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10:45 AM ET, November 22, 2006

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Economist:
Don't bet against the internet  —  It's simply the best, argues Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google  —  The internet bubble of the 1990s may have been investor folly but it heralded a new era, the impact of which we are only just beginning to understand.  Those years rewrote the rules of production …
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Nick / Rough Type:
Eric Schmidt's tough talk  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been coy in discussing his company's ambition to create an online alternative to Microsoft Office.  Just a few days ago, at the Web 2.0 Summit, Schmidt "played the semantic game" in discussing office suites, reported Dan Farber.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blogger Wars: How Jason Calacanis Gets Even  —  Nick Denton (pictured left) likes to use his blog Valleywag to take shots at competitors - his most recent attack was on Jason Calacanis (on right), who founded and then cashed out of the blog network Weblogs, Inc. Denton has always played second fiddle …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
My favorite blogger/blog of the moment...  Since I gave Nick a hard time about Gawker.com's pages/status falling off a cliff earlier today, I figured I'd talk about Gawker's best blog and blogger.  —  The one blogger I wished we had landed at Weblogs, Inc. was Gina Trapani from LifeHacker.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
CBS Is Pretty Damned Excited About YouTube  —  Just a little over a month after a partnership was announced that puts CBS content on YouTube legally, CBS Interactive President Quincy Smith is beside himself with praise for their new partner.  In a press release today, YouTube says that CBS content …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   The YouTube Effect: CBS Gets Massive Boost
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
GoogleOS: What To Expect  —  Written by Emre Sokullu and edited by Richard MacManus.  —  There's no such thing as the GoogleOS in reality - but despite that, it is one of the most talked about Web products.  People can't stop discussing it - and even imagining screenshots for it!
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
The Spam Farms of the Social Web  —  Blogs and other social media tools have changed the publishing landscape over the past few years, making it easier than ever to share information with the world.  The ease of use and focused attention of the medium has also helped create new opportunities …
GameDaily:
Microsoft Gears Up for Holiday Season  —  With the competition having just launched, Microsoft needs to hold its ground.  We speak with Microsoft's Jeff Bell about the company's Xbox 360 marketing strategy, part of which obviously involves the blockbuster Gears of War.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Alexa can be injurious to your wealth  —  Every so often you meet entrepreneurs and venture capital investors who talk about Alexa ranking of a web-based service, using it as some sort of a yardstick for growth and reach.  It is as good general, non-specific indicator, say if the traffic is going up or down …
Discussion: Big in Japan
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google's Shares Climb Above $500  —  After Google's shares nearly doubled in the first few months after its initial public offering, Mark Mahaney figured it was time for his clients to take advantage of the frenzy that had built up around the company.  He advised them to sell Google shares and put the money into Yahoo.
Discussion: Mark Evans and Guardian Unlimited
Computerworld Blogs:
Can't Wii all just get along? (and a testy TSA tale)  —  100% Fun.  That's right, it's IT Blogwatch, in which the Wii game console stokes amazement ... and resentment.  And rubber bands join the parade of banned items at one TSA checkpoint ...  Is the Nintendo Wii gaming console a stroke of brilliance, or an exercise in frustration?
Fortune:
Deal or no deal?  —  Overshadowed by Google, the Yahoo CEO needs to make a move.  Now he's flirting with AOL.  —  (Fortune Magazine) — Yahoo must have a new appreciation of how Burger King feels about McDonald's: Constantly looking up at No. 1 gets vexing.
Stewart Butterfield / FlickrBlog:
Triple Treat  —  Today we're launching three new features: guest pass, a new mobile site and camera finder.  Here's the scoop on each:  —  Guest Pass  —  Ever wanted to share private photos with friends and family without making them go through the rigamarole or opening their own Flickr account?
Bob Garfield / Wired News:
You Tube vs. Boob Tube … LOOK, before you even get to the second paragraph, try this: Go to YouTube.com.  In the search field, type in "boom goes the dynamite."  A video thumbnail will pop up.  Click on it and watch.  (Or view the video below.)  —  It's just a little outtake from a Ball State University campus TV newscast.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News.com:
FTC axes two alleged spyware operations  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it has permanently shut down an alleged spyware operation run by Odysseus Marketing and its principal, Walter Rines.  Odysseus Marketing had deceptively installed spyware on consumers' computers …
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Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Hack Attack: Make your Mac's Speech Recognition work for you
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Berggi, Mobile Messaging for the Masses
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