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10:40 PM ET, November 22, 2006

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Reuters:
Microsoft says Office unfazed by Google threat  —  SEATTLE (Reuters) - One of the two new heads of Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) Office software team downplayed the threat from Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq:GOOG - news) Web-based word processing and spreadsheet applications, saying they are unlikely to appeal to corporate customers.
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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 …
Discussion: Mickeleh's Take and digg
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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Microsoft vs Google Heats Up  —  I know, a predictable (almost tabloid-y) blog headline.  But in this case, there really is some interesting back and forth going on between Microsoft and Google currently - especially with regards to office software.  —  Firstly Google CEO Eric Schmidt wrote …
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Google Office: The Gloves are Off
Jensenh / Jensen Harris:
Licensing the 2007 Microsoft Office User Interface  —  For the last year or so, one of the questions I've been asked again and again has been: "Can I use the new Office user interface in my own product?"  —  On one hand, it's an immensely satisfying question to hear, because it means …
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Microsoft:
Microsoft to Share Significant UI Investment in 2007 Microsoft Office Applications with Partner Community  —  In the upcoming release of the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the most popular productivity applications have received a user interface makeover, and Microsoft is making elements …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
CBS says YouTube is helping ratings  —  It's been a month since CBS began its partnership with YouTube, and the network has uploaded 300 videos.  Since that time, the clips have racked up a total of 29.2 million views for an average of 857,000 views a day.  Many of the clips are from CBS' Late Show …
Discussion: TechEffect and Screenwerk
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
The YouTube Effect: CBS Gets Massive Boost  —  Analysts have long been saying that YouTube is a gift for the TV networks: now we have the stats to prove it.  CBS announced today that viewers are flocking to their TV shows after seeing the clips on YouTube.  "Letterman" has gained 5 percent …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and i-boy
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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The difference between TechCrunch and Valleywag  —  Dave Winer defends Nick Denton and Valleywag today.  —  Me?  I see it a bit differently.  I don't see that Valleywag has noticeably changed its stripes.  Yeah, so far they haven't followed anyone into a bathroom and that is an improvement over the old Valleywag — if it holds.
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Mike Arrington is wrong on this one
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Video Marketplace now live  —  A couple of weeks ago we announced that you would be able to download complete HD and SD versions of your favorite movies and TV shows from the Xbox Live Markeplace.  That day is now here...moments ago we flipped the switch and the service is now available for all U.S. Xbox Live members.
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Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Xbox Live Video Marketplace is live, $6 HD rentals
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 …
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.
Auren Hoffman / VentureBeat:
Why big high tech companies are losing the talent war  —  [Disclosure: Auren works at Rapleaf, a startup, and is thus biased towards startups.]  —  Big companies are losing their "A" players and they're struggling to attract "B" players.  In an industry where everything is about people …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Texas Startup Blog
Sam Sethi / TechCrunch UK & Ireland:
Million dollar MacBook!?  —  Last night was the Internet People event with Robert Loch.  I turned up with Paul Walsh from Segala where earlier we had debated about what is Web 3.0?  Basically we concluded that it's the Semantic Web with technologies like RDF, Microformats …
 
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