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1:35 PM ET, October 10, 2006

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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Recapping Coverage Of Google's Acquisition Of YouTube  —  I don't have a ton to say about the Google acquisition of YouTube.  That's because to me, it's more an eyeball landgrab than a search development.  There's no doubt people search for video on YouTube, and getting the leading property will help Google.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google makes video play with YouTube buy  —  update Google has agreed to purchase online video phenomenon YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced Monday.  —  The deal, which had been rumored for days, will dramatically improve Google's video-sharing service …
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Google Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to acquire privately held YouTube Inc., the No. 1 Internet video-sharing site on the Web, for $1.65 billion in stock.  —  The deal, which is by far Google's largest yet …
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Video site buying spree in the offing?
Discussion: Beet.TV
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I still think Google is crazy :)
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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Jennifer Hakes / Google:
Google and Warner Music Group Announce Agreement to Offer Google Video Users WMG's Music Video Content  —  Ad-supported video model provides Warner Music Group with content monetization opportunities and unmatched distribution in the online world  —  Google developing technology to enable user-generated content
Discussion: Mr Wave Theory
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.
Discussion: digg and Slashdot
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: Opposable Thumbs and digg
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
PS3's go on preorder sales tomorrow...
James Enck / EuroTelcoblog:
Ten things I hate about you  —  Last Wednesday the organizers of the Telco 2.0 event were kind enough to give me the opening presentation slot on day one, which was intended to set the scene for a lot of what was to follow.  In the run-up to the event, I had thought long and hard about what sort …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and GigaOM
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
VeriLAN Shuts Down  —  Portland-based wireless ISP sends out note about terminating its business: The Oregon firm has bid on a number of recent metro-scale and larger wireless projects, reaching the final three in the Wireless Silicon Valley RFP process a few weeks ago.
Discussion: GigaOM and MuniWireless
Chris Roper / IGN:
Guitar Hero II Final Tracklist Revealed  —  It's official: From Aerosmith to the Rolling Stones to RATM, all 40 licensed tracks unveiled.  —  After a year of wishlists, speculation and even a bit of "slipped" information, RedOctane finally has revealed to us the final licensed tracklist for Guitar Hero II.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
SmallTown.com: Small Town Reviews, in Flash  —  Almost a year after taking $3 million in funding from Menlo Park's Formative Ventures, SmallTown.com is launching its Flash site for small town local reviews tonight.  I personally find this much Flash annoying but the site might catch on with users who like the look and feel.
useit.com:
Participation Inequality: Encouraging More Users to Contribute … All large-scale, multi-user communities and online social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don't participate very much.  Often, they simply lurk in the background.
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 …
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Samsung's 10-megapixel cellphone in your (Korean) face  —  Remember that show-off from Samsung bragging about his 10-megapixel cellphone last March?  Well, it's finally on sale in Korea (as of today) and it's one hell of an attention seeker.  —  As well as the huge pixel count …
Discussion: I4U News, Gizmodo and CrunchGear
SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
YouTube and Sequoia Go Long Google Stock  —  Henry Blodget submits: Gold stars to YouTube, Google, and their respective investment bankers for how they handled this one... Settle on basic deal terms and a provisional price, leak details so the market has a couple of days to chew on the idea …
Discussion: MarketWatch and Ryan Stewart
Nick / Rough Type:
A glass house  —  Michael Arrington, founder of the popular technology news blog TechCrunch, traveled to Washington, DC, last weekend to participate in a panel discussion at the annual conference of the Online News Association.  He apparently used the occasion to excoriate newspapers …
Discussion: The Blogging Times
eMarketer Articles:
User-Generated Revenue?  —  As more eyes turn to user-generated content sites, can ad dollars be far behind?  —  A new report from In-Stat asserts that over the next several years user-generated content (UGC) will boost Website revenue, mainly from advertising.
 
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