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1:15 PM ET, September 13, 2006

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Mike Farrell / multichannel.com:
News Corp. May Launch YouTube Rival  —  News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference Tuesday that the media giant was considering creating a video component to its MySpace social-networking Web site that could rival the wildly popular YouTube.
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace: We'll Crush YouTube  —  As if we needed more proof of MySpace's intolerance of outside development, News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told investors at an industry conference today that since much of YouTube's traffic comes from MySpace, it's time to cut out the middle man.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
WhoseSpace is MySpace  —  Peter Chernin, Chief Operating Officer of News Corp., according to Multichannel News dropped the proverbial hammer on those who he sees are leaching off the MySpace ecosystem. … There is a good chance, a lot he said was left on the cutting floor, but if (and only if) …
Nick / Rough Type:   Open and shut  —  At the heart of the commerical internet …
New York Times:
Well, It Turns Out That Lonelygirl Really Wasn't  —  A nearly four-month-old Internet drama in which the cryptic video musings of a fresh-faced teenager became the obsession of millions of devotees — themselves divided over the very authenticity of the videos, or who was behind them or why — appears to be in its final act.
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Los Angeles Times:
Lonelygirl15 Is Brainchild of 3 Filmmakers
Discussion: Mathew Ingram and Valleywag
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
NBC and Its Stations Venture Into Online Video Market  —  Hoping to profit from the fragmented market for video on the Internet, NBC Universal has created a new company that will distribute video programming to various Internet sites.  —  The new venture, called the National Broadband Company …
Discussion: BuzzMachine and IP Democracy
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Fred / A VC:
NBBC  —  Lost in all the craziness about iTunes 7, iPod, iTV, and the other Apple announcements yesterday was a pretty signficant announcement out of NBC that may just be a bigger deal in the long run.  —  I don't think iTunes is going to be my video interface of the future.
Leander Kahney / Wired News:
New UI Showdown: Apple vs. TiVo  —  Although movie downloads and the iTV set-top box are hugely significant for Apple, an announcement of similar import has been largely overlooked — the new navigation scheme in iTunes.  —  As Steve Jobs demonstrated Tuesday, users of iTunes 7 can now flip through …
Discussion: PVR Wire and The Apple Blog
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Google:
Google Introduces Featured Content for Google Earth  —  Pilot partners include United Nations Environmental Program, Discovery Networks, and National Park Service  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today released Featured Content for Google Earth, a new showcase of multimedia overlays in Google Earth …
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David Meyer / CNET News.com:
Google, Microsoft vie for Earth domination  —  An updated version of Google Earth is to be released on Tuesday night, adding a timescale to the basic version of the Web-based geospatial application.  —  The feature—in which a slider is used to scroll through time—was previously available …
Kim Cameron / Kim Cameron's Identity Weblog:
Microsoft's Open Specification Promise  —  Red Hat commends Microsoft's efforts to reach out to the open source community and its willingness to make modifications in response to their comments  —  Posted on Tuesday 12 September 2006  —  Today marks a major milestone for Mike Jones and myself.
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Jonathan Zuck / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Which way, open-sourcers?
Discussion: AC/OS
Traci / blogs.feedburner.com:
A Peek Inside TechCrunch's 100k Subscriber Milestone  —  Seems like just yesterday we welcomed TechCrunch to the FeedBurner family (now 242,062 publishers strong).  Quite a bit has happened since June 15, 2005 when founder Michael Arrington was writing the first profiles of such companies as Flickr, Del.icio.us, Digg and Bloglines.
Discussion: CrunchNotes
AnandTech:
What about Quad Core?  —  Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four.  Codenamed Kenstfield (Core 2) and Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase …
Discussion: SuperGeek
Reuters:
Fox, Tribune to auction some ad space on Web sites  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fox Interactive Media, Tribune and LookSmart are among major media owners who will auction non-premium advertising space to generate more revenue from existing Web pages.  —  The publishers will use …
Jimmy Hsu / DigiTimes:
Microsoft to offer Xbox 360 with built-in HD-DVD drive, say makers  —  Microsoft has started designing a new-generation of Xbox 360's equipped with an internal HD-DVD drive and is selecting manufacturers in Taiwan to build the drive, according to sources in Taiwan's optical disc drive (ODD) industry.
Discussion: The Tech Report, Neowin.net and HD Beat
netgear.com:
NETGEAR® Ships WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume  —  NETGEAR's Skype Certified WiFi Phone (SPH101) Meets International Demand for Mobile Internet Communications  —  NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products …
Discussion: 21talks and MobileCrunch
Alec / Alec Saunders .LOG:
VON Day 2: Pulver Keynote  —  Jeff has started by welcoming all of the delegates from both the voice community, and the new delegates from the video community.  —  He has started by talking about a little history.  Voice is an application, he says, but we've known that for 10 years.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
My Last Day at SAP  —  In case anyone noticed, I have been 1) blogging less these last few weeks, and 2) increasingly difficult to get in touch with.  The reason is that I resigned from SAP a couple of weeks ago and Thursday will be my last official day as an employee of the company …
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Sony's Answer to Xbox Live Revealed  —  How does Sony intend to compete with Xbox Live?  Here's how.  —  UPDATE II: Sony Computer Entertainment America responded to the below report with the following statement: "We can confirm that Sony Online Entertainment is in talks with Viacom and Xfire for a single, specific PS3 game.
Discussion: Joystiq, Kotaku and DigitalBattle
Susan Rush / Wireless Week:
Amp'd Reveals Hybrid Pricing Plans  —  Amp'd Mobile is aiming to connect with its core subscribers (18- to 35-year olds) by offering hybrid pricing, which will enable customers to access the advanced features of 3G without having to sign a long-term service contract, the company explains.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Broadtexter - Text Alerts for MySpace Bands  —  NYC-based Broadtexter is a new service that allows musicians to send text alerts to fans using a module for MySpace.  Artists and bands sign up with the service, then post the flash widget on MySpace, their own website or one of the hundreds …
Discussion: textually.org
 
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AppleInsider:
Showtime event 'just the start' of Apple CE push
Discussion: Macsimum News and digg