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7:45 PM ET, October 29, 2007

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Michael Learmonth / Variety:
Zucker says Apple deal rotten  —  NBC U says iTunes revenues meager  —  NBC U topper Jeff Zucker warned that new digital business models were turning media revenues "from dollars into pennies" and revealed NBC U booked just $15 million in revenue during the last year of its deal with Apple's iTunes.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
I Eat My Words: Hulu Will Shake Up the Online Video Market  —  OK, I will admit, I was busy sharpening up the knives at BoomTown HQ to prepare for the debut of Hulu this week.  —  Let's just say that I have been dubious that two lumbering media companies-in this case, News Corp. …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Hulu Readies Its Online TV, Dodging the Insults
David Schatsky:   "Apple Has Destroyed the Music Business"
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
LET THE HULU SPIN BEGIN!
Discussion: Ars Technica and Hulu Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's Response to Facebook: "Maka-Maka"  —  Google may have lost the bidding war to invest in Facebook, but it is preparing its own major assault on the social networking scene.  It goes by the codename "Maka-Maka" inside the Googleplex (or, perhaps, "Makamaka").
Don Reisinger / CNET News.com:
Leopard will open the Mac OS X floodgates (and embarrass Microsoft)  —  As many of you are aware, I think Windows Vista is a blunder.  And with its annoying UAC system and horrifically slow operation, it won't take long before the majority of home users agree with me.
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Anil Dash:
Smug Ugly  —  Although I've been accused sometimes of reflexive contrariness, the truth is I'm just pretty consistent in my assessments of technology, with little regard for the perceptions of the companies or people who provide those technologies.  —  The best case in point I can use …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Time Machine - Part I: Is it as good as Apple wants us to believe?
Jessica Bennett / Newsweek.com:
Is Age Just a Number?  —  Whether you're a MySpace addict or a Luddite who logged on once to see what all the fuss was about, you've likely met Tom.  As the public face of MySpace, cofounder Tom Anderson has become a celebrity since the site launched in 2003 because he's every user's first …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Newsweek Confirms MySpace CoFounder Lied About Age  —  Newsweek has confirmed our story that MySpace cofounder Tom Anderson, who automatically becomes everyone's first friend when they register for the site, has lied about his age.  Newsweek based their confirmation on "professional license information …
Discussion: bub.blicio.us and rexduffdixon.com
John Markoff / New York Times:
Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity  —  Shai Agassi, a Silicon Valley technologist who was in competition to become chief executive of SAP, one of the world's largest software companies, has re-emerged with a grand plan to reinvent the world's automobile industry around battery-powered all-electric cars.
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Obama pledges Net neutrality laws if elected president  —  If elected president, Barack Obama plans to prioritize, well, barring broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast from prioritizing Internet content.  —  Affixing his signature to federal Net neutrality rules would be high on the list during …
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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Net Neutrality becomes issue in presidential race
Discussion: WebProNews and Hightouch
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's New Hiring Hurdle?  —  Microsoft Deal May Boost  —  Options Prices, Hurting  —  Ability to Lure Top Talent  —  There is a little-noticed downside to Microsoft Corp.'s investment in Facebook Inc.: The deal will likely raise the price of stock options issued by the social-networking company …
Ionut Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
How Gmail Blocks Spam  —  While Gmail doesn't filters all the spam messages that could reach your inbox, it certainly does a better job than other webmail apps like Yahoo Mail or Hotmail.  Gmail's filters are constantly improving and an important ingredient of their effectiveness is the use of community signals.
ZDNet:
Negroponte: Windows key to OLPC philosophy  —  While the news that Microsoft is developing a version of Windows for the so-called "$100 laptop" has caused some consternation, One Laptop Per Child Chairman Nicholas Negroponte has said the project could not promote openness if it blocked Windows.
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Instant Jailbreak for iPhone and iPod touch  —  A crew of hackers (including hdm/metasploit, rezn, dinopio, drudge, kroo, pumpkin, davidc, dunham, and NerveGas) have introduced a one-touch instant jailbreak for both iPhone and iPod touch.  The jailbreak opens your iPhone for full disk access …
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adCenter upgraded with new features  —  Over the weekend we upgraded adCenter to add new features to help you manage your campaigns more easily.  We've broken up the new features into 3 categories:  —  1) Editorial (which we're covering in-depth here today - see below)  —  2) Campaign management - changes include:
Nick / Rough Type:
Veropedia and the Wikipedia mine  —  A year ago, I wondered "why no devious entrepreneurs have made a concerted effort to take Wikipedia's content, which is of course free to be reused in any way, and reformat and rebrand it as an attractive commercial site."  Why not mine Wikipedia's unexploited commercial value?
 
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Mediaweek:
CNN Goes Virtual
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[FPD International] Samsung SDI VP Indicates OLED Panel Roadmap in Keynote Session
Discussion: DailyTech, Engadget and Gizmodo
Bryan Gardiner / Epicenter:
The iPhone Cash Ban: It's Legal, and Here's Why
Discussion: Engadget and DailyTech
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Vinyl May Be Final Nail in CD's Coffin
CNET News.com:
FTC: Let us fine spyware operations, already
Jennifer L. Schenker / Business Week:
A 4G Standards War Is Brewing
Discussion: DSLreports and Engadget
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Leopard: Should you upgrade?
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
BEA's stance on Oracle deal pummeled
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Alistair Croll / GigaOM:
Stale Java for the Mac Faithful
Discussion: The Register
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Shinoda Plasma to Begin Volume Shipment of 142-inch Displays in Latter Half of 2008
Discussion: CNET News.com, Gizmodo and Engadget
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
YourStreet Relaunches as Elegant Local News Site
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo (YHOO) Turnaround, Step 2: Layoffs? *
Discussion: WebProNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / Read/WriteWeb:
Brijit Makes Your Magazines Lovable Again
Andrew Appel / Freedom to Tinker:
AT&T Explains Guilt by Association
Discussion: Threat Level
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
When Google Strikes: The Story Of EnjoyPerth.net
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Matt Cutts Confirms Paid Links & Google PageRank Update
Discussion: PC4Media, WebProNews and Mashable!
 

 
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Newspaper Association of America finds 166M adults accessed digital newspaper content in October, up 17% over previous year

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