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8:35 PM ET, October 11, 2006

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Business Week:
The Web According to Ballmer  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer chats with BusinessWeek editors about Web 2.0's sky-high valuations and the new competition the company faces  —  Even the people running the richest tech companies are awestruck by Web 2.0 valuations.
Wall Street Journal:
Does YouTube Make Google a Big Target For Copyright Suits?  —  Google Inc.'s $1.65 billion purchase of video-sharing site YouTube catapults the search giant into the lead spot in the fast-growing online video market.  It also creates a big, deep-pocketed target for aggrieved copyright owners.
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qualcomm.com:
QUALCOMM Launches Project in Collaboration with Mozilla Foundation to Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program  —  Open Source Version of Eudora will be Free of Charge; Final Commercial Versions of Classic Eudora for Windows and Mac Available Now  —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq …
Shawn White / The Wiire:
GameStop Wii Pre-orders Begin Oct. 13  —  Retailer GameStop confirmed to The Wiire today that Wii pre-orders for North America will begin Friday, October 13.  —  While Wii games have been available for pre-order for a few weeks now, Friday will mark the first time GameStop has opened up pre-orders on the hardware.
Discussion: Kotaku, Engadget, Go Nintendo, Joystiq and digg
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
- NOA: Wii Demo Units Not Just at GameStop - Sony Happy With PS3 Pre-Order Results - Reserving a PS3 in Japan is Super Easy - First Wii Japanese TV Spot - UPDATE: Lumines Live is Free?  —  NEXT POST »  —  Twilight Princess GC Online Only in Japan  —  Nintendo's really pushing that Wii version, aren't they?
Google Blogoscoped:
Good Blog Writing Style  —  Danny Sullivan begs "Google Blog: Please Get Descriptive With Your Headlines!" and I agree.  Here are some rules for good writing style when you're blogging:  — Use descriptive headlines that reveal the point of the article without further reading …
Discussion: Copyblogger and InsideGoogle
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Blog: Please Get Descriptive With Your Headlines!
Discussion: E-consultancy
Benjamin Edelman / BenEdelman.org:
False and Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads … Read Google's voluminous Adwords Content Policy, and you'd think Google is awfully tough on bad ads.  If your company sells illegal drugs, makes fake documents, or helps customers cheat drug tests, you can't advertise at Google.
Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Closure of RC2, Feedback Handling in the New York Times, and Licensing Information for Windows  —  As you've probably already surmised, downloads of Windows Vista RC2 for the Customer Preview Program (CPP) have now closed and the links are no longer active.  We were bowled over by your response …
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Vista Mythbusters #7: How much DRM is too much?
Discussion: Slashdot
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Coghead Goes Live: Build Applications Visually  —  The online application building space is one that is getting more interesting by the week.  We have previously reviewed a number of apps in this space (sometimes referred to as the 'online access' space, a reference to Microsoft Access) including Dabble DB, Zoho Creator and WyaWorks.
Vincent Maher / E-Media Tidbits:
We're Facing a Monster: Will Someone Please Step Up and Say It?  —  In the midst of the dot-com-bubble-style euphoria triggered by Google buying YouTube (a $1.65 billion stock transaction), I see very little criticism leveled at Google over this deal.  But not everyone is happy.
Discussion: Mashable!, WebProNews and TechBlog
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 …
Federal Trade Commission:
Should Municipalities Provide Wireless Internet Service?  FTC Staff Report Provides Guidance to Promote Competition  —  Improving consumer access to broadband Internet service is an important goal for federal, state, and local governments.  The possibility of competitive risks arising …
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
YouTubers Ponder Google  —  On YouTube, where members are encouraged to express themselves through amateur video, it took only a few hours before they started chiming in on Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of the popular online video site.  —  Dozens of YouTubers turned their cameras …
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Teqlo: What It Means for Customers  —  A little over a month ago I left SAP for a startup and at the time I declined to name the company I was joining.  I would like to say that this was part of some brilliant marketing plan but the fact is that I joined a very early stage company …
John Markoff / New York Times:
U.S. Group Reaches Deal to Provide Laptops to All Libyan Schoolchildren  —  The government of Libya reached an agreement on Tuesday with One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit United States group developing an inexpensive, educational laptop computer, with the goal of supplying machines to all 1.2 million Libyan schoolchildren by June 2008.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
T-Mobile Dash review  —  Even though Boy Genius managed to get his hands on the HTC Excalibur and the T-Mobile Dash like, way before we did, we still got a unit to take around the block ourselves.  It's safe to say the Dash is probably the most T-Mobile anticipated device of the second half of this year, and with good reason.
Nokia:
Nokia marks WiMAX milestone with Nokia Flexi WiMAX Base Station  —  Boston, MA, USA and Espoo, Finland -Nokia today announced the Nokia Flexi WiMAX Base Station, an innovation that will revolutionize the way broadband wireless networks will be built while minimizing operating and capital expenditures for broadband wireless operators.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and 21talks
 
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Office 2.0: Where are we at and please get off my network
Discussion: Alpha.CNET.com and GigaOM
Adobe:
Acquisition to Extend Flash Experience to Broad Market of Mobile Devices
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Gootube - The End of DRM ?
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Valleywag
Light Reading:
Google: Dark Fiber Story Not So Dark
Discussion: GigaOM and dailywireless.org
Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Microsoft's answer to the YouTube-Google Deal
Stan Gibson / eWEEK.com:
Ballmer: Windows Live Is Top Microsoft Priority
Leslie Kwoh / The Standard:
Spam bill bites into business
Lucas van Grinsven / Reuters:
Firms to boost Internet speeds without fiber-optics
Discussion: Engadget and digg
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AMD Unveils Barcelona Quad-Core Details
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Protect DVD-Video - A slap in the face for PC and Media Center owners
Hardware News:
Torvalds takes bite of Mac mini
Discussion: Infinite Loop and digg
Microsoft:
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 With GPS Locator Helps Consumers …
Discussion: Gizmodo
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The Secret Failures of Microsoft
cpwplc.com:
AOL to provide co-branded audience services and manage online …
Olga Kharif / Tech Beat:
Network2.tv:The Vonage of TV?
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
After YouTube: The beginning of the end?
 

 
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