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1:15 PM ET, November 28, 2006

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bearstearns.com:
Bear Stearns Media Research Presents...  The Long Tail:  —  Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment  —  A conference call to discuss the impact of new technology on creators of content.  In our view, digital technologies are "democratizing" …
Discussion: Rough Type
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment  —  Bear Stearns analyst Spencer Wang has come out with a report on, well, Long Tail, but this one focuses on what he calls the mid part of the content and distribution value chain, where he sees the most value in the long run …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Content Aggregators and the Fat Belly
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
YouTube Coming Soon to Cellphones  —  YouTube is coming to mobile phones — or, to be more precise, a small slice of YouTube is coming to some Verizon Wireless phones.  —  While its explosively popular Web site is free, YouTube's phone-based version will require a $15-a-month subscription to a Verizon Wireless service called VCast.
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Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Missing the Big Picture  —  We're supposed to be excited that our mobile phones are getting to be more and more like mobile TVs, thanks to developments like Verizon Wireless's just-announced deal to bring YouTube videos to its V Cast service.  —  Forgive me if I'm less than thrilled.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Wii, PS3, Xbox 360... does the Mac matter for games?  —  It's a tough season for stalwart Mac gamers as Sony and Nintendo launch new game consoles and Microsoft moves into year two of its Xbox 360 campaign.  With so many powerful video game consoles on the market, does the Mac even matter for games anymore?
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Wither Mac gaming?
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Joystiq
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
A Lone Sponsor for a Longer 'Nightly News'  —  A week from tonight, viewers of the "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" will be able to watch more news — and fewer commercials — as a result of a sponsorship deal with the Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
Discussion: AdJab
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Mike / Techdirt:   Paying More For Much Less: The New TV Commercial Strategy
CNET News.com:
Supreme Court to examine 'obviousness' of patents  —  Software and hardware makers have long complained that a glut of so-called junk patents threatens to disrupt the way they do business.  —  One key gripe about the patent process is expected to take center stage before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday morning.
Discussion: Slashdot
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Steve Outing / Editor and Publisher:
Grading Newspapers' Website Progress: B  —  Just about everyone — finally — is on board and working to address the big problem: How to transition a significant part of the newspaper business to online and new media while keeping enough money flowing in during the transition period …
opera.com:
Opera Mini drives social networking from mobile phones  —  Opera Mini™ upgrade released today with new level of interactivity  — Today, Opera Software introduces Opera Mini 3.0, the latest version of the award-winning mobile browser already used by eight million people worldwide
Jo Best / silicon.com:
Google: 'iPod will hold all the world's TV in 12 years'  —  The future of music inspires the future of mobile  —  The idea of fitting your entire music collection into a single device the size of a packet of cigarettes might have seemed outlandish 15 years ago.  But that was before the iPod.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Slashdot
Reuters:
'9 out of 10 e-mails now spam'  —  LONDON, England (Reuters) — Criminal gangs using hijacked computers are behind a surge in unwanted e-mails peddling sex, drugs and stock tips.  —  The number of "spam" messages has tripled since June and now accounts for as many as nine out of 10 e-mails sent worldwide …
Discussion: Medialoper and TechSpot
New Yorker:
IN PRAISE OF THIRD PLACE  —  Fifteen years ago, the video-game industry was ruled by one player, Nintendo.  The company had machines in a third of American homes, and it was Japan's most profitable electronics company.  The title of a 1993 book summed up the situation: "Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World."
Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Google Radio EXCLUSIVE: Audio Ads in pictures!  —  Google is nearing its one year anniversary of the dMarc Broadcasting acqusition, purchased to further Google's mission to bring "targeted, measurable advertising" to the entire world, including radio.  —  Google is also nearing its promised launch date for Google Audio Ads "beta."
Discussion: Google Watch
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
The Fuzzy Math of Big Media's Digital Revenue  —  Despite Different Counting Methods, It Comes to $500 Million  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — 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: Rough Type and PaidContent
Andrew Schmitt / nyquistcapital.com:
Squirrels Ate My FiOS  —  It's not just a catchy title.  I lost my FiOS connectivity Saturday morning, rendering my Verizon (VZ) triple-play package of voice, data, and television inoperative.  The culprit?  Squirrels.  —  I blogged my original install here.  I've linked to a few of the original photos in the narrative below.
Discussion: GigaOM
Newlaunches.com:
NeoTune headphone with iPod dock  —  RWC Corp Japan has announced the NeoTune headphones which have a built in iPod dock.  So along with the huge headphones you have an iPod Nano hanging around the dock is compatible with the newer 2nd generation iPod Nano only.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and Digital World
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 …
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Cingular Premier customers can pre-order BlackBerry Pearl
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Barry / New Scientist Invention blog:
Body-wired headphones  —  Sony's Tokyo research lab has found …
Discussion: Techdirt and Gizmodo
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google Alerts Tutorial To Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve
Emmet Cole / Wired News:
Bye Swarmbots, Hello Swarmanoids
Discussion: reBang weblog
Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
Nintendo: 600,000 Wii, 454,000 Zelda Sold In First Eight Days
Discussion: Business Filter, Slashdot and digg
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
AT&T's Campaign for Compromise  —  Hoping to win over reluctant …
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PC World:
Sony Reports Digicam Glitch
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ABC News:
What does Google have planned for Australia?
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Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Bookmarking, tagging, and social software comes to the Enterprise
Carlo / Techdirt:
Could AT&T Give Up On The BellSouth Merger?
Kristen Philipkoski / Bodyhack:
2006 Sexiest Geeks: Call for Nominees
Discussion: Kotaku and TechBlog
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted
Chris Pirillo:
YouTube vs. Google Video vs. Revver
Discussion: Net, InsideGoogle and MSTechToday