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2:00 AM ET, October 1, 2006

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Bob / Lefsetz Letter:
Mark Cuban/YouTube  —  Mark Cuban is a crybaby.  —  Selling Broadcast.com at the height of dot com frenzy, he wants to shut the door behind him, exclude all those who don't play by the rules.  He wants to see the death of YouTube, since they're stealing the content and he's investing money …
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Fred / A VC:
Stop The YouTube Hating!  —  I love YouTube.  It is the single best thing that has happened to the Net in the past several years.  Nobody is going to convince me otherwise, no matter how hard they try.  Calacanis won't.  Cuban won't.  Doug Morris won't.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
YouTube's Video Poker  —  Chad Hurley effects a calm, almost detached demeanor, even as the Web site he runs, YouTube.com, has provoked a frenzy of consternation among executives of record labels, TV networks and movie studios.  For millions of Internet users, the site that opened …
Ted Wallingford / Download Squad:
Mac VoIP/Video tools: new features just keep comin'  —  With all the hoopla surrounding video in recent weeks, thanks to the video-centric Fall VON trade-show in Boston, it's no surprise that the folks making VoIP communications tools for the Mac have embraced video-conferencing.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Want To Be A Video Star?  —  MTV has issued a casting call on line for their hit show "Total Request Live" that now features SightSpeed.  —  At VON in Boston Jeff Pulver talked a lot about disrupting the process of content distribution and how new uses of video will emerge.
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Just One More Release Before Windows Vista Goes Gold  —  Microsoft will release just one more build of Windows Vista for testing before the code goes gold, said Brad Goldberg, the general manager for the Windows client business group.  —  That build will be made available to a limited group …
Discussion: TechSpot
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Vista availability update straight from the horse's mouth
Ted / Signal to Noise:
Second Life?  How 'bout getting a First Life  —  I've heard a few odds and ends about the Second Life software over the last probably year or so, and I was prompted to try the experience out for myself, especially after having read about its integration with the VON keynote by Jeff Pulver.
Discussion: TJ's Weblog and 3pointD.com
Steve Friess / Wired News:
Pod People Ponder Litigation  —  ONTARIO, California — Apple Computer's recent legal threats to rivals using the terms "pod" and "podcast" met with giggles and kvetching among podcast entrepreneurs and enthusiasts gathered here to discuss the future of the industry.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Slashdot
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Info / Podcasting News:
Leo Laporte Keynote: You Can Sell Out, But Don't Piss Off Your Listeners
Kotaku:
Famitsu Polls Japanese Retail, Says Wii Wins Xmas  —  Cash-for-game-reviews sham Famitsu asked Japanese retailers (we assume places like Sofmap, Yodobashi Camera, Laox, etc.) how they thought the next generation of consoles would fare this holiday season.  They asked about the ones that matter anyway—PlayStation 3 and Wii.
Discussion: Gizmodo, DS Fanboy and Go Nintendo
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Google Wins Keyword Lawsuit—Rescuecom v. Google  —  Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc., No. 5:04-CV-1055 (N.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2006).  You can find the ruling here (WARNING: 1.7MB file)  —  Introduction and the 1-800 Contacts Precedent  —  Last year, the Second Circuit issued a major ruling …
Discussion: The Trademark Blog
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Mike / Techdirt:   Another Judge Says There's No Trademark Violation In Selling Ads …
techon.nikkeibp.co.jp:
JVC Develops World's Largest 110-inch Rear Projection System  —  Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) has developed a 110-inch rear projection system that is to be the world's largest.  The screen measures 243.5 x 137 cm.  The display device employed in this system is JVC's proprietary …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and digg
Phil Wolff / Skype Journal:
Yahoo! Hack Day vs. eBay DevCon  —  Just got home from the opening day of Yahoo!'s first open Hack Day.  I thought it might be useful to contrast it with eBay's DevCon.  —  eBay DevCon  —  Yahoo! Hack Day  —  Where  —  Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Discussion: Scobleizer
Jay Savage / Download Squad:
OpenSSH 4.4 released  —  The OpenSSH team has officially realeased OpenSSH 4.4/4.4p.  The latest updates to the popular ssh server and ssh/sftp client include some extremely advanced features for administrators, as well as the requisite OpenSSH security audits.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
DAG Ventures leads $15m more for Podshow  —  It was just announced that DAG Ventures is leading a $15 million B round for Podshow.  News got out yesterday and though the investors weren't named until today, disbelief was the widespread reaction.  DAG saw its investment in Grouper …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Feed reader bonanza - FeedDemon, Google Reader, Bloglines all update  —  Today's release of FeedDemon 2.1 beta seemed like a nice little treat.  After the release of NewsGator Go! last week, it felt like a really solid one-two punch from NewsGator.  Right on!
Steve Boxer / MCV:
Kutaragi laughs off rivals  —  Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi has strongly refuted the idea that competitors Xbox 360 and Wii will outsell PS3.  —  When asked by MCV whether the rival consoles will outstrip Sony's next-gen machine, he replied simply: "We do not care."
Discussion: Engadget, Kotaku and Joystiq
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Watch Out Google, Vertical Search Is Ramping Up!  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  This week at DEMOfall I saw two vertical search applications that made me think that this area is getting mature and ready for prime time.  Pluggd and Retrevo launched technologies …
 
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'INVISIBILE' BOOMERANG 'BOT
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John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Keep it moving, folks — gels and liquids in the bin, Sony batteries …
Discussion: The Mac Observer and Slashdot
Valleywag:
What do we lose when YouTube sells out?
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Apple using shoddy up-sampling for some iTunes vids?
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
New in 10.4.8: Zoom Using Scroll Wheel
Discussion: TechBlog and digg
 

 
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