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8:05 AM ET, November 10, 2008


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New York Times:
MGM to Post Full Films on YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube is by far the world's biggest stage for online video.  But in some ways Hulu is stealing the show.  —  With critical plaudits and advertising dollars flowing to Hulu, the popular online hub for television shows and feature films …
Ian Lamont / Industry Standard:
Netbooks: An opportunity for Windows, and a threat to Linux  —  The netbook revolution is upon us.  Less than a year ago, the cheap, Atom-powered mini-laptops were a novelty.  Now they are shaking up the regular laptop industry.  Netbooks are taking marketshare and mindshare, thanks in large part to their low prices.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Memo to Intel: Netbooks morphing into notebooks  —  Looking for signs that netbooks are catching on?  And even morphing into notebooks?  Here's a few.  —  Netbooks were the big end-user gadget on display at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference conference that ended Friday.
Firefox on Your Cell Phone  —  Can Fennec, Mozilla's New Mobile Browser, Compete?  —  In addition, Mozilla designers have incorporated what they call the Awesome Bar—the smart address bar from the desktop version of Firefox that guesses which page a user wants when she types a letter or two …
Discussion: Unwired View and Boy Genius Report
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Obama's CTO: Watch out for the turf wars  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt is out of the running for the chief technology officer (CTO) position that the Obama administration is planning to create.  In an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer, Schmidt said, “I love working at Google and I'm very happy …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Digg Dudes' Web Studio Revision3: Layoffs Last Month, But Ad Sales Are Up  —  Last month, Web video studio/distributor Revision3 said the plummeting economy had caused it to cut staff and stop making and distributing some of its shows.  Today, the company has a different message it wants to get out: Things are great!
Discussion: Beet.TV and Gadgetell
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Google Signs a Deal to e-Publish Out-of-Print Books  —  PARIS — Long after other media joined the digital revolution, book publishers clung to the reassuringly low-tech tools of printing press, paper and ink.  —  But now the world of books is starting to go digital, too.
Discussion: TeleRead and Social Media
David Carr / New York Times:
How Obama Tapped Into Social Networks' Power  —  In February 2007, a friend called Marc Andreessen, a founder of Netscape and a board member of Facebook, and asked if he wanted to meet with a man with an idea that sounded preposterous on its face.  —  Always game for something new …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Trouble Returns to the Land of Telecom  —  The credit crunch and the slowing economy is beginning to impact everyone from mobile phone makers to phone companies.  The economic woes are now spreading to other parts of the telecom food chain, taking down everyone from equipment makers to chip companies.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's Papermaster was misquoted  —  Mark Papermaster must know how Barack Obama, John McCain and, for that matter, Sarah Palin feel when they get shafted by the press.  —  The 25-year IBM veteran engineer is in the middle of a nasty civil case in which his former employer has sued to stop …
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Sun Expands ‘Open’ Storage Line  —  Computer Maker Takes Advantage of Industry Bright Spot After Series of Stumbles  —  Sun Microsystems Inc. is making another move to expand its small position in data storage, as the computer maker continues to take advantage of the “open-source” movement that has shaken up parts of the industry.
Discussion: The Register
Patrick Smith / paidContent: Relaunching This Week: Pink Front Page, New Name Target ‘Obsessive’ Users  — will tomorrow roll out the latest installment of its long-term web redesign with a pink front page and a region-specific homepage for its growing Middle East audience.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
iTunes to finally add another major label's DRM-free music?  —  Apple has digital rights management (DRM)-free music for sale in its iTunes store under the name iTunes Plus, but the selection is weak when compared to the likes of the AmazonMP3 store.  While Amazon has all of the major labels supplying …
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan /
Reality For Startups: Bye Bye Buyers?  —'s Staci Kramer put it best: … Not quite sure if the NYT is a modern day Titanic... but the more we dive into the Gray Lady's balance sheet and income statement, the greater we doubt that she can go on.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cash Crunch At New York Times (NYT): $400 Million Due In May
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Music headphones can interfere with heart devices
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Piracy Leads to Less Crap says BitTorrent Co-founder
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