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2:30 AM ET, September 28, 2006

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Mike / Jumpcut Blog:
Jumpcut Joins the Yahoo! Family  —  Jumpcut is excited to announce today that we are being acquired by Yahoo!  —  We have worked hard to pioneer great online video editing technology that can truly enhance the online video world by enabling anyone to become a creator.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! has acquired Jumpcut
Kotaku:
X06 News Shocker Summary  —  It sounds like X06 was quite an amazing press conference, filled with the sort of surprises and delights befitting a regular carnival of gaming.  —  We've posted all of the news on the site, but I thought it would be best to summarize it somewhere for those not into browsing, or reading.
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Ross Miller / Joystiq:
MS announces Halo Wars, a new RTS [update 1]
Light Reading:
Figuring FiOS  —  Will it really cost Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - message board) more than $9,000 to bring fiber to your home?  —  Yes, it could.  And bear with me, please: I'm about to attempt some FiOS math.  —  The company today said it plans to pass 18 million premises with its fiber network by the end of 2010.
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Andrew Schmitt / Nyquist Capital:
Verizon Opens the FiOS Kimono
Discussion: IP Democracy
Rafat / MocoNews.net:
Major Change Coming At Mobile ESPN; Winding Down Likely, Possibly Being Sold  —  Exclusive: [by Rafat Ali & Staci Kramer] We have heard from numerous sources that MobileESPN, the ambitious yet doomed MVNO effort from Disney, is in for a big change this week: either a phased winding down/transition …
Discussion: MobHappy and GigaOM
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paidContent.org:   Major Change Coming At Mobile ESPN; Winding Down Likely …
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
iPhone Rumors  —  Everyone's always asking me when Apple will come out with a cellphone.  My answer is, "Probably never."  —  I have friends who worked on the Palm Treo.  And to this day, my gut churns to recall the hell they went through.  —  The problem is that when you build a cellphone …
Discussion: digg
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Pogue on iPhone Rumors: Don't Hold Your Breath
Valleywag:
Geek out: Revision3 Launch Party  —  Last night, Digg founder Kevin Rose and pals celebrated the relaunch of his Revision 3 online TV network with a party at Mighty, a San Fran venue currently sporting sculptures of flying underwear (really.  Don't know why).  Thomas Hawk and Scott Beale provide the photos below.
Discussion: The Blogging Times
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Barbarian / Forever Geek:
Debunking the MySpace Myth of 100 Million Users  —  The hype around the 'web 2.0' buzzword continues to grow and grow.  From bulls**t statements like 85% of college students use Facebook (umm no, that was when less than half of US colleges were supported, yet everyone continues to cite that magical number) …
Discussion: Valleywag and digg
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
11 Best Practices for URLs  —  I could have sworn that someone has already a great post or forum thread on this topic, but I can't seem to find it (no matter how advanced my operators).  I'm sure Mr. Malicoat has it in his bookmarks, but since blog posts are one of my personal systems for public bookmarking, here goes.
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
SJSU: Campus OK's Skype, for now  —  Absent any immediate threats, and after Monday's conference call with eBay's government affairs people, San Jose State University 's University Computing and Telecommunications department (SJSU UCAT) said they will not ban Skype.
Writer Zone:
New Release!  Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta) Update with Windows Live Gallery  —  This update to Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta) features:  — Tagging support  — Support for Blogger Beta  — Improvements to categories  — And more...  (details below)
Donald Melanson / Engadget Mobile:
Mercora launches "M" music service for Windows Mobile  —  Mercora has joined the burgeoning mobile music fray in what looks to be a fairly big way today, launching its minimally-named "M" service for Windows Mobile 5.0-based devices.  Unlike other mobile music services …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and CrunchGear
Lifehacker:
One phone number to rule them all  —  GrandCentral is a brilliant new web app that lets you consolidate all of your phone numbers into one number, meaning someone can call you on your GrandCentral phone number and all of your phones (cell phone, work phone, home phone) will ring.  And then it gets interesting.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
AOL CEO Miller: The long tail is real, but only a handful are cashing in  —  Speaking here, today, during the MIT Emerging Technology Conference's second presentation, AOL Chairman and CEO John Miller referred to the current period as the Golden Age of Entertainment and talked at length …
comScore:
MySpace Leads in Number Of U.S. Video Streams Viewed Online, Capturing 20 Percent Market Share; Yahoo! Ranks #1 in Number of People Streaming  —  comScore Releases U.S. Video Metrix Rankings  —  comScore Media Metrix, the leader in digital media measurement, today released an enhancement …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
Three New Slingboxes Formally Announced  —  As we've seen over the last week or so Sling has been readying three new boxes.  In my mind, the major difference between the Slingbox Classic and the new models is improved hardware allowing for higher resolutions (up to 640×480) at higher bitrates (up to 8000Kbps).
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, PVR Wire, Gizmodo, Engadget and digg
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
AOL Pictures goes social and it's not pretty  —  The new version of AOL Pictures came out of beta today and it's thoroughly underwhelming.  The new features are basically all the social things that are standard from a Web 2.0 perspective but none of them are done particularly well.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank
Gizmodo:
iTunes 7.0.1 Has Buttloads of Mobile Phone Mentions  —  Normally, an iTunes update wouldn't be much news.  But this one has lots of mentions of a "mobile phone" that can play video and display pictures.  As far as we know, the ROKR and RAZR V3i can't do that.  —  Here's a taste of the strings:
 
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Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
VideoEgg Gets a Jolt of VC
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
A look at eight multi-person SMS services
Steve Bryant / Google Watch:
Three Conspiracy Theories (and One Black Helicopter) Concerning Comcast and Google
Discussion: IP Democracy and digg
Mark Glaser / pbs.org:
Your Guide to Citizen Journalism
Steve Yegge / Stevey's Blog Rants:
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Net Neutrality Hyper-Sensitivity Makes Things Difficult For Telcos …
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Viodentia responds to Microsoft, releases FairUse4WM 1.3
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Live from DEMOfall: Lirix innovates in music advertising
Discussion: Chip Griffin and Changing Way
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile Readies New Web Phones — And Hangs Up on a Star Pitchwoman
Reuters:
Judge tosses part of AMD suit against Intel
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Opinion: High-Definition Video—Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood
 

 
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