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6:25 AM ET, November 28, 2006

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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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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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Reuters:
Verizon Wireless to offer YouTube on cell phones
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 …
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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Changes at TechCrunch  —  We had some staff changes at TechCrunch today.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Roundup: Google's offensive, and other post-Thanksgiving offers and deals & more
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 …
Discussion: TeleRead and media blog
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 (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: PaidContent
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
Carlo / Techdirt:
Could AT&T Give Up On The BellSouth Merger?  —  from the deep-pockets dept  —  The AT&T-BellSouth merger still hasn't been approved by the FCC, and despite the company line that it will eventually go through (and without additional conditions at that), there's some speculation that AT&T …
Zune-Online.com:
Zune on Mac OS X and Linux  —  Have you tried connecting your Zune on a Mac ?  A guy using the XNJB program tried it. … Zune uses MTP storage format.  It is like the UMS used on USB memory sticks but its more sophisticated.  This is the way Zune stores the track ratings, genres, artists etc listings.
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."
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted  —  Last Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Copyright Office released its list of DMCA exemptions for the next three years.  The timing is interesting: releasing news in the afternoon of the day before Thanksgiving is a near-optimal strategy if you want that news to escape notice and coverage in the U.S.
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Virtual property queen says thanks a million  —  There's nothing real about Anshe Chung's real estate portfolio, but that hasn't stopped the virtual property magnate amassing a small fortune which she intends to turn into a much larger one.  —  In just 32 months, Chinese language teacher Ailin Graef …
Discussion: theory.isthereason and Tech Beat
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Can eyeOS Succeed Where Desktop.com Failed?  —  The founders of Barcelona-based eyeOS hope that they've found the right model to create a much anticipated new market - the web operating system.  Like desktop.com, the failed high flyer from web 1.0, eyeOS is a browser based "desktop" …
Discussion: Go2web2
Forbes:
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 TVover.net
Valleywag:
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.
 
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Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Nike Amp+  —  Don't you love it when as yet unreleased products show up on Gift Guides?
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Bookmarking, tagging, and social software comes to the Enterprise
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Cera is 'Good' for Innertube  —  CBS is drafting TV talent …
Discussion: PaidContent and Reel Pop
Kristen Philipkoski / Bodyhack:
2006 Sexiest Geeks: Call for Nominees
Discussion: Kotaku and TechBlog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Motorola's ROKR E6 released in China, US next?
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Joe Barr / Linux.com:
openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal
Discussion: NewsForge, Slashdot and Bink.nu
EFF: Breaking News:
EFF Fights to Shield Email from Secret Government Searches
 Earlier Items: 
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
TuitionCoach: Tuition Planning Site Is Good Birth Control
Discussion: VentureBeat
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Digg Sends Cease and Desist to DiggDot.us
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Laszlo To Release a WebOS
Neil Long / MCV:
Microsoft readies 360 price cut
Discussion: Engadget, AEI, CrunchGear and digg
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Transcript of Interview With Microsoft CEO Ballmer
Wall Street Journal:
Is It News...or Is It an Ad?  —  With 'in-text' advertising, it isn't always easy to tell
BBC:
Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog:
10 OS X Apps You Might Not Know About But Should
 

 
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future

Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment

Knight Foundation:
Vice Media's Shane Smith to receive Knight Innovation Award on Dec. 1 at CUNY media innovation summit

 
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