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9:25 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 …
Discussion: BGSL, The Pomo Blog and Lost Remote
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.
Staci / paidContent.org:
GOOG-YouTube: Conference Call: No Name Change; Audio
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:   Main GooTube Takeaways
Tom Krazit / CNET News.com:
Google makes video play with YouTube buy
Discussion: Clickable Culture
Ben Charny / MarketWatch:
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Has Acquired YouTube
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
Google to buy YouTube for $1.65 billion
Niall Kennedy / Niall Kennedy's Weblog:
Google acquires YouTube for $1.65 billion
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
Discussion: Google Watch
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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: SearchViews and InsideGoogle
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
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.
Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
A masked Apple employee begins to blog  —  The Masked Blogger is an Apple employee who has decided to "join the conversation," while trying not to have the conversation turn to the inevitable topic of his employment being terminated by Apple.  The blog in question was born out of a desire …
Discussion: Scobleizer and digg
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, Opposable Thumbs and digg
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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