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11:20 AM ET, October 13, 2006

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Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google faces copyright fight over YouTube  —  Dick Parsons, the chairman and chief executive of Time Warner, fired a shot across the bows of Google, saying his group would pursue its copyright complaints against the video sharing site YouTube.com.  —  Google paid $1.6bn for YouTube …
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John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
SOUR GRAPES: TIME TO SUETUBE?  —  Surprise: Time Warner is rattling copyright sabers (BoingBoing) over Google's acquisition of YouTube.  Let's pull back and take a look at this, shall we?  Time Warner not only owns a s**tload of content that is now playing on YouTube, it also owns AOL …
Discussion: Techdirt
Christian Zappone / CNNMoney.com:
Help!  YouTube is killing my business!  —  An Ohio company's sales get 'killed' as YouTube surfers cripple utube.com, a pipe equipment seller's web site.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — One place where YouTube's success isn't being celebrated is in the offices of Universal Tube and Rollerform Equipment Corp. near Toledo, Ohio.
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Inside AdSense:
Introducing multiple custom channels  —  As of today, it is now possible to assign multiple custom channels to a single ad unit.  This feature enables you to track your ad performance with greater flexibility and view more granular information.  When generating your ad code …
Discussion: ProBlogger Blog Tips
Gregg Keizer / TechWeb:
Vista Licenses Limit OS Transfers, Ban VM Use  —  Microsoft has released licenses for the Windows Vista operating system that dramatically differ from those for Windows XP in that they limit the number of times that retail editions can be transferred to another device and ban …
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Nwhite / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Virtual PC 2007 Beta: Free and Available Now
Discussion: Teching It Easy and MSDN Blogs
Gizmodo:
Palm Announces Low-End Treo 680  —  As expected, Palm has just announced the low-end Treo 680 for GSM markets sold unlocked in four colors: crimson, copper, arctic and graphite.  In non-marketing speak, that's red, orange, white and silver.  Each of these phones come with a 320x320 color screen …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The PayPerPost Virus Spreads  —  Two new services that are similar to the controversial PayPerPost have announced their launch in the last few days: ReviewMe and CreamAid.  PayPerPost, a marketplace for advertisers to pay bloggers to write about products (with our without disclosure) …
Discussion: rexblog
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Andy Hagans / Link Building Blog:   EXCLUSIVE: Announcing ReviewMe!!
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?  —  If the plan is perfectly executed, Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child project will deploy 100 million laptops in the first year.  In one fell swoop, the nonprofit organization will create the largest computing monoculture in history.
Discussion: Computerworld Blogs and Slashdot
Kablenet / The Register:
EC boosts open source  —  Sets up consortium for software pooling  —  The European Commission has taken steps to promote the use of open source systems and software in the public sector.  —  It has selected a consortium led by Unisys Belgium to create and manage the Open Source Observatory and Repository …
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
Kevin Dean / Microsoft Higher Education:
Internet Explorer 7 is coming ... Are you ready?  —  The final release of Internet Explorer 7 is fast approaching ... and I mean really fast ......and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it's available for download.  Are your Web sites, extensions, and applications ready?
Jonathan Lumb / 1up.com:
Xbox 360 granted Good Design Award  —  A truly international design wins over Japan's judges.  —  Japan's Good Design Awards are handed out each year to well-designed products across a wide range of industries.  Past winners in the game industry have included Nintendo's DS lite and Game Boy micro and Sony's PlayStation 2 and PSP.
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers  —  In addition to having a great alliterative name, Hal Halpin likes to start things with acronyms.  He started the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) which merged with the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) to form the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA).
Todd Weiss / Computerworld:
Could a 30-in. monitor help you do your job faster?  —  A French IT consultant says yes, but productivity experts disagree  —  October 10, 2006 (Computerworld) — Providing employees with 30-in. computer monitors can boost worker productivity at companies where 17- or 19-in. monitors are typically used …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Looking Sharp  —  How many startups show me their stuff, and I think: Maybe that's interesting, but I'll never use it.  (Answer: Most of them.)  —  It was almost unsettling, then, when Sharpcast CEO Gibu Thomas put me through the paces of his product demo.  I could think of numerous situations when I needed something just like it.
Discussion: down the avenue
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft and Adobe developer/designer death match  —  I was just adding stuff to my linkblog, cause we missed our plane to Greensboro (got another one that leaves at 1 p.m., we'll be spending the night in Chicago) and I saw a couple of things that got me to write about the coming Microsoft/Adobe developer/designer death match.
Nick / Rough Type:
United States vs. Google  —  Every era of computing has its defining antitrust case.  In 1969, at the height of the mainframe age's go-go years, the Justice Department filed its United States vs. IBM lawsuit, claiming that Big Blue had an unfair monopoly over the computer industry.
Jerry Morrison / Official Google Blog:
Maps in the Palm in your hand  —  Since we first launched Google Maps for mobile devices, we've adapted it to more phones and languages and added features like traffic info.  And as of today, the new Palm Treo version answers our top request from users.  It's been months in the making, but I think you'll find it worth the wait.
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Evan Blass / Engadget:
Live from Palm's Treo announcement at DigitalLife
CNET News.com:
Class action suit over ID theft tossed out  —  A federal judge in Arkansas has thrown out a class action lawsuit against Acxiom, which exposed massive amounts of Americans' personal information in a high-profile Internet security snafu three years ago.  —  Even though a spammer had downloaded …
 
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Jason Cross / ExtremeTech:
Vista Gadgets and Yahoo! Widgets
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Beautiful steampunk laptop
Discussion: Gizmodo, Tech Digest and Kotaku
Sogrady / tecosystems:
WHAT IS OFFICE 2.0?  —  The question put to me a few days ago …
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Will Edelman Walk the Talk?
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter Rojas / Engadget:
Linksys WRT350N Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link
Discussion: digg
Andy Merrett / Tech Digest:
Britain's blogging A list
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IceWeasel - Why Proprietary Software Will Always Win Out
Ross Miller / Joystiq:
The new economics of Counter-Strike
Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Colloquis to Enhance User Interactions Online
Discussion: BeyondVC
Niero / Destructoid:
My afternoon with Jack Thompson
Discussion: Opposable Thumbs, digg and Slashdot
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple MacBook owners organizing class action lawsuit