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4:30 AM ET, November 7, 2006


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Windows Live Local:
Spaceland is Live!  —  The next major release of Virtual Earth is out the door and flowing to our production app server cluster.  It should be live as you read this, but if you try it out and it appears to be the previous version wait a minute or 2 and refresh your browser to load the latest.
Microsoft Adds 3-D City Models to Live Search  —  Microsoft Virtual Earth platform powers Live Search and provides a more immersive mapping experience for consumers, enterprises and developers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced U.S. availability of Virtual Earth™ 3D …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Virtual Earth - Now in 3D and With Billboards  —  Microsoft is unveiling its integration of detailed 3D imagery into its Virtual Earth this afternoon (see  US users with Vista-ready Windows computers and IE 6 or 7 will be able to navigate through an aerial view …
Discussion: Data Mining and Monkey Bites
Microsoft mapping goes 3D
Discussion: LiveSide and reBang weblog
Xbox 360 Teams With CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting, UFC and Warner Bros.  Home Entertainment to Digitally Deliver TV Shows and Movies to Gamers  —  Xbox 360 will become first gaming console to offer downloads of over 1,000 hours of TV shows such as "CSI," …
Robert Levine / New York Times:
Microsoft Moves Into Video Download Fray  —  Owners of Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console will soon be able to watch science fiction epics as well as play them.  —  Microsoft said tonight that it would offer movies and episodes of television shows for download through its Xbox Live online service …
Discussion: PVRblog
YOUTUBE  —  Meet Peter.  Peter is a 79-year-old English retiree.  Back in WW II he served as a radar technician.  He is now an international star.  —  One year ago, this would not have been possible, but the world has changed.  In the past 12 months, thousands of ordinary people have become famous.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
YouTube is Time's Invention of the Year  —  Everyone has been surprised with YouTube's near-exponential growth since its launch in February 2005.  Now Time Magazine is recognizing that success, naming YouTube their "Invention of the Year".  The phenomenon that gave birth to lonelygirl15 …
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Barnett Takes 2nd Turn vs. Google  —  NEW YORK Jim Barnett knows the perils of competing with Google.  He saw firsthand how the company's mastery of search vanquished early leaders like AltaVista (where he was CEO) and Excite.  —  Now, he's striving to take on Google in the online advertising realm …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Turn to Launch Hybrid CPA Ad Network
Unifies Modern Scripting Across Firefox and Flash and Advances Innovation on the Web  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and the Mozilla Foundation, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Internet, today announced that Adobe has contributed source code …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop and JD on EP
TiVo Package Payment Plans (Includes TiVo DVR and Service): Monthly or Prepay  — Unless otherwise stated, TiVo Package Payment Plans include an 80-Hour TiVo® Series2™ DVR, included as part of the price of the package, and a subscription to the TiVo Service for one combined fee (a "TiVo Package").
Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo raises rates, limits WPA to own WiFi adaptor
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny
NTP slaps Palm with patent infringement suit  —  NTP, the company behind the epic patent infringement lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, is now going after Palm.  —  In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Monday, NTP asserted that Palm's products, services …
Real-Time Clock / Real-Time Society:
The Proposal to Control Net Access  —  Senator Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB-MG) is the responsible for a bill that will end with Internet privacy and anonymity altogether.  This bill, if passed into law, will require every ISP to store each connection performed by a user for at least 3 years.
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Adam Lasnik of Google  —  Spotlight on Search - Interview with Google's Adam Lasnik  —  One of the fun things about being involved with the search marketing industry is getting to meet really bright and interesting people.  Whether they are long time SEO gurus …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and digg
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Jeremiah headed to Podtech!  —  This is a bittersweet post, it's also a bit awkward as I'm traveling on vacation right now through Asia.  I'm currently in Hong Kong but have some important news to share...  Deployed Social Media  —  Over the last year, I've been very thankful …
Discussion: Scobleizer, Laughing Squid and Maryamie
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).
MySpace may be offered on Japan cell phones: Murdoch  —  TOKYO, Nov 6 (Reuters Life!)  - News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch said on Monday he hoped to find partners to enter Asian markets for its Internet business and would discuss offering the world's most popular online community via cellphones with Japan's Softbank Corp.
Discussion: GigaOM and 21talks
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Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
For France, Video Games Are as Artful as Cinema
Discussion: Joystiq and You NEWB
Business Wire:
Venture-Backed Clearspring Technologies Introduces Widget Syndication Services
Discussion: PaidContent
Malicious Website / Malicious Code: Fradulent You Tube video …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
My "anti-Scoble" commenter Chris Coulter joins PodTech
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Interview: Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Do the Rights of the Disabled Extend to the Blind on the Web?
Discussion: IR Daily and Slashdot
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Social Bookmarking Showdown
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
Privacy Prevails: German ISP Forced To Delete IP Logs
Discussion: Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Homepage Widgets Panel at WidgetsLive: How Start Pages are Evolving
Discussion: GigaOM and Zoli's Blog
Tom Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
More Vloggies Vids . . .  Everybody and I mean everybody …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Peter Dille, Sony Computer Entertainment's SVP of Marketing
Tom Espiner / CNET
Wikipedia used to spread malicious code
Rick Broida / Lifehacker:
8 killer Windows Media Center plug-ins
Discussion: PVR Wire and digg
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Broadlogic, Cable's Secret Weapon
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Microsoft To Enter VoIP World