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8:15 AM ET, November 26, 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 …
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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.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and PaidContent
Bill Thompson / Reg Developer:
Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito  —  Forward to the (distributed) revolution  —  Comment As the Web 2.0 bandwagon continues its rapidly accelerating path downhill towards the inevitable crash we find ourselves at another turning point in the development of the networked world.
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Nick / Rough Type:
Is Web 2.0 the wrong path?
Discussion: Tinfinger
superufo.com:
Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Click the image for more photos (1)  —  Related Items of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  —  Product Features of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable  — Multiple HD modes: 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i  —  More Description of Nintendo Wii Wii Component Cable
Discussion: 4 color rebellion
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
3rd party Wii component cables
Discussion: digg
Jamin Warren / Wall Street Journal:
A Wii Workout: When Videogames Hurt  —  Nintendo's new system forces players to move their bodies, causing aches for some couch potatoes; a case of 'Wii elbow'  —  A videogame maker has finally succeeded in getting kids off the couch and moving around.  But the new approach is turning …
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.
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Avoid the loony Zune  —  Y es, Microsoft's new Zune digital music player is just plain dreadful.  I've spent a week setting this thing up and using it, and the overall experience is about as pleasant as having an airbag deploy in your face.  —  "Avoid," is my general message.
Discussion: TeleRead
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Seeking Executive to Tame the Digital Future … THE want ad above is a goof, of course, but it roughly sums up the state of play among big media companies' digital operations.  —  In the last few weeks, there has been a stampede of change involving the top Internet executives at big media companies.
Discussion: media blog
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 …
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Store Could Make Billions?
Discussion: HipMojo.com and The Mu Life
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Download Windows Vista Wallpapers  —  You can download Windows Vista Wallpapers by just right clicking on any of the thumbnail images and choose "Save Target As" to save the large size Vista wallpaper image to your hard disk.  —  These are high resolution Vista Wallpapers and will also fit your wide screen Laptops.
Discussion: Lifehacker
Brad Linder / Download Squad:
Will the OLPC interface ruin computing for millions of kids?  —  If you've been following the development of the One Laptop Per Child project, you know that a lot of unconventional thinking has gone into it.  The goal is to help bridge the digital divide by producing low-cost …
Discussion: digg
Modern Life Is Rubbish:
Who's Using What for RSS?  —  A peek inside the RSS kimono  —  RSS is a funny old thing - once it takes hold in a person's daily routine it becomes as essential as checking ones email or reading the morning newspaper - but as far as mainstream usage goes, it's a long way from attaining widespread approval.
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.
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
 
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Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
How many Microsofties does it take to implement the Off menu?
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IAdware Trojan aims for Macs
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Sony retracts 1080i fix statement, leaving customers in lurch
Discussion: digg
Dpreview / Digital Photography Review:
Leica announce fixes for M8
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 Earlier Items: 
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Old Bad Ideas 2.0
IT Facts:
More than 15% of people carry two wireless phones
Discussion: Gizmodo and textually.org
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
What if Linux does infringe on Microsoft intellectual property?
Discussion: Neowin.net and Slashdot
Gizmodo:
How To Bypass The Zune's WiFi Sharing DRM