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3:48 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 …
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.
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley:
Ha ha!  You fool! …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog and Global Nerdy
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: PaidContent and E-Media Tidbits
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 …
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."
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.
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
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 …
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.
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:
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.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Founder Sues News Corp Over Censorship  —  Brad Greenspan, the guy who started the company that created MySpace before it was sold to News Corp in July 2005, just notified me that he's suing News Corp today over alleged censorship.  He's also launched CensorSpace …
Discussion: CensorSpace, CenterNetworks and digg
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
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Asus rolls out its first media center PC: the Viiv-certified Asteio D22
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Mike / Techdirt:
FBI Tracks Down Big Phish
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
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 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune complete interface walkthrough video
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California E-Voting Machines Let You Vote Early And Often
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Apple reveals "touchscreen" iPod? Not so fast...
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Ashley / CyberNet Technology News:
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Ina Fried / CNET
MSN Music presses mute on downloads