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9:30 PM ET, November 5, 2006

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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
More from the Vloggies  —  OK, I have a complete list of winners from the Vloggies up now — the big winners was Alive in Baghdad (they got the only standing ovation of the evening).  Interestingly enough, before the Vloggies, I had never seen their stuff and it really is incredible.
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Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
The Vloggies Wrap-Up  —  PodTech rolled out the red carpet in San Francisco Saturday night for video bloggers from around the country for the first ever Vloggies, a video blog awards ceremony, hosted by Irina Slutsky and Daniel McVicar which took place at the Swedish American Hall and with an after party at Cafe du Nord.
John Furrier / PodTech.net:
Vloggies Night in San Francisco  —  The Vloggies first annual videoblog awards night made its debut in San Franscisco.  The net paparazzi were out in force.  PodTech, along with other videobloggers, has extensive coverage of the night.  We will release that content shortly.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and Scobleizer
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Photos From Last Night's Vloggies  —  Shots from last night's Vloggies up here.  —  I've got an early set of photos up from last night's Vloggies.  I'll have a more comprehensive post up later and many, many, more photos processed so please check back.  —  For the shots I've got up so far, check them out here.
Discussion: ShoutBlog
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
Open Letter to Kevin Rose  —  Please sign in the comments with your name (and user name) if you agree with the contents of this letter.  —  An open letter to Kevin Rose  —  By Muhammad Saleem & Mark Johnson  —  November 4, 2006  —  Dear Kevin,  —  Please do not take this as an attack on Digg, the Digg team, or yourself.
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Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Kevin Rose Failing Social Media 101 Miserably  —  Of course, I'm not talking about that 150 million dollar evaluation floating around, nor the rumours that Digg will be scooped up by Fox any minute to turn it into a MySpace Widget.  —  No — I'm referring to the latest algorithm change over at Digg.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
The Delicate Balance of Participatory Media  —  As participatory media goes mainstream, media companies are discovering that it's a lot easier to hop on the ideological bandwagon of participation than it is to actually do participatory media well.  —  Along with the upside of "crowdsourcing" …
Ryan / RyanUnderdown.com:   Digg to Top Users: QUIT NOW?
Markus / The Paradigm Shift:   Digg fights its top users.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Gannett explodes the newsroom  —  Well, good on Gannett.  They're exploding their newsrooms, changing how they are organized, how they operate, and tearing down the walls to the world formerly known as the outside.  Jeff Howe at Wired tells the story and posts memos from Gannett on his Crowdsourcing blog.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (927892)  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in the XMLHTTP 4.0 ActiveX Control, part of Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 on Windows.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft And Novell in Linux Deal  —  A big announcement from Microsoft and Novell late last week.  In it, Microsoft and Novell agreed to a very interesting partnership involving interoperability, marketing and patents, one that could make Novell the only huge power in Linux.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE VIDEO LOSES NBA, GAINS FREE NHL VIDEOS  —  The NBA has terminated its sale of game videos on Google Video, a partnership that would have been ten months old tomorrow.  That would typically indicate either dissatisfaction with Google's video store model, the NBA wanting more money …
Discussion: Googling Google and digg
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead - Peter Jenner  —  Clash, Pink Floyd manager lifts the lid  —  Interview Few people know the music industry better than Peter Jenner.  Pink Floyd's first manager, who subsequently managed Syd Barrett's solo career, Jenner has also looked after T.Rex …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The dark cloud inside the silver lining of the dark cloud  —  The New York Times tries to find some good news in the newspaper industry's dreadful circulation report but moments later, I see a Poynter analyst at Journalism.org blowing the foam off that latte.  —  Says The Times:
Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON buys GSpace, Will Add Storage to WiFi  —  FON, the Madrid, Spain-based WiFi services company has bought the popular Firefox extension, GSpace, for an undisclosed amount, according company officials.  The FireFox extension was developed by Rahul Jonna and allows users to treat their GMail accounts as an online file storage locker.
Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
... but will Spore sell?  —  The latest New Yorker has a nice long profile of game designer Will Wright and his upcoming game, Spore; coupled with last month's Wright/Spore profile from New York Times Magazine, it's the strongest possible cultural affirmation of Wright as one of the world's top artists in any medium.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Office 2007 RTMs?  Vista up next  —  Checking around the Web this weekend, there are a couple of reports — unconfirmed by Microsoft officials, as far as I can tell — that Office 2007 was released to manufacturing some time after Friday evening, and that Vista is set to RTM on November 8.
Discussion: Under The Stairs and MSDN Blogs
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
New views of Netscape Homepage/Hive  —  The Netscape homepage has been taken over by political stories.  I hate politics, and seeing 1/3rd of the stories on the home page related to "Bush Sucks/Is Great" stories has really burned many of the users out.  —  You see, people vote 2-3x …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Netscape To Move From Tech/Politics Focus
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Orli Yakuel / Go2web2:
Quintura - Visual Find Engine  —  Quintura is the next-generation web search with a mission to make Web search easier and faster by adding context or meaning to keywords and visualizing search.  —  I love when a site gives you the ability to search by tags (del.icio.us - for example) I always find it more easy to use.
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and jkOnTheRun
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear:
Smartphones Now: First-Time Buyer's Guide  —  Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available - or soon to be available - in the US.  In this installment, we help first-time buyers to decide which smartphone path is right for them.
Discussion: TechCrunch
heise-security.co.uk:
Macarena: once again no more than a demo virus for Mac OS X  —  Symantec has been predicting for quite a while now that virus authors would increasingly dedicate their attention to the Mac platform and that Macs were becoming a tempting target for hackers.  However, a newly discovered Mac OSX virus …
 
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
RSS-Based Biz Info Firm KnowNow Gets $13 Million Funding
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Best videobloggers list from the Vloggies (the People's Choices)
Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
Sunlight on a Cloudy Day...  I did an interview last evening …
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Orli Yakuel / Go2web2:
Free Online File Conversion
Discussion: TechCrunch, Folksonomy.org and digg
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
The Internet and The Problems of Attribution
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Mark Jung Leaves FIM/IGN; No Immediate Replacement As COO
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Matt Casamassina / IGN:
Hands-on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Off to the Web 2.0 Summit (formally known as Web 2.0 Conference)
Timbl / timbl's blog:
Blogging is great  —  People have, since it started …
 

 
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