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3:25 PM ET, September 21, 2006

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Sam Gustin / New York Post:
YOUTUBE'S GOT A FAT IDEA OF ITSELF  —  INTERNET upstart YouTube, the bane-du-jour of copyright holders everywhere, won't sell itself for anything less than $1.5 billion, The Post has learned.  —  But that number far exceeds the price top media execs appear willing to pay for a company many believe lacks a sustainable business model.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube's Magic Number - $1.5 Billion  —  I spoke with NYPost writer Sam Gustin for a few minutes last night as he was preparing an article on YouTube.  His article is now up - you can see it here.  The most interesting part of the conversation was when Sam told me that a source …
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H. P. Investigators Sought Meeting With Top Leaders  —  Investigators at Hewlett-Packard sought a meeting last January with the chief executive and the chairwoman to describe internal efforts to trace news leaks and get their leaders' advice, according to e-mail exchanges between the investigators and a senior company lawyer.
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Peter Waldman / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's Dunn Was Closely Involved In Leak Probe
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0
Saskia Scholtes / Financial Times:
Market gossip goes high-tech  —  Market gossip is to take on a more high-tech form thanks to a new automated system that will trawl through more than 40m internet sources - from blogs to regulatory filings - on behalf of hedge funds.  —  Due for an official launch early next year …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
A look inside the Monitor110 research suite  —  I know what I want for Christmas.  It's going to be expensive, but Monitor110 is already making beta testers money.  It's a real time research suite tracking RSS, deep web, static web changes and many other sources with multiform alerts …
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
ATM Hack Uncovered  —  A security expert in New York has learned how to get free money from some ATMs by entering a special code sequence on the PIN pad.  —  Last week, news reports circulated about a cyber thief who strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and …
Discussion: Techdirt, TechBlog and digg
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Dave G. / Matasano Chargen:
ATM Backdoor... Why is no one talking about this?
Discussion: Privacy Digest
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Yahoo's stock price kill acquisition of Facebook?  Facebook IPO?  —  Yahoo has been in talks to acquire the college social networking site, Facebook, for up to $1 billion, according to the WSJ.  —  But the article doesn't raise the obvious question about Yahoo's plunging stock price …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype backer takes on ETrade with free trades  —  Morten Lund, the guy who was the earliest backers of Skype is at it again.  He has financed Zecco, a start-up that will allow consumers to trade stocks for zero commissions, versus $10 to $20 that many online brokers charge today.
Discussion: Techdirt, Net and Frank Barnako
Robert McLaws:
Mary Jo Foley: The Exit Interview  —  Alright, I admit it.  I knew what was going on all along.  Mary Jo Foley dropped a bombshell this afternoon, announcing she was leaving MicrosoftWatch to branch out on her own after 11 years at ZiffDavis.  What are her plans for the future?
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:   Welcome Mary Jo and All about Microsoft
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Lessons From the Facebook Riots  —  Earlier this month, the popular social networking site Facebook learned a hard lesson in privacy.  It introduced a new feature called "News Feeds" that shows an aggregation of everything members do on the site, such as added and deleted friends …
Discussion: Bokardo, I4U News and Emergic
Beckie Edwards / Consumerist:
Cingular's One-Way Contract  —  Beckie is a reader who started out with a cell phone from a small company that got bought by AT&T. As you well know, AT&T was bought by Cingular.  A few months later, Beckie received a letter from Cingular asking her to voluntarily discontinue her service …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Side Effects of Anonymous Attack Blogging  —  So it turns out the guy who anonymously writes dead2.0, an occasionally insightful attack blog, has been identified.  He's a VP at a startup that we'd cover at TechCrunch and CrunchGear, and that I lean towards liking.
Macworld:
iTV: What you need to know  —  We answer questions about Apple's upcoming movie-playing set-top box  —  It's not every day that Apple gives use a preview of a piece of hardware that's not going to arrive for at least three months, and maybe as long as six.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
AMD chip socket makes room for others  —  Advanced Micro Devices will let computer makers pop specialized coprocessors into sockets that otherwise would house an AMD primary processor such as Opteron or Athlon.  —  It's an expansion of the Torrenza initiative, introduced in May …
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Gran Turismo HD: Two Versions, Tons Microtransactions  —  Famitsu reports a brand new model for Gran Turismo on PS3.  —  There's horse armor and then there's the kind of microtransactions that Famitsu is reporting (via: Beyond3D and the vitriolic NeoGAF).  According to the Famitsu inteview …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Uninnovate and digg
 
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Business Wire:
Thomson and Skype Collaborate to Create New Ways for Skype Users …
Discussion: Engadget and 21talks
Tiago Gaspar / MobileWhack.com:
DVD BurnAway compatible with memory cards
Discussion: Engadget, jkOnTheRun and OhGizmo!
Switch To A Mac:
Apple's Mac OS Market Share Rises 24 Percent Year Over Year
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Disney chief talks up Apple's iTV media hub
Carlo / Techdirt:
Xero Trying To Convince Potential Buyers It's Worth More Than Its Name
Russell Shaw / IP Telephony, VoIP, Broadband:
Here's how ZuneVoIP could kick iPod's butt
Discussion: 21talks and CrunchGear
Larry Magid / New York Times:
Some Hot Recorders for Those Cool Podcasts
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Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy:
Run XBLA games from DVD-R, CD-R
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Micron announces 5 megapixel HD sensor for consumer cams
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
A SetTop Box of Murdoch's Dreams
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Tiscali and AOL units targeted in broadband shake-up
Discussion: paidContent.org
Jon's Radio:
Turk work  —  Through the lens of the podcast transcription …
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Microsoft Offers Paid Display Ad Upgrade to Free Classifieds
Brian Bremner / Business Week:
Will Nintendo's Wii Strategy Score?
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and Slashdot
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Alarm.com Signs VOIP Deal; Looks Next To ISPs
 

 
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Flood of cameras, appalling media behavior in Ferguson spur freelancer to opt out of spectacle

James Ball / Guardian:
Twitter's claim to be just a platform, and not a publisher, is suspect if it censors images and videos

Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news

 
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