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1:50 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 …
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.
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
Mike / Techdirt:   Does 80% Of Spam Come From Just 10 Spammers?
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
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 …
Samc /
Clearwire Launches in Seattle  —  Clearwire is hosting a laser light show from the top of Seattle's Space Needle tonight around 7:15 p.m. to mark the launch of WiMAX service in Seattle.  —  The Kirkland company, with more than 1,000 employees worldwide, is the brainchild of Craig McCaw …
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.
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 …
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
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Internet Firms Seek Rollback of Quote Fees  —  Coalition to Ask SEC to Reconsider Charges for Posting Real-Time Stock Prices  —  A coalition of leading Internet companies, including Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and IAC/Interactive Corp., plans today to petition the Securities and Exchange Commission …
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.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
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Hands-on with TiVo's new "TiVoCast" and PC-to-TiVo functions
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC to develop UMPC
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Name that Zune  —  So Microsoft has come out with its iPod killer …
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Murdoch: News Corp. Could get $6 Billion For MySpace Now
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PS3 hits glitches, limited supply
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CBS SportsLine bombs in IT, apologizes, bombs again
Wilson Rothman / Time:
Instant Wii Play
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Edelman to Fund a Second Life Business
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Microsoft Goes MuniFi with MetroFi
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