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8:45 AM ET, November 7, 2006


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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: Global Nerdy and PVRblog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft's Xbox Live Video: HDTV and HD movie downloads for your 360  —  This may sound a bit familiar to those paying close attention, but on November 22nd — the year anniversary for the Xbox 360 — Microsoft is announcing something fairly momentus, not for the gaming community, but for the CE industry.
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
Discussion: Data Mining and Monkey Bites
Rory / Channel 9:
Duncan Lawler - Virtual Earth 3D: What. How. Why.
Discussion: Microsoft 10 and
Microsoft mapping goes 3D
Discussion: LiveSide and reBang weblog
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.
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
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
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 …
A Tough Nut To Karrak: Sony's New PR Boss Talks PlayStation 3 Plans  —  Dave Karraker, new senior director of corporate communications for Sony, didn't take this job at an easy time.  Signing up with the company just a week before the Tokyo Game Show, he's arrived in the middle of a console launch ramp-up …
Discussion: Go Nintendo, Kotaku and Slashdot
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 …
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Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
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Mike / Techdirt:
Is It Tech Rage Or Bad Customer Service Rage?
Discussion: eLegal Canton
Michael Calore / Monkey Bites:
Widgets Live: Demo Roundup
Assaf / Labnotes:
Yes it's REST, yes it's a service
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Jellyfish Smack: How Low Can You Watch Prices Fall?
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 …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Interview: Quincy Smith, President, CBS Interactive
 Earlier Items: 
MySpace may be offered on Japan cell phones: Murdoch
Discussion: GigaOM and 21talks
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
Discussion: IR Daily
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
Privacy Prevails: German ISP Forced To Delete IP Logs
Discussion: Slashdot
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Jeremiah headed to Podtech!
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Homepage Widgets Panel at WidgetsLive: How Start Pages are Evolving
Discussion: GigaOM and Zoli's Blog
Darren Murph / Engadget:
TiVo raises rates, limits WPA to own WiFi adaptor
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Adam Lasnik of Google