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4:10 AM ET, October 31, 2006

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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal  —  I first saw this posted on the Pho List.  A media related list that I have participated in for years with lots of smart people with great insights.  THe posting, as you will read is fascinating and was originally posted anonymously.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Shaft the piano player
Discussion: Glass House
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing New Packaging for Windows Vista and 2007 Office System  —  With Windows Vista and 2007 Office system, we didn't just redesign the software packages themselves, but are also introducing new packaging for the two products.  The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope …
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James / Views on Vista:   Windows Vista Sounds
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP  —  Enhanced capabilities plus seamless integration with URGE make for all-new digital entertainment experiences.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the public Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 11 for Windows® XP …
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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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Xbox 360 fall update details revealed: 1080p, auto-download, WMV playback and more
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny and PVR Wire
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.
Discussion: Screenwerk and Mark Evans
Business Wire:
WPP, CBS Corporation and Interpublic Group Make Investments in Spot Runner to Leverage Its Innovative Automated Advertising Platform  —  Leaders of the Advertising and Media Industries Embrace Spot Runner's Ability to Target Ads at the Local Level and Develop More Efficient Processes to Create, Plan and Buy Advertising
Discussion: Screenwerk, GigaOM and Lost Remote
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ads, ads everywhere: SpotRunner, Rhythm get big $ infusions
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: USA Today and Read/WriteWeb
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Video Goes High Brow with Revenue Split  —  While the launch of Brightcove has garnered no shortage of attention today, it wasn't the only important video news of the day.  Google's first "Sponsored Video" had its debut as well.  Titled The Domino Effect, it's Diet Coke and Mentos part II …
Discussion: Official Google Blog
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Brightcove aims to create video marketplace
Robert Levine / New York Times:
En Garde!  Fight Foes Using a Controller Like a Sword  —  Over the last two decades, video games have looked better and better.  As the simple graphics of the first Atari evolved into the photo-realistic images of the new Xbox 360, the revenue picture also improved until an industry emerged …
Discussion: Go Nintendo and Kotaku
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Rumor: Enhanced DVD-capable Wii coming in '07
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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Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Picks Its Web Winners — And Its Flagship Isn't One  —  For a dozen years, Time Inc. veered from one Internet initiative to another in a quest to figure out how to make money on the Web.  Almost nothing worked.  —  On Thursday, Time Inc. Chief Executive Ann Moore went before the board …
Eric Taub / New York Times:
Nintendo at AARP Event to Court the Grayer Gamer  —  Nintendo has positioned Wii, its new video game console to be released on Nov. 19, as a system that will appeal not just to hard-core gamers, but also to older adults who may be more comfortable with Pong than Grand Theft Auto.
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Sony Misses PS3 Shipping Targets  —  Japan gets even fewer units.  —  What's worse than 100,000 units at launch?  How about 80,000?  The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reports today that due to component shortages, Sony will have only 80,000 units ready for the PS3's 11/11 Japanese launch.
Heather Timmons / New York Times:
BBC Plan for Web Ads Draws Fire  —  Critics in England have attacked plans by the BBC to sell advertising on its Web site.  Now some of those critics inside the BBC are redoubling their efforts.  —  Employees from the Web site have circulated a 10-page document condemning the proposal …
Discussion: digg
Peter Sayer / Macworld:
French publishers join Google booksearch lawsuit  —  An association representing 400 French book publishers has joined La Martinière Groupe in its lawsuit to stop Google from digitizing books for its Google Book Search service.  —  La Martinière filed suit against Google …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dave Winer was right about river reading  —  I have been keeping up with my Feed Reading lately and posting the best stuff to my link blog.  I'll be honest, I wasn't reading as many feeds lately because it just wasn't fun.  —  It's interesting.  For the past few years I've used NewsGator inside of Outlook.
iranian.ws:
Iranian ISPs defy regulator ban on high-speed internet  —  Iranian internet service providers (ISPs) are defying a ban from their government on the sale of high-speed internet access in the country.  —  ISPs were sent a letter this month from Iran's telecom regulator, telling …
Discussion: Techdirt and broadbandreports.com
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
 
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
SlingPlayer for OS X beta goes public
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Old Window Injection Flaw Reappears in IE 7
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Medium Makes Web Browsing Social
Discussion: 21talks
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
TUAW Exclusive: MacHeist details
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com and digg
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Research: Sperm quality inversely proportional to cell phone usage
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Bunchball Raises $2 Million for MySpace Games
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If You Can't Tell Whether Something Is An Ad, That's Deception
Clay Shirky / Wired News:
Tiny Slice, Big Market
Discussion: IP Democracy
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Sony Playstation 3 further details
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MingleNow launches new bar/restaurant social networking site
 

 
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