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4:15 AM ET, November 12, 2006

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense  —  From the billions of documents that form the World Wide Web and the links that weave them together, computer scientists and a growing collection of start-up companies are finding new ways to mine human intelligence.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Welcome Web 3.0!  —  Web 2.0 is so over.  First came the tepid reviews of the third annual 2.0 boondoggle.  "If you were looking to learn something new," sniffed GigaOm's Liz Gannes, "this week's Web 2.0 Summit was not the place to be."  Wrote a jaded Scott Karp, "there were few revelations …
Discussion: yardley.ca
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
ReviewMe Creates a Currency and Marketplace for Buying Influence  —  SPONSORED BY REVIEWME  —  I'm being paid $125 to write about ReviewMe (half of what ReviewMe charges for a review on Publishing 2.0).  I would have written about ReviewMe anyway, but it's certainly nice to get paid.
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Sid Yadav / rev2.org:
ReviewMe Launches Better PayPerPost  —  Apologies for the low posting this week, I've been too sick to write anything. :-(  —  When Florida-based PayPerPost launched with the idea of advertisers being able to pay bloggers to write positive things about them without giving any disclosures …
Frank Gruber / Somewhat Frank:
WIDGETS LIVE!  EVERYWHERE  —  Widgets Live! was a fabulous day of festivities (November 6, 2006) which attracted the thought leaders of the web, mobile and gadget industries to discuss one of the hottest topics, widgets.  Companies like AOL, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft …
Discussion: Everything TypePad, digg and Ajaxian
Smaran / Torrentfreak:
LimeWire to filter out Adobe products  —  LimeWire today announced on the company blog that from now on they will be filtering out Adobe products like Photoshop that are distributed illegally over P2P networks that LimeWire hooks into.  —  This move is part of a "continuing effort to work …
Discussion: LimeWire Blog
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Rumor: Apple getting creative on album pricing  —  del.icio.us Digg this  —  It's one of the problems of the digital-music era.  You buy a couple of songs from an album at 99 cents each.  After listening to them a few times, you think you might want the album.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360 vs. Wii  —  Well, here we are. 2006, and perhaps the last console launch of the decade.  And here they are, all decked out n' pretty.  Go ahead, debate it.  Just be nice, ok?  At the end of the day the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, they're only video game consoles, and we love our babies the same.
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Wii setup and interface walkthrough video
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The YourMinis Do-It-All Flash Homepage  —  YourMinis is a Flash-based customizable homepage product that will compete for users with a number of similar products that use Ajax - Netvibes, Pageflakes, Google, Live.com and more.  This was launched by a startup called Goowy …
Discussion: Ryan Stewart
Alexbarnett / alexbarnett.net blog:
Enterprise 2.0 and Culture Change  —  Andrew McAfee, an associate professor at the Harvard Business School has identified a user segment within organizations that he describes as the 'Empty Quarter'.  The context is within the types of users who become the early adopters of Enterprise 2.0' applications …
Discussion: everybuddy.org
blogs.smugmug.com:
Amazon S3: Show me the money  —  I still have some more Web 2.0 Summit stuff to write up if I get a few minutes today, but let me talk about Amazon's S3 for a minute.  At the conference, I was chatting with Michael Arrington of TechCrunch fame (who perfectly handled a blogosphere mini-explosion last week …
Discussion: digg
Kotaku:
360 HD-DVD Impressions  —  I'm not a video snob.  When I first got my big-ass high-def television I really wasn't that impressed.  The non HD signal looked like crap and the HD stuff looked OK, but it didn't make my eyes bleed.  I guess I heard one too many people tell me that an HD picture looks 3D.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Geek to Live: Essential tools for the placeless office  —  Us Lifehacker editors have never been in the same room at once, yet we work together every weekday from 5 different cities across 2 time zones.  If your team is distributed across vast distances like we are, you need to set up shop …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Intel eyes nanotubes for future chip designs  —  Intel is eyeing carbon nanotubes as a possible replacement for copper wires inside semiconductors, a switch that one day could eliminate some big problems for chipmakers.  —  The chip giant has managed to create prototype interconnects …
Discussion: Slashdot
John Shinal / MarketWatch:
Motorola to acquire Good Technology  —  Research In Motion shares fall in wake of deal for smaller rival  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Motorola Inc. has agreed to acquire privately held Good Technology, a provider of wireless e-mail service, in expanding into a market that has so far …
 
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Wii hands-on, unboxing!
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Harrison's PS3 Launch Day Scrap Book
Ryan Block / Engadget:
PlayStation 3 dissected, drive upgraded
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Checkout Rolling Out Features and Waiving Fees