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4:05 PM ET, November 15, 2006


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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 …
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The real story of Web 2.0: Advertising 2.0  —  The real story of Web 2.0 has little to do with the bells and whistles and everything to do with the stunning growth of online advertising.  If you look there is a valley between the dotcom spending days (99/2000) and today …
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Headlines Aside, Internet Advertising Growth Has Stalled  —  Carl Howe (Blackfriars Communications) submits: The Interactive Advertising Bureau noted yesterday that U.S. online advertising passed $4 billion in the third calendar quarter of 2006 (its eighth straight quarter of positive growth).
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huh?  YouTube Sends TechCrunch A Cease & Desist  —  Buried in my email this evening I found a cease and desist letter from an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, representing their client YouTube.  We've been accused of a number of things: violating YouTube's Terms of Use, of …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
'Second Life' faces threat to its virtual economy  —  Groups of Second Life content creators were gathering digitally Tuesday to protest the dissemination of a program they worry could badly damage the virtual world's nascent economy.  —  The controversy gathered steam Monday when Linden Lab …
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 …
Robin Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Copyrights and Content Creation in Second Life  —  Today I met with a large group of Residents, members of the Sellers Guild, to talk about the implications of a recently-developed LibSL product called CopyBot.  CopyBot allows the user to create a replication of an object, including textures, that is fully permissive.
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Physics promises wire-less power  —  The tangle of cables and plugs needed to recharge today's electronic gadgets could soon be a thing of the past.  —  US researchers have outlined a relatively simple system that could deliver power to devices such as laptop computers or MP3 players without wires.
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Low-profile HTC is a powerhouse  —  HTC may be the most successful cellphone company you've never heard of.  —  Like Motorola and Nokia, the Taiwanese company designs, builds and sells wireless devices to carriers around the world.  But its name — short for High Tech Computer …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   HTC to develop UMPC
New York Times:
NBC Official Is Expected to Join AOL  —  Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group, is in talks to leave his position as the No. 2 executive at the television group to take a senior operating role at AOL, Time Warner's Internet subsidiary, according to executives briefed on the move.
Discussion: PaidContent and ClickZ News Blog
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Taiwan manufacturer gets order for Apple "iPhone" handset  —  Hon Hai, aka Foxconn Electronics, won't comment or confirm, but the cat seems to really be out of the bag now.  This latest batch of iPhone reports feels like less of a rumor than previous iterations.
Discussion: PalmAddicts and digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hon Hai cops to iPhone contract
Discussion: Forbes and CrunchGear
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zuned Out  —  Last night when I came home, Roy, doorman of our building, handed me a big brown box.  It was from Microsoft, and my best guess was that it was the new Zune device.  One of the last media folks to get hold of this device, I knew that I could wait till morning to open it, and perhaps give the new device a whirl.
David Utter / Internet Security News:
Ten Spammers Create 80 Percent Of Spam  —  Email users in North America and Europe who find themselves plagued with the incessant bombardment of spam can blame ten spammers singled out by junk mail fighter Spamhaus for the unwanted messages.  —  The Spamhaus list of the world's worst hardcore …
Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Ten people create 80 per cent of spam
Discussion: digg
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Wireless Internet's new target: Seattle homes  —  At Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stood as a symbol for what the future would bring.  —  Today, the landmark is signifying something no one would have ever imagined 44 years ago.  —  Clearwire, wireless pioneer Craig McCaw's latest venture …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slide gets big VC round for its slideshow product  —  Slide, the San Francisco start-up that lets you create slide shows from your photos or other content, has raised a large third round of funding from Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund.  —  The amount remains undisclosed …
Let Blogger free  —  Google hasn't really cared about Blogger since the start.  The search engine company bought Pyra Labs, maker of Blogger, on a whim, after Sergey Brin ran into Evan Williams and thought what he was doing was cool.  The blogging platform, like many acquisitions …
Discussion: Scripting News
Carlo / Techdirt:
Is News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace?  —  from the buy-low-sell-high dept  —  News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch told investors in Australia yesterday that the company could sell MySpace for $6 billion now, a more than tenfold premium over the $580 million it paid for the social-networking site last July.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Mark Heesen / VentureBeat:
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Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Internet Firms Seek Rollback of Quote Fees
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with TiVo's new "TiVoCast" and PC-to-TiVo functions
Discussion: PVR Wire
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Name that Zune  —  So Microsoft has come out with its iPod killer …
Discussion: Microsoft 10 and Buzzworthy
Paul / Paul's Down-Home Page:
Mozilla releases anti-phishing report
Michael / michaelcastellon:
KFC's logo first to be seen from space
Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing
Q&A: Microsoft Moving Forward on Key Server Technologies
Reuters to syndicate blogs
OLPC nears low-cost Linux laptop production
Discussion: Engadget and Slashdot
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google holds back stock in YouTube deal