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12:30 PM ET, October 16, 2006

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Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
The Reporter Is Real, but the World He Covers Isn't  —  In preparing to open a Reuters bureau on a bustling island, Adam Pasick has been introducing himself to residents and interviewing entrepreneurs.  After finishing such interviews, Mr. Pasick often levitates for a moment, then flies over buildings.
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
YouTube vs. MySpace?  —  With millions of dollars in online ad revenue on the line, the two Net superstars could be headed for more conflict  —  Just a few months ago, News Corp. (NWS) landed a crucial deal with Internet leader Google (GOOG).  News Corp. designated Google as the search engine for MySpace …
Discussion: IP Democracy and E-consultancy
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Richard MacManus / Web 2.0 Explorer:
YouTube Wannabes: online video market post GooTube  —  Now that YouTube has been acquired for $1.65B by the hottest technology company on the planet, inevitably it will give rise to a whole new generation of online video products.  To paraphrase the Eminem song Without Me: "Hey …
Discussion: TechCrunch and JD on EP
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
MySpace.com Adds Video Space
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
55 Million Blogs, and Now a Service to Track Them  —  LONDON — Corporations are growing increasingly conscious of the power, and potential pitfalls, of blogging.  A favorable review from an influential blogger can help generate the kind of buzz around a new product that traditional advertising struggles to achieve.
Discussion: GigaOM and Message
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Gains Pay For YouTube  —  Did the YouTube deal pay for itself?  At least for one week it did.  On Friday, October 6, 2006, Google shares closed at $420.50 a share.  With roughly 304.36 million shares outstanding, that meant the company had a market capitalization of $127.983 billion.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Mark Evans
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Movie Downloads: iTunes v. The Rest  —  We started testing the various movie download services earlier this summer when rumors of Apple's new movie download store first heated up.  We're now regular customers of three of the services.  Michael Arrington is an iTunes junkie because he likes having movies …
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and digg
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's No. 2 Has Low Profile, High Impact  —  When Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs lured little-known Timothy D. Cook to the company in early 1998, Mr. Cook was charged with straightening out the messy operations of a fallen Silicon Valley icon.
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Meets With FCC, Talks CableCARD  —  While several TiVo representatives were (with me) at DigitalLife on Thursday, others were engaged with the FCC... What I found particularly interesting in the follow-up letter is "CableCARD deployment issues" — which has a decidedly negative connotation.
Discussion: Gizmodo and PVR Wire
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Reader feeds in your Gmail  —  Mihai Parprita, the blogger responsible for persistent.info and employee at Google, has created a greasemonkey script to incorporate your Google Reader feeds into your Gmail.  —  I'm happy he decided to experiment by giving Gmail tighter integration with Reader …
Discussion: Download Squad
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
First North American PlayStation 3 Commercial: "The Wait"  —  Look, I don't want to hear any complaints about how this ad doesnt show any game footage.  Or how it doesn't even show the PlayStation 3.  Or that if you didn't know better, and somehow missed the final 3 seconds of footage …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Destructoid
Shelly Freierman / New York Times:
The Youngsters Aren't Listening as Much  —  Radio listening among teenagers has dropped off and, according to Larry Rosin, the president of Edison Media Research, two factors are involved.  The first is the intense competition for media audience time that has developed in the last dozen years.
Discussion: Techdirt and Lost Remote
Bjorn Carey / Popular Science:
A Floating Chernobyl?  —  The first reactor-on-a-barge will bring power to Russia's electricity-starved Arctic  —  While the U.S. hems and haws over reviving nuclear energy as a less expensive alternative to oil, Russia has dug back 30 years in our nuclear history to find a solution …
Marjolein Hoekstra / CleverClogs:
OPML Auto-discovery Bookmarklet … I'd like to present my first, serious attempt to create a browser add-on that hopefully will prove to be useful to some: an OPML Auto-discovery Bookmarklet that displays a list of hyperlinks to the OPML files that have been made available by the author of any web page.
Discussion: EirePreneur
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Chris Pirillo  —  Normally when I do interviews, I categorize them under "Spotlight on Search or Spotlight on Blogging", but Chris Pirillo doesn't fit in just one category.  He's a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to all the enterprising projects, ventures and activities he's involved with.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
McDonald's MP3 players ship with trojan horse  —  What do tubby teens, MP3 players, and grandma's scalded taint all have in common?  That's right, the absolute attention of McDonald's legal.  See, McDonald's and Coca-Cola recently teamed up in Japan to give away 10,000 self-branded MP3 players pre-loaded …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and CrunchGear
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Edelman, Wal-Mart and the Loss of Control in Media  —  It's inevitable that a PR firm like Edelman would create a phony blog for one of its clients (in this case Wal-Mart — see Shel Holtz for a great analysis).  For all of the hype over "conversation" as the new media paradigm …
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Anton Zuiker Filed / BlogTogether:
ConvergeSouth notes  —  [Welcome Scobleizer readers.  While you're here, please check out our plans for the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference.]  —  Just got logged onto the NCA&T network, so can now liveblog the ConvergeSouth conference.  —  The first session was a rambling conversation …
Discussion: Maryamie
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Top 10 Scoble Blog Thangs
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
 
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Reading on the Reader  —  Spent this afternoon reading a book on the Sony Reader.
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Turn Google into your own personal (free) Napster
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