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9:40 PM ET, October 2, 2006


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Terence O'Hara / Washington Post:
Hard-Learned Lesson: Don't Try to Censor A Blogger  —  Memories fade, but the Internet is forever.  —  Murry N. Gunty found that out the hard way this summer.  Well known among Washington financiers, the head of Milestone Capital Management LLC ran afoul of bloggers for an attempt to censor …
Mark Pincus Blog:
I got skewered today in the washington post!  —  so this writer for the washpost (terrence o'hara) calls me last week saying he wants to do a piece on how my former classmate murry gunty tried to silence my blog and the controversy around it.  and wow.  if you read his story today …
Carlo / Techdirt:
In A Twist, Now DVD Jon Wants To Give You More DRM
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:
Unrepentant PayPerPost Gets Funding  —  Three months after getting slammed by BusinessWeek's Jon Fine, TechCrunch's Marshall Kirkpatrick, and a gazillion bloggers, PayPerPost is crying all the way to bank.  The Orlando-based startup, which matches advertisers with bloggers willing to write …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why PayPerPost is better  —  Rob Hof in BusinessWeek explains why this service, which pays bloggers to write about products, is so challenging.  The Zen Master teaches us to believe that if it is it must be good, to not to struggle with existence, so in that spirit PayPerPost is good.
Jeremy Caplan / Time:
Google's Growing Grasp  —  To fend off Microsoft and other foes, the search giant is bulking up on partnerships  —  What does Google search for?  Over the past few months, the Web titan has been looking for new partners.  It has teamed with Intuit to enable small-business owners …
RON / Rondam Ramblings:
Top ten geek business myths  —  Since I've started my new career as a venture capitalist I have become keenly aware of some of the classic mistakes that geeks make when trying to raise money for a new business.  Instead of writing the same comments over and over again I thought I'd try …
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Why Online Video Sites Are Hot Targets  —  As TV viewing habits change, media companies—and advertisers—are looking elsewhere: They've set their sights on a new breed of startups  —  As the Internet snaps to life with homemade movies, TV shows, and other forms of video …
Discussion: IP Democracy, Webtown and digg
Brad Stone / Newsweek:
The Battle Over YouTube  —  The video-sharing site is the hottest start-up since Google.  Is it worth a billion dollars, or is it just another company in need of a business model?  —  Warner Music, the fourth largest music company in the world, has every reason to wage business and legal warfare …
Discussion: and digg
QuadsZilla / SEO BlackHat:
10 Steps to Guarantee You Make the Digg Front Page  —  As I sit here writing on the world's greatest personal computer (The Mac Pro Quad Xeon 64-bit workstation with dual 30 inch monitors):  —  I can't help but pity you Wal-Mart shoppers who still use software from the Antichrist (Microsoft) …
Zoë Slocum / CNET
Facebook follower gets 'unfaced'  —  Rocketboom anchor Amanda Congdon launched a site called Amanda UnBoomed when she allegedly got fired.  But a University of Texas sophomore launched before he was even kicked off of Facebook.  —  UnFaced is a site that employs technology designed …
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Wanted: A Way to Profit by Simplifying Web Classifieds  —  Web sites that list classified ads have proliferated, but so far they have mostly made life easier for buyers rather than sellers.  —  First there is the technology hurdle: many people who want to post a classified ad may feel daunted by the mechanics.
Sid Yadav /
YouTube - The Complete Profile  —  Update: You can digg this story or add it to … One of the companies that would easily classify as a poster-startup for Web 2.0 is YouTube.  Since its launch in February 2005, it's managed to attract crowds, cross milestones, create fads …
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune wireless: worthless (for now)  —  So throughout this whole Zune launch thing the whole lot of us have been playing cat and mouse with Microsoft on the finer points.  Will it or won't it be built on PlaysForSure or some variant?  How will it recognize copyrighted vs. creative commons content without opening up piracy loopholes?
Nick / Rough Type:
Beyond question  —  It's funny how a set of instructions - an alogrithm - written by people can come to be granted, by those same people, a superhuman authority.  As if a machine wrought by man should, upon trembling into motion, shed its earthly origin and assume a god-granted imperium, beyond our small-minded
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bold start-up, Powerset, about to raise $10M to take on Google  —  We've been hearing about a new Palo Alto start-up called Powerset, which says its search technology is better than Google's.  —  The start-up, led by artificial intelligence and natural language expert, Barney Pell …
Discussion: OnoTech
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Nikolaj / O'Reilly Radar:
YouTube and the DMCA  —  Larry Lessig once proposed a fee …
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