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5:20 AM ET, September 19, 2006

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Kurt Shintaku's Blog:
BETA: "Warhol" is coming!  —  Well, uh, I had no idea anyone ever even read my blog outside of my customers.  My bad.  Some folks linked to this entry and I guess Soapbox is the hot new thing for a lot of folks in the media and they're getting RSS notifications on ANYTHING that even remotely mentions Soapbox.
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Microsoft:
MSN Launches Beta of Soapbox on MSN Video  —  MSN expands industry-leading MSN Video service by enabling people to actively participate in the MSN content experience.  —  MSN today announced the U.S. beta release of Soapbox on MSN® Video, a user-uploaded video service that makes it easy …
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Carr / New York Times:
Contemplating Time Warner Without Time  —  COVER an industry, any industry, long enough and you will learn that the sky is always falling.  Morale has never been lower, competition is beyond the pale, and the customers have lost their minds.  Nowhere has the drumbeat been more persistent than in publishing.
Discussion: Dan Blank and paidContent.org
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Out of Time  —  David Carr imagines Time Warner without Time Inc. The old magazines are a drag on corporate performance.  They have not managed to start new successes.  They've started selling off their lesser titles.  Can a sale of the publishing division be next?  Sure, it can.
BBC:
Google and Apple 'in video talks'  —  Technology giants Google and Apple are in discussions over video content for the computer firm's recently announced iTV device, say reports.  —  US magazine Newsweek reports that Google is talking to Apple about supplying video clips for the player.
Discussion: digg
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Video could be headed to Apple's iTV  —  Google is reportedly in talks with Apple to allow users of the forthcoming Apple iTV set top box to view files from Google Video on their televisions.  —  The iTV was announced at Apple's "It's Showtime" event last week.
PR Newswire:
Napster Engages UBS to Assist in Evaluation of Strategic Alternatives  —  LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Napster (Nasdaq: NAPS - News) announced today that in response to recent third party interest in establishing strategic partnerships or potentially acquiring the company …
Discussion: paidContent.org
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   Napster For Sale - But This is not a Healthy Company
chartreuse:
Why Paris Hilton Is Famous (Or Understanding Value In A Post-Madonna World)  —  I'm amused by Paris Hilton.  —  If Madonna was Marketing 1.0 then Paris Hilton is Marketing 2.0.  —  She's a real life version of what value is and how it is created today.  —  Every web developer should pay attention to her.
Discussion: Business Filter and digg
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Wal-Mart leaks Zune price — $284?  —  Thanks to some vigilant Wal-Mart watching by a friendly tipster, we've got a good idea as to the Zune pricetag, though we're still no closer to a specific launch date.  By the time we got to the Zune's product page, the pricing info had been removed …
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Gizmodo:
Walmart Listing Zune at $284, Plus Zune Phone Coming Soon?
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and PVR Wire
Michael Geist / Michael Geist's Blog:
30 Days of DRM: 30 Things You Can Do  —  The House of Commons is back in session and, as I promised last month, the 30 Days of DRM project has now concluded.  The postings remain accessible via the 30 Days of DRM page, the wiki, and a new PDF version that incorporates all postings into a single document.
Discussion: Boing Boing and digg
Ravi / All about Linux:
A visual walk through of a couple of the new features in Vim 7.0  —  A very prominent personality once said, and I quote : … Just for once, I wouldn't mind siding with the beast if that is what it takes to use Vi.  The modern avatar of Vi is Vim - the free editor created by Bram Moolenaar.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
David Beisel / Genuine VC:
Why I Like Our Tremor Investment  —  Often in the past when I've been intimately involved with a new investment here at Masthead, I've written blog posts with my thoughts about it.  (See previous posts on both NewsGator and Intercasting).  Today Tremor Network announced an $8.4M investment co-led …
Tanja / Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta:
Another Great Update!  —  What?!  Another build so soon?  —  That's right!  There is another Windows Live Mail desktop available for you to download and enjoy!  —  Continued Improvments  —  Here is just a small list of our latest and greatest updates:  —  TONS of Bug Fixes
Discussion: LiveSide and InsideMicrosoft
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
MobileCrunch Presents Carnival of the Mobilists #45  —  It's been a while since I had the opportunity to present the Carnival of the Mobilists.  In fact, this will be the first time that I've done so over here at MobileCrunch.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with this particular blogging convention …
Christopher Elliott / New York Times:
Blogs About Business Travel Begin to Feel the Power  —  LIKE most other business travelers who publish blogs, Steve Broback discovered their power by accident.  —  He had reserved a room at the Muse Hotel near Times Square, with the understanding that the rate would include free Internet access.
Wendy Boswell / Lifehacker:
Technophilia: 15 ways to get more out of Pandora  —  There's just so much you can do with music discovery engine Pandora: create your own personalized radio stations, find new, original music and share your stations with friends, just to list a few.  But listening to Pandora can be a drag on your system …
Discussion: Uninnovate, jkOnTheRun and digg
 
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Adobe previews Photoshop CS3, announces CS 2.3
Discussion: digg
engtech.wordpress.com:
The Holy Grail of Synchronization: How to synchronize Microsoft …
Raymond / Raymond.CC Blog:
RETRIEVE SERIAL NUMBERS OR CD KEYS FROM YOUR COMPUTER
Discussion: Download Squad
Rafat / paidContent.org:
UMG, SonyBMG, EMI Also Talking [by Rafat]
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Bookmarking Faceoff
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
YAHOO: FREE COFFEE FOR DEFAULT HOMEPAGES
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
France Web Market Overview
Jesper Nøhr / printf.dk:
iTunes 7: Fetching artwork for fun and profit
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Vista: The "choose your own adventure" UI
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
An In-Depth Look at Netscape vs. Digg-Part 5
Hard Reg / The Register:
TDK samples 32GB Flash disk
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Satellite TV's 3-Headed Rival: Cable Plus Internet Plus Phone
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iPod nano (second-generation)
Intel:
Intel, UC Santa Barbara Develop World's First Hybrid Silicon Laser
Jessica Guynn / San Francisco Chronicle:
Silicon Valley loses its sheen
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Where's the bloggers on new Acrobat?