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9:55 AM ET, November 1, 2006

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Wired Digital Acquires Reddit  —  Wired Digital has purchased the personalized social news aggregation website Reddit, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  —  Reddit, which has four full-time employees, will move from Boston to Wired Digital's headquarters in San Francisco.
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile Content Startups: Easy Money  —  Venture firms and investors seem to be pouring more and more money into startups that create or enable mobile content.  In September over $150 million in venture funding was invested in companies in the mobile content industry.
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Business Wire:
Thumbplay Announces $15 Million in New Funding  —  Bain Capital Ventures Leads a $10 Million Series C Round Combined with a New $5 Million Bank Facility with SVB Silicon Valley Bank  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Thumbplay Inc., www.thumbplay.com, the leading online retailer of mobile entertainment content …
Discussion: Mr Wave Theory
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Scrybe Syncing Calendar Has Launched In Beta  —  Scrybe, the online/offline calendar and organizer with the awesome YouTube demo video we wrote about earlier this month, has launched into beta tonight.  We've kicked the tires and can report that the parts of the service available now do deliver as advertised (see video again below).
Discussion: Download Squad
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Ryan Stewart / The Universal Desktop:   Scrybe is Flash and it sets a new bar for web applications
Mike / CrunchNotes:
TechCrunch Bashing Heats Up  —  The last two weeks has brough a fresh wave of TechCrunch hate.  I've learned to avoid responding to this stuff in the past because it just draws more attention to it, but tonight a reporter from the Syndey Morning Herald named Asher Moses emailed me and said …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Viacom, YouTube Strive for Accord  —  NEW YORK After Viacom sent YouTube a letter last week asking the video-sharing site to remove some of its copyrighted content, the two companies appear to have reached an understanding.  —  The letter requested that YouTube remove some Viacom proprietary content …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and Mashable!
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Washington Post:
To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Cote / People Over Process:
Google Buys JotSpot: The Nickel Tour Analysis  —  Isn't that exciting?  Now Google has a wiki platform, another spreadsheet, and a * 2.0 applications platform.  —  RedMonk uses JotSpot/Google's tracker for several admin-y type things.  All these tools we use writely keep getting bought up by Google ;>
Discussion: AccMan and Digital Micro-Markets
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Ross / Socialtext Enterprise Wiki blogs:
Google Acquires JotSpot, Socialtext Provides Free Migration
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Logo Now Appearing Web-wide  —  Facebook is infiltrating sites across the web, decorating everyone from the Washington Post to the Onion to IMDB with its new little "f" logo.  The social networking site over the last week has been introducing features allowing members to collect content …
Discussion: Marc's Voice
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Business Wire:
Facebook® Enables Users to Share Video, Photos, News …
Discussion: Mashable!
Live Search's WebLog:
Add Search to Your Site with the Live Search Box  —  (And, yes, it supports Firefox too!)  —  Today, we're proud to announce the launch of the Live Search Box, to bring the power of search to your Web site or blog through a cool widget.  Check it out:  —  When the user enters a query …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
There's Still Room for More and Better Social Networking: An Interview with SixApart's Andrew Anker  —  Last week social software company SixApart launched Vox, its newest social networking and blogging service.  The launch was high profile, the site is beautiful and many people (myself included) …
Discussion: duncanriley.com and Mike Davidson
Carlo / Techdirt:
Shocker: Radio Station That Gives Listeners What They Want Grows Its Audience  —  from the are-you-listening dept  —  The WSJ has an interesting story looking at the success a Los Angeles-based public radio station, KCRW, has had by embracing the internet and new media.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Charles River Ventures Goes For Angel Market  —  On Wednesday Charles River Ventures will announce a new project called "Quick Start" (link should be live in the next few hours) which is designed break away from traditional venture capital investing models and get small amounts of capital …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Computing, 2016: What Won't Be Possible?  —  Computer science is not only a comparatively young field, but also one that has had to prove it is really science.  Skeptics in academia would often say that after Alan Turing described the concept of the "universal machine" in the late 1930's …
Discussion: David Card
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Launches New Features - Including Flash Player, Events and Free MP3s  —  Last.fm, one of my favorite online music recommendation and listening services, today announced a website relaunch.  The London-based company has added four new features: Events system (e.g. concerts), Free MP3s, Flash player radio, and a Taste-o-meter.
Discussion: Mashable! and digg
Ed Cone / Know It All:
PodShow interview  —  The folks at PodShow were not overjoyed at being called "obscure" in a recent column I wrote, nor did they cotton to the suggestion that the $25 million in venture funding they've received might be an indicator of an overheating market for Web 2.0 companies.
Discussion: Frank Barnako and Eric Rice
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Skyhook AIMs at Location Market  —  WiFi location startup Skyhook Wireless, which has the marketing-friendly browser plug-in Loki, has been making some pretty good progress since we last spoke to them in June.  The Boston-based startup, which has raised $8.5 million from Bain Capital Ventures …
Discussion: All Points Blog
 
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How the MPAA knows where movies are Pirated
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
SlingPlayer for Mac OS X finally released (in public beta)
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Limited Edition Zunes Coming To Fancy West Coast Clothing Stores
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