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9:15 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.
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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 …
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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Warner to license music in YouTube videos  —  YouTube and Warner Music Group Corp. will announce a deal Monday that will put thousands of Warner music videos on the video sharing site and allow user created videos to legally use Warner owned music, according to a story tonight from the Associated Press.
Discussion: TechBlog
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: MacMinute
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking News: Adobe announces Acrobat 8 (exclusive videos)
Discussion: MacMinute
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 …
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
Reuters:
Belgian newspapers win court action against Google  —Text+BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian court has ordered Google Inc. to stop reproducing articles from French-speaking newspapers in the news section of one of its Belgian websites, a local press organisation said.
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
GOOGLE ORDERED TO REMOVE BELGIAN NEWS
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
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 …
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.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Can Google China compete with Baidu?  —  Interesting NY Times profile of Baidu, China's main search engine and currently the 4th biggest website in the world.  It has a market value of $3 billion, but "some analysts" question whether Baidu can keep out competition from Google and Yahoo:
Discussion: Net and VentureBeat
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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Kent / Newsome.Org:
The Demise of Radio  —  In the New York times article …
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Movie Downloads Remain a Production Worth Skipping
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
RFID-enabled smart shelves heading into stores?
Discussion: digg
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
AOL, Intel link to bring movies to PCs and TVs
Charles Jade / Infinite Loop:
"News" Flash: iPod and the iTunes Store are doomed