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11:15 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.
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.
Discussion: digg
John Furrier /
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: Scobleizer and Bloggers Blog
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
Josh / Bokardo:
A Fundamental Truth of the Web  —  Tim Berners-Lee: … This is a fundamental truth to the Web.  This is how the Web is made meaningful.  This is how data, in databases or XML files or some mini-format, are made useful by people.  This is also why Google works, because they realized …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and timbl's blog
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: Sparkplug 9 >> bizhack and digg
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
NHL replaces NBA on Google Video  —  Although there has been no official word from either party, people have started talking about the NBA removing their videos from Google Video.  This happened on or around the same time the NHL decided to put current and historic games online free for two weeks.
Discussion: digg
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.
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
Ryan /   Digg to Top Users: QUIT NOW?
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.
The main feature  —  John Lanchester gets to grips with the virtual universe and Guardian writers interview the smartest and the luckiest entrepreneurs who demolished the old internet and built a brand new one.  —  The interviews  —  People expect him to betray some sense of astonishment …
Discussion: TechCrunch UK and digg
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 blowing the foam off that latte.  —  Says The Times:
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:
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.
Discussion: IP Democracy and Slashdot
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
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
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Jonathan Schwartz / Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog:
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