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4:10 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.
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
Discussion: Techdirt and Search Engine Journal
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: Boing Boing and digg
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
EFF Sues Michael Crook for Bogus DMCA Claims
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6
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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
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.
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.
Staci D. Kramer / paidcontent.org:
News Start-up Daylife Raises First Round; NYTCO Leads Investors  —  You're reading it here first ... After a year of mostly veiled references and speculation fueled by the involvement of Jeff Jarvis as an adviser and Craig Newmark as an investor, Daylife, the distributed news platform founded …
Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft, Systems Integrators Team Up to Help Customers Prepare for Windows Vista  —  The Windows Vista Application Compatibility Factory helps enterprises assess and remediate their existing applications to ensure Windows Vista compatibility and accelerate rollout.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Ask.com To Power Lycos Search & Search Ads  —  Reuters reports that Ask.com has reached a deal with Lycos to power their search engine and search ads.  Lycos is the 5th "most popular U.S. Web portal."  Ask.com will provide Web search, image search, zoom search and ppc ads for the Lycos Network.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Traffick
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
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Automatically download and install your favorite software  —  So many software downloads, so little time.  Who likes to download, launch and click through that installation wizard application after application?  No one, that's who - especially when you've got a computer to get set up and running quick.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 hands-on preview (with video!)  —  We got a brief shred of playtime back at E3 this year, but Sony was kind enough to invite us down to SCEA HQ in beautiful Foster City for a little one on one with some PlayStation3s and execs.  We shot some video (yes, us) …
Discussion: Ryan Block, Joystiq and digg
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iTunes 7.0.2 thinks I've moved to France (and they have no TV Shows there!)  —  A number of people, myself included, have noticed that after or shortly following the upgrade to iTunes 7.0.2, their default country was changed for the iTunes Store.  The first sign for many folks that something …
Discussion: digg
 
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David S. Joachim / New York Times:
The Word on Warranties: Don't Bother
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
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Darren Waters / BBC:
Microsoft considers China policy
Aaron Swartz / Raw Thought:
The Aftermath  —  On Halloween, everything seems a little weird.
Discussion: Infothought
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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Cellboost to, um, boost your cell
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is there an IPTV boom in the making?
Discussion: Network World
Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Worldwide Availability of Sixth Generation …
Chris Stevens / Crave at CNET.co.uk:
iHalloween: Turn your iPod into a Ouija board
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Spock offers an ambitious "people" search engine
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