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12:05 PM ET, October 11, 2006


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google "Docs & Spreadsheets" Launches  —  Google just launched Docs & Spreadsheets at  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
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.
Rafe Needleman / CNET
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.
Google Blogoscoped:   Google Docs & Spreadsheets Released
Paul R. La Monica /
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 ( — Has the online video shakeout only begun or is the bubble about to burst?
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
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google vs. : YouTube Fallout
Benjamin Edelman /
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.
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.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
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.
Discussion: Engadget, IP Democracy and TeleRead
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 …
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
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
The Secret Failures of Microsoft  —  Why Microsoft Can't Compete With iTunes examined Microsoft's past success in software development, and demonstrated why its past practices won't be of any help in expanding into the consumer electronics and digital media download business.
Discussion: O'Grady's PowerPage
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 …
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 …
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Siobhan / Revver blog:
Look, Ma, I'm on teevee!
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Kate Mackenzie / Financial Times:
European bloggers find their voice
NEC Electronics ships dual-format DVD chip
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
YouTube's New Deep Pockets
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Unfettered Blather:
Top 10 annoying things about next gen
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Msrcteam / the Microsoft Security Response Center Blog:
October 2006 Bulletin Release

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