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11:00 PM ET, October 16, 2006


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Edelman / Richard Edelman:
A Commitment  —  For the past several days, I have been listening to the blogging community discuss the cross-country tour that Edelman designed for Working Families for Wal-Mart.  —  I want to acknowledge our error in failing to be transparent about the identity of the two bloggers from the outset.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
On Edelman and Wal-Mart  —  As many of you know, over the past few days …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sequoia Goes PopSugar  —  Mike Moritz, general partner with Sequoia Capital has a habit of investing in high growth consumer Internet properties, putting business model on the backburner and instead focusing on market share.  He did it with Yahoo, and then with Google.  (Okay we won't hold Plaxo against him just yet.)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Invests in Blog Network Sugar Publishing  —  Blog network Sugar Publishing (the most popular blog in the network is PopSugar) has raised "around $5 million" in a Series A round investment from Sequoia Capital.  Michael Moritz will join the Team Sugar board of directors.
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 …
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Movable Type Enterprise 1.5 Launched  —  Today Six Apart will release a new version of its Movable Type Enterprise edition.  I spoke to Anil Dash (a SixApart VP) and Chris Alden (EVP and GM of Movable Type - formally CEO of Rojo) about the upgrade and to discuss the future of Movable Type.
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MovableType Releases Enterprise Version 1.5
Discussion: StrayPackets
Daily Mail:
One giant step for home entertainment?  —  Is this the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programmes and computer games in the future?  —  In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience …
Kevin Poulsen / Wired News:
MySpace Predator Caught by Code  —  Yaphank, NY — The computer crimes unit of New York's Suffolk County Police Department sits in a gloomy government office canopied by water-stained ceiling tiles and stuffed with battered Dell desktops.  A mix of file folders, notes, mug shots and printouts form …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Joining the Party, Eager to Make Friends  —  To big-name marketers, the teeming mosh pits of social networking sites look like dangerous places for their precious brands.  MySpace: Isn't that full of dirty old men picking up teenage girls?  Facebook: That's where college students post pictures of bawdy frat parties.
Discussion: Valleywag and Beet.TV
Roy Mark /
AT&T Makes Network Neutrality Concessions  —  AT&T is willing to adhere to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) network neutrality principles for 30 months after the official closing of its proposed merger with BellSouth, according to AT&T's latest filing with the FCC.
Nathan Willis /
The GIMP's next-generation imaging core demonstrated  —  GIMP developer Øyvind Kolås gave a public demonstration of the Generic Graphical Library (GEGL) on Friday at the Piksel 06 festival in Bergen, Norway.  GEGL has long been slated to replace the core image processing framework of the GIMP …
Discussion: TechSpot and Slashdot
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Googleplex goes solar  —  Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA will soon become America's largest solar electric installation on a single corporate site, and one of the largest such projects in the world, according to solar power systems integrators EI Solutions.
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.
Exclusive: Apple seeks rights to iPhone trademark  —  Apple Computer has filed for a trademark on the term iPhone, suggesting the company plans to use the moniker, recently popularized amongst the analyst and blogging communities, as the official name for its highly-anticipated iPod cell phone.
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and digg
Google Blogoscoped:
Where's Google Going?  —  "Mystic logic, letters whirling in infinite change, is the world of bliss, it is the music of thought, but see that you proceed slowly, and with caution, because your machine may bring you delirium instead of ecstasy ..."  —  I've smoked some heavy (proverbial) …
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.
Antony Bruno / Reuters:
Digital rights in question as business model  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Billboard) - If the music industry truly wants to loosen Apple's iron grip on digital music sales, it should start allowing music to be sold without digital rights management protection.  —  That's the theory posited …
Barry Fox / NewScientistTech:
Invention: Smart-card DVDs  —  Smart-card discs  —  CDs and DVDs have been around for a while.  Nevertheless, American-Israeli company Aladdin think it can breathe new life into these formats by creating a disc that combines optical storage capacity with an embedded electronic smart card chip.
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
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Discussion: Valleywag and TechEffect
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Discussion: DV Guru
Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
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Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's No. 2 Has Low Profile, High Impact
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Gains Pay For YouTube
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Movie Downloads: iTunes v. The Rest