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2:15 AM ET, October 9, 2006

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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Some thoughts on Youtube and Google  —  Would Google be crazy to buy Youtube.  No doubt about it.  Moronic would be an understatement of a lifetime.  —  Would Google be stupid to do a deal with Youtube.  Not at all.  Would Youtube be smart to do a deal with Google.  Thats a different answer.
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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.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Is Mark Cuban a Weird Sister?
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Google Buying YouTube: Announcement This Week?
Om Malik / GigaOM:   Cuban is not crazy  —  Mark Cuban knows a few things first hand …
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.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
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 …
Discussion: Scripting News
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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
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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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Click2Call Alive, Hoax & Hack  —  The Google Click-to-Call is not cancelled, a Google spokesperson just let us know.  (They have added the statement on their blog as well.) … We had reported on a strange development on Google's official blog which indicated that Google's click-to-call project was cancelled.
Google Blogoscoped:
Official Google Block Hacked
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
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
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 …
The Judge / For once and for all!:
Will the iPod ever die?  —  The iPod has dominated the MP3 player (and portable video player) market so far.  It began the ultimate revolution in how we listen to our music.  Competitors have come and gone, while the iPod stood strong, but really, will the iPod ever die?
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
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
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 …
Discussion: VoIP Blog
 
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Ed Oswald / BetaNews:
MS to Offer Free, Discounted Vista
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PMC200, the newest media player from Sweden
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Movable Type turns 5
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Preparing your feeds for IE7
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Andrew Yoon / PSP Fanboy:
Tekken girls get real... and naked
Discussion: You NEWB and digg
Steve Yegge / Stevey's Blog Rants:
Egomania Itself  —  Q. Is it your testimony that it's perfectly okay …
Dan Lurie / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Hack your Mac Pro SuperDrive for fun and profit
Discussion: digg