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1:30 PM ET, November 3, 2006

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Financial Times:
Google in bid to halt YouTube legal threat  —  By Joshua Chaffin and Aline van Duyn in New York and Richard Waters in San Francisco  —  Google is engaged in a frantic round of negotiations aimed at persuading traditional media companies to supply their content to YouTube …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Knee deep in the big YouTube  —  The toughest negotiations in a corporate acquisition are usually carried out between the two companies directly involved and are completed before the merger agreement is signed.  But with Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, the real deal-making began …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google In Frantic Talks To Halt YouTube's Legal Threat; Offers Tens …
Discussion: Screenwerk and IP Democracy
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Reality check: Microsoft isn't waving the white flag  —  It makes for good headlines, but the reality is Microsoft isn't conceding anything with its newly minted Novell alliance.  —  There is no hell freezing over, no snowballs melting and definitely no white flags fluttering over the Microsoft headquarters building.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft and Novell Announce Broad Collaboration on Windows and Linux Interoperability and Support  —  Companies also announce a patent agreement covering proprietary and open source products.  —  Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. today announced a set of broad business and technical collaboration agreements …
Marc Wagner / Between the Lines:
Strategic partnerhip or unholy alliance?
Discussion: TechSpot
Mike / Techdirt:   Microsoft Grudgingly Admits That Someone Out There Might Sometimes Use Linux
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Monitor:
THE MICROSOFT AND NOVELL PARTNERSHIP
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
MSN Music presses mute on downloads  —  Two years after opening its MSN Music store to compete with Apple Computer's iTunes, Microsoft plans to stop selling downloads from the site, CNET News.com has learned.  —  Beginning, Nov. 14, MSN's music site will begin redirecting music purchasers …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Cingular launches "Cingular Music"  —  Well, it looks like that WSJ rumor we ran yesterday was pretty much spot on.  Cingular is indeed launching a music service today, and we must say the scope of their undertaking is quite impressive: integration with three separate music stores, along with supplemental content aplenty.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Zune.net Goes Live, Wants To Make Music Social
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Sorting Through the MothersClick Mess  —  The MothersClick mess is slowly sorting itself out.  The founder emailed today and apologized.  I apologized back.  —  Tonight I came across a post by their PR firm that is infinitely interesting to me (via DJI, a really excellent blog).
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Todd Defren / PR Squared:
Errors in the Echo Chamber  —  We have a client who was obsessed with getting their new 2.0-style company featured in TechCrunch.  —  We approached it the right way, through the right channels, with respect for the people and processes at Arrington's gig.  We tried.  We failed.  It happens.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A list bloggers: keeping the little guy down?
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
RANT: THE COMCAST HD DVR IS SIMPLY, TERRIBLY AWFUL  —  This has been boiling in me for a long, long time, and I need to get it out.  Why?  Well, last night the power went out at my house, not uncommon here in Marin, where the homes are old and the weather rainy.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft Zune player and software hands-on gallery  —  It's been a long, arduous trip prying our way into Microsoft's inner workings this past year, but we finally got a chance to sit down with all three Zunes and get some serious play time with the damned things.
Discussion: The Digital Music Weblog and digg
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zune.net:
Zune Player
Discussion: Things That
Business Week:
Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet  —  Amazon's CEO wants to run your business with the technology behind his Web site.  But Wall street wants him to mind the store  —  It was one of the Web's typical flash frenzies, a gaggle of geeks seeking the new, new thing.  At 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and GigaOM
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Friday's question: why does an iTunes upgrade need a full install?  —  I don't know why I never thought to ask this question before, and I'm sure it's been asked somewhere before but: when there's a new Apple iTunes version available, why does it require a full download of iTunes?  Seriously.
TechSpot:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 review: Quad Core is here!  —  Since the release of Intel's Conroe micro-architecture, the company has been making waves, massive waves.  In terms of performance, Intel washed away main competitor AMD, and they have continued to do so during the past three months …
Discussion: Engadget
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Tim Smalley / bit-tech.net:
Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700
Discussion: The Tech Report, TechBlog, digg and Slashdot
Ashley / CyberNet Technology News:
CyberNotes: Compete.com Launches - Free Web Metrics Tool  —  Bookmark This: CyberMark - del.icio.us - Furl - reddit - StumbleUpon - Yahoo  —  Free For All Friday  —  Earlier this week, Compete.com launched as a web metrics/analytics tool that is available to everyone for free.
Google Blogoscoped:
Gmail Offers to Open XLS in Spreadsheets  —  Caleb sent in a screenshot showing how Gmail suggests to open attached XLS (Microsoft Excel) files in Google Spreadsheets.  I'm not sure if everyone can see this feature yet.  —  I guess we can expect much more of this cross-integration to be rolled …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
YouTube, Coming Soon to Your Cell Phone  —  We've been hearing about the possibilities of YouTube pushing mobile for awhile.  A few people we have talked with in the mobile industry have said that the company has been burning the midnight oil working on getting a mobile offering out as soon as possible.
Discussion: Download Squad and 21talks
Josh Bancroft / TinyScreenfuls.com:
TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC  —  TinyPodcast: A week with a Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile PC: Play Now |  I wrote a teaser post a few days ago in ink, about a new device that I got to play with for a week.  To top off that week in grand style, Brian and I got together to record a podcast, old-school style.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Not Have The Government Tax Google To Pay For Next Generation Networks?  —  from the because-it's-idiotic?  dept  —  For all of the bad arguments we see against network neutrality legislation, at the very least they come from a basic (if skewed) free market rationale.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
SEO Salaries - How Much Should You Make  —  This is going to be a tough and contentious issue and one that isn't easy for me to write about.  Along with the obvious internal conflicts of interest in disclosing salary numbers, there's bound to be a lot of companies and individuals …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple reveals "touchscreen" iPod? Not so fast...
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Q&A: Web science  —  Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee …
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