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4:45 PM ET, September 18, 2006

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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Warner to send videos through YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Warner Music Group Corp. has agreed to distribute and license its copyrighted songs and other material through online video trendsetter YouTube Inc., marking another significant step in the entertainment industry's migration to the Internet.
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MSNBC:
Warner opens video library to YouTube  —  By Joshua Chaffin in New York and Kevin Allison in San Francisco  —  Warner Music has agreed to make its library of music videos available to YouTube, marking the first time that an established record company has agreed to make its content library available to the user-generated media company.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Coming Dramatic Decline of Youtube  —  What is it about youtube.com that has made it so successful so quickly ?  Is it the amazing quality of user generated content ?  Is it a broadband fueled obsession with watching short videos ?  —  No & No.  —  Youtube's rapid ascension to the top …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Warner to license music in YouTube videos  —  YouTube and Warner Music Group Corp. will announce a deal Monday that will put thousands of Warner music videos on the video sharing site and allow user created videos to legally use Warner owned music, according to a story tonight from the Associated Press.
Newsweek Columnists:
Make Room on the Couch for Steve  —  Our computers have become great media devices for songs, pictures and now TV and movies.  —  Newsweek  —  Steve Jobs's talk last week was nearing an end and coming dangerously close to a letdown.  The stuff he introduced—a freshening-up of the iPod line …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Google and Apple talking video?  —  It's the stuff fanboy dreams are made of: Google and Apple, sittin' in a tree.  In fact, if you nearly passed out when Stevie J. walked onto the stage the other day sans mock turtleneck, or started into hysterics when Larry Page rode into CES on the back of that SUV …
Valleywag:
Scoop: Apple is about to break big into ad sales
John Markoff / New York Times:
A Chip That Can Transfer Data Using Laser Light  —  Researchers plan to announce on Monday that they have created a silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams.  The advance will make it possible to use laser light rather than wires to send data between chips, removing the most significant bottleneck in computer design.
Discussion: Engadget, Digital Download and Slashdot
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Intel:
Intel, UC Santa Barbara Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser  —  Chip that Emits and Guides Light Could Drive Silicon Photonics Into Wide Use in Future Computers and Data Centers  —  Researchers from Intel Corporation and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) …
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
"Hotel Minibar" Keys Open Diebold Voting Machines  —  Like other computer scientists who have studied Diebold voting machines, we were surprised at the apparent carelessness of Diebold's security design.  It can be hard to convey this to nonexperts, because the examples are technical.
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Not in the Real World Anymore  —  At MTV, reality has always been a moving target.  Sixteen years ago, the network heralded the era of reality television with "The Real World."  Three years ago, it pushed the genre further with "Laguna Beach: The Real OC," in which the mundane lives of a clique …
Mike / Techdirt:
How Dare Google Send Belgian News Sites Traffic!  Court Orders Them To Stop  —  from the not-getting-it dept  —  The issue of the legality of "deep linking" has gone on for many years — and while we had hoped that, by now, people would realize why there should be nothing wrong with linking …
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Reuters:
Belgian newspapers win court action against Google
Jessica Guynn / San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley loses its sheen  —  BENDING THE RULES: As rash of scandals erupts, some wonder if South Bay's freewheeling culture isn't to blame  —  Silicon Valley has long celebrated its counterculture mythology: high-speed achievers hunkered in garages, building the next generation …
Discussion: Dan Gillmor's Blog
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Wall Street Journal:
IPod, TheyPod: Rivals Imitate Apple's Success  —  After years of watching Apple Computer Inc.'s success in digital music, rivals are ripping a page from the company's playbook.  —  RealNetworks Inc. today plans to announce a deal with SanDisk Corp. to sell a digital music device that's specifically designed …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Satellite TV's 3-Headed Rival: Cable Plus Internet Plus Phone  —  For two decades, Rupert Murdoch worked to become king of the cosmos, launching a ring of satellites that hover over five continents.  He wanted to make sure he could beam his movies, networks and sports programming directly …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
8020: American Idol of Digital Photography?  —  With online advertising on an upswing, it is hardly a surprise that traditional media, including magazine and newspaper publishers, are embracing the web. 8020 Publishing, Inc., a four-person San Francisco startup co-founded by Technorati …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Authenticated and private feeds  —  Some syndication feeds are not meant to be displayed for the world to see.  Our everyday lives contain private and confidential data we wouldn't want anyone else to see, and especially not search.  There are a few options for trying to keep things private …
Gizmodo:
Rumor: Touchscreen iPod Before Christmas?  —  We're still disappointed Apple didn't roll out its touchscreen iPod last week, and so we're doubly interested in any rumors having to do with the unpredictable release of the phantom product.  Now tongues are wagging at Think Secret …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited, CrunchGear and digg
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPod nano (second-generation)  —  Return of the iPod mini?  —  iPod nano  —  Manufacturer: Apple (product page)  —  System requirements: Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, USB 2.0 port; Windows PC running Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP2, USB 2.0 port; iTunes 7.0
Discussion: The Digital Music Weblog and digg
 
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The Demise of Radio  —  In the New York times article …