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9:35 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).
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Google Docs and Spreadsheets: Not quite Google Office, but closer  —  Google just launched the feature I was kvetching about yesterday when I covered Zoho: an integrated file system for its productivity applications.  Until now, documents created in Writely and in Google Spreadsheets lived separately.
Discussion: Web 2.0 Explorer and TechBlog
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Docs & Spreadsheets Released  —  Google merged (Word-like) Writely with (Excel-like) Spreadsheets into the new Google Docs.  Now when you go to writely.com or spreadsheets.google.com, you'll be forwarded "Google Docs & Spreadsheets" at docs.google.com.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Zoho Virtual Office Launching Tommorow; Racing Google to Market
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Docs & Spreadsheets Goes Live: Writely Is No More
Discussion: InsideGoogle
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 …
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
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
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
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: Mashable!, Joe Duck and Slashdot
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.
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Amy Gahran / E-Media Tidbits:
Online Video: Keep It Simple, Just Use Flash
Discussion: Lost Remote and JD on EP
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.
cpwplc.com:
AOL to provide co-branded audience services and manage online advertising sales for combined customer base through a revenue-sharing agreement  —  Carphone Warehouse and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) have reached agreement for Carphone Warehouse to acquire AOL's Internet access business in the UK …
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
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 …
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 …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH EFF'S FRED VON LOHMANN ON YOUTUBE, COPYRIGHT, GOOGLE, AND MORE  —  My first go to guy on all things DMCA, copyright, and digital law and policy is the EFF's Fred von Lohmann.  I started an email interview with him prior to the GooTube deal, and it only seems more salient now.
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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 …
 
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Agence France Presse:
Web overtakes newspapers in Europe
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