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12:55 PM 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 …
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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 …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers' new boss: Google  —  Saul Hansell reports in The Times on Google's test of a new advertising sales marketplace for newspapers.  —  Is it a good idea?  Of course, it is.  It is an idea the newspaper industry should have taken on itself 10, no 20 ago.  It's not just about the internet.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ON GOOGLE SELLING NEWSPAPER ADS
Discussion: Joe Duck and Blogspotting
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   The Upside and Downside of Google's Newspaper Deal
Dave Sifry / The Technorati Weblog:
State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006  —  Hey, it's that time of the year again!  We're well into the crisp days of autumn and its time for the quarterly State of the Blogosphere report.  —  The State of the Blogosphere continues to be strong.  —  The last few months have prompted …
Kenneth Li / Reuters Blogs:
CBS stages open call for tech entrepreneurs  —  Veteran dealmaker Quincy Smith has joined CBS Corp. as president of CBS Interactive.  Reuters caught up with the 35-year-old executive, who returns to an operations role after spending the last few years negotiating deals at media …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and HipMojo.com
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Quincy Smith President Of New Company-wide CBS Interactive; Larry Kramer Out As Head Of CBS Digital  —  CBS is switching gears in digital, opting for someone with more of a rep for making deals than building companies.  In: Quincy Smith as president of CBS Interactive.
Microsoft:
2007 Microsoft Office System Is Golden  —  2007 Office system released to manufacturers; the company looks ahead to worldwide business availability.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the completion of the 2007 Microsoft® Office system code and confirmed its release to manufacturing (RTM).
CNET News.com:
Newspapers invest $15 million more in Topix.net  —  update News aggregator Topix.net on Monday announced that it has received an additional investment of $15 million from the three newspaper groups that already own a majority stake in the company.  —  After the latest funding …
Discussion: ResourceShelf and Mark Evans
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Topix.net Raises $15M  —  News aggregation site Topix.net has attracted $15 million in a new round of funding from Gannett Co., Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company.  The company says this is equivalent of its Series B round, though it is already majority owned by the three newspaper companies.
Discussion: rev2.org and Business Logs
Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
I'd like to thank my agent...  Geek Entertainment TV's Irina Slutsky and Daniel McVicar of The Late Nite Mash and formerly of the Bold and the Beautiful co-hosted the Vloggies.  —  The vloggerati turned out Saturday for the first-ever Vloggies in San Francisco, honoring the best online video blogs of the year.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q306, Part 2  —  Last week, I talked about the overall state of the computer book market.  But most of our readers don't care about the publishing business.  They care about the technologies we cover.  Here's where we get to the meat …
Discussion: Global Nerdy and Open Sources
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 …
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CNET News.com:
Woz highlights celebration of Apple's history  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—If there's one machine that more than any other shaped the future of the computer business, it almost surely is the Apple I.  —  And what do you get when you bring together four of the Apple 1 team members …
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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DropSend For Sale: Flock Is Looking
Discussion: Bare Naked App
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fox Interactive Launches Desktop/Website Widget Platform  —  Fox Interactive Media will announce a new widget platform called SpringWidgets on Monday morning at the Widgets Live Conference in San Francisco.  It is a unique offering in the increasingly complicated widget space …
Discussion: PaidContent
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Mashery brews service for managing APIs  —  With APIs increasingly serving as a mechanism to enhance Web applications, Mashery has developed an on-demand service that provides management infrastructure and community building tools for API developers.  —  Mashery's beta service …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Redeye VC
David Cohn / NewAssignment.Net blogs:
Nine Ways Citizen Journalists Can Cover the Election Tomorrow  —  In less than 48 hours is the most important day in our democracy.  This year citizen journalists will play an important role in keeping our elections accountable.  —  Here are nine ways that distributive networks are working to cover Election Day.
Discussion: LIVEdigitally
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
VoterStory.org - What is the Story?
 
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Sharon Khare / Tech2.com India:
Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware
Jon Ann Steinmetz / shopping.yahoo.com:
Yahoo! Shopping. Now Easier Than Ever.
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Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Nikon D40  —  Over the last few days there's been a lot of buzz …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Kotaku:
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Mike / Techdirt:
Forget Fake Rolexes, Are There Really 3,000 Fake Chinese Companies …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Raises Rates (In Time For The Holidays)
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Cingular 8525 released, reviewed
Discussion: Gizmodo and dailywireless.org
Guardian:
A bigger bang  —  The second internet goldrush is in full swing …
Discussion: Mark Evans
WiiLoaded.com:
Guide to finding a Nintendo Wii at Launch
Sydney Morning Herald:
Wikipedia Critic Finds Copied Passages
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Powerset gets $12.5M at whopper valuation, to go after search holy grail
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Rand's Unofficial Guide to Speaking at SES
David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
My top X unlikely requests for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
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Matt Taibbi returning to Rolling Stone after split from First Look Media

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Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack

 
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