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5:20 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 …
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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
Discussion: HipMojo.com
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 News.com:
'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 …
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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 …
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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
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hon Hai cops to iPhone contract
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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 …
Discussion: broadbandreports.com
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Ten people create 80 per cent of spam
Discussion: Techdirt and 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:
Qihoo raises $20M for new Web 2.0 search engine  —  Qihoo, a fast-growing but controversial Chinese search engine for Web 2.0 content, has raised $25 million more in a second round of venture capital from credible U.S investors.  —  This is significant because Qihoo has launched a new kind of search engine …
SketchFactor / bungie.net:
Happy Halo Day  —  Happy Halo Day!  —  Today marks the five-year anniversary of Halo and to commemorate this occasion, Microsoft just revealed a few tantalizing announcements for fans of the franchise.  You may have already read the details online elsewhere but we thought it'd be best …
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 …
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Oh Wow!  Blinkx Creates "Chattering" Video "Wall" Through Search  —  Please be patient and let the wall load.  It's worth the wait.  —  This is quite amazing.  I was just sent this code from Suranga Chandratillake, founder of Blinkx, the San Francisco-based pioneering firm in the vide search world.
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.
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google sets aside YouTube fund, may need more if Howard Stern calls
Nikhil Chandhok / Official Google Blog:
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Valleywag:
Let Blogger free  —  Google hasn't really cared about Blogger since the start.
Discussion: Scripting News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Phonezoo offers free, extensive ringtone download service
Discussion: Techdirt and ringtonia.com
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Mark Heesen / VentureBeat:
Note to Washington: About half of VC-backed company founders are immigrants
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Is News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace?
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 Earlier Items: 
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
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Name that Zune  —  So Microsoft has come out with its iPod killer …
Discussion: Microsoft 10 and Buzzworthy
Michael / michaelcastellon:
KFC's logo first to be seen from space
Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing
Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft Moving Forward on Key Server Technologies
USA Today:
PS3 hits glitches, limited supply
Reuters:
Reuters to syndicate blogs