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12:35 PM 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 …
Discussion: SYNTAGMA, Deep Jive Interests and digg
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.
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 and Idolator
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 …
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Rafat / paidContent.org:   RealNetworks In Deal With SanDisk For Music Player; Ditches MSFT DRM
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Lets All Build Wall Gardens
Discussion: Michael Gartenberg
Newsweek Columnists:
Make Room on the Couch for Steve  —  Our computers have become great media devices for songs, pictures and now TV and movies.  —  Newsweek  —  Steve Jobs's talk last week was nearing an end and coming dangerously close to a letdown.  The stuff he introduced—a freshening-up of the iPod line …
Alan Breznick / blog.cabledigitalnews.com:
Cable Racks Up Over 1 Million VOIP Subs in Q2  —  Shattering their old quarterly record for VOIP subscriber gains, North American cable operators signed up more than 1 million IP phone customers for the first time during the spring, according to the latest figures compiled byCable Digital News.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
CableCos -11,000 VoIP Customers A Day
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 …
Steven Schwankert / LinuxWorld News:
Google Losing Users In China: Study  —  Fewer Chinese users are seeking out Google for its search services, according to a new report by the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC).  —  According to the survey by China's official Internet number cruncher, 62.1 percent …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Can Google China compete with Baidu?
Discussion: Net and VentureBeat
JJ Hawkins / PVR Wire:
2.5 Terabyte Hard Drives in PVRs by 2009?  —  My TiVo has a paltry 40 hour recording capacity while my Media Center has a slightly more respectable 160 gig hard drive installed.  —  Needless to say, I'm pretty much forced to delete shows almost immediately after viewing them to ensure there's enough space …
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Seagate claims world record for magnetic recording density
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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 …
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: JD on EP and MacMinute
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Breaking News: Adobe announces Acrobat 8 (exclusive videos)
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and MacMinute
Paul Stamatiou / PaulStamatiou.com:
First Impressions: 24-inch iMac  —  Today I bring to you my first impressions (a pseudo-review) of the Apple 24-inch iMac, joining my first impressions of the Intel Mac Mini and MacBook.  Apple is known for taking bold steps and setting the pace for other computer manufacturers every time it unleashes an "out there" product.
Gizmodo:
Best Buy's Insignia NS-DVxG: iPod Challenger With Bluetooth, Plays For Sure  —  Best Buy jumps into the fray with its own private branded MP3 player, the Insignia NS-DVxG with a 2.2-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity and a microSD slot.  It'll be supplied by Korean manufacturer Joytoto …
Discussion: PVR Wire and Idolator
Brian Heater / laptopmag.com:
Attack of the 20-inch Notebook  —  Making the rounds in Manhattan with Dell's 18-pound monster.  —  Technology has a long history of growing smaller, with portability and convenience as two of its major selling points.  From time to time, however, it occurs to manufacturers that sometimes bigger …
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Authenticated and private feeds  —  Some syndication feeds are not meant to be displayed for the world to see.  Our everyday lives contain private and confidential data we wouldn't want anyone else to see, and especially not search.  There are a few options for trying to keep things private …
 
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