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4:10 PM ET, November 6, 2006

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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 …
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 …
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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 …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Newspapers' new boss: Google
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   The Upside and Downside of Google's Newspaper Deal
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
ON GOOGLE SELLING NEWSPAPER ADS
Discussion: Joe Duck and Blogspotting
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 …
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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.
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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).
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 …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Live Widgets!
Discussion: Monkey Bites and Basement.org
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
Discussion: Business Logs and rev2.org
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Mashery API Management Service is Open For Business  —  API management service Mashery has come out of stealth mode tonight and is now offering documentation support, community management and access control for companies wishing to offer public or private APIs.  This is an exciting launch.
Discussion: Rational rants
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Mashery brews service for managing APIs
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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, Labnotes and Open Sources
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Broadlogic, Cable's Secret Weapon  —  In these days when we (including yours truly) obsess about YouTube, Facebook, and every tiny feature upgrade from Google, it is fairly easy to forget and perhaps overlook the fundamental technologies that are changing the networks, and making all this fun stuff possible.
Discussion: Nyquist Capital and VentureBeat
Sharon Khare / Tech2.com India:
Wikipedia Hijacked to Spread Malware  —  Computer users are being warned against opening unsolicited mails after hackers took advantage of the popular Wikipedia encyclopedia in their attempt to spread malicious code.  —  Wikipedia allows anyone to create and modify articles …
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Nikon D40  —  Keep up with the Latest Digicam News and Tips in our Free Weekly Newsletter  —  Over the last few days there's been a lot of buzz about a new Nikon DSLR reportedly coming out in the coming months - the Nikon D40.  —  Causing the stir are a series of pictures of the Nikon D40 (see left and below).
Discussion: Gizmodo
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Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Nikon D40 budget DSLR pics leaked
Discussion: Shop Talk and dailywireless.org
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
How to run Gmail locally on a Pocket PC  —  Pocket PC users are kind of screwed when it comes to mobility software.  Although our devices are far more capable than modern phones, almost all online mobility software caters to the phone using contingent.  Consider Gmail Mobile …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Nick Selby / 451 CAOS Theory:
Red Hat: The Poland of Software Vendors (also: Shuttleworth weighs in)  —  We've been saying here and elsewhere that the Microsoft-Novell and Oracle-Red Hat announcements have been market changing events.  Some ripples are at the fore: Microsoft has siezed an opportunity to simultaneously head off Oracle and irritate Red Hat.
Muhammad Saleem / The Blog Herald:
The Digg Economy: Socialist Bookmarking  —  Here's what the University of Chicago free-market economist in me has to say: Laissez-Faire Kevin Rose.  Let it be. … It appears that Digg has changed their stance towards their 'economy'.  —  The Digg economy is the reward system for the users …
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Microsoft To Enter VoIP World  —  Never first, usually not second, but always a tour de force, Microsoft has signaled the market that they plan on making a huge push in 2007 in the VoIP and Video Communications sector.  —  What does this mean?  Well likely in January Microsoft will begin …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
 
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