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7:25 AM ET, October 11, 2006

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Steve Bryant / Google Watch:
Google to Merge Writely and Spreadsheets to Form Google Docs  —  Breaking news: Google will announce tomorrow at the Office 2.0 conference a new product called Google Docs, which will merge Writely and Google Spreadsheets into a collaboration and document management solution, according to sources.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google "Docs & Spreadsheets" Launches  —  Google just launched Docs & Spreadsheets at docs.google.com.  It integrates the previously separate Writely and Spreadsheet product silos into a single control panel and admin area (the previous sites for those products redirect to docs.google).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Zoho Virtual Office Launching Tommorow; Racing Google to Market  —  Online productivity company Zoho is finally bringing all its various services together into one offering with the release of the Zoho Virtual Office at tomorrow's Office 2.0 conference.  Google is rumored to be planning …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Docs & Spreadsheets Goes Live: Writely Is No More
Discussion: InsideGoogle and Web 2.0 Explorer
Reuters:
Cingular sues telemarketers for unsolicited calls  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cingular Wireless, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - news) and BellSouth Corp. (NYSE:BLS - news), on Tuesday said it filed three lawsuits in a U.S. federal court against telemarketers to stop them from making unsolicited …
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Feels Breath on Neck  —  As Google whips out its fat wallet to buy the video site YouTube, it is making Yahoo look even more out of step with the fast-changing Internet advertising market.  —  Yahoo itself tried to buy YouTube just a few weeks ago and got as close as negotiating price and terms …
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Group Warns Of More Junk E-mail  —  Font Scale:  —  CHICAGO (AP) - The anti-spam group Spamhaus Project warned more junk e-mail could be on the way as it prepares to lose its domain name thanks to a company it has accused of sending spam.  —  Executives at the U.K.-based Spamhaus Project …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
John P. Falcone / Alpha.CNET.com:
Copy never: DRM 'glitch' keeps TiVo Series3, JVC A/V receivers from playing nice  —  Connecting a TiVo Series3 to a JVC A/V receiver via HDMI seems to awaken an otherwise dormant copy-protection feature in the DVR.  At least, that's what happened during testing in the CNET Labs.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Edelman and Technorati Detail the Most Influential Blogs in German, French and Italian  —  As we've all seen from Technorati's latest State of the Blogosphere post, the conversation is indeed global.  However, as you will soon see, it's very local too.  —  Two thirds of all blog posts are written in languages other than English.
Discussion: cruel to be kind and gapingvoid
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Kate Mackenzie / Financial Times:
European bloggers find their voice
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Storing Music Tags in the Qloud  —  A small Washington D.C. startup named Qloud is beta-launching today a collaborative filtering system for music along the lines of Last.fm.  If it can achieve critical mass, the startup wants to be a social search engine for music, built on users tagging …
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   Qloud Launches - Music Search Meets Social Networking
Zephoria / apophenia:
comScore misinterprets data: MySpace is *NOT* gray  —  Read the ComScore press release.  Completely.  Read the details.  They have found that the unique VISITORS have gotten older.  This is _not_ the same thing as USERS.  A year ago, most adults hadn't heard about MySpace.
Discussion: Joe Duck and Slashdot
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Introducing VentureBoard, a marketplace for start-ups  —  VentureBeat is pleased to introduce VentureBoard, a marketplace for the technology start-up community of Silicon Valley and other regions.  —  VentureBoard serves two main purposes, and we think it is particularly relevant for the post YouTube acquisition era.
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Brian McConnell / VentureBeat:
An alternative to VC: "Selling In"
Discussion: GigaOM and Digital Common Sense
Unfettered Blather:
Top 10 annoying things about next gen  —  October 9th, 2006 by Jason "Botswana" Cox  —  So here we are, supposedly in a new generation of console hardware while there are still new releases for the last generation.  For a market that is supposed to be all about "next gen" …
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and Aeropause
Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
October 2006 Bulletin Release  —  Hey everyone, Craig Gehre here.  We're in the process of releasing our October 2006 Security Bulletins and I wanted to go ahead and update you on it.  —  We're releasing ten new Security Bulletins this month:  —  MS06-056 addresses a vulnerability …
Tom Green / Digital Web:
The Rise of Flash Video, Part 1  —  In 2003, I was in Seattle getting ready to do a presentation on Flash Video at Digital Design World when Jim Heid, the Conference Organizer, saw the title slide of the presentation and mentioned that I might be facing a rather tough crowd.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
2007 Will Be A Big Year For RSS  —  With Microsoft's IE7 just around the corner and the other big Internet companies upgrading key information management products, 2007 is going to be the 'make it or break it' year for RSS.  Fergus Burns noted these 4 key platforms, which are all set to ramp …
Discussion: Geek News Central
Joni Morse / RCR Wireless News:
Sprint Nextel trials Qualcomm's MediaFLO as 'Vue'  —  Verizon Wireless to launch MediaFLO by the fist quarter of next year  —  OVERLAND PARK, Kan.—Qualcomm Inc.'s highly anticipated MediaFLO mobile TV service is gaining momentum as Sprint Nextel Corp. confirmed it is conducting trials using …
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
After YouTube: The beginning of the end?  —  Now that Google has snatched up the leading online video site, will rivals shell out big bucks, or will the competition dry up for smaller sites?  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Has the online video shakeout only begun or is the bubble about to burst?
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and HipMojo.com
 
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Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Widgets Live! conference in San Francisco on November 6
Siobhan / Revver blog:
Look, Ma, I'm on teevee!
Discussion: rev2.org and TechCrunch
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Apex signals a shift in the software landscape
Reuters:
NEC Electronics ships dual-format DVD chip
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
YouTube's New Deep Pockets
Anything But iPod:
Skardin HT-250 PMP with DVB-T
Discussion: Engadget and MobileWhack.com
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How-To: Analog control stick for your Sony PSP
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 Earlier Items: 
Agence France Presse:
Web overtakes newspapers in Europe
Discussion: Web Strategy and digg
Palm:
Palm, Inc. Announces DigitalLife Press Conference on Oct. 12
Discussion: Treonauts and CrunchGear
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Will Voice-Enabled Mobile Search Kill Directory Assistance?
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Apple about to announce wireless video iPod?
USA Today:
Liberty Media chief: Telecoms could take big hit in cable wars
bizjournals:
Will Google gobble Level 3?
New York Times:
Venture Firm Shares a YouTube Jackpot
Adam Bennett / NEWS.com.au:
Laser TV unveiled
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