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7:05 AM ET, September 18, 2006

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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Warner to send videos through YouTube  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Warner Music Group Corp. has agreed to distribute and license its copyrighted songs and other material through online video trendsetter YouTube Inc., marking another significant step in the entertainment industry's migration to the Internet.
Discussion: TechCrunch, paidContent.org and Dead2.0
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MSNBC:
Warner opens video library to YouTube  —  By Joshua Chaffin in New York and Kevin Allison in San Francisco  —  Warner Music has agreed to make its library of music videos available to YouTube, marking the first time that an established record company has agreed to make its content library available to the user-generated media company.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
The Coming Dramatic Decline of Youtube  —  What is it about youtube.com that has made it so successful so quickly ?  Is it the amazing quality of user generated content ?  Is it a broadband fueled obsession with watching short videos ?  —  No & No.  —  Youtube's rapid ascension to the top …
Discussion: Bloggers Blog and digg
Wall Street Journal:
IPod, TheyPod: Rivals Imitate Apple's Success  —  After years of watching Apple Computer Inc.'s success in digital music, rivals are ripping a page from the company's playbook.  —  RealNetworks Inc. today plans to announce a deal with SanDisk Corp. to sell a digital music device that's specifically designed …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Rafat / paidContent.org:
RealNetworks In Deal With SanDisk For Music Player; Ditches MSFT DRM  RealNetworks is teaming up with SanDisk to release a portable music player that more closely links with its Rhapsody online music service...this is the first time RNWK has done such an integrated deal.
Adobe:
Product Line Goes Beyond Simple PDF Creation and Frees Knowledge Workers to Communicate and Collaborate with Confidence  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced Adobe® Acrobat® 8 software to provide knowledge workers innovative tools for communicating and collaborating …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking News: Adobe announces Acrobat 8 (exclusive videos)  —  Adobe just released Acrobat 8 and last week I got an exclusive look at it through my camera lens when Rick Brown, Director of Product Management of the Knowledge Worker business unit gave me a demo.  I really liked the forms handling and collaboration features.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Hewlett Review Is Said to Detail Deeper Spying  —  A secret investigation of news leaks at Hewlett-Packard was more elaborate than previously reported, and almost from the start involved the illicit gathering of private phone records and direct surveillance of board members and journalists …
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Welcome to the new Engadget!  It's taken us a ridiculously long time to get to this point (could everyone please stop having keynotes we have to liveblog?), but we're finally ready to introduce the latest version of Engadget.  We haven't just refreshed the design, either …
David Flynn / apc:
EXCLUSIVE: first details of Office 2007 for Mac.  All new UI.  —  Microsoft's next-gen Office suite for the Mac is being given a top-to-toe refit in readiness for its debut in the third quarter of 2007.  —  On the surface is a revised interface which borrows ideas from the Office 2007 …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Not in the Real World Anymore  —  At MTV, reality has always been a moving target.  Sixteen years ago, the network heralded the era of reality television with "The Real World."  Three years ago, it pushed the genre further with "Laguna Beach: The Real OC," in which the mundane lives of a clique …
Discussion: GigaOM and Wonderland
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Does Wikipedia need to be fixed?  —  Marshall has a post up about Citizendium.  Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger is the founder and it will be a forked version of the popular site with experts who have the final say on whether or not changes will go through.
Discussion: Newsome.Org and StrayPackets
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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Nickelodeon Web Site Is Seeking Loyalty of a Parent Generation  —  It has been 27 years since Nickelodeon first charmed children with its sassy style of TV programming, and those early viewers are now grown and having children of their own.  Nickelodeon, not content just to court their offspring …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Dan Blank:
Enter the Age of Mobile Publishing  —  A quote from Peter Chernin, president and chief operating officer of News Corp:  —  "I believe that mobile could be one of the greatest media platforms ever created.  It could rival television, the Internet and literally anything."  —  I would have to agree with him.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Carbonite Solution to Online Backups  —  We've been tracking online storage for nearly a year, and for good reason.  As the PC becomes the center of our digital lives, having backups of email, photos, videos and music becomes increasingly important.  Solutions like Foldershare …
Dina Kaplan / the blip.tv blog:
Amanda Congdon at the blip.tv party  —  We were thrilled to help Amanda kick off her road trip across America at the new blip.tv offices last night.  People came in from all over (thanks to Galacticast's Rudy and Casey who drove from Canada and to Steve Garfield and Carol and Jonathan Askin for trek-ing from Boston.)
Discussion: Somewhat Frank and Amanda UnBoomed
Kent / Newsome.Org:
The Demise of Radio  —  In the New York times article about the plight of traditional radio, Richard Siklos sums up the problem in one sentence, while talking about a particular commuter who has tuned out over the air stations: … It's a two-headed monster that is killing traditional radio.
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
AOL, Intel link to bring movies to PCs and TVs
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
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