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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google In Frantic Talks To Halt YouTube's Legal Threat; Offers Tens of Millions In Upfront Money  —  Updated below: Google is in frantic talks with big media companies to halt any legal threats coming YouTube's way, reports FT. We already knew Google CEO Eric Schmidt and other managers have met …
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 they're usually completed before the merger agreement is signed.  But with Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube …
Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:
Google had better be careful with its content costs  —  Following up on yesterday's posting about Google's impending dominance in the British media market, another story appeared in the Financial Times Thursday evening reporting that Google is in negotiations with media companies …
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Mike / Techdirt:   Writers, Directors, Actors Want Their Cut Of The Online Video Spoils
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
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 …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Rolls Out its Visionary WebOS Strategy  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  WebOS services are going to be utilized by thousands of companies - and will power the next generation of web applications.  Amazon is at this point leading the charge …
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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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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
A list bloggers: keeping the little guy down?
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
AllAdvantage Is Back  —  We got more than one email this week asking us to join the rebirth of AllAdvantage, the bubble-era pyramid scheme.  The new company is called AGLOCO, and it is pre-launch, but the idea is the same — get paid to surf the web.  This time, the motto is "own the internet."
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Is Adobe Soundbooth Intel-Only? … Curiously, the Mac version only runs on Intel-based Macs.  —  A WEE BIT OF TECHNICAL BACKGROUND FOR NON-DEVELOPERS, WITH THE GOAL OF EXPLAINING THE DIFFICULTY OF DEVELOPING FOR MULTIPLE COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES, BUT WHICH WILL BE KEPT RELATIVELY BRIEF …
Discussion: DV Guru and JD on EP
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.
 
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