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3:00 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, VentureBeat and Valleywag
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! has acquired Jumpcut
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid:
Revision3 Launch Party  —  The founders of Digg just launched their new online video content company Revision3 tonight, with a massive party at Mighty in San Francisco.  Special guests from Tiki Bar TV, Ask A Ninja, French Maid TV and many others flew in just for the occasion.  The place was packed wall-to-wall.
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
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
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 …
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 .
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.
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
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
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH GOOGLE'S MATT CUTTS  —  Matt is the man who the SEO/SEM world looks to for answers around most things Google related.  Over the past month Melanie and I have been having a wide-ranging email exchange with him on spam, the role of humans at Google, and other things.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Jelbert GeoTagger adds GPS tracking to cameras  —  For those of you who need that oh-so-critical GPS meta-data while shooting in the field — and you're one to change cameras more frequently than clothing — Ricoh's GPS-integrated digicam doesn't do you a whole lot of good …
Discussion: Ogle Earth, Gizmodo and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
StumbleUpon Continues To Impress  —  We hear a lot about digg, Slashdot and as traffic drivers for media websites and blogs.  But one site that doesn't get enough props in this regard is StumbleUpon.  In our recent Social Bookmarking Faceoff, we noted that StumbleUpon has the largest user base with 1,271,345 users.
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 …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Location, Location, Location  —  The following is also my column in this week's AdAge. … Technology has transformed our world and made it really small — or, if you're a Tom Friedman fan, flat as a pancake.  And if you thought things couldn't get any more intimate, they're about to …
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru and ContentBlogger
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness  —  We got our hands on a PepperPad 3 last week and we just got the go-ahead to write about, so we decided to do a quick pre-review discussion and go into a full review later this week.  The PepperPad 3 is an Internet tablet with Bluetooth, WiFi, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a Linux OS.
iZak Portable Multimedia Center: TorrentPal for HDTV  —  The iZak Portable Multimedia Center by Unibrain lets you copy music, video or photos from your Mac or PC via USB 2.0 and then plug that content into the TV via SVideo, component, or composite.  Hey, it's sneakernet on a grand scale!
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
A Swarm of Angels: P2P Powered Film Model  —  A Swarm of Angels is a project that aims to create the first community driven film.  The Film will be written, funded and distributed over the Internet.  The plan is to gather a group of 50.000 people who each contribute £25 ($47.5) to join the project.
Discussion: A Swarm of Angels and digg
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile Readies New Web Phones — And Hangs Up on a Star Pitchwoman  —  T-Mobile USA is expected to launch a host of new services, including a new generation of Internet phones, to attract customers away from both wireless and land-line phone companies — and it plans to drop its celebrity pitchwoman, Catherine Zeta-Jones.
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Exclusive: Microsoft premieres new "watermark" …
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