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4:20 PM ET, November 25, 2006

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Bloomberg:
Google Reaches Copyright Deal With Belgians  —  Google, the world's most-used Internet search engine, reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists yesterday in a copyright dispute over how Google's news service links to newspaper content.  —  The agreement was made with …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Screenwerk
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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Settles Dispute With Two Belgian Media Groups (Update3)  —  Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Google Inc., the world's most-used Internet search engine, reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists in a copyright dispute over how the company's news service links to newspaper content.
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Google Settles Dispute With Two Belgian Media Groups; Denmark Delay  —  Google has reached a settlement with Belgian photographers and journalists in a copyright dispute over how Google News links to newspaper content...this means two of five groups are out from a Brussels lawsuit that seeks …
Aoife White / Associated Press:
Court to hear Google-newspaper fight
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Could Make Billions?  —  It's Black Friday in the US, and holiday shopping is the hot topic - if you believe The American Marketing Association, MySpace, Facebook and other major social networks are missing out on massive profits this holiday season by neglecting to sell products through their sites.
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USA Today:
Survey: Social-network sites could also lure shoppers  —  Many who go to MySpace or Facebook to network with friends also would go there to buy stuff.  But for the most part, they can't.  —  And that means there may be billions of dollars being left on the table by the major social-networking websites …
Gizmodo:
How To Bypass The Zune's WiFi Sharing DRM  —  We knew it would be done sooner or later, and now that we have the mod to use your Zune as a portable hard drive, a method to bypass the Zune's WiFi sharing DRM is finally here.  —  First, you need to enable hard drive mode using the instructions we posted before.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Alexa is 100% wrong and you can game it with as few as three machines—or so I've been told.  —  Alexa does not work at all and we should not even recognize it as valid anymore from what I've learned.  —  You can game Alexa with as few as three machines running the Alexa toolbar.
Charles Ar / Guardian:
The price of humans who'll spam blogs is falling to zero  —  The other day, while administering the Free Our Data blog (freeourdata.org.uk/blog if you haven't stopped by yet), I came across an unusual piece of comment spam - a remark left on one of the blog posts.  It was advertising a site offering share tips.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog, media blog and Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Old Bad Ideas 2.0  —  First it was AllAdvantage.com being reborn as AGLOCO, which despite the founders protestations is old wine, new bottle.  The only difference, I can see is some fiscal discipline and use of public market funds instead of VC dollars.  Now there is word that Boo.com …
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch UK & Ireland:
Boo.com to relaunch  —  Boo.com - a notorious dotcom bubble startup …
Discussion: John Chow dot Com
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Without Jason, Weblogs Inc Will Lose Its Edge  —  I was saddened to hear about Jason Calacanis' recent departure from AOL.  I don't blame him for leaving.  It looks like he felt there wouldn't be any support for his initiatives under their new CEO.  So what now?  —  Companies are about more than just one individual.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
SitoFono and The Pastabilities  —  In a world where imagination is king, it's nice to see that companies with great ideas are not only in Silicon Valley, but even in places like Sardinia too.  About a week or so ago, pal Luca, the mind behind Abbeynet asked the bloggers to help with letting …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
What if Linux does infringe on Microsoft intellectual property?  —  There have been a lot of words written about the comments made by Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer during a Q&A session after his keynote speech at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle last week …
Discussion: Slashdot
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Congress unlocks US cellphones  —  But censorware research is illegal, again  —  The US copyright office will permit mobile phone subscribers to unlock their phones, allowing them to be used by rival network providers.  —  It's a right that's taken for granted in most of the GSM world …
Dpreview / Digital Photography Review:
Leica announce fixes for M8  —  Leica issued a statement two weeks ago that they were aware and were working on a solution.  Today they have announced the 'action plan', firstly that the Banding and Mirror/Ghost images issue can be rectified by returning your camera to LEICA for repair …
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and ongoing
Froosh / HipMojo.com:
Top 10 Best Internet Acquisitions of All Time  —  After reading the Top 10 Worst Internet Acquisitions, Part 1 and Part 2, I could not help but come up with this list and offer you the following ten "best" Internet acquisitions of all time.  —  Criteria:  — My background and experience lies …
Discussion: A VC and Howard Lindzon
 
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