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David Chartier / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Apple adds NBC, SciFi, USA to iTMS  —  Get out the popcorn and your 5G iPods everyone, because Apple has added a ton of new shows to the iTMS from the likes of NBC, USA, SciFi and Disney.  The Office, Monk, Battlestar Galactica (including the miniseries), The Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien …
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Reuters:
NBC programs available for download on iTunes  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal and Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday said they would make several NBC-owned television shows, such as "The Office" and "Law & Order," available on the iTunes music store.
Reuters:
ESPN mulls Apple deal, eyes double digit growth
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
AOL Deal May Omit Stake Sale  —  Time Warner may not be selling a piece of America Online after all.  —  Time Warner is still in negotiations with Microsoft and Google over a variety of potential deals involving its AOL unit.  But most of the possibilities under discussion …
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PR Newswire:
'Podcast' Is the Word of the Year  —  NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Only a year ago, podcasting was an arcane activity, the domain of a few techies and self-admitted "geeks."  Now you can hear everything from NASCAR coverage to NPR's All Things Considered in downloadable audio files called "podcasts".
Business Week:
Can Google Go Glossy?  —  Why its plan to resell print ads to its army of advertisers may be off to a slow start  —  It was a babystep that sent tremors through the media establishment.  Seeking ways to expand its advertising juggernaut beyond the Internet, Google Inc. (GOOG ) …
Jenn Shreve / Wired News:
Fido's First Cell Phone  —  Lost dog?  As of next March, pet owners will be able to drop the photocopier and staple gun and pick up the phone instead.  That's when PetCell, the first cell phone for dogs, is due to hit pet-store shelves.  —  Hung off Fido's collar, the PetCell …
Kevin Newcomb / ClickZ:
Kanoodle Pays for Cookie Distribution  —  In a twist on the ad network concept, Kanoodle has launched a program that will pay publishers to distribute Kanoodle's targeting cookies, whether they show Kanoodle ads on their site or not.  —  The BrightAds Cookies program aims to increase …
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Can there be another Google?  —  Internet search is reaching an important pivot point, where market leaders are rewarded by Wall Street, laggards are punished, and start-ups try to fill niches left empty by the major players.  —  Though the market has seen a few leaders come and go over the last decade …
Damian Kulash Jr / New York Times:
Buy, Play, Trade, Repeat  —  THE record company Sony BMG recently got in trouble after attempting to stem piracy by encoding its CD's with software meant to limit how many copies can be made of the discs.  It turned out that the copy-protection software exposed consumers' computers to Internet viruses …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Boing Boing
New York Times:
Virtual Stars Compete for Real Money  —  Fatal1ty and Vo0 stood on opposite sides of a darkened theater while an announcer boomed their introductions to an appreciative crowd.  Their faces magnified on giant overhead monitors, the two stared straight ahead while artificial smoke swirled around them.
Robert Andrews / Wired News:
Le Chic Shall Inherit Les Blogs  —  A top international model is using social software and cell phones to give high fashion an air of high tech.  —  Anina, who struts her stuff on European catwalks and magazine covers, is a self-proclaimed geek and entrepreneur on a mission to turn …
Discussion: ...My heart's in Accra and blogher
Chris Sherman / Search Engine Watch:
Two Alternative Local Search Services  —  Local search from the major players is steadily improving, but meanwhile, two smaller players are making impressive advances in providing search results from your own neighborhood.  —  Metrobot  —  Metrobot, a graphically-oriented service …
Racketboy / RetroGaming with racketboy:
Top 20 Games That Nobody Played - But You Should  —  There are hundreds of excellent games that have been released over the last two decades that never quite got the attention and sales they deserved.  Many times it is because of lousy marketing, but at least some of these games find an afterlife as a cult classic.
Discussion: Kotaku and Joystiq
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Glaser turns wrath on Apple, Jobs  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Rob Glaser has made his peace with Microsoft's Bill Gates.  Now, the RealNetworks chief executive is turning up the rhetoric against another technology icon: Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs.  —  At the Digital Living Conference here on Monday …

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