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3:40 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.
Discussion: B2Day, Valleywag and The Blogging Times
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 …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Yahoo acquires video editing co., Jumpcut
Carolyn Abram / Facebook Blog:
Welcome to Facebook, everyone.  —  Mark would have written this post himself, but is busy helping out with everything going on right now, so I've been asked to explain why we're launching this expansion.  —  You've heard it before, and you'll hear it again; here at Facebook, we want to help people understand their world.
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.
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 …
Discussion: B2Day and VC Confidential
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.
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
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: TechBlog and Slashdot
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.
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
JPMorgan Introduces Algorithmic Trading Alert Service  —  JPMorgan's Electronic Client Solutions (ECS) announced today the launch of AlgoAlert, an instant messaging service that provides unique charts as well as real-time updates of algorithmic trading performance and trading conditions such as halts and oversized orders.
Discussion: Google Talkabout
Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
Europe Makes Progress in iTunes Negotiations  —  European negotiators said they made "surprising progress" in talks today with Apple Computer over easing the restrictions it imposes on users of its iTunes service, by far the dominant seller of downloaded music. / 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
Berkeley Releases Content to Google Video  —  The University of California, Berkeley has announced that it is making more than 250 hours of educational content free via Google Video.  The collected materials have their own URL at .
Rumor: Microsoft to Cut Premium Bundle in Anticipation for HD DVD Player  —  Digitimes, the premier news source in usual bulls**t rumors, has a new one today that actually seems a legitimate, kind of.  They are reporting that there will be a $100 price cut on the Xbox 360 Premium bundle …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft, CrunchGear and Kotaku
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.
John Borland / CNET
Microsoft sues over source code theft  —  Microsoft has filed a federal lawsuit against an alleged hacker who broke through its copy protection technology, charging that the mystery developer somehow gained access to its copyrighted source code.  —  For more than a month, the Redmond …
Judge tosses part of AMD suit against Intel  —  A federal judge has dismissed a large portion of Advanced Micro Devices' antitrust lawsuit against Intel, saying that U.S. law does not cover many of AMD's claims.  —  The decision by Judge Joseph Farnan of the U.S. District Court …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Discussion: Ogle Earth, Gizmodo and Slashdot
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Location, Location, Location  —  The following is also my column in this week's AdAge.
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Vonage promotion with Amazon
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Microsoft Issues Emergency Patch for IE Flaw
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
A Swarm of Angels: P2P Powered Film Model
Discussion: A Swarm of Angels and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
StumbleUpon Continues To Impress
Lucas van Grinsven / Reuters:
New technology could nip DVD format war in the bud
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Bambi Francisco / MarketWatch:
MySpace trumps YouTube in video