  It's purely a firebrand, and only good for the extremist policies of the FSF.  It's no longer a nice balance that a lot of people can accept, and that a lot of companies can stand behind once you explain it to them.
Discussion: AC/OS
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
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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.
New York Times:
Well, It Turns Out That Lonelygirl Really Wasn't  —  A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees — themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why — appears to be in its final act.
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.
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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 …
Ageitgey / Uninnovate:
Apple's iTunes 7.0: A Lesson on User Trust  —  Today, Apple released iTunes 7.0, among other things.  In earlier versions of iTunes, Apple did its best to prevent users from being able to copy music from an iPod back to a desktop computer.  Now, Apple has changed course and is marketing "Reverse Syncing" as a new feature of iTunes 7:
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
How To: Back up your music using iTunes 7
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Jemima / paidContent.org:
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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #23 - iTunes Movies on a UMPC  —  Watch jkOnTheRun Audio Edition #23 here (WMV format, 640 x 480, 60.6 MB, 11:02 minutes)  —  With the new Apple announcements today, it became apparent to me that the new iTunes Movies would be a nice marriage of Microsoft Windows based hardware and Apple software.
Martin Geddes / Telepocalypse:
OPINION://TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS  —  Sometimes, I'm glad my brother came up with the slightly corny title of this humble blog.  You stumble across something utterly Telepocalyptic, and you've got the volcabulary right there to describe it.  —  I was being badgered before the conference …
Edvarcl Heng / CNET News.com:
iriver S10: The coolest and the tiniest  —  We loved the U10 to bits and gushed about the E10. iriver's D-Click interface always gets us flustered... in a good way.  Stunningly tiny, it's just 1.9g heavier than the new shuffle.  And unlike a lot of tiny MP3 players that fluff on the physical controls …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileWhack.com and Engadget
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
Rival behind Schwarzenegger Web flap  —  The Democratic rival to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged Tuesday that his aides were responsible for obtaining a controversial audio file in a move that has led to allegations of Web site hacking.  —  But the campaign manager …
CNET News.com:
Leak scandal costs HP's Dunn her chairman's job  —  update Hewlett-Packard Chairman Patricia Dunn, who launched an investigation into media leaks that resulted in a firestorm of controversy, has agreed to resign her post following a meeting of the company's board of directors.
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
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
 
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Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
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Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
My Last Day at SAP  —  In case anyone noticed, I have been 1) …
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Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Facebook: Opening the Doors Wider
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost Publications:
Marketing Outpaces Ad Spending, Money Follows Shift To ROI, Pursuit Of 18-34 Demo
Discussion: AdJab and Lost Remote
Matthew Broersma / CNET News.com:
Phishers catch on to the Net's 'long tail'
Paul Roberts / InfoWorld Tech Watch:
Three's a charm for MS06-042?
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
AT&T launches live broadband TV service
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Alex Veiga / Associated Press:
Firm behind eDonkey to pay $30 million to avoid piracy claims
 

 
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