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9:10 PM ET, September 27, 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  —  The Yahoo! family expanded again today with the acquisition of online video editing service Jumpcut.  Here's the Jumpcut post on the announcement and here's the Yahoo! Search post.  Based in San Francisco and launched just six months ago …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo acquires video editing co., Jumpcut
Discussion: Techdirt and paidContent.org
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]  —  A real-time strategy game based in the Halo universe has been announced.  The project, entitled Halo Wars, will be designed by Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) "exclusively for Xbox 360" (read: no PC).  —  This announcement comes weeks …
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
Official Google Blog:
Our approach to content  —  The Internet has broken down many of the barriers that exist between people and information — effectively democratizing access to human knowledge.  By typing just a few keywords into a computer you can learn about almost any subject.
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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 …
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.
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
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.
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips and JD on EP
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 …
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)
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: PVR Wire, jkOnTheRun, Gizmodo, Engadget and digg
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.
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
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Digg Founders Launch Lifestyle Online Video Shows  —  I headed to the launch party with Mario, ran into the usual suspects I see at most events.  During the presentation videos, I was very impressed by the rich and well produced content.  It's really a lifestyle channel, that's a bit edgier and more raw than traditional TV.
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Opinion: High-Definition Video—Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood  —  Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy.  And a good thing, too—because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with HD, says Cory Doctorow.
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
Feedvertising - Really Simple RSS Advertising - Text Link Ads  —  Text Link Ads have just launched a new advertising format called Feedvertising (aff).  —  Those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed will probably have noticed that some text links have appeared at the bottom of my posts …
Indeed.com / Blog Indeed:
Indeed Salary Search (beta)  —  Yet another salary survey?  No.  —  Here's what makes Indeed Salary Search unique and different from the salary tools already available:  —  1. It's Objective.  Most salary tools are based on salary surveys and related research and analysis; by their nature, they are subjective.
 
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Don Woligroski / Tom's Hardware Guide:
The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money: October 2006
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