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2:10 AM ET, November 6, 2006

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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.
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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
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Photos From Last Night's Vloggies  —  Shots from last night's Vloggies up here.  —  I've got an early set of photos up from last night's Vloggies.  I'll have a more comprehensive post up later and many, many, more photos processed so please check back.  —  For the shots I've got up so far, check them out here.
Discussion: ShoutBlog and New Media Musings
John Furrier / PodTech.net:
Vloggies Night in San Francisco
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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 …
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
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.
Guardian:
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
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
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
NHL replaces NBA on Google Video
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Security Advisory (927892)  —  Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating public reports of a vulnerability in the XMLHTTP 4.0 ActiveX Control, part of Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 on Windows.
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.
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
Nathan Weinberg / InsideMicrosoft:
Microsoft And Novell in Linux Deal  —  A big announcement from Microsoft and Novell late last week.  In it, Microsoft and Novell agreed to a very interesting partnership involving interoperability, marketing and patents, one that could make Novell the only huge power in Linux.
Discussion: OpsanBlog and Matusow's Blog
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
Josh / Bokardo:
A Fundamental Truth of the Web  —  Tim Berners-Lee: … This is a fundamental truth to the Web.  This is how the Web is made meaningful.  This is how data, in databases or XML files or some mini-format, are made useful by people.  This is also why Google works, because they realized …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Big labels are f*cked, and DRM is dead - Peter Jenner  —  Clash, Pink Floyd manager lifts the lid  —  Interview Few people know the music industry better than Peter Jenner.  Pink Floyd's first manager, who subsequently managed Syd Barrett's solo career, Jenner has also looked after T.Rex …
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 …
Steve Newcomb / Steve Newcomb's Blog:
Jeff Bezos Announces EC2  —  Today, Jeff Bezos from Amazon announced the launch of Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) in Business Week.  The launch according to Business Week was met with mixed reviews from Wall Street, negative reviews from analysts, but raving reviews from its customers - like Powerset.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Gannett explodes the newsroom  —  Well, good on Gannett.  They're exploding their newsrooms, changing how they are organized, how they operate, and tearing down the walls to the world formerly known as the outside.  Jeff Howe at Wired tells the story and posts memos from Gannett on his Crowdsourcing blog.
Discussion: Slashdot and IP Democracy
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Kevin Rose Failing Social Media 101 Miserably  —  Of course, I'm not talking about that 150 million dollar evaluation floating around, nor the rumours that Digg will be scooped up by Fox any minute to turn it into a MySpace Widget.  —  No — I'm referring to the latest algorithm change over at Digg.
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