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8:10 PM ET, October 30, 2006

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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
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 …
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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: HipMojo.com and Coolfer
Jeremy Allaire / The Latest from Brightcove:
The Brightcove Network Launch  —  Back in the spring of 2004, a couple of us dreamed up the future of television.  We dreamt of an open model for TV, fashioned on the architecture of the Web.  We saw a world where there were no gatekeepers, but rather a web-like distribution network …
Discussion: Beet.TV and PVR Wire
corp.brightcove.com:
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 Brightcove.com.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and TechCrunch
Joe / Techdirt:
Online Video Services Want To Find Just The Good Stuff (Wasn't …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
If You Can't Tell Whether Something Is An Ad, That's Deception
Discussion: Rex Hammock's weblog
Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
PayPerPost creates DisclosurePolicy, TechCrunch calls it absurd?
Discussion: The Blogging Times
xbox.com:
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.
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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
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Circulation Plunges at Major Newspapers  —  Circulation at the nation's largest newspapers plunged over the last six months, according to figures released today.  The decline, one of the steepest on record, adds to the woes of a mature industry beset by layoffs and the possible sale of some of its flagships.
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 …
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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?
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
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
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Eric Rice:
the upcoming bad week for linden lab
Discussion: Geek News Central and Scobleizer
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 …
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
Thinnest E-TEN Pocket PC Phone Coming Soon - X500  —  glofiish X500 Delivers GPS and Wi-Fi® All-in-One  —  E-TEN Information Systems has released details of the company's Upcoming plans for the Pocket PC Phone market.  Highlights of the announcement include an all new case design …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
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.
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
 
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Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
10 tips and tweaks for Vista experts
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VC investors doing well, mega buyout guys doing even better
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Newlaunches.com:
Sony Playstation 3 further details
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechSpot, Cathode Tan and digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Zune won't hit the UK until 2008?
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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Is Firefox 2.0 a dud?
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Comments for Design Sojourn:
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Discussion: 21talks and The Gong Show
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Monitor110 Raises $11m More for Market Monitoring
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The Persistence of (Bad) Online Data
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Mike / Techdirt:
Universal Sends Retroactive Bill To Fans It Encouraged To Do Its Viral Marketing
Discussion: The Blogging Times
jkOnTheRun:
Fabric keyboard concept case
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
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?
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