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9:20 AM ET, November 8, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Riya's Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search  —  Silicon Valley startup Riya, currently a photo search company focusing on facial recognition, is making a significant strategic and product shift this morning.  Riya will continue as is, but the company is leveraging the core technology …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Riya reborn is really cool way to search  —  OK, so, what's the 250 machines for?  —  A better way to find stuff.  A way better way.  —  Just don't tell Maryam, OK?  —  Why not?  —  Well, it's the first time you can search for "red strappy shoes" and have every type of shoe show up VISUALLY.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Riya launches Like.com visual similarity shopping  —  Riya's facial search service was one of the first darlings of the Web 2.0 world.  The company garnered more than $15 million in venture capital to make facial and object search as easy as text search.  It turned out that searching …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Riya Finds Business Model in Fashion
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Level 3, and the Web 2.0 fatigue  —  The Web 2.0 conference hasn't even begun, and you can feel the fatigue.  You can almost predict the marketing "spin" coming over next few days, that is enough to make you groan.  —  A perfect example is this news from Level 3 Communications …
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Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Hacking the Web 2.0 Conference  —  There's an interesting little detail that's not readily apparent about the Web 2.0 Conference — I mean the Web 2.0 Summit!  I keep forgetting that it's a Summit!  —  Even though the conference is fairly exclusive — invitation only, and a high price of admission …
Discussion: Frank Barnako
level3.com:
Level 3 Selected by Photobucket to Provide High Capacity Network Solutions  —  Multi-Year Agreement Supports Global Growth of a Leading Personal Media Site for Image and Video Sharing  —  Level 3 Communications' Content Markets Group today announced a multi-year agreement with Photobucket …
BBC:
'Enemies of the internet' named  —  A list of 13 "enemies of the internet" has been released by human rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  —  For the first time, Egypt has been added to the list while Nepal, Libya and the Maldives have all been removed.
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New York Times:
Election Night Viewing Includes Web's Bells and Whistles  —  For those who seek out their election news today from the main broadcast networks and cable news channels, the most striking change since 2004 may be the enormous increase in supplemental material that those news organizations …
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Frank Barnako:   Election-night guide to the Net
Ilya Vedrashko / MIT Advertising Lab:
Microsoft Launches Virtual Earth with Billboards  —  Microsoft launched Virtual Earth, an online 3D application that's part of the company's mapping site, and the first 15 cities shown in their full three-dimensional glory are peppered with billboards.  The maps are displayed in the browser unlike …
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Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
Spaceland, 3-D Maps in the Browser
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Lawsuit against Palm makes patent-infringement claims  —  Patent holder NTP has sued Palm, maker of the Treo e-mail phone, for infringement eight months after winning $612.5 million from BlackBerry creator Research In Motion (RIM) on a similar claim.  —  The suit, filed in Virginia on Monday, seeks cash compensation.
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Column: What are online RSS feeds?  —  Q. I keep hearing about RSS feeds on Web sites.  What are they and how can I use them?  —  A. RSS feeds are a very simple and convenient way to receive updated items from Web sites that you like, so you don't have to go trolling around to each site to see what's new.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Google CEO Eric Schmidt: We would never trap user data  —  John Battelle and Tim O'Reilly kicked off the industry heavyweight portion of the Web 2.0 Summit with a few remarks about Web 2.0 and the theme of the event, disruption and opportunity.  —  "Web 2.0 is about harnessing the network effect …
BBC:
Zune problems for MSN customers  —  People who have bought music from Microsoft's MSN Music store could face problems if they decide to buy the firm's new Zune portable player.  —  Microsoft has said it will stop selling music from MSN music from 14 November, when Zune goes on sale in the US.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
FTC: Policing online ads is 'daunting task'  —  WASHINGTON—As ads and marketing messages spread to a growing number of devices and with increased personalization, challenges lie ahead for authorities charged with policing deceptive schemes, a Federal Trade Commission official said Tuesday.
saunderslog.com:
Skype 3.0: Transfer or no?  —  The jungle drums are beatin'... softly softly... but they're beatin'.  —  See, rumour has it that tomorrow at 8 AM EDT, the much anticipated Skype 3.0 will be released into beta.  Wonder what's in it?  So do I. And I can't find nary a detail anywhere on the web …
sonyericsson.com:
Sony Ericsson to acquire UIQ Technology AB  —  Sony Ericsson today announced it has reached agreement in principle for acquiring the Swedish software company UIQ Technology AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symbian Ltd. UIQ Technology, which uses Symbian OS™, licenses the UIQ user interface …
Miker / Mike Rowehl:
Mobile 2.0 - Didn't Quite Do It  —  I want to disagree with what Scott said about Mobile 2.0: "but it was the same old crowd with new, better-designed slides.  As an industry, we are clearly still not ready to grab the opportunity and use whatever tactics necessary to grab it."
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Web 2.0 Summit Launchpad  —  Read/WriteWeb's Web 2.0 Summit coverage sponsored by Yahoo!  —  The Launchpad at the Web 2.0 Summit is a popular event, the venue is packed. 13 companies have 5 minutes each.  Here are some quick impressionistic views of how it went....
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
When is a pre-order not really a pre-order?  —  When it's from Best Buy, that's when.
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Jay Greene / Business Week:
Showtime for the Xbox 360  —  Microsoft hopes a new video …
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TLA Acquired By MediaWhiz!
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Widgets Live! wrap-up
Robert Levine / New York Times:
MySpace Aims for a Global Audience, and Finds Some Stiff Competition
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Fujitsu unveils LifeBook P1610 and T4125 convertible tablets
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