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12:50 AM ET, November 23, 2009


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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Offers To Pay News Corp To “De-List” Itself From Google  —  Microsoft (MSFT) wants to pay News Corp (NWS) and other large publishers to de-list their Web sites from Google's (GOOG) search index, the Financial Times reports.  —  The idea is to force Google (GOOG) to pay for content, thinning its currently fat margins.
Financial Times:
Microsoft and News Corp eye web pact  —  Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to “de-index” its news websites from Google, setting the scene for a search engine battle that could offer a ray of light to the newspaper industry.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
More thoughts on in-Tweet advertising  —  I believe that people who produce content should be able to make a living for producing that content.  If we want journalists, bloggers, photographers, and videographers to bring us interesting stuff that makes our lives richer, we gotta figure out a way to get them paid.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Give me ad-free conversations, or give me death (please RT)  —  Yesterday I spent the day at TechCrunch's ‘Real Time Crunch-up’.  This despite having no idea what a ‘Crunch-up’ actually is.  —  The important thing is that Erick had asked me to help moderate his panel about marketing within 'real …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the New AOL Logo: “Aol.”  (Plus the Press Release)  —  The new AOL will differ than the old one in several ways: New boss, smaller headcount, different owners.  —  So, of course, it also gets a new logo.  This one will look awfully familiar, since it is the same trio of well-known letters …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
iPhone App Developers Walk  —  Software programmers are designing apps for the Google-backed Android operating system, fired by frustration with Apple's rejections and delays  —  Programmers at Ubermind are diversifying their app store loyalties.  Once the company's mobile-phone software developers trained …
Discussion: Android Forums
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Video: Roku Launches Channel Store with Facebook Photos, Pandora and More  —  Roku vice president of marketing Chuck Seiber only gave us a teeny-tiny sneak-peek at the new Roku Channel Store at NewTeeVee Live couple weeks back, but the company officially launched the feature along with ten new free channels today.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's a First: Man Arrested for Not Using Twitter  —  Terrifying?  Inevitable?  Harbinger?  In any case, it's a first: Police in Long Island, New York, have arrested a man for not using Twitter.  —  Someone named Justin Bieber, who apparently is a teenage singer, was supposed to appear …
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Schiller Defends iPhone App Approval Process  —  In his first wide-ranging interview on the matter, the Apple senior vice-president explains his company's App Store vigilance—and why it sometimes loosens up  —  Apple (AAPL) is under fire from some developers for the way it vets applications …
Russell Beattie:
Android is splintering, just not how you think it is...  Not to be too condescending, but I think it's amusing to watch the old-school techies in the past couple years finally get around to paying attention to the mobile market that I've had been ranting about exclusively for the better part of the past decade.
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Carl Malamud / O'Reilly Radar:
Robots.Txt and the .Gov TLD  —  I'm on the board of CommonCrawl.Org, a nonprofit corporation that is attempting to provide a web crawl for use by all.  An interesting report just got sent to us about the use of robots.txt files within the .Gov Top Level Domain, a standard known as the Robots Exclusion Standard.
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