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12:30 PM ET, October 27, 2006


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Tim Wu / Slate:
Does YouTube Really Have Legal Problems?  —  HOW THE BELL LOBBY HELPED MIDWIFE YOUTUBE.  —  When Google bought YouTube, the conventional wisdom—expressed in op-eds, newspaper articles, and scary editorial cartoons—was that they'd also bought themselves a whole heap of copyright trouble.
Mike / Techdirt:
Why YouTube Is Perfectly Legal (And Why Content Companies May Like That)
Discussion: IP Democracy
Microsoft Reports First Quarter Earnings  —  Microsoft delivers double digit revenue growth  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced first quarter revenue of $10.81 billion for the period ended September 30, 2006, an 11% increase over the same quarter of the prior year.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trumba: Interconnnecting Online Events and Calendars  —  Last week I spoke to Jeremy Jaech, CEO and president of Trumba, whose team is building an innovative online event calendaring system aimed at enterprises.  Jeremy Jaech was also the founder of both Visio and PageMaker …
Discussion: Message
David Galbraith:
The Obvious Corp - Evan and Biz take back Odeo  —  The greening of The Valley, why sustainable companies matter.  —  Evan williams and Biz Stone have taken back Odeo from its backers to form part of a company focused on innovation through multiple products, rather than exit.
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace, ByeSpace?  —  Some Users Renounce Social Sites as Too Big  —  Social-networking Web sites like and have helped link millions of friends.  But now they have a new enemy: 20-year-old Jenny Thompson.  —  After Ms. Thompson created a MySpace page two years ago …
Discussion: Publishing 2.0, Screenwerk and Message
Fred / A VC:
Flaky?  —  From Michael Arrington's post on Digg acquisition rumors: … Michael is one of the best bloggers ever and I read Techcrunch every day.  But I think he got this one wrong.  Comscore is not "flaky".  They are a third party measurement service.  They don't always get everything right.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Jason Calacanis just announced something  —  I'm not going to break this news, cause the company I work for, PodTech, is involved.  But, at about 9:58 a.m. Pacific Time Jason Calacanis, senior Vice President at AOL and founder of, announced something pretty interesting …
Duncan Graham-Rowe / NewScientistTech:
Surveillance system spots violent behaviour  —  Smart surveillance systems capable of automatically detecting violent crimes could soon be available.  —  A computer vision system developed in the University of Texas in Austin, US, can already tell the difference between friendly behaviour …
Discussion: Techdirt and Clickable Culture
'Tower of Babel' translator made  —  A "Tower of Babel" device that gives the illusion of being bilingual is being developed by US scientists.  —  Users simply have to silently mouth a word in their own language for it to be translated and read out in another.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Long List of Link Searches  —  This is competitive intelligence - the kind that SEO firms shouldn't be sharing because it reveals a considerable portion of the value they (we) provides to clients.  Thus, it's the perfect topic for an SEOmoz post.  —  The best way to do this is by example.
Simon Pope / Apple:
BMG Japan Catalog Now Available on the iTunes Store  —  Top J-Pop & International Artists Including Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Seamo, Sukima Switch & Suga Shikao Now on iTunes  —  BMG Japan and Apple® today announced the availability of top Japanese and international artists …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Social Media the New Hollywood or the new Pittsburgh?  —  When Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention, the telephone, for the first time publicly in 1876, he didn't announce the birth of a new age of ubiquitous electronic person-to-person communications.  Nope.
Discussion: Biz Stone, Genius
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Generate High Quantities of Content for Your Blog  —  Another series of posts back in my early days that got a bit of attention was titled Generating High Quantities of Content.  —  I started the series of 7 posts with the following statement:
Discussion: digg
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Kelvin / Mashable!:
Top 10 Video Sharing Sites on MySpace
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Jawed Karim: How YouTube Took Off
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Ray Ozzie's view of the Web Office
Discussion: Rough Type
Jeff Molander /
Leak: Google to Re-Org IBM Style
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube Gets New Logo, Facelift and Trackbacks - Growing Fast!
Discussion: WebProNews and comScore
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
BitTorrent Site Admin Sent to Prison
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PC maker fumes at Vista price hike
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 Earlier Items: 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Index
Ryan / CyberNet Technology News:
Windows Vista Blog Gets A Huge Makeover
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
Google and the Gradient
Discussion: Epeus' epigone
Henry Jenkins / Confessions of an Aca/Fan:
Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture (Part Five)
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Sony continues to expand GPS line with NV-U51
Discussion: and InstaGPS
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
On the Hill and in Court, a Shootout Over Ratings
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Pando Moves Beyond Email File Sharing
Discussion: Beet.TV