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8:35 AM ET, November 28, 2006

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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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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.
Discussion: PaidContent
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.  Marshall Kirkpatrick's last day with TechCrunch was yesterday.  He's been with us for six hectic months, and has written a ton of brilliant content that has moved the blog forward significantly.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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
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 …
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
Gizmodo:
First Grope: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Lets You Operate in 3D  —  Imagine a controller that you can push, tilt, pull, and rotate—that's essentially what the SpaceNavigator is.  This multitalented device is the latest addition to 3Dconnexion's arsenal of 3D controllers.
Discussion: Ogle Earth and EirePreneur
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: bearstearns.com and Dan Blank
Kristen Philipkoski / Bodyhack:
2006 Sexiest Geeks: Call for Nominees  —  Last year, Wired News started what promises to be a long-held tradition: the crowning of the 10 sexiest geeks of the year.  This year, we're asking for your help choosing the brainy men and women who filled your Google search boxes and fueled your dreams.
Discussion: Kotaku and TechBlog
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 …
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
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."
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
 
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Hard-hitting news: WSJ warns of Wii-related injuries
Discussion: TechBlog, Kotaku, Gizmodo and Slashdot
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
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Motorola's ROKR E6 released in China, US next?
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Can eyeOS Succeed Where Desktop.com Failed?
Discussion: Go2web2
Joe Barr / Linux.com:
openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal
Discussion: Slashdot and Bink.nu
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Laszlo To Release a WebOS
Forbes:
BT to launch IPTV service on Monday UPDATE
Discussion: PaidContent and TVover.net
Zune-Online.com:
Zune on Mac OS X and Linux
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Transcript of Interview With Microsoft CEO Ballmer
Valleywag:
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Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog:
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