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2:30 AM ET, November 4, 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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Mitch Ratcliffe / Rational rants:   Google had better be careful with its content costs
Nick / Rough Type:
Knee deep in the big YouTube
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 …
Discussion: Tech Beat and Valleywag
GrokLaw:
The Morning After - Reactions to Novell-MS  —  I've collected for you a representative sampling of reactions to the unfortunate Novell-MS alliance.  First, my own: this is apparently some kind of a covenant not to sue, not a true cross licensing deal.  I think that's how they plan to step over and around the GPL.
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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 …
Gizmodo:
Zune: First Full Review  —  Microsoft was kind enough to get us some hands-on time with the Zune, not batting an eye as we eagerly slided the player down our pants, enjoying the material it was made out of.  Our thoughts first, then a gallery later.  —  The outside is made out of a rubberized plastic …
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.
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."
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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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Zune.net Goes Live, Wants To Make Music Social
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo China to file aggressive suit against Qihoo nemesis  —  Alibaba, the large Chinese company that owns Yahoo China, is preparing to file another hard-hitting suit against competitor Qihoo and its leader, Zhou Hongyi (pictured above).  —  Yahoo China has already filed one suit against Qihoo …
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.
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
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: digg
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune complete interface walkthrough video  —  Want to know what it's like to use a Zune?  We're going to take you on a comprehensive tour of just about everything this device can do — every menu, submenu, function, and feature.  Then we'll transfer some songs and images, expire our three plays …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Entrepreneurs and VCs descend on Silicon Valley for Startup Camp  —  For the last two days, I've been playing head counselor at Startup Camp in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.  Although we don't have an exact headcount just yet …
Discussion: ongoing and Christine.net
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Asus rolls out its first media center PC: the Viiv-certified Asteio D22
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FBI Tracks Down Big Phish
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Founder Sues News Corp Over Censorship
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple reveals "touchscreen" iPod? Not so fast...
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Ashley / CyberNet Technology News:
CyberNotes: Compete.com Launches - Free Web Metrics Tool
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Is Adobe Soundbooth Intel-Only?
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Mike / Techdirt:
Why Not Have The Government Tax Google To Pay For Next Generation Networks?
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