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2:25 PM 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.
Bruce Meyerson / Associated Press:
Verizon Wireless to feature YouTube videos  —  NEW YORK - YouTube videos will be viewable on cell phones for the first time under a deal with Verizon Wireless, which will also allow users to upload videos shot with their camera phones.  —  The partnership to be announced Tuesday marks …
Discussion: The Tech Report
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 …
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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: Genuine VC and Rough Type
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Content Aggregators and the Fat Belly  —  As social media explodes, the choices for the consumer are increasing exponentially.  Our time constrained modern lives cannot consume all the content that is available to consume, and perhaps that is why we should consider hyper aggregation as an option.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
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.
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."
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.
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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.
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Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
TiVo Tries Fresh DVR Ad Approach  —  NEW YORK TiVo upped its efforts to include advertising in its digital video recording service with its most intrusive effort to date.  The company will embed ads after a recorded program plays.  —  The graphical ad unit, which TiVo calls a "program placement …
Discussion: Techdirt and Zatz Not Funny!
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Bubble Burst 2.0  —  In the late 90s, the period of irrational exuberance, we knew the end would come, and we knew what the end would look like — a stock market crash of the dotcom sector.  So, if Web 2.0 is a bubble, and if like all bubbles it bursts, how will we know when it happens?
Discussion: Scobleizer
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: The Bivings Report and TeleRead
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?
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."
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ucloo, the worrisome Chinese people search engine
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Parija B. Kavilanz / CNNMoney.com:
Wal-Mart launches digital movie downloads
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple and ViewSonic to unveil 17-inch widescreen LCD monitors soon
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Zemble Your Friends To Text Spam
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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 …
Reuters:
'9 out of 10 e-mails now spam'  —  LONDON, England (Reuters) …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
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Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
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Andrew Schmitt / nyquistcapital.com:
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Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
The Fuzzy Math of Big Media's Digital Revenue
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Kristen Philipkoski / Bodyhack:
2006 Sexiest Geeks: Call for Nominees
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