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3:40 PM 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: Digital Micro-Markets
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Value is in the eyes of the beholder
Mike / Techdirt:
When Negotiating A Deal With YouTube, First Threaten To Sue Them...
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Tom Neumayr / Apple:
Apple Announces iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition  —  Portion of Proceeds Contributed to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS  —  Apple® today announced the iPod® nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition.  (RED) was created by U2 lead singer, Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage business …
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Motorola:
Sprint Joins Motorola, (PRODUCT) RED™ and the Global Fund to Help Fight AIDS in Africa with Upcoming U.S. Availability of RED MOTORAZR™  —  RED MOTORAZR on high-speed Power Vision network benefits (RED); offers exclusive Sprint content and live television channels
Microsoft:
Microsoft Says on Track to Release Windows Vista on Schedule  —  New operating system will be released in Europe and Korea on schedule, following "constructive dialogue" with competition authorities.  —  Microsoft Corp. today confirmed that it is on track to deliver Windows Vista&trade …
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
No, there's no ban on virtual Vista  —  There's a lot of confusion going around about the new Windows Vista licenses.  I wrote about the two-machine limit earlier this week.  Now I see Gregg Keizer at TechWeb and Robert McLaws of Windows Now arguing that the new license bans the use …
Murlocker / Urlocker On Disruption:
Sony's 3Ds: Downgraded, Delayed and Disrupted —What Went Wrong?  —  Sony Corp. was the great innovator in consumer electronics for 30 years, but you'd never know it reading the latest headlines or watching the stock:  — Sony bonds Downgraded by Fitch in anticipation of further financial weakness
Discussion: Mark Evans
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free
Discussion: CrunchGear
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mylo Freeloads On T-Mobile
Discussion: .:UNEASYsilence:.
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: Mashable!, 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 …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized  —  Looks like we're on a Fujitsu kick today, but really, it's just coincidence.  An anonymous tipster just pinged me with an interesting Fujitsu Stylistic development over in Germany.  Looks like the uber-slate is getting the Core Duo treatment with an Intel U2500 ULV running at 1.2 GHz.
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
J Mark Lytle / Digital World Tokyo:
Fujitsu laptops also ditching hard drives for flash  —  Fujitsu will soon join two other major PC makers in putting on sale a portable computer that uses flash memory in place of the traditional hard-disk drive.  —  The company will offer a 16GB or 32GB flash memory disk as an option …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and jkOnTheRun
Michael Kanellos / ZDNet:
Transmeta hits Intel with patent suit … Having failed to beat Intel in the marketplace, Transmeta is turning to the courtroom  —  Transmeta, the chip designer that once tried to take on Intel in the notebook market, is suing Intel for patent infringement.
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?
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 …
Mike Pegg / Google Maps Mania:
Useamap.com is TinyURL.com for Google Maps  —  UseAMap.com:  —  Vincent Glennon from the West of Ireland has created neat little Google Maps tool called Useamap.  Simply put, it allows you to save a Google Maps location with a simple URL without the need to register.
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 …
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
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Beautiful steampunk laptop  —  This crazy sculpture of a steampunk Japanese laptop includes a Morse key over the trackball and a manual typewriter keyboard straight out of Naked Lunch.  If this was a working laptop, I'd carry it everywhere.  Link (via JWZ)  —  Update: Adam sez, "It's not a 'sculpture' — it's a working computer.
Discussion: SCI FI Tech, Gizmodo, Tech Digest and Kotaku
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Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:   Steampunk laptop comes complete with Morse key
 
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Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
COLBERT WANTS HIS CUT
Reuters:
University joins Google library project
Discussion: Download Squad and digg
Kris Graft / Next Generation:
Clover Studios to Dissolve
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
PRWeb Discontinues Free Press Releases
Google Blogoscoped:
Picasa With Video Upload
Mike / Modern Dragons:
Citizendium  —  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia …
Discussion: TeleRead and Slashdot
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Cross / ExtremeTech:
Vista Gadgets and Yahoo! Widgets
Discussion: digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The PayPerPost Virus Spreads
Sogrady / tecosystems:
WHAT IS OFFICE 2.0?  —  The question put to me a few days ago …
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Looking Sharp  —  How many startups show me their stuff …
Discussion: down the avenue
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
How Do You Secure 100 Million Laptops?
CNET News.com:
Class action suit over ID theft tossed out
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Accenture Technology finalizing persuasive mirror, behavior monitoring systems
Discussion: Tech Digest