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6:15 PM ET, October 13, 2006

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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: Joe Duck and Digital Micro-Markets
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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 …
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
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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 …
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
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
TV Spectrum to Be Opened for Other Uses  —  The FCC agrees to give technology companies some access to the white space between channels for wireless devices.  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday struck a compromise that would give technology companies some access …
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
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.
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
T-Mobile to let mylos use HotSpot for free  —  Today Sony and T-Mobile announced a partnership allowing all mylo users (mylers? mylites? mylanta — nevermind, that's already taken) to use T-Mobile's massive network of WiFi hotspots (appropriately known as HotSpot) for free until late 2007.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mylo Freeloads On T-Mobile
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 …
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 …
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?
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Steampunk laptop comes complete with Morse key  —  We're not exactly sure how this actually works, but a creative Japanese fellow seems to have created a laptop that looks like something out of the movie "Pi."  It's apparently a functioning laptop, with mechanical keys, a wooden space bar, and a stylish Morse key over the trackball.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft President Says Families Deserve More Help Navigating …
DickMcVengeance / Destructoid:
Jack Thompson Ruling!
Discussion: You NEWB and digg
Luke Smith / 1up.com:
Lost Planet Collector's Edition 'Bonuses?'
Nathan Weinberg / InsideGoogle:
COLBERT WANTS HIS CUT
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 gets Core Duo-ized
Discussion: Engadget and GottaBeMobile.com
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
 Earlier Items: 
Mike / Modern Dragons:
Citizendium  —  Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia …
Kablenet / The Register:
EC boosts open source
Discussion: Open Sources and AC/OS
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
The ECA, a consumer advocacy group for gamers
Gizmodo:
Palm Announces Low-End Treo 680
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