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 …
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Microsoft Tries to Ride the YouTube Rocket
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Microsoft does Soapbox, like YouTube
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft to take on YouTube — Microsoft is set to launch on Tuesday a beta version of a new service that lets people upload videos of their cats dancing, babies laughing and teenagers playing air guitar. — Microsoft's new Soapbox on MSN Video site takes on the popular site YouTube …
Discussion: B2Day, 21talks, Alpha.CNET.com and Idolator
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Microsoft's Gets On Its Video Soapbox
Nuno / 21talks: Microsoft Soapbox, premiere
Rafe Needleman / Alpha.CNET.com: Microsoft Soapbox is no threat to YouTube, yet
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.
Discussion: Mashable!, TechBlog, Ryan Stewart and VentureBeat
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: MSN Soapbox Launches Tomorrow, Uses Windows Media
Chron.Com / TechBlog: Microsoft takes on YouTube
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat: Microsoft's YouTube clone: MSN Soapbox
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft SoapBox Just Launched — The best way to hear about new Microsoft product launches these days is to read their employees' blogs. First we had Stuart Padley's quickly deleted blog post with some additional information about the upcoming Microsoft Live Drive.
Richard Ozerman / CrunchGear: Microsoft's Soapbox Joins YouTube, Google Video
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Microsoft gets its Soapbox Tomorrow
Microsoft gets its Soapbox Tomorrow
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Journal: Soapbox Video : MSNTube
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
FCC Wireless Auction Could Open Up Airwaves — Cellphone customers should soon encounter fewer dead spots in their coverage areas and more easily use next-generation phones that play television-quality video and perform other high-tech tricks, thanks to a Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction that concluded yesterday.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Analyst: Auction to Yield Services in 18 Months
AWS: It's Done — The FCC's AWS auction ended today (FCC summary) with no new bids or other activity in the sale of 1,122 licenses. It started Aug. 9th and finished today grossing $13.9 billion for the U.S. Treasury. T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 U.S. wireless provider, topped the bidding by offering almost $4.2 billion for 120 licenses.
Discussion: Engadget, MobileCrunch, CrunchGear and Gearlog
Evan Blass / Engadget: FCC spectrum auction ends after 161 rounds
Matt Hickey / CrunchGear: T-Mobile Wins FCC Bandwidth Auction, Ready to Play
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: T-Mobile Wins 3G Spectrum; Is MetroPCS Coming To NYC?
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: IP Democracy, B2Day, Publishing 2.0, SYNTAGMA, Dan Blank, paidContent.org and robhyndman.com
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Yahoo!: Ad Growth is Slowing Down
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Is Time Running Out For Time Inc.? — Originally uploaded by Jack Hess.
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0: JPG Is An Elegant Publishing 2.0 Play
John Evans / SYNTAGMA: The Future of Blog Networks
Rob Hyndman / robhyndman.com: Why I Have No Time for Time
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
A Google Trial Ties Ad Position to User Behavior — A Google AdWords experiment that optimizes ads based on individual user behavior could raise rates for advertisers. Search marketing mavens have chattered about the premium listings changes, and now Google has confirmed it is exploring alterations …
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity, AdJab and digg
Chris Thilk / AdJab: Google tries out behavioral ad placement
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.
Discussion: Technology Evangelist, Web Strategy, Open (finds, minds …, Search Engine Guide Blog, Blogging Pro and inFlightHQ
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Travel Industry waking to the power of Blogosphere
Antony Mayfield / Open (finds, minds, conversations): Bloggers and brands, pt. 94
New York Times:
Fuzzy Laws Come Into Play in the H.P. Pretexting Case — Despite the California attorney general's assertion that he has enough evidence to press charges against people inside and outside Hewlett-Packard, a criminal case may be hard to prosecute, legal specialists say.
Discussion: Techdirt and Conglomerate
Christine Hurt / Conglomerate: Prosecutorial Pretexting
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: Deep Jive Interests, engtech, Business Filter, Mathew Ingram and digg
Mwelch / Business Filter: Paris Hilton: Marketing 2.0
Mathew Ingram / mathewingram.com/work: It's true — we'll always have Paris
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Grazr 1.0 blasts off into the future of RSS — Grazr, the mini OPML browser that puts mortal widgets to shame, just launched version 1.0. The Grazr team is led by founder Michael Kowalchik and Adam Green - who as CTO at Andover.net, the parent of Slashdot and many other sites, took the company to its IPO.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Bringing it Home - TGS and X'06 Style — I just saw this and wanted to post it before I jump on the plane for Tokyo: — After the success of the 'Bringing it home' campaign at E3 earlier this year...it's back for TGS and X'06! Of course that means I'll be posting details each day as I find out what is headed for Marketplace.
Discussion: Xbox 360 Fanboy and digg
Richard Mitchell / Xbox 360 Fanboy: TGS and X06, live from your living room
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to update MacBook lines in time for holidays — Apple Computer plans to update both its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines of Intel notebook computers in time for the holiday shopping season, but may take some time before it does so, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Ryan Block / Engadget: So, where the hell are our Core 2 Duo MacBooks?
John Biggs / CrunchGear: MacBook Update By Hanukkah?
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Get your own tiny Flickr cards! — A few months ago I posted a picture of my new beautiful tiny little fun sort of business cards and since then I've been giving them out and every time I do so people sort of go, "Ooooh! Where can I get some of these?" Until now I've had to tell people …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Thomas Hawk's Digital …
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Introducing Flickr Mini Cards
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 …
Discussion: The Post Money Value, PR Newswire and paidContent.org
Rick Segal / The Post Money Value: Woof and Why — I was going to simply refer you to two excellent posts …
Harrison Wise / PR Newswire: Tremor Network Closes $8.4 Million Series A Financing
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
The Social Bookmarking Faceoff — Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManus. — The social bookmarking market is in a steady state with two dominant players - del.icio.us and StumbleUpon. The rest of the pack, including Yahoo MyWeb, appears to be substantially behind. Will they catch up?
Webtickle / digg: The Social Bookmarking Face Off
Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
In era of technology, face-to-face survives — Remember the good old days, when all you had to do to get on an airplane was empty the metal out of your pockets, take off your shoes and maybe submit to a pat-down? — Since Aug. 10, travelers in the United States have also faced checkpoint screeners …