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3:00 PM ET, November 6, 2006

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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 …
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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
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.
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
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, Labnotes and Open Sources
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
 
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Live Widgets!
Discussion: Basement.org
Phillip Torrone / MAKE Magazine:
HOW TO - Make an iPod Shuffle Gen 2 (new one!) travel case
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Andrew / Treonauts:
No Treo 680 Yet But... Cingular Treo 680 & Treo 750 Rebate Form Appears
Discussion: Engadget Mobile
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Intec offers up another Xbox 360 cooling solution: the $100 Power AC Adaptor
Discussion: CrunchGear
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Wikipedia Of Secrets
Jon Ann Steinmetz / shopping.yahoo.com:
Yahoo! Shopping. Now Easier Than Ever.
Darren / Digital Camera Reviews, Ratings …:
Nikon D40  —  Over the last few days there's been a lot of buzz …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
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
Ryan Carson / Bare Naked App:
We're selling DropSend!
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
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Web 2.0 Principles and Best Practices
 

 
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Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
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NYT Q3 results: $364.7M revenue, 1.3% increased circulation, operating loss of $9M, digital subs up 20% year-on-year

Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The news business should refuse Facebook's deal

 
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