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5:10 AM ET, October 9, 2006

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Mike / CrunchNotes:
I've Had A Long Weekend  —  I spent my weekend in Washington D.C. at the Online News Association Conference.  Going was a pain - I had to fly my father in to watch my dog, and yet another weekend was spent away from home.  But I wanted to go because the organizers said I'd be welcome …
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Staci / paidContent.org:
@ ONA: Making Noise, Yes.  Sense?  I have a lot left to write about from ONA but it just wasn't a live blogging kind of day.  To boot, I was late to the last panel of the weekend — traditionally dubbed a "super session — and will have to listen to a recording to fill in the gap.
Discussion: Lost Remote and BuzzMachine
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
More on the PayPerPost Debate (or "Tim Draper where are you!?!?!)  —  Pete Wright of PayPerPost tries to defend the covert and deceptive marketing platform he is building at PayPerPost on his blog.  I respond in his comments, but also wanted to post my thoughts here as well.
Discussion: Message and Newsome.Org
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Pete Wright / Strange new worlds …:
Jason Calacanis and PayPerPost  —  So, the mighty Jason Calacanis decided to comment on my blog.  Rather than reply with a comment and risk it getting buried, let's address his points publicly here.  —  I have no ads on my site and nothing to gain by going after PayPerPost.
Karen Wickre / Official Google Blog:
About that fake post  —  A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we've discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test.  The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed.  As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule …
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Niero / Destructoid:
Attack of the jaggies in Wii Call of Duty 3  —  IGN has posted a batch of new Call of Duty 3 images running on Wii hardware ... and only if you are a graphics whore (and I know some of you are), you are going to have a field day with this.  This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone …
Discussion: Neowin.net and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zoho Adds Single Sign On Across Online Suite  —  We've been tracking the progress of Zoho's online office suite for since its launch last year.  —  The Zoho development team regularly releases new feature and tweaks (one or two per month on average) instead of the occasional monster update.
Discussion: VentureBeat, AccMan and Zoli's Blog
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Arvind / Zoho Blogs:
Zoho Single Sign-on is On!
Discussion: Office Evolution
Times of London:
Google poised to net YouTube  —  GOOGLE, the search-engine giant, is expected early this week to announce a $1.6 billion (£850m) deal to acquire YouTube, the video-sharing website that has been one of the fastest success stories on the internet.  —  Although YouTube was launched less …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Buying YouTube: Announcement This Week?
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
A Quick and Dirty UMA Primer  —  There appears to be a ton of interest in UMA Technology as well as some confusion about the difference between a WLAN enabled handset (one with a WiFi radio as well as GSM/GPRS) and a UMA/Dual Mode handset which also sports the WiFi-GSM/GPRS Radio configuration …
Discussion: Signal to Noise
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Michael Robertson calls out Zune as biggest flop of 2007  —  In our line of work we hear a lot of noise from the talking heads day in and out, but we can't help biting down on this latest hook courtesy of Michael Robertson.  The anti-tech-powerexec is known for founding MP3.com, Lindows / Linspire …
Discussion: Voidstar: blog
Tropicaljantie / Watching, testing …:
From Russia with love... Did Russian Hackers overtake in effect Chinese Hackers in the race to reverse engineer the Skype.exe ?  This time it's not a hoax or an unfulfilled promise.  Here is the QtSkype4.exe.  —  I just picked this up from my anonymous contacts... Basically I got a sneak preview …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
Doc Searls Weblog:
How VRM helps CRM  —  Responding to what Dave says here (which enlarges on what I said here) Kim Cameron replies, This is exciting stuff - I¹m talking Identity Big Bang content.  He adds, … Yes, except I also think it's important not to understand VRM (Vendor Relationship Management …
GrokLaw:
IBM's Memo in Support of its Motion for SJ on SCO's Interference Claims  —  Would you like to hear the rest of the BayStar story?  Then pull up a chair, my friends.  —  On page 21 in IBM's Amended Redacted Memorandum in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on SCO's Interference Claims …
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
PMC200, the newest media player from Sweden  —  With Jens of Sweden knocked out (although it still has an active website, the company hasn't released a new product in over eight months), it looks like Swedish Valei Computer may be poised to claim the crown of the Swedish portable media industry.
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget Mobile:
Nokia's aeon "full surface screen" cellphone concept  —  Nokia's research and development team have kicked it up a gear with an attractive "aeon" concept phone showing up in the R&D section of the company's website.  The most prominent design feature of aeon is a touchscreen that stretches …
Discussion: digg
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Buy a lawsuit or just the ad traffic?  —  Mark Cuban has "Some Thoughts on YouTube and Google".  Mark is right on target saying Google would be crazy (moronic) to buy YouTube, but brilliant to do an exclusive advertising deal.  —  Google makes money selling advertisements on web traffic, not just search results pages.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cuban is not crazy  —  Mark Cuban knows a few things first hand …
Discussion: Newsome.Org
 
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Google Blogoscoped:
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jkOnTheRun:
Mobile Device Center beta now available for Vista testers
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Tekken girls get real... and naked
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Steve Yegge / Stevey's Blog Rants:
Egomania Itself  —  Q. Is it your testimony that it's perfectly okay …
The Judge / For once and for all!:
Will the iPod ever die?