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7:25 AM ET, December 4, 2006


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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ask Goes Local with AskCity  —  Will Google be the winner in the $31 billion local search and online classified advertising market, asks Donna Bogatin over at the ZD Net's Digital Micro Markets blog.  Perhaps, but it is not going to have it easy, if Jim Lanzone, CEO of has anything to do with it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AskCity Launches.  It's Cool.  —  We've previously named Yahoo Maps the top maps application on the Internet.  —  Tonight we're not so sure.  The new AskCity product, which combines's existing maps product (overhauled last February) with deep local content (information, reviews …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Elinor Mills / CNET unveils new local search  — is set to unveil on Monday a new local search service that lets people find maps, directions, businesses, events and movies—all through one interface.  —  The service, called AskCity, integrates data from other Web properties owned by InterActiveCorp …
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Azureus Launches Zudeo For Finding And Sharing Video  —  Azureus will launch Monday morning, a content indexing site for finding and sharing large video files.  The company told TechCrunch on Friday that they would be partnering with 20 major TV and film studios to provide free programs …
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Newspaper Chain Sees Its Future, And It's Online and Hyper-Local  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Could this be the future of newspapering?  —  Darkness falls on a chilly Winn-Dixie parking lot in a dodgy part of North Fort Myers just before Thanksgiving.  Chuck Myron sits in his little gray Nissan …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Dan Blank
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Have Camera Phone?  Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service  —  Hoping to turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists, Yahoo and Reuters are introducing a new effort to showcase photographs and video of news events submitted by the public.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPhone Details From Kevin Rose  —  I just caught this on CrunchGear: Digg's Kevin Rose told me a few weeks ago that he had some good inside information on the upcoming iPhone, but he wouldn't tell me anything.  Well, after a couple of beers he spills the beans on Diggnation, and the clip is embedded below.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Kevin Rose confirms iPhone?
Andrew McAfee:
Required Reading  —  Today's New York Times Magazine's cover story is "Open Source Spying."  The teaser after the title asks "The nation's intelligence agencies are giving their cold-war-era computer systems a complete makeover.  But will blogs and wikis really help spies uncover terrorist plots?"
IRS taxation of online game virtual assets inevitable  —  NEW YORK—If you are a hard-core player of virtual worlds like World of Warcraft, Second Life, EverQuest or There, IRS form 1099 may someday soon take on a new meaning for you.  —  That's because game publishers may well in the not too distant future …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Crazy Music Model  —  eListeningPost is a new music service that allows artists to distribute their songs via a link on a website or by email.  The file can be listened to up to five times on any one computer - meaning it can be forwarded to others and they can listen to it five times, too.
The SAMSUNG Ultra Messaging i600 - Inspired Innovation for the Mobile Professional  —  Ultra Messaging i600 - Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Smartphone with integrated QWERTY keyboard and HSDPA support  —  Today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched …
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Rexdixon / Technically Speaking:
Interview with Ross Levinsohn  —  Near the middle of last month, Ross Levinsohn departed from a successful run over at Fox Interactive Media.  The online world was buzzing with speculation, as well as flat out false statements.  Just the other day, I posted a link to such a video …
Discussion: ben barren
Matt Craven / The Blog Herald:
We've sold The Blog Herald  —  It was just ten months ago that we acquired The Blog Herald from Duncan Riley, the original founder.  And now we've closed a deal to sell The Blog Herald to an undisclosed buyer.  —  It's with a whole bag of mixed feelings that I find myself writing this post.
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed: The next YouTube?  Perhaps not $1.6B's worth, but...  By now, you're laughing your ass off.  With the $1.6B of Google's money that YouTube commanded, if you've ever even visted the simplistic and somewhat basic looking (most haven't), you're probably thinking …
Discussion: Things That
Fred / A VC:
Posting And Tracking Flash Video  —  My four rules for the future of media are:  —  1 - Microchunk it - Reduce the content to its simplest form.  —  2 - Free it - Put it out there without walls around it or strings on it.  —  3 - Syndicate it - Let anyone take it and run with it.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Content Businesses Don't Scale Anymore
Loren / Incremental Blogger:
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Donna Bogatin / Digital Micro-Markets:
Google: $31 billion local winner?
Discussion: Screenwerk