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12:20 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 …
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 and Guardian Unlimited
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Discussion: Joe Duck and Blogspotting
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 …
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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.
Newspapers invest $15 million more in  —  update News aggregator 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: Mark Evans and ResourceShelf
Liz Gannes / GigaOM: Raises $15M  —  News aggregation site 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: and Business Logs
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 …
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 …
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: Engadget, Joystiq, Kotaku, CrunchGear and digg
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
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
Ken / Digital Common Sense:
BridgePort Networks - Another company at the vortex of Voice 2.0  —  In my last post, The Future - Some Thoughts on Voice 2.0 - Presence, Availability, and putting the pieces together, I realized right after I posted, that there's a company in the FMC space that brings the one missing component in pretty effectively right now.
Discussion: VoIP Watch and VoIP & Gadgets Blog
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
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change: - What is the Story?
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.
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Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
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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)
Discussion: PVR Wire
Spybot Search and Destroy eats Tablet PCs
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Cingular 8525 released, reviewed
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A bigger bang  —  The second internet goldrush is in full swing …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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Wikipedia Critic Finds Copied Passages
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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
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Zune vs. iPod Nation
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Newspaper circulation decline — I'm loving this.
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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
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