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6:20 PM ET, September 27, 2006


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Mike / Jumpcut Blog:
Jumpcut Joins the Yahoo! Family  —  Jumpcut is excited to announce today that we are being acquired by Yahoo!  —  We have worked hard to pioneer great online video editing technology that can truly enhance the online video world by enabling anyone to become a creator.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! has acquired Jumpcut  —  The Yahoo! family expanded again today with the acquisition of online video editing service Jumpcut.  Here's the Jumpcut post on the announcement and here's the Yahoo! Search post.  Based in San Francisco and launched just six months ago …
Yahoo! Search blog:
Jumpcut Joins the Yahoo! Video Family  —  Yes it's true!  —  Jumpcut just announced they've agreed to join us, which will make Yahoo! Video an even better place for people to create, share, and discover great video online.  If you haven't heard of Jumpcut, it's a San Francisco-based startup …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo acquires video editing co., Jumpcut
Official Google Blog:
Our approach to content  —  The Internet has broken down many of the barriers that exist between people and information — effectively democratizing access to human knowledge.  By typing just a few keywords into a computer you can learn about almost any subject.
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Discussion: Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog
Jim Louderback / Gearlog:
Bono At DEMO?  Oh No, U Noob  —  So with 70 new companies and all kinds of technology, what was the biggest buzz at DEMOfall this week?  The apparent appearance of rock-star / investor Bono of U2 fame.  Our own reporter Natali Del Conte was blinded by the starlight, as you can see from the last photo in her Demo photo blog.
Discussion: Valleywag and Between the Lines
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
MS announces Halo Wars, a new RTS [update 1]  —  A real-time strategy game based in the Halo universe has been announced.  The project, entitled Halo Wars, will be designed by Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) "exclusively for Xbox 360" (read: no PC).  —  This announcement comes weeks …
MySpace Leads in Number Of U.S. Video Streams Viewed Online, Capturing 20 Percent Market Share; Yahoo! Ranks #1 in Number of People Streaming  —  comScore Releases U.S. Video Metrix Rankings  —  comScore Media Metrix, the leader in digital media measurement, today released an enhancement …
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Digg Founders Launch Lifestyle Online Video Shows  —  I headed to the launch party with Mario, ran into the usual suspects I see at most events.  During the presentation videos, I was very impressed by the rich and well produced content.  It's really a lifestyle channel, that's a bit edgier and more raw than traditional TV.
Cory Doctorow / InformationWeek:
Opinion: High-Definition Video—Bad For Consumers, Bad For Hollywood  —  Digital rights management gadgetry has turned high-definition video into a lumbering dinosaur that consumers won't want to buy.  And a good thing, too—because Hollywood doesn't know what to do with HD, says Cory Doctorow.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
11 Best Practices for URLs  —  I could have sworn that someone has already a great post or forum thread on this topic, but I can't seem to find it (no matter how advanced my operators).  I'm sure Mr. Malicoat has it in his bookmarks, but since blog posts are one of my personal systems for public bookmarking, here goes.
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
Sharp triple view display the best accessory for your car  —  Sharp amazed everyone last year by developing the the first two-way viewing-angle LCD and the switchable viewing-angle LCD.  This time they have developed the Triple Directional Viewing LCD, a display that controls the viewing angle …
Discussion: SCI FI Tech, CrunchGear and Slashdot
Carlo / Techdirt:
Net Neutrality Hyper-Sensitivity Makes Things Difficult For Telcos' Traffic Protection Racket  —  from the never-let-the-truth-get-in-the-way-of- a-good-rant dept  —  Sometimes on the internet, things break.  With so many pieces of network gear between a user, their ISP and a content provider's servers …
Christine Herron /
Web 2.0 Consumer Technology Hits the Enterprise  —  The theme of consumer technology reaching the enterprise has been recurrent of late.  There are two factors that appear to be driving this.  From an IT perspective, these technologies have become more stable and reliable.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
AOL CEO Miller: The long tail is real, but only a handful are cashing in  —  Speaking here, today, during the MIT Emerging Technology Conference's second presentation, AOL Chairman and CEO John Miller referred to the current period as the Golden Age of Entertainment and talked at length …
HotHardware Article Channel:
Intel Developers Forum Day 1: Quad-Core, 45nm, and More Cooling/Misc  —  Paul Otellini, Intel's president and CEO, kicked off this season's IDF by coining the phrase "It's what's inside that counts", and spoke about why processing power matters again.  A few years ago, he noted …
Discussion: Intel and Slashdot / Blog Indeed:
Indeed Salary Search (beta)  —  Yet another salary survey?  No.  —  Here's what makes Indeed Salary Search unique and different from the salary tools already available:  —  1. It's Objective.  Most salary tools are based on salary surveys and related research and analysis; by their nature, they are subjective.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
DEMO Day One: The Post Game Show  —  Some thoughts on the first day of DEMO:  —  BuzzLogic: wants to dig deep into the dynamics and implications of online conversations!  Brand monitoring, of course, is extremely useful for marketing and PR and research, so the company has signed …
Discussion: Techdirt and Read/WriteWeb
One phone number to rule them all  —  GrandCentral is a brilliant new web app that lets you consolidate all of your phone numbers into one number, meaning someone can call you on your GrandCentral phone number and all of your phones (cell phone, work phone, home phone) will ring.  And then it gets interesting.
Discussion: Gizmodo and digg
Don Woligroski / Tom's Hardware Guide:
The Best Gaming Video Cards for the Money: October 2006  —  The Best Gaming Video Cards For The Money  —  Video card specifications and reviews that really get into the nitty-gritty are great - that is, if you have the time to digest everything.  At the end of the day …
Discussion: Slashdot and TechBlog
Boston Jon / Bostonist:
It's not Firefox, it's Comcastic  —  It appears that there is a disconnect between Google and Comcast going on right now (breaking news?).  We've gotten a number of field reports from users of Comcast's cable internet service across the state who are unable to connect to Gmail, Google, and Blogspot.
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Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
Karlgaard / Digital Download:
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Rumor: Microsoft to Cut Premium Bundle in Anticipation for HD DVD Player
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Location, Location, Location  —  The following is also my column in this week's AdAge.
JPMorgan Introduces Algorithmic Trading Alert Service
Discussion: Google Talkabout
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
A Swarm of Angels: P2P Powered Film Model
Discussion: A Swarm of Angels and digg
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Europe Makes Progress in iTunes Negotiations
Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog: