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5:25 PM ET, September 7, 2006

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Fred / A VC:
YouTube's Potential Revenue  —  I heard last week from a pretty good source that YouTube is serving 100 million videos per day.  Say what you will about YouTube's content (unlicensed, kids falling of skateboards, etc), that's a huge number.  And it got me thinking about how much revenue could be extracted from such an audience.
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
YouTube yearly revenue potential: Fred says $150M a year, I say $20M.  —  Fred does a great post on YouTube's revenue potential.  He takes the premise that if you put a 10 second pre-roll video on every video at a $15 CPM and split the earnings in a Google Adsense way you would wind up with a $150M a year business.
Skeptic / Dead2.0:   Thoughts on YouTube's revenue (and A VC)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Troubles in Diggville  —  The incredibly successful news site Digg has hit a few speed bumbs recently.  Digg is a news site that promotes news stories, submitted by users, to its home page based on votes by other Digg users.  If a story is "dugg" by enough users, it goes to the home page …
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Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Quickest Patch Ever  —  If you really want to see Microsoft scramble to patch a hole in its software, don't look to vulnerabilities that impact countless Internet Explorer users or give intruders control of thousands of Windows machines.  Just crack Redmond's DRM.  —  Security patches used to be rare.
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Microsoft hints at delay of Vista in Europe  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft raised the possibility on Thursday that it might delay the introduction of its new Vista Windows operating system in Europe, saying it depended on the European Commission's antitrust requirements.
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Jim Kerstetter / CNET News.com:
Reporter's records hacked in HP probe  —  update A CNET News.com reporter's personal telephone records were accessed by a contractor hired by Hewlett-Packard to uncover the source of boardroom leaks to the media, according to the California attorney general's office.
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Techdirt
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Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Leak, Inquiry and Resignation Rock a Boardroom  —  As corporate intrigue goes, it is hard to beat this: an uproar over news leaks from the boardroom, a cloak-and-dagger investigation, allegations of spying and double-dealing, and a clash involving some of Silicon Valley's best-known names …
Ryan Singel / Wired News:
Veni, Vidi, Wiki  —  Wikipedia has edited its way into the big time.  —  The massive user-driven site is now the biggest encyclopedia in the world.  The mainstream media covers it extensively.  It was recently lampooned by The Onion and Comedy Central.  Soon, Wikipedia may also become familiar …
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Ryan Singel / Wired News:
The Wiki That Edited Me  —  Journalists love to complain …
Discussion: rexblog
shahine.com/omar:
Inline Search for Internet Explorer  —  This is simply a must have add-in for IE.  For those of us that used the FireFox Find feature and were like "OMG", you can now have the same thing in IE.  —  You can see in the screen shot below how this works:  —  [Source: Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus]
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Windows Expertise:
One less reason to use Firefox
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Jeff / The Jeff Pulver Blog:
AOL's AIM Phone Line Developer Program: An example of the VON Community@Work  —  Since 1996 the evolving IP Communications industry has gathered at pulver.com events to gain industry insight and answer the questions: "what is now?, what is new?, where are we going? and who's making it happen?"
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Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work:
Iotum hooks up with AIM Phoneline
Discussion: Skype Journal
Washington Post:
In Online Social Club, Sharing Is the Point Until It Goes Too Far  —  Denizens of one of the Web's most popular student hangouts are in an uproar over changes to the site that they say make their online musings much too public, turning their personal lives into a flashing billboard.
Discussion: Lost Remote
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Wall Street Journal:
New Facebook Features Have Members in an Uproar
Discussion: paidContent.org and Valleywag
MacNN:
Apple files Multi-functional hand-held device patent application  —  On September 7, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled "Multi-functional hand-held device" originally filed in March 2006.  —  In light of Apple's September 12th "Showtime" media event …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Magazines Going to the Web to Get Students to Read  —  COLLEGE students are famous for their transient ways, moving frequently and rarely leaving a permanent mailing address for magazine publishers to send subscription solicitations to.  —  For now, some magazine publishers are settling for their e-mail address.
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, TeleRead and Romenesko
BBC:
Fastest supercomputer to be built  —  Computer giant IBM will build the world's most powerful supercomputer at a US government laboratory.  —  The machine, codenamed Roadrunner, could be four times more potent than the current fastest machine, BlueGene/L, also built by IBM.
Mark Walsh / MediaPost Publications:
Borrell: Local Search Spending To Double  —  LOCAL ONLINE ADVERTISING WILL ENJOY another year of strong growth in 2007, increasing by 32 percent to $7.7 billion, according to a new report by research firm Borrell Associates Inc.  —  Paid local search is expected to remain the fastest-growing ad category …
Carlo / Techdirt:
Theatergoers Want Mobile Phones Jammed  —  A new survey says that 72 percent of British theatergoers want mobile phone signals to be blocked in theaters.  Of course, like in the US, there's the small matter of such jamming being illegal in the UK, so new legislation would be required …
Discussion: Newsome.Org and CrunchGear
 
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Pearl / Gizmodo:
Blackberry Pearl 8100 Officially Shot Out Of A Cannon
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
How steep will the cost of HP's dysfunctional family be?
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Chanpory / LifeClever ;:
How to dress like a Mac  —  I love Apple's latest television ads …
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Vista audio enhancements revealed
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John P. Falcone / Alpha.CNET.com:
Sony STR-DA5200ES: PlayStation interface comes to home theater
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Treo In Trouble?  —  If you ask anyone about their Palm Treo …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC gets official on their Q4 lineup
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
CBC News:
Wireless zone goes live in downtown Toronto