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8:50 PM ET, September 19, 2006

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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.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! stock plummets as CEO says ad sales are slowing  —  Yahoo! stock has dropped more than 13% today since CEO Terry Semel told investors that ad revenue is slowing in the automotive and financial sectors.  The company's third quarter sales and profits will likely be at the low end of forecasts, the company's CFO confirmed.
Discussion: Publishing 2.0
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 …
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commerce.senate.gov:
Bipartisan Poll Shows the Majority of Americans Favor Video Choice Over Onerous Net Neutrality Regulations  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new bipartisan poll released today finds that an overwhelming majority of American voters favor video choice over onerous "Net Neutrality" regulations.
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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 …
Valleywag:
Click here to dance: Record companies, it's finally time for the Creative Commons license  —  Music publishers still struggle to maintain relevance in an online world, as YouTube's deal with Warner Music yesterday revealed.  Some bloggers praised the video site for "getting …
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: Public Knowledge and IP Democracy
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
FCC spectrum auction ends after 161 rounds
Discussion: MobileCrunch and digg
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Amazing X-Ray Glasses from Sprint!  —  Over the last six months, Sprint has been trying to get bloggers (like me) to write about their new Power Vision Network by sending us free phones and letting us download music and movies and use the phones for free.  —  That's rather nice of them …
Nancy Stauffer / web.mit.edu:
Engine on a chip promises to best the battery  —  MIT researchers are putting a tiny gas-turbine engine inside a silicon chip about the size of a quarter.  The resulting device could run 10 times longer than a battery of the same weight can, powering laptops, cell phones, radios and other electronic devices.
Discussion: Boing Boing, CrunchGear and Slashdot
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, Valleywag and Conglomerate
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.
Discussion: GigaOM and Mashable!
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 …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Newly Detected IE Exploit Spells Massive Spyware Trouble  —  A previously undocumented flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is reportedly being exploited by online criminals to install an entire kitchen sink of malicious software on any computer that visits any of a handful of sites currently exploiting the vulnerability.
Matthew Broersma / CNET News.com:
Stallman: OSDL patent project 'worse than nothing'  —  An effort by the Open Source Development Labs to help developers defend themselves against software patents has come under fire from Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman, who believes that the plan could backfire.
Discussion: All about Linux
Red Herring:
Eventful Snares $7.5M  —  Company compiles events and lets users demand favorite acts.  —  Bay Partners—joined by notable names Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Omidyar Network, and Esther Dyson—took a $7.5-million second-round stake in Eventful.com on Monday.  —  The investment brings Eventful's total funding to $9.6 million.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Kotaku:
Xbox 360 HD DVD Player Hits (Japan) Nov. 22  —  According to my friendly neighborhood Shibuya sources, Microsoft will announce tomorrow (late tonight for those of you in saner time zones) that the Xbox 360 HD DVD player attachment will ship to its wee Japanese fanbase just in time for the holidays.
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft and DigitalBattle
 
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Sahad / ContentSutra:
Online DVD Rental Company Seventymm Gets $7 Million From Matrix Partners India
Discussion: VC Circle and paidContent.org
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Adam Thierer / The Technology Liberation Front:
Who Can Film Video Clips at a Pro Football Stadium?
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
VC veteran Jack Gill joins daughter's firm, Maven
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PicksPal Could Disrupt Sports Betting Markets
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Prof told to pull podcasts
Discussion: digg
Wil Harris / bit-tech.net:
Temple of Nod  —  Foreword by Wil Harris  —  Keen followers …
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
MS Pulled Zune Pricing at Last Minute
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Changes in url queries
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
A Google Trial Ties Ad Position to User Behavior
Discussion: UMBC eBiquity, AdJab and digg
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to update MacBook lines in time for holidays
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Grazr 1.0 blasts off into the future of RSS
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Christopher Elliott / New York Times:
Blogs About Business Travel Begin to Feel the Power
 

 
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Mickey Djuric / The Canadian Press:
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Carpenter Media told a Sound Publishing union that it plans to lay off 62 people, including over half the unionized newsroom at The Daily Herald of Everett, WA

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Google launches News Showcase in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; several publishers added a feature where Google pays for reader access to paywalled content

 
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