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6:05 PM ET, November 14, 2006

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Add Video Sharing to Zune, Ballmer Says (Update1)  —  Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. plans to add a video-sharing feature to its Zune player and will eventually sell a model that combines the device with a phone, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said.
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Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Microsoft to Pay Per-Processor License on Zune  —  Last week Universal Music Group (UMG), one of the major record companies, announced a deal with Microsoft, under which UMG would receive a royalty for every Zune music player Microsoft sells.  (Zune is Microsoft's new iPod competitor.)
James R. Stoup / Apple Matters:
Zune Marketplace's Absurd Pricing Scheme
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The Zune of Steve's eye
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Business Week:
Q&A with Amanda Congdon  —  The video blogger has parlayed her success into deals with ABC and HBO.  Here's what she has to say about hitting the big time  —  Being un-boomed may be one of the best things to happen to Amanda Congdon since the Internet.  The former host of Rocketboom …
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Destiny / 10 Zen Monkeys:
Nick Douglas Speaks  —  Hours after the upheaval at Valleywag, recently-released blogger Nick Douglas issues his first comment.  In fact, in an effort to learn the truth, we talked to all the players — Nick Denton, Nick Douglas, Rocketboom's Andrew Baron and Amanda Congdon, and even Dave Winer.
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
From Rocketboom to ABC  —  Video blogger Amanda Congdon is the latest "cewebrity" to jump to mainstream media; an industry is forming to help others follow her lead  —  Internet celebrity Amanda Congdon just finished broadcasting her cross-country relocation from New York to L.A. on the World Wide Web.
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog, Slashdot and digg
Jaime Schopflin / Apple:
Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration  —  Apple® today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Why Microsoft's Zune can't dent Apple's iPod
Discussion: Shop Talk
Federal Trade Commission:
Court Shuts Down Media Motor Spyware Operation  —  Trojan Program Downloaded Spyware, Adware, Porno Pop-Ups to Consumers' Computers  —  A U.S. district court has shut down an operation that secretly downloaded multiple malevolent software programs, including spyware, onto millions …
Discussion: Vitalsecurity.org
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PR Newswire:
On Heels of FTC Action, Microsoft Files Suit Against Creators …
Discussion: The 463
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill
Discussion: JD on EP
Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Court Shutters Spyware Operation
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Coming Soon via Your TiVo: Internet Video on Television  —  TiVo plans to introduce features that will allow people to use its digital video recorders to watch some video programming from the Internet on their televisions.  —  Until now, TiVo has not been able to tap into the explosion of Web video …
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infinera.com:
Ground-Breaking 100 Gigabit Ethernet Demonstration Across 4,000 Km Live Network  —  Higher-Speed Ethernet Required to Support IP Network Growth  —  A first-ever demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) technology by a team of industry leaders, including Finisar, Infinera, Internet2 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ethernet zooms to 100 Gigabit speeds
Discussion: Slashdot
USA Today:
Cable's cellphone service gets in gear  —  More than one year after announcing plans to jump into the cellphone game, the USA's biggest cable TV operators, in partnership with Sprint, finally are starting to launch service.  —  Comcast, the No. 1 cable TV operator, later this month …
Dell:
Game On!  Dell Gaming Gets More Extreme  —  New Quad-Core Dell XPS 710 Gaming Desktop and 92% Color Gamut 30-inch Monitor Make for Intense Entertainment Experience  —  Dell today announced two new high-performance technology platforms for gamers and enthusiasts: the company's most powerful …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and The Tech Report
Google:
Google Closes Acquisition of YouTube  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos.  In connection with the acquisition Google issued an aggregate of 3,217,560 shares …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dell To Make Announcement In Second Life  —  This new trend of announcing news in Second Life is generally pissing off journalists, who don't have a lot of time to waste.  But Dell is apparently going ahead with plans to host an invite-only press event inside of Second Life on Tuesday morning …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Report: Firefox 2.0 Trumps IE7 In Phish-Fighting  —  The newly released Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Web browsers both include new technology to help flag and block phishing sites — those authentic-looking Web sites set up by scammers to trick users into entering personal financial information.
Ken Belson / New York Times:
With a Dish, Broadband Goes Rural  —  The town of Rindge, N.H., is just 70 miles from Boston, but to telephone and cable companies it might as well be at the end of the earth.  Many of the town's 5,500 residents cannot get broadband Internet access from the providers in the area …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
 
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Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
IBM's chief steps into 'Second Life' for incubator launch
Frank Barnako:
'Daily Show' for stocks completes first month
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
C-SPAN adds user video
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New MacBook, MacBook Pros get 802.11n treatment
Discussion: Shop Talk, MacRumors, Gadgetell and digg
Wade Coleman / VentureBeat:
China investment bubble? Maybe not
Discussion: VC Ratings and Net
Gizmodo:
PS3 Backwards Compatability Flawed?
Discussion: Digital World and digg
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Alex Heaton / Windows Vista Team Blog:
IT Forum Day One: Windows Vista and Windows PowerShell
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple releases EFI Firmware updates for Intel Macs
Discussion: .:UNEASYsilence:. and digg
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC News launches video podcasts
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