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8:10 AM ET, October 10, 2006

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Google:
Google To Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion in Stock Combination Will Create New Opportunities for Users and Content Owners Everywhere  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through …
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Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I still think Google is crazy :)  —  Kudos to Youtube for getting them to say yes.  My advice to you is to always protect your downside.  Ignore all the scammers who want your money, and dont listen to all the tax scammers who want to save you money on taxes.  Writing that check is painful, but its the right thing to do.
New York Times:
Google to Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion  —  Google announced this afternoon that it would buy YouTube, the popular video-sharing Web site, for stock that it valued at $1.65 billion.  —  Google beat out a number of other YouTube suitors, including Microsoft, Viacom, Yahoo and the News Corporation.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Goobed  —  This one is personal - now that the deal is done, I have to start working on losing 40 pounds.  So if you are making plans to meet me for a drink - not going to happen.  Given that how wrong I was on this one, you shouldn't really read any further.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Fox a Factor in the Google/YouTube Deal?  —  Notably absent in the slew of content deals announced by YouTube today is any announcement of a Fox relationship.  That's because there isn't one.  —  A source inside of Fox, which owns MySpace, tells us that they were surprised that Google …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Has Acquired YouTube  —  Moments ago the deal was confirmed.  In their largest acquisition to date, Google has acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in an all stock transaction.  Both companies have approved the deal, which should officially close in the fourth quarter.
Staci / paidContent.org:
GOOG-YouTube: Conference Call: No Name Change; Audio  —  Speaking from YouTube "world headquarters" as Google CEO Eric Schmidt dubbed it at the start of the call, Schmidt, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb and Gadgetell
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Dot-Com Boom Echoed in Deal to Buy YouTube  —  A profitless Web site started by three 20-somethings after a late-night dinner party is sold for more than a billion dollars, instantly turning dozens of its employees into paper millionaires.  It sounds like a tale from the late 1990's dot-com bubble, but it happened yesterday.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Main GooTube Takeaways
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock
Todd Bishop / Todd Bishop's Microsoft Blog:
What Google's YouTube deal means for Microsoft
Jonathan Thaw / Bloomberg:
Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion, Grabs Lead in Web Videos
Ed Burnette / Ed Burnette's Dev Connection:
Google and YouTube: Pig in a poke?
Discussion: Newsome.Org
Jennifer Hakes / Google:
Google Signs Agreement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT to Give Users Access to Expansive Catalog of Music Videos  —  Ad-supported video models give users unparalleled access to SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT's content online and creates new monetization opportunities
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Ten Things I Wish IE 7 Was About to Deliver  —  Contrary to some reports, Internet Explorer 7 will probably not roll out automatically to Windows users in tomorrow's Patch Tuesday update; it will come out some time after Thursday according to indications from the IE 7 team blog.
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
A look at Firefox 2.0 RC2  —  Changes in RC2  —  The official release of Firefox 2.0 is right around the corner and the second release candidate (RC2) was made available last week.  Release candidates provide insight into the features and functionality that will be available in the final release.
Curtis / You NEWB:
Run like hell!  PS3 pre-orders to start tomorrow!  —  If you're itching to get your sweaty mits on a PS3 as soon as possible, we have the next best thing.  A PS3 preorder!  You're in luck because EB/Gamestop is going to start accepting pre-orders TOMORROW.
Discussion: Scobleizer and Opposable Thumbs
Mihai Parparita / Official Google Reader Blog:
We made it (a little bit) better  —  It's been a very exciting week since we did our big Reader update.  It's good to see that people have been liking our work.  At the same time, we know there's still lots to do, which is why we've been busy fixing bugs and tweaking things in response to user feedback.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
U.N. Enlists Internet Star for Antipoverty Pitch  —  The Likes of Lonelygirl15  —  Are Sought for Service Ads;  —  Risk of Using Web Producers  —  The United Nations is hoping a lonely girl can help it fight poverty.  —  The U.N. has enlisted the star of hugely popular Web video series LonelyGirl15 …
 
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