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3:30 PM ET, October 13, 2006

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Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google faces copyright fight over YouTube  —  Dick Parsons, the chairman and chief executive of Time Warner, fired a shot across the bows of Google, saying his group would pursue its copyright complaints against the video sharing site YouTube.com.  —  Google paid $1.6bn for YouTube …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SOUR GRAPES: TIME TO SUETUBE?  —  Surprise: Time Warner is rattling copyright sabers (BoingBoing) over Google's acquisition of YouTube.  Let's pull back and take a look at this, shall we?  Time Warner not only owns a s**tload of content that is now playing on YouTube, it also owns AOL …
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Value is in the eyes of the beholder
Mike / Techdirt:
When Negotiating A Deal With YouTube, First Threaten To Sue Them...
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
Apple Announces iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition  —  Portion of Proceeds Contributed to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS  —  Apple® today announced the iPod® nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition.  (RED) was created by U2 lead singer, Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage business …
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Motorola:
Sprint Joins Motorola, (PRODUCT) RED™ and the Global Fund to Help Fight AIDS in Africa with Upcoming U.S. Availability of RED MOTORAZR™  —  RED MOTORAZR on high-speed Power Vision network benefits (RED); offers exclusive Sprint content and live television channels
Microsoft:
Microsoft Says on Track to Release Windows Vista on Schedule  —  New operating system will be released in Europe and Korea on schedule, following "constructive dialogue" with competition authorities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that it is on track to deliver Windows Vista&trade …
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
No, there's no ban on virtual Vista  —  There's a lot of confusion going around about the new Windows Vista licenses.  I wrote about the two-machine limit earlier this week.  Now I see Gregg Keizer at TechWeb and Robert McLaws of Windows Now arguing that the new license bans the use …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft puts the post-Vista wheels in motion
Discussion: Teching It Easy
Christian Zappone / CNNMoney.com:
Help!  YouTube is killing my business!  —  An Ohio company's sales get 'killed' as YouTube surfers cripple utube.com, a pipe equipment seller's web site.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — One place where YouTube's success isn't being celebrated is in the offices of Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. near Toledo, Ohio.
Discussion: Mashable!, Slashdot and digg
Inside AdSense:
Introducing multiple custom channels  —  As of today, it is now possible to assign multiple custom channels to a single ad unit.  This feature enables you to track your ad performance with greater flexibility and view more granular information.  When generating your ad code …
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Fujitsu laptops also ditching hard drives for flash  —  Fujitsu will soon join two other major PC makers in putting on sale a portable computer that uses flash memory in place of the traditional hard-disk drive.  —  The company will offer a 16GB or 32GB flash memory disk as an option …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and jkOnTheRun
Murlocker / Urlocker On Disruption:
Sony's 3Ds: Downgraded, Delayed and Disrupted —What Went Wrong?  —  Sony Corp. was the great innovator in consumer electronics for 30 years, but you'd never know it reading the latest headlines or watching the stock:  — Sony bonds Downgraded by Fitch in anticipation of further financial weakness
Discussion: GigaOM and Mark Evans
Gizmodo:
Palm Announces Low-End Treo 680  —  As expected, Palm has just announced the low-end Treo 680 for GSM markets sold unlocked in four colors: crimson, copper, arctic and graphite.  In non-marketing speak, that's red, orange, white and silver.  Each of these phones come with a 320x320 color screen …
Kevin Dean / Microsoft Higher Education:
Internet Explorer 7 is coming ... Are you ready?  —  The final release of Internet Explorer 7 is fast approaching ... and I mean really fast ......and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it's available for download.  Are your Web sites, extensions, and applications ready?
Todd Weiss / Computerworld:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?  —  A French IT consultant says yes, but productivity experts disagree  —  October 10, 2006 (Computerworld) — Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17- or 19-in. monitors are typically used …
Kablenet / The Register:
EC boosts open source  —  Sets up consortium for software pooling  —  The European Commission has taken steps to promote the use of open source systems and software in the public sector.  —  It has selected a consortium led by Unisys Belgium to create and manage the Open Source Observatory and Repository …
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?  —  If the plan is perfectly executed, Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project will deploy 100 million laptops in the first year.  In one fell swoop, the nonprofit organization will create the largest computing monoculture in history.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and Slashdot
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers  —  In addition to having a great alliterative name, Hal Halpin likes to start things with acronyms.  He started the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) which merged with the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) to form the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA).
 
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
COLBERT WANTS HIS CUT
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
Mike Pegg / Google Maps Mania:
Useamap.com is TinyURL.com for Google Maps
Reuters:
University joins Google library project
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Clover Studios to Dissolve
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
Google Blogoscoped:
Picasa With Video Upload
Mike / Modern Dragons:
Citizendium  —  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia …
Discussion: TeleRead and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Cross / ExtremeTech:
Vista Gadgets and Yahoo! Widgets
Discussion: digg
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free
Discussion: CrunchGear
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Beautiful steampunk laptop
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The PayPerPost Virus Spreads
Sogrady / tecosystems:
WHAT IS OFFICE 2.0?  —  The question put to me a few days ago …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Looking Sharp  —  How many startups show me their stuff …
Discussion: down the avenue
CNET News.com:
Class action suit over ID theft tossed out
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Accenture Technology finalizing persuasive mirror, behavior monitoring systems
Discussion: Tech Digest