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2:30 AM ET, November 28, 2006


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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE HAS MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER NOW  —  Herewith the story of my attempts to buy a Dora the Explorer Mr. Face Plush Backpack from ToysRUs using Google Checkout.  In short, Google now has my credit card number.  (It's one I use for testing, however).  It feels kind of odd, to be honest.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Roundup: Google's offensive, and other post-Thanksgiving offers and deals & more
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Just Declare TV Dead and Move On  —  A new poll in the UK shows that people who watch online videos tend to watch less television.  It looks like they didn't take into account that people with broadband Internet connections in general watch less television, so the poll …
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Open Sourcing My TechCrunch Work Flow  —  Yesterday was my last day at TechCrunch.  It's been a good run but I'm excited to get back into consulting for non profit organizations and startup businesses.  This is a post about how I did my research while writing for TechCrunch …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Changes at TechCrunch  —  We had some staff changes at TechCrunch today.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled  —  A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers.  —  The free program has been constructed to let citizens of countries with restricted web access retrieve and display web pages from anywhere.
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6
Chris Pirillo:
YouTube vs. Google Video vs. Revver  —  The idea here is that you have to press play on the following videos (in vertical order) so that they all stream to you at the same time.  You may need to adjust the volume on each respective network, though.  Press play on the top (YouTube) video …
Discussion: InsideGoogle and MSTechToday
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
The Fuzzy Math of Big Media's Digital Revenue  —  Despite Different Counting Methods, It Comes to $500 Million  —  NEW YORK ( — If you think upfront math is fuzzy, try asking the major media companies for a little sharper focus on how digital ad revenue is shaping up for this year and beyond.
Discussion: PaidContent
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog:
10 OS X Apps You Might Not Know About But Should  —  Over the past couple of years of running The Apple Blog, I've tried out literally thousands of applications.  A lot have been great apps that I still use today, but infinitely more have just been plain bad.  I know I'm not the only one who's experienced this.
Doodirock / The Older Gamers Paradise:
The Day I Walked Out On the PS3  —  A story of how this gamer decided buying a Wii was the only choice for him, even when four PS3 consoles were available.  —  Today I decided it was time to finally go out and buy a Nintendo Wii.  I had already missed buying one at the launch because I thought …
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
Three reasons why Digg gets its numbers wrong  —  Digg is by any measure, an extremely successful news site.  The audience, many of whom also submit and vote upon stories, has expanded more than five-fold in a year, according to Comscore.  Kevin Rose, the founder, is charmingly unassuming.
Tim Arango / Fortune:
Beatles: only on iPod?  —  After years of refusing to make the move to MP3, the Beatles may give Steve Jobs' iTunes an exclusive, reports Fortune's Tim Arango.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search.
BT to launch IPTV service on Monday UPDATE  —  LONDON (AFX) - BT Group, the UK's incumbent telecoms carrier, will launch its long-awaited internet television service next Monday, according to a spokesman for the company.  —  The BT Vision offering will allow the group's broadband customers watch …
Discussion: PaidContent and
Verizon Wireless to offer YouTube on cell phones  —Text+By Sinead Carew and Yinka Adegoke  —  Verizon Wireless said on Tuesday it would deliver selected video clips from YouTube to cell phones starting in December in a bid to increase subscriptions to its mobile media service.
EFF: Breaking News:
EFF Fights to Shield Email from Secret Government Searches  —  Email Deserves Same Constitutional Protections as Phone Calls, Postal Mail  —  San Francisco - The government must have a search warrant before it can search and seize emails stored by email service providers …
Wall Street Journal:
Is It News...or Is It an Ad?  —  With 'in-text' advertising, it isn't always easy to tell  —  Last month, ran an article about Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert's postelection prospects.  In the story, the words "house," "speaker" and "leadership" were underlined twice.
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Fred O. Williams / Buffalo News:
Fiber makes Internet zoom, but restricts phone choice
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Cera is 'Good' for Innertube  —  CBS is drafting TV talent …
Discussion: PaidContent and Reel Pop
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Motorola's ROKR E6 released in China, US next?
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Can eyeOS Succeed Where Failed?
Discussion: Go2web2
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Virtual property queen says thanks a million
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
TuitionCoach: Tuition Planning Site Is Good Birth Control
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Digg Sends Cease and Desist to
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
 Earlier Items: 
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Laszlo To Release a WebOS
Neil Long / MCV:
Microsoft readies 360 price cut
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Zune on Mac OS X and Linux
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
Social Newspapers  —  I'm usually a bit skeptical about the concept of social networks.
Discussion: and media blog
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Transcript of Interview With Microsoft CEO Ballmer
Alissa J. Rubin / Los Angeles Times:
Paris makeover climbs a notch with 'le Wi-Fi'
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Q&A On Google's Belgium News Agreements
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