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5:25 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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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 and digg
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
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
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?
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
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
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 …
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cuban is not crazy  —  Mark Cuban knows a few things first hand - how to snooker a big company into buying something for billions and then walk into the sunset.  Perhaps that is why I take his argument that a moron would buy YouTube seriously.  Only 25% of those who have voted in our poll think it is likely to happen.
Discussion: Newsome.Org
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Buy a lawsuit or just the ad traffic?
 
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Will the iPod ever die?