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7:35 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.)
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft sees Zune as just opening act  —  Microsoft doesn't expect the Zune to knock the iPod off the stage, but it is counting on the new music player to at least get the company on the playbill.  —  Microsoft's $250 music player, which goes on sale Tuesday, is the first music player …
Discussion: I4U News and TechSpot
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
The Zune of Steve's eye
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
James R. Stoup / Apple Matters:
Zune Marketplace's Absurd Pricing Scheme
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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Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Apple's iPhone is Calling
Discussion: IP Democracy
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
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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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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Patches 9 Security Holes  —  Microsoft Corp. today issued patches to mend at least nine separate vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software, including three security holes that criminal hackers already are exploiting.  As always, users can download and install …
Discussion: Bink.nu and IEBlog
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.
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo confirms DVD-enabled Wii in '07
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Put Any YouTube Video On Your iPod
Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
IBM's chief steps into 'Second Life' for incubator launch
Frank Barnako:
'Daily Show' for stocks completes first month
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
C-SPAN adds user video
Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
New MacBook, MacBook Pros get 802.11n treatment
Discussion: Shop Talk, Gadgetell, MacRumors and digg
Wade Coleman / VentureBeat:
China investment bubble? Maybe not
Discussion: VC Ratings and Net
Gizmodo:
PS3 Backwards Compatability Flawed?
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple releases EFI Firmware updates for Intel Macs
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Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC News launches video podcasts
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Ken Belson / New York Times:
With a Dish, Broadband Goes Rural
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Nick / Rough Type:
Links aren't messy anymore
Three Speech:
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Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
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