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1:40 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
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).
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.
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Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Mashery brews service for managing APIs
Discussion: Redeye VC
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: Business Logs and rev2.org
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
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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
Amit / Mac OS X Internals:
On Mac OS X Viruses  —  I usually find the security-related smugness of Mac users rather jarring.  What's often even more jarring is the reasoning behind such smugness.  That said, I have to say that the recent furor regarding the so called OSX.Macarena "virus" amounts to, well, bulls**t.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
My top X unlikely requests for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
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.
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
VoterStory.org - What is the Story?
 
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Jon Ann Steinmetz / shopping.yahoo.com:
Yahoo! Shopping. Now Easier Than Ever.
Discussion: Yahoo! Search blog
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Nikon D40  —  Over the last few days there's been a lot of buzz …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
Kotaku:
Clips: My Son Masters the Sixaxis
Discussion: Gizmodo and Joystiq
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
Ken / Digital Common Sense:
BridgePort Networks - Another company at the vortex of Voice 2.0
 Earlier Items: 
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
 

 
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