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1:45 PM ET, September 21, 2006

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Sam Gustin / New York Post:
YOUTUBE'S GOT A FAT IDEA OF ITSELF  —  INTERNET upstart YouTube, the bane-du-jour of copyright holders everywhere, won't sell itself for anything less than $1.5 billion, The Post has learned.  —  But that number far exceeds the price top media execs appear willing to pay for a company many believe lacks a sustainable business model.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
YouTube's Magic Number - $1.5 Billion  —  I spoke with NYPost writer Sam Gustin for a few minutes last night as he was preparing an article on YouTube.  His article is now up - you can see it here.  The most interesting part of the conversation was when Sam told me that a source …
Washington Post:
HP CEO Allowed 'Sting' of Reporter  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Mark V. Hurd approved an elaborate "sting" operation on a reporter in February in an attempt to plug leaks to the media, according to an e-mail message sent by HP Chairman Patricia C. Dunn.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
H. P. Investigators Sought Meeting With Top Leaders  —  Investigators at Hewlett-Packard sought a meeting last January with the chief executive and the chairwoman to describe internal efforts to trace news leaks and get their leaders' advice, according to e-mail exchanges between the investigators and a senior company lawyer.
Discussion: robhyndman.com
Peter Waldman / Wall Street Journal:
H-P's Dunn Was Closely Involved In Leak Probe
Discussion: Enterprise Web 2.0
Saskia Scholtes / Financial Times:
Market gossip goes high-tech  —  Market gossip is to take on a more high-tech form thanks to a new automated system that will trawl through more than 40m internet sources - from blogs to regulatory filings - on behalf of hedge funds.  —  Due for an official launch early next year …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
A look inside the Monitor110 research suite
Discussion: Paul Kedrosky's …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will Yahoo's stock price kill acquisition of Facebook?  Facebook IPO?  —  Yahoo has been in talks to acquire the college social networking site, Facebook, for up to $1 billion, according to the WSJ.  —  But the article doesn't raise the obvious question about Yahoo's plunging stock price …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Breaking News: Facebook in talks with Yahoo for rumored $1B deal
Discussion: Blogging Stocks and MarketWatch
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
ATM Hack Uncovered  —  A security expert in New York has learned how to get free money from some ATMs by entering a special code sequence on the PIN pad.  —  Last week, news reports circulated about a cyber thief who strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and …
Discussion: Techdirt, TechBlog and digg
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Dave G. / Matasano Chargen:
ATM Backdoor... Why is no one talking about this?
Discussion: Privacy Digest
Robert McLaws:
Mary Jo Foley: The Exit Interview  —  Alright, I admit it.  I knew what was going on all along.  Mary Jo Foley dropped a bombshell this afternoon, announcing she was leaving MicrosoftWatch to branch out on her own after 11 years at ZiffDavis.  What are her plans for the future?
Beckie Edwards / Consumerist:
Cingular's One-Way Contract  —  Beckie is a reader who started out with a cell phone from a small company that got bought by AT&T. As you well know, AT&T was bought by Cingular.  A few months later, Beckie received a letter from Cingular asking her to voluntarily discontinue her service …
Mike / CrunchNotes:
Side Effects of Anonymous Attack Blogging  —  So it turns out the guy who anonymously writes dead2.0, an occasionally insightful attack blog, has been identified.  He's a VP at a startup that we'd cover at TechCrunch and CrunchGear, and that I lean towards liking.
Bruce Schneier / Wired News:
Lessons From the Facebook Riots  —  Earlier this month, the popular social networking site Facebook learned a hard lesson in privacy.  It introduced a new feature called "News Feeds" that shows an aggregation of everything members do on the site, such as added and deleted friends …
Discussion: I4U News and Emergic
Net:
Scoop: Zecco Head-to-head with E*trade & Charles Schwab  —  My good friend & Maxthon partner in crime, Morten Lund (early Skype investor) just announced that his latest venture Zecco.com (that I wrote about earlier this month) is going head-to-head with brokerage industry giants like E*trade …
Macworld:
iTV: What you need to know  —  We answer questions about Apple's upcoming movie-playing set-top box  —  It's not every day that Apple gives use a preview of a piece of hardware that's not going to arrive for at least three months, and maybe as long as six.
Elizabeth Judge / Times of London:
Tiscali and AOL units targeted in broadband shake-up  —  THE winners and losers in the shake-up of the broadband market were becoming clear last night as bidders began circling Tiscali's UK division and BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse went head-to-head in the bidding for AOL's UK arm.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Alarm.com Signs VOIP Deal; Looks Next To ISPs  —  Alarm.com has signed its second VOIP partnership deal, with SunRocket.  Executives said they're looking ahead to partnerships with ISPs, providing yet another tier of service to existing "triple play" relationships.
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Gran Turismo HD: Two Versions, Tons Microtransactions  —  Famitsu reports a brand new model for Gran Turismo on PS3.  —  There's horse armor and then there's the kind of microtransactions that Famitsu is reporting (via: Beyond3D and the vitriolic NeoGAF).  According to the Famitsu inteview …
Discussion: Kotaku, Joystiq, Uninnovate and digg
 
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TrustedReviews:
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Open PVR from Neuros: cash money to owners who hack it
Discussion: reBang weblog and PVR Wire
Brian Bremner / Business Week:
Will Nintendo's Wii Strategy Score?
Discussion: Joystiq, Go Nintendo and Slashdot
cio.com:
Experts: VoIP Represents Serious Security Risk
Discussion: VoIP Now and Realtime-VoIP
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Al Gore's Current TV Joins With Yahoo for a Video Venture