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6:30 PM ET, October 30, 2006


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Michael Kanellos / CNET
Brightcove aims to create video marketplace  —  Brightcove will release new offerings on Monday that effectively make it easier for video producers and Web sites to insert ads into their Internet videos, syndicate their content and sell clips.  —  Web sites select the services they want …
USA Today:
Brightcove to take Web video to next level  —  NEW YORK — Brightcove will try to take Internet TV into the media mainstream Monday by unveiling a suite of services to help consumers find what they want — while easing the way for content providers to create slick-looking videos and generate revenue from them.
Discussion: and Coolfer
Brightcove Launches Free Service That Lets Anyone Create And Distribute Commercial Internet TV Channels  —  The Brightcove Network Opens Commercial Internet TV to any Video Owner; Introduces Video Download Sales and a Broadband Video Advertising Network for Monetization; And Adds New Distribution through AOL Video and
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Joe / Techdirt:   Online Video Services Want To Find Just The Good Stuff (Wasn't …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Brightcove launching video marketplace
Complete Dashboard Update Feature List  —  New Features  — HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables.  — Xbox 360™ HD DVD Player support.  — Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software, or Windows Media Connect.
Curry / Xboxic:
Microsoft is banning 360 firmware modders  —  After several months of silence it was more or less accepted that Microsoft wasn't going to do anything about the firmware hacks that allow Xbox 360s to play backups.  Rather surprising, considering the 'inventor' of the hack confirmed in March already …
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PayPerPost Is Now Officially Absurd  —  Many commenters in previous TechCrunch posts on PayPerPost compared their business model to payola in the music industry.  At PayPerPost, bloggers are offered cash to write about products.  Disclosure is optional, and often the bloggers are required to only express positive comments.
Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
PayPerPost creates DisclosurePolicy, TechCrunch calls it absurd?
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
YouTube Is Purging Copyrighted Clips  —  Hitting the financial jackpot, it appears, may have created some headaches for YouTube, the wildly popular video-sharing Web site that has agreed to be bought by Google for $1.65 billion in stock.  —  The site late last week began purging copyrighted material …
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Big News For Talk Plus: $5.5 Million A-Round and Eminent Launch of Voice 2.0 Services  —  MobileCrunch is pleased to be the first to report the big news from San Mateo California Based TalkPlus.  The company, which was met with great fanfare following their very successful demonstration …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
TalkPlus, VoIP 2.0 Startup raises $5.5 million
Ross Mayfield / Ross Mayfield's Weblog:
SocialPoint: Best-of-Breed Wiki on Sharepoint  —  This morning we released SocialPoint, or Socialtext running on SharePoint.  At first, this may seem counter-intuitive for a company like Socialtext.  SharePoint is coming out with wikis and blogs in their 2007 version, why embrace and extend?
Zeelinden / Official Linden Blog:
Price for New Private Islands to Increase  —  Due to ongoing investments in developing and maintaining the underlying technology of SecondLife, Linden Lab is increasing prices for new Private Island sales.  Please note that this increase does not affect tier fees for Mainland land or existing Private Islands that you currently own.
Discussion: VTOR and Clickable Culture
Eric Rice:
the upcoming bad week for linden lab
Discussion: Geek News Central and Scobleizer
New York Times:
Marketers Demanding Better Count of the Clicks  —  Internet companies have had great success selling advertising space, in part because the effectiveness of those ads is supposedly so easily measured.  But marketers, even as they continue to push more of their ad budgets online, are starting to ask for better proof.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Adobe Wants to Come in from the Cold  —  Though Adobe's Flash player sits in nearly every browser and plays hundreds of millions of videos (and other things) per day, the company doesn't charge for much of this incredible amount of usage.  Now, leading up to the launch of its next platform …
Clay Shirky / Wired News:
Tiny Slice, Big Market … Like many tech-savvy professionals, Howard Chui was fascinated by his first mobile phone, which he acquired in 2000.  He plumbed every menu on his Sony Clearnet PCS handset, looking for hidden capabilities.  His interest developed into obsession when he graduated to a Nokia 5190 in 2002.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Sony Playstation 3 further details  —  With the Playstation 3 launch just around the corner, Sony has released further information about the next gen console.  The PS3 is a power hug and consumes around 380 watts of power more than double the Xbox 360's 160 watts and eight times the PS2's nimble 45 watts.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Cathode Tan and digg
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Dot-Com Survivor's Long Road  —  When Jim Clark started Shutterfly, the online photo printing service, in December 1999, a 2-megapixel digital camera could set you back $800, investor enthusiasm for e-commerce was soaring and the words "Internet" and "bust" were rarely used in the same sentence.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
MingleNow launches new bar/restaurant social networking site  —  MingleNow, the latest social networking company that has been in development for many months, launches a public testing version tomorrow (Monday).  —  MingleNow is best compared with Yelp, because it focuses on the social community around bars and restaurants.
Discussion: Mashable! and Bloggers Blog
Fabric keyboard concept case  —  Fabric keyboards like the one we recently mentioned on jkOnTheRun garner a lot of fascination, no doubt because of the ways they can be produced in innovative functional ways.  Glyn Evans of Pocket PC Solutions just contacted me with some photos of a concept keyboard …
Darren Murph / Engadget:   Eleksen's fabric keyboard / UMPC case in the wild
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VC investors doing well, mega buyout guys doing even better  —  All private investors, from venture capitalists to buyout guys, are doing very well.  —  If you look at the table below, you'll see that the early stage venture capitalists who invested over the past ten years have averaged …
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 Earlier Items: 
Mike / Techdirt:
Universal Sends Retroactive Bill To Fans It Encouraged To Do Its Viral Marketing
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Is the Internet A Long Tail Ghetto ?
Verizon Communications Posts Strong Third-Quarter Results …
Discussion: GigaOM and
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Don't I Know You from the Internet?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's 330 Auto Navigation: their first dedicated GPS device
Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
IPod's click wheel: Has it been framed?
Discussion: TechSpot, digg and Slashdot
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
In a Blurry World, Ownership Is Yesterday's News