Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft Soapbox is no threat to YouTube, yet — Microsoft's YouTube competitor, Soapbox on MSN Video, is in private beta [news story]. We wheedled our way on to the invite list and gave it a spin. The beta program will expand shortly. — Soapbox is Microsoft's user-generated video site …
Discussion: Techdirt, TechBlog, Download Squad, CyberNet Technology News, Good Morning Silicon Valley and Slashdot
Chron.Com / TechBlog: Microsoft takes on YouTube
Jordan Running / Download Squad: Microsoft's Soapbox video sharing fails to impress
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: It's just like YouTube, except it's got a .... well, it's just 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 …
Erick Schonfeld / B2Day: Microsoft's Gets On Its Video Soapbox
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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch: Microsoft SoapBox Just Launched
Om Malik / GigaOM: Microsoft gets its Soapbox Tomorrow
Nuno / 21talks: Microsoft Soapbox, premiere
Jack Schofield / Guardian Unlimited: Microsoft does Soapbox, like YouTube
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, Conglomerate and Valleywag
Christine Hurt / Conglomerate: Prosecutorial Pretexting
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Moo Cards: Stunning kid-sized custom biz-cards with Flickr pix — Moo prints beautiful little calling-cards for kids and the young-at-heart. Each card can have a different back, and the undersized cards are just the right size for your name, email address and a URL or two.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital … and Clique Communications
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: Introducing Flickr Mini Cards
Richard / Clique Communications: MOO Flickr MiniCards
Tom Coates / plasticbag.org:
Get your own tiny Flickr cards!
Get your own tiny Flickr cards!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch: Moo: Flickrize your business cards
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
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 and Public Knowledge
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy: Analyst: Auction to Yield Services in 18 Months
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Murdoch unveils MySpace ambitions — News Corp. chief says company plans to launch social networking site in places like China, aims to overtake YouTube. — NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday that his company has big plans for its popular social networking site MySpace.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Rupert Murdoch: MySpace Video Bigger than YouTube in 60 Days
Staci / paidContent.org:
Communacopia XV: Iger: $50 Million From iTunes Movies In First Year; Disney.com Relaunch In Early '07 — More than 125,000 Disney downloads were sold in the first few days following the addition of movies to the Apple's iTunes, bringing in about $1 million in incremental revenue, CEO Bob Iger told analysts and investors today.
Ben Fritz / Variety:
Yahoo tests 'Right' to MP3 downloads — Netco puts McCartney album online — Yahoo! is looking to end Apple's and Microsoft's dominance of the technology behind online music. — In a first for mainstream pop music, Yahoo! will sell Jesse McCartney's new album "Right Where You Want Me …
Discussion: Techdirt and paidContent.org
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, CNNMoney.com and CrunchGear
Ryan Block / Engadget: So, where the hell are our Core 2 Duo MacBooks?
Owen Thomas / CNNMoney.com: Apple MacBooks selling fast in advance of an update
John Biggs / CrunchGear: MacBook Update By Hanukkah?
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Yahoo sees Q3 rev at lower half of range, shares drop — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) said on Tuesday it expects third-quarter revenue at the bottom half of its forecast range due to weakness from two of its biggest advertising segments, sending shares down as much as 13 percent.
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
BALLSY GOOGLE KICKS BELGIAN NEWSPAPERS' ASSES — Sometimes Google just makes me jump up and pump my fist, yelling, "Yes! You show those motherf-ers!" This is definitely one of those times. Google responding to Belgian newspaper's complaints about being included in Google News and the Google cache …
Discussion: Good Morning Silicon Valley, SearchViews, engtech and Google Operating System
John Murrell / Good Morning Silicon Valley: Google to Belgian judge: What a Walloon
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System: Belgian Press Out Of Google
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.
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy: Travel Industry waking to the power of Blogosphere
Antony Mayfield / Open (finds, minds, conversations): Bloggers and brands, pt. 94
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer: Former boss in the New York Times
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
MS Pulled Zune Pricing at Last Minute — At least one analyst suspects that Microsoft decided to forego announcing pricing of its Zune music player at the last minute due to the surprise announcement last Tuesday that Apple would drop the price of its smallest hard-drive based iPod to $249.
Discussion: The Tech Report, VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Microsoft News Tracker
Cyril Kowaliski / The Tech Report: Wal-Mart page briefly reveals Zune price
David Hunter / Microsoft News Tracker: Zune announcement afterthoughts