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10:35 AM ET, November 4, 2006

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Jeff Howe / Wired News:
Gannett to Crowdsource News  —  The publisher of "America's newspaper" is turning to America to get its news.  —  According to internal documents provided to Wired News and interviews with key executives, Gannett, the publisher of USA Today as well as 90 other American daily newspapers …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft, Novell Reach Accord on Linux  —  Microsoft Corp. reached a rapprochement with a major seller of the Linux operating system, a deal that makes a kind of peace between two opposing camps in the software industry.  —  The deal with Novell Inc. is designed to make it easier for customers …
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Caroline McCarthy / ZDNet:
Zango reaches settlement with FTC  —  Adware manufacturer Zango has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission in response to charges that it breached federal law by deceptively installing advertising software on consumers' PCs without a clear means of removal.
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Federal Trade Commission:
Zango, Inc. Settles FTC Charges  —  Will Give Up $3 Million in Ill-Gotten Gains for Unfair and Deceptive Adware Downloads  —  Zango, Inc., formerly known as 180solutions, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of adware, and two principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges …
Light Reading:
Google Gets Orkut Users Talking  —  Google (Nasdaq: GOOG - message board) will soon announce that its Google Talk instant messaging and VOIP service will be built into its social networking site Orkut, Google's version of MySpace.  —  The company says its Google Talk and Orkut development teams …
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
Windows XP Zune theme  —  The new Windows XP Zune theme is here, and it is hot.  You might mentally compare this theme to Royale Noir, it does look a bit like it, but it's not.  This theme is of course to commemorate the launch of Microsoft's alleged iPod-killer in a few weeks.
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BetaNews:
Microsoft Zune Theme for Windows XP 1.0
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why I do long videos and tell mass audiences to go elsewhere  —  Andrew Bourland notices that the way to build an audience is to do short videos.  Beet.TV is kicking my a&&.  —  But, as Kathy Sierra teaches us, it's not all about size of audience.  I used to get that request over at Microsoft all the time.
Discussion: Bourland.com and Beet.TV
I, Cringely:
The $200 Billion Lunch: We're switching to IPv6, dontcha know, and it might be worth it.  —  Remember Y2K?  If you worked in Information Technology in the waning days of the last millennium, you probably remember Y2K as a combination of Christmas and the hardest workday of your life.
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Make a ringtone from any MP3  —  Everyone in your office jump when you hear that tired old Nokia ringtone?  Most modern cell phones support custom ringtones that can alert you when it's your phone that's got an incoming call.  —  Google up "ringtones" and you'll get tons …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and digg
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Rich Sherlund is Leaving the Microsoft Building  —  There are lots of ways to read the news that Goldman Sachs analyst Rick Sherlund, historically the "axe" on Microsoft, is leaving the firm and looking to get into money management (read: hedge funds).  —  One straight up view …
JJ Hawkins / PVR Wire:
TiVo with a Twist: Ways to Enhance the TiVo Experience  —  If you've read any of my posts since I started writing for the site, it's no secret I love TiVo.  Over the course of the last 42 months the company has milked $543.90 in subscription fees out of me and another $250 for the cost of a Series2.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Voxilla On Fonality's IP PBX Play  —  Little did I know this morning that I was onto something when it came to Fonality having more up their sleeve than has been announced.  —  If I read between the lines of Marcelo's post today there is clearly more to it than meets the eye with Fonality and what they mean to the enterprise.
Winston / The Next Phase:
Greasemonkey Script: Gmail and Reader Integrator  —  GMAIL AND READER INTEGRATOR  —  I wrote a Greasemonkey script that integrates Gmail with Google Reader.  —  Features  — Spilt-window view of Gmail and Reader on a single page  — Links to collapse|  expand either Gmail or Reader
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
BrightRoll serving contextual ads in video  —  BrightRoll, a San Francisco company that places relevant advertising in vidoes, has launched with an expected $1 million in funding (we'd reported this when the company was still called PostRoller).  —  Announcement is here, with full list of investors …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Clickety Clack
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
VMWare's Fusion begins private beta  —  Some beta testers that we won't name for their own protection have let us know that VMWare is now ready to take Parallels to task in the desktop virtualization market with Fusion.  —  What is Fusion?  According to the private beta site …
Discussion: Business 2.0 Beta Blogs and digg
Tevslin / NewAssignment.Net:
Tom Evslin: "The Internet may need citizen journalists to keep it open and useful."  —  Back in August, when Tom Evslin of Fractals of Change proposed a possible project for NewAssignment.Net, it was informed by intimate knowledge of how the Internet works.  Jeff Jarvis wrote …
Discussion: BuzzMachine and The Original Blog
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
NBA Pulls Vids from Google Video  —  The NBA and Google Video have terminated their landmark partnership, which was announced to much ballyhoo earlier this year.  All games, which had been previously available for a fee, have been pulled down from Google.  This includes last year's NBA Finals.
Discussion: Google Operating System and digg
 
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Will Wright's bibliography  —  The recent New Yorker piece …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Founder Sues News Corp Over Censorship
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Entrepreneurs and VCs descend on Silicon Valley for Startup Camp
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo China to file aggressive suit against Qihoo nemesis
Gizmodo:
Zune: First Full Review
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune complete interface walkthrough video
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Amazon Rolls Out its Visionary WebOS Strategy
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
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