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4:25 AM ET, November 6, 2006


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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Newspapers to Test Plan to Sell Ads on Google  —  In a move into the old-fashioned business of ink on paper, Google is going to start selling advertisements that will appear in the print editions of 50 major newspapers.  —  Google's plan will give the publishing business a high-tech twist …
Jon Fine / Business Week:
Google's New Frontier: Print Ads  —  With a slew of big-city newspapers on its side, Google sets out to reproduce the success of its online ad programs—offline  —  Google (GOOG) is rolling out its most ambitious print advertising initiative yet, an online marketplace that will let advertisers place bids …
Discussion: Screenwerk
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
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.
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Photos From Last Night's Vloggies
John Furrier /
Vloggies Night in San Francisco
Discussion: Scobleizer and Bloggers Blog
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Zune vs. iPod Nation  —  My girlfriend's iPod Mini seems to have a corrupted file system after the kids unplugged and restarted the PC with it attached.  This seemed like a good opportunity for her to get a new MP3 player and I suggested that suggested that she get a Zune.
Guide to finding a Nintendo Wii at Launch  —  Read This Before You Line Up  —  Missed the EB Games/Gamestop and Toys R Us preorders?  Do not worry, this guide will help you find that Nintendo Wii that you're searching for on November 19th, aka launch day.
Discussion: Kotaku and The Edge of I-Hacked
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Powerset gets $12.5M at whopper valuation, to go after search holy grail  —  Powerset, the Palo Alto search engine that wants do Google one better by understanding the phrases you are searching for, has raised $12.5 million in a first round of venture capital.
Discussion: Barney Pell's Weblog
Ryan Carson / Bare Naked App:
We're selling DropSend!  —  We've made a big decision, over here at Carson Systems Headquarters.  We're selling DropSend, our web app that allows you to send large files that you can't email.  —  DropSend is a great web app and here's why:  — It's profitable  — It's well known
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DropSend For Sale: Flock Is Looking
Discussion: Bare Naked App
Sydney Morning Herald:
Wikipedia Critic Finds Copied Passages  —  A critic of an online encyclopedia written and edited by its users has identified dozens of biographical articles that appear to contain passages lifted from other sites, prompting its administrators to delete several pending a review.
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
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices  —  Ever since I wrote What is Web 2.0? on the eve of last year's Web 2.0 Conference, people have been asking for more.  I've given dozens of talks around the world for companies increasingly far from the tech world.  (In fact, I'm writing this entry …
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0 and Rough Type
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.
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
My top X unlikely requests for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard  —  Major new features in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard like Time Machine are great, but I've been thinking about all the other aspects of the Mac OS X experience that could use some spit and polish from Apple's engineers.
Discussion: digg
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Rand's Unofficial Guide to Speaking at SES  —  More than a few speakers have written to me asking about the SES conference series - how they should prepare, what they should bring, how the conference is organized for speakers, etc.  There's an irony here that shouldn't be overlooked …
A bigger bang  —  The second internet goldrush is in full swing, and this time it's all about real people, creating, editing and showcasing their own lives and opinions.  John Lanchester gets to grips with the virtual universe and Guardian writers interview the smartest and the luckiest entrepreneurs …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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
Discussion: Google Watch and digg
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Newspaper circulation decline — I'm loving this.  —  Every other day Jarvis talks about the circulation decline at newspapers like this:  —  I've already had one investment group targeting the acquisition of a major "newspaper in trouble" ask me to join their effort.
Discussion: ben barren, Glass House and BuzzMachine
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 Earlier Items: 
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Gannett explodes the newsroom
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
FON buys GSpace, Will Add Storage to WiFi
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead - Peter Jenner