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4:25 AM ET, November 15, 2006

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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
It's true: The Zune is incompatible with Vista  —  I really couldn't believe the tip a reader sent in earlier this month that Microsoft's Zune MP3 player would be incompatible with Windows Vista.  —  I had heard the Windows Media Player DRM and the Zune DRM were not going to be compatible.
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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
AppleInsider:
Zune incompatible with Windows Vista
Discussion: zune.net
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, digg and Slashdot
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Mario Librandi / AmandaAcrossAmerica:
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT  —  the news is out!  —  music: Adhesion - Opus Magnus - track 2 "Bank Holiday"
bizjournals:
Startup hits the money with biz wiki  —  Ray King hasn't had a home run yet.  But investors in his newest venture, AboutUs Inc., think King could be building the next Google.  —  King's Portland company has just closed a $1 million initial financing round for its wiki …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
AboutUs: A Wiki About Every Website  —  Portland, Oregon based AboutUs announced this week that it has closed a Series A round of funding and raised $1 million.  The site is a wiki directory of web sites, mostly populated automatically but with a healthy amount of traffic and a growing number of edits being made daily.
Discussion: CenterNetworks and alarm:clock
Frank Barnako:
Big blogger show set for Vegas  —  The first BlogWorld and New Media Expo is be held next year, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  "The event will combine elements of the corporate communications world with the needs of active, individual bloggers," according to a release announcing the show.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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blogworldexpo.com:   BLOGWORLD SET FOR LAS VEGAS, NOV. 8-9, 2007
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google holds back stock in YouTube deal  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. has set aside more than $200 million in its just-completed takeover of YouTube Inc. as a financial cushion to cover losses or possible legal bills for the frequent copyright violations on YouTube's video-sharing site.
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Marla Nitke / Interactive Advertising Bureau:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES SURPASS $4 BILLION FOR Q3  —  Latest IAB/PwC Survey Finds 2006 Record Industry Growth and Largest Quarter Ever  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP today announced that Internet advertising revenues reached an estimated …
Discussion: PaidContent and Screenwerk
Corylinden / Official Linden Blog:
Use of CopyBot and Similar Tools a ToS Violation  —  Second Life needs features to provide more information about assets and the results of copying them.  Unfortunately, these are not yet in place.  Until they are, the use of CopyBot or any other external application to make unauthorized …
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Robin Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Copyrights and Content Creation in Second Life
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Quintura Search Engine gets backing from the early Skype investor  —  Written by Alex Iskold and will be edited by Richard MacManus when he returns from the Web 2.0 summit.  —  We have received the news that Russia-based Quintura Search Engine has received substantial backing …
Elise Ackerman / siliconvalley.com:
Study finds Web isn't teeming with sex  —  ANALYSIS SHOWS ABOUT 1 PERCENT OF ALL PAGES HAVE ADULT CONTENT  —  A confidential analysis of Internet search queries and a random sample of Web pages taken from Google and Micrsoft's giant Internet indexes showed that only about 1 percent of all Web pages contain sexually explicit material.
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Ruthless enough for a startup?  —  I have been reading about how several successful startups — Facebook, MySpace, BitTorrent, YouTube, Skype, and HotOrNot — fueled their early growth that lead to their success.  —  In all the cases, these startups did things that I probably would not have been willing to do.
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 …
DesktopLinux.com:
OLPC nears low-cost Linux laptop production  —  The One Laptop Per Child project's onsite supervisor, Mark Foster, reported from Shanghai on Sunday that the first 10 prototypes of the Linux-powered OLPC XO-1 are up and running.  This marks a key milestone toward an upcoming build of 900 units.
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
DRM Dumpster automates the DRM stripping process  —  By now, most people who buy music from the iTunes Store know that one of the ways to legally get around the DRM restrictions on your purchased music is to burn a CD of that music and then rip that CD back into iTunes as unrestricted MP3 files.
Discussion: Lifehacker, .:UNEASYsilence:. and digg
 
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USA Today:
PS3 hits glitches, limited supply
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slide gets big VC round for its slideshow product
Discussion: Mashable!
Reuters:
Reuters to syndicate blogs
Discussion: TechEffect and Andrew Lark
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
CBS SportsLine bombs in IT, apologizes, bombs again
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Instant Wii Play
Discussion: Joystiq, 4 color rebellion and digg
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Microsoft Goes MuniFi with MetroFi
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Report Murdoch Says MySpace Worth $6 Billion; Sees 200 Million Users By Mid-2007
Discussion: Techdirt and Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon (may be) For Sale: $50 million
Discussion: Lifehacker
 Earlier Items: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Big In Japan Open Sources RSS Tools, ElfURL
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo confirms DVD-enabled Wii in '07
Discussion: GameDaily, CrunchGear, Kotaku and digg
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
Apple's iPhone is Calling
Discussion: IP Democracy
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Patches 9 Security Holes
Discussion: Bink.nu and microsoft.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Put Any YouTube Video On Your iPod
Discussion: Beet.TV and Bloggers Blog
Martin LaMonica / ZDNet:
IBM's chief steps into 'Second Life' for incubator launch
Wade Coleman / VentureBeat:
China investment bubble? Maybe not
Discussion: VC Ratings and Net
USA Today:
Cable's cellphone service gets in gear
 

 
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