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7:25 AM ET, September 20, 2006

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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! stock plummets as CEO says ad sales are slowing  —  Yahoo! stock has dropped more than 13% today since CEO Terry Semel told investors that ad revenue is slowing in the automotive and financial sectors.  The company's third quarter sales and profits will likely be at the low end of forecasts, the company's CFO confirmed.
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Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo sees Q3 rev at lower half of range, shares drop  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) said on Tuesday it expects third-quarter revenue at the bottom half of its forecast range due to weakness from two of its biggest advertising segments, sending shares down as much as 13 percent.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Yahoo Sees Slowdown In Auto and Financial Ads...But Why?
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Amazing X-Ray Glasses from Sprint!  —  Over the last six months, Sprint has been trying to get bloggers (like me) to write about their new Power Vision Network by sending us free phones and letting us download music and movies and use the phones for free.  —  That's rather nice of them …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Don't send bloggers stuff for free unless it's good  —  A lesson to corporate types: it's good to catalyze conversations by sending out free stuff, but only if you're pretty sure you're already best of breed.  For an example read Joel Spolsky's report on a Sprint Phone he got to try out cause he's a blogger.
commerce.senate.gov:
Bipartisan Poll Shows the Majority of Americans Favor Video Choice Over Onerous Net Neutrality Regulations  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bipartisan poll released today finds that an overwhelming majority of American voters favor video choice over onerous "Net Neutrality" regulations.
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Gary Gentile / Associated Press:
Disney Sells Films Through iTunes Store  —  Walt Disney Sells 125,000 Digital Copies of Films Through iTunes Store in Less Than a Week  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has sold 125,000 digital copies of films through Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes store in less than a week …
Verne Kopytoff / The Technology Chronicles:
My house is worth way more than that!  —  Home owners are now able to update information about their homes on Zillow, the real estate Web site.  —  Zillow, the Web site that estimates home values, is now allowing owners to quibble with the prices it comes up with.
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Yahoo tests 'Right' to MP3 downloads  —  Netco puts McCartney album online  —  Yahoo! is looking to end Apple's and Microsoft's dominance of the technology behind online music.  —  In a first for mainstream pop music, Yahoo! will sell Jesse McCartney's new album "Right Where You Want Me …
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Eventful Snares $7.5M  —  Company compiles events and lets users demand favorite acts.  —  Bay Partners—joined by notable names Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Omidyar Network, and Esther Dyson—took a $7.5-million second-round stake in Eventful.com on Monday.  —  The investment brings Eventful's total funding to $9.6 million.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   Eventful Demands $7.5 Million - and Gets It
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Napster hangs "for sale" sign in front window  —  Napster is evaluating the possibility of a sale by hiring of an investment bank.  Citing "recent third party interest," the company has asked UBS Investment Bank to explore strategic partnerships or an outright sale of the company.
Discussion: Change Is Good, Neowin.net and Slashdot
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget's relaunch giveaways: let's start with a Zune  —  Ok, we have the new site with all the fun new features (and a few bugs to go along with it), but we still have yet to celebrate.  Since we're still a ways out from flying everyone to Aruba for the weekend to party with the Engadget staff …
Official Google Base Blog:
Redesign of the Google Base homepage  —  by Ellen Beldner, User Experience Designer  —  As part of our ongoing effort to make Google Base easier to use, we launched a redesign of the Base homepage today.  This doesn't change any functionality, but will make Base easier to understand.
Kotaku:
TGS06: Live Blogging Xbox 360 Media Briefing  —  And our 2006 Tokyo Game Show coverage officially kicks off this afternoon with Microsoft Japan's Media Briefing at Shibuya's super swish Cerulean Tower hotel.  Press continue to filter in, and we've got our seats front and center (well, not center center, but centerish).
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Emmy New Media Chief Tells Beet.TV the "Golden Age of Television Is Now!".....  Google Introduces Captions/Subtitles for Video Clips  —  Shelly Palmer heads the committee charged with following the evolution of television for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, better know as the Emmys.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (925568)  —  Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft has confirmed new public reports of a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML) Microsoft is also aware of the public release …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Legal Action Aims to Help Fight Piracy  —  Twenty lawsuits allege illegal software sales, while new forensic analysis shows risks of counterfeit Microsoft software to consumers and businesses.  —  As part of Microsoft Corp.'s commitment to honest business partners that distribute …
Nancy Stauffer / web.mit.edu:
Engine on a chip promises to best the battery  —  MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter.  The resulting device could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, cell phones, radios and other electronic devices.
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Solaria raises $22M to lower cost of solar cell manufacturing
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Nik Cubrilovic:
Dead 2.0 Outed
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Sangean announces HDT-1, HDR-1 HD radios
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Joe Garofoli / The Technology Chronicles:
Yahoo hooks up with Current TV
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Reuters:
AOL gains more new customers after going free
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Siobhan Chapman / The New Marketing:
Pirate-speakin' Google not be celebratin' no Pirate day
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USBCELL batteries feature built-in USB plug
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Glyn Moody / Linux Journal:
Microsoft's Masterpiece of FUD
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Zenum's Opus Operis Pocket PC in November?
Evan Blass / Engadget:
FCC spectrum auction ends after 161 rounds
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PicksPal Could Disrupt Sports Betting Markets
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
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