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5:05 AM ET, November 2, 2006

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Marsha Walton / CNN:
Web reaches new milestone: 100 million sites … (CNN) — Are your Web surfing fingers getting tired?  —  There may be a reason.  Netcraft, an Internet monitoring company that has tracked Web growth since 1995, says a mammoth milestone was reached during the month of October.
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Wss / Netcraft:
November 2006 Web Server Survey  —  There are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet, which gained 3.5 million sites last month to continue the dynamic growth seen throughout 2006.  In the November 2006 survey we received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.
Jeff Diehl / 10 Zen Monkeys:
EFF and 10 Zen Monkeys vs. Michael Crook and DMCA  —  Vote Reddit Story ?  —  Social griefing a la Jason Fortuny and Michael Crook may have finally been taken too far.  —  The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing 10 Zen Monkeys in a civil lawsuit against griefer Michael Crook …
Discussion: Boing Boing and digg
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EFF: Breaking News:
Craigslist Sex Ad Scammer Seeks to Silence Critics  —  Baseless Copyright Claims Used to Shut Down Debate Over Privacy Controversy  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against the man behind "craigslist-perverts.org" — a website that publicized responses …
Discussion: Techdirt
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
EFF Sues Michael Crook for Bogus DMCA Claims
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6
Wall Street Journal:
Cingular to Launch Cellphone Music Service  —  Carrier Is Teaming Up  —  With Napster, Yahoo;  —  Challenge to Apple's iPod  —  Cingular is expected to begin partnering with some of the biggest online music services, including Napster Inc., Yahoo Inc.'s Yahoo Music and eMusic …
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KLTV-TV:
Ohio Company Sues Internet Video Giant YouTube  —  It's the up and coming Internet portal for personal videos on the Internet, and now a northwest Ohio company has asked a federal judge to make the company pay.  Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation of Perrysburg …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and The Utube Blog
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Breaking: UTube Sues YouTube
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
YouTube.com sued by UTube.com
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Zend/PHP Conference  —  I spoke Tuesday morning at the Zend/PHP Conference & Expo in San Jose.  I was kind of overloaded and only had four hours among the PHP gang, but it was instructive, particularly in the context of my recent RubyConf experience.  —  The conference was exhaustively blogged …
Discussion: tecosystems, Port 25 and MSDN Blogs
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Kazaa Said to Pay $10 Million in Settlement  —  Kazaa, the file-sharing successor to Napster that record companies have been battling for years, has reached a tentative settlement in the last of three major lawsuits against it.  —  Under the agreement with the National Music Publishers' Association …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Download now: The 2007 iPod Buyers' Guide, by iLounge.com  —  The world's most popular iPod and accessory buyers' guide is back for its third year, and better than ever!  —  Single page, best for printing (21.8 MB ZIP)  —  Double page, best for monitors (21.7 MB ZIP)  —  Alternate Download Links:
David S. Joachim / New York Times:
The Word on Warranties: Don't Bother  —  IT may be tempting to buy extended warranties with all those high-tech gadgets on your holiday list, but the experts say they are almost always a waste of money.  —  The experts have done the math, taking into account the odds that a product will break …
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
Facebook's Changing Fortunes  —  The social-networking site could have sold for upwards of $1 billion, but declining traffic numbers may have potential buyers waiting for a discount  —  It's crunch time, as they say in college, for Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Discussion: PaidContent and Mr Wave Theory
Caliandris Pendragon / Second Life Insider:
Poor communication infuriates residents  —  Over the weekend, rumours flew around the grid about price rises for land and tier fees.  It appeared that Anshe Chung might be in the know, as she raised her tier fees.  Other people speculated upon who might have been told and who might not, and why.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
Blockbuster tries new online rental incentive  —  update Blockbuster has introduced a feature to its online rental service, giving subscribers the option of returning DVDs to stores rather than solely through the mail.  —  Subscribers to any Blockbuster online rental plan can use the new "Total Access" feature.
Discussion: Gizmodo and TechEffect
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Venture Firm Is Giving Loans a Try  —  Charles River Ventures, one of the nation's oldest venture capital firms, has come up with an unusual program to attract promising entrepreneurs: It will offer loans of up to $250,000 to help them turn their ideas into fledgling businesses.
Darren Waters / BBC:
Microsoft considers China policy  —  Technology editor, BBC News website, Athens  —  A senior executive for Microsoft has said the firm could pull out of non-democratic countries such as China.  —  Fred Tipson, senior policy counsel for the computer giant, said concerns …
Heather Green / Blogspotting:
TechCrunch's Misdirected Rant  —  Mike Arrington's screed against the critics of his disclosure practices deals in two of my favorite words: strawman and scapegoat.  I only bring it up because the strawman and the scapegoat he's using is the mainstream media.  The problem is none of this really helps the debate about disclosure.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
MobiTV Raises Even More $$$s  —  The last time mobile video startup MobiTV said they raised $70 million in a third round of funding, we used them as an example of the return of the big VC money.  Now the Emeryville-based company is announcing today that it has raised even more money as part of its Series C …
Discussion: PaidContent and down the avenue
 
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Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
The Aftermath  —  On Halloween, everything seems a little weird.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Firefox Kid's New Start Up, Parakey
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
$100 Laptops Coming in Q1 '07
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes 7.0.2 thinks I've moved to France (and they have no TV Shows there!)
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Aaron Delwiche / Terra Nova:
Are we really ready for a global conversation about virtual worlds?
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is there an IPTV boom in the making?
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 hands-on preview (with video!)
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Microsoft Announces Worldwide Availability of Sixth Generation …
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
Transmission 0.7 Beta - Redefining BitTorrent on the Mac
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Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft, Systems Integrators Team Up to Help Customers Prepare …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Automatically download and install your favorite software
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ask.com To Power Lycos Search & Search Ads
Chris Stevens / Crave at CNET.co.uk:
iHalloween: Turn your iPod into a Ouija board
Rluzinski / Another Baseball Blog:
Pacman Arcade Costume
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