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3:35 AM ET, November 3, 2008

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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
MySpace, MTV Networks team with Auditude to profit from online video  —  It just goes to show that you can teach old media new tricks.  —  Television networks and Hollywood studios used to try to prevent people from uploading copyrighted content on the Internet.  Now they are looking to profit from the practice.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace and MTV Turn Pirated Video Into Ad Dollars  —  On Monday, social network MySpace will join Google's YouTube unit in treating the professional video clips uploaded by its users as an opportunity to show advertising, not as a potential violation of copyright law.
Rafael / Within Windows:
Flashy Windows 7 bits protected by elaborate scheme, workaround  —  During PDC '08, I was passed a note indicating that I should dig deeper into the bits to discover the snazzy new Taskbar.  Upon cursory analysis, I found no evidence of such and dismissed the idea as completely bogus.
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News:
Salesforce.com extends cloud computing service  —  Salesforce.com is expanding its cloud computing service with a new option that lets customers more easily build external Web sites.  —  The company is expected to announce the new service, called Force.com Sites, at its Dreamforce user conference on Monday in San Francisco.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Circuit City to shutter 155 stores, locations to go public tomorrow  —  According to a slew of tips we've received, Circuit City will be closing down 155 of its retail locations, possibly even before Black Friday.  Right now details are sketchy, but it seems that the company's traditional …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Is the MacBook Air overpriced?  —  Is the MacBook Air overpriced?  Competitive offerings from Dell and Toshiba reveal that the MacBook Air may not be so extortionately expensive.  —  Of course, it all depends on your perspective: $2,499 for a laptop is a lot of money.
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microsoft's Manhattan Project  —  This week Microsoft gave evidence that it will continue to be a major force for at least the next decade.  The company outlined its products and strategies that more fully embrace the “cloud,” such as the Azure set of cloud services; Web-based …
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:   How Can You Be So Sure About Azure?
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ad Rates Dropped 11% In The Third Quarter  —  The average amount advertisers pay publishers to display their ads one thousand times — CPMs — dropped 11 percent from Q2 to Q3 across the 307 ad networks and 1,300 publishers that ad-optimizing firm The Rubicon Project calls clients.
Discussion: Futuristic Play
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Try Netflix Watch Instantly on your Mac right now  —  Netflix is in the process of beta testing its Watch Instantly feature for Mac computers, and now it's opened up the test for all users who wish to opt-in.  Simply follow this link and you'll be good to go: http://www.netflix.com/silverlightoptin .
John Markoff / New York Times:
On Security, Microsoft Reports Progress and Alarm  —  Microsoft plans to report on Monday that the security of its Windows operating system has significantly improved, while at the same time the threat of computer viruses, frauds and other online scourges has become much more serious.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Partnering for Cyberspace Security  —  In two recent speeches that have attracted little notice, Donald Kerr, principal deputy director of national intelligence, has called for a radical new relationship between government and the private sector to counter what he called the …
Fred / A VC:
Hacking Education  —  I spent a lot of time on this blog in the past month exhorting everyone to give teaching tools to the neediest public schools.  I did that because education is possibly the most important thing we can do for our world and our children.
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DirectTV May Enter Online TV War With “Web On Demand” Service
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