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11:55 AM 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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
Zune incompatible with Windows Vista
Discussion: MacSlash and
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and StartupSquad
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
Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing  —  When we last left off, the consensus was that Microsoft was still planning on rewarding song sharing with the Zune.  Now we've got pretty much confirmation—unofficial, that is—that Microsoft is planning this feature.
Discussion: Gadgetell and The Tech Report
Reuters to syndicate blogs  —  Reuters Group has taken a stake in Web media-syndication site Pluck and has agreed to distribute blogs worldwide as part of a new media strategy.  —  Reuters, a news and information company, has invested $7 million in the Austin, Texas-based company in return …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Murdoch: News Corp. Could get $6 Billion For MySpace Now  —  MySpace would likely sell for $6 billion now, News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch told Australian investors today.  Details of the meeting come from UBS analyst Aryeh Bourkoff in a lengthy note.
Discussion: and The Blog Herald
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Report Murdoch Says MySpace Worth $6 Billion; Sees 200 Million Users By Mid-2007
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Quintura Search Engine gets backing from early Skype investor  —  Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  Russia-based Quintura Search Engine has received substantial backing from Mangrove Capital Partners of Luxembourg, an early-stage investor in Skype …
Q&A: Microsoft Moving Forward on Key Server Technologies  —  At Tech  •Ed: IT Forum 2006, Microsoft continues to show progress in development of Windows Server "Longhorn" and Windows Server virtualization, and announces availability of Windows PowerShell and the release candidate for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC to develop UMPC  —  Look out Samsung, Asus, and the rest, Taiwan's HTC is getting ready to light a fire under the saggy azz of the next gen UMPC platform much as they did for Microsoft's Windows Mobile.  Hey, we can dream right?  In an interview with the Seattle Times …
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Pocket PC Thoughts
BLOGWORLD SET FOR LAS VEGAS, NOV. 8-9, 2007  —  Industry's first-ever trade show and conference will blend corporate and individual interests in this prolific form of new media communications.  —  Blogging, the increasingly popular form of online communications, will assume a new level …
Discussion: Mark Evans
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Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Name that Zune  —  So Microsoft has come out with its iPod killer …
Discussion: Microsoft 10
Bill de hÓra:
IM Grid  —  Ian Foster: "When I first met Web fundamentalists …
Discussion: Labnotes and Raw
Paul / Paul's Down-Home Page:
Mozilla releases anti-phishing report
Michael / michaelcastellon:
KFC's logo first to be seen from space
USA Today:
PS3 hits glitches, limited supply
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
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Edelman to Fund a Second Life Business
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Microsoft Goes MuniFi with MetroFi
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon (may be) For Sale: $50 million
Discussion: Lifehacker
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
DRM Dumpster automates the DRM stripping process
Elise Ackerman /
Study finds Web isn't teeming with sex
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Ruthless enough for a startup?
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
From Rocketboom to ABC  —  Video blogger Amanda Congdon is the latest …
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog, digg and Slashdot

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Peter Sterne / Politico:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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