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4:40 PM ET, October 16, 2006

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Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
YouTube vs. MySpace?  —  With millions of dollars in online ad revenue on the line, the two Net superstars could be headed for more conflict  —  Just a few months ago, News Corp. (NWS) landed a crucial deal with Internet leader Google (GOOG).  News Corp. designated Google as the search engine for MySpace …
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Steve Poland / TechCrunch:
MySpace Makes Subtle Shifts to Emphasize Video  —  We wrote earlier about News Corp's unease with the Google-YouTube acquisition.  For the last few weeks News Corp has been engaging in a one-sided PR war with YouTube - from News Corp. COO Peter Chernin's recent comments that 60-70% …
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
MySpace.com Adds Video Space
Discussion: Mashable!
Andrew Adam Newman / New York Times:
The Reporter Is Real, but the World He Covers Isn't  —  In preparing to open a Reuters bureau on a bustling island, Adam Pasick has been introducing himself to residents and interviewing entrepreneurs.  After finishing such interviews, Mr. Pasick often levitates for a moment, then flies over buildings.
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Adam / Reuters/Second Life:
US Congress launches probe into virtual economies
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
55 Million Blogs, and Now a Service to Track Them  —  LONDON — Corporations are growing increasingly conscious of the power, and potential pitfalls, of blogging.  A favorable review from an influential blogger can help generate the kind of buzz around a new product that traditional advertising struggles to achieve.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:   Where did Dave Sifry Go? Nowhere
Daily Mail:
One giant step for home entertainment?  —  Is this the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programmes and computer games in the future?  —  In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Gains Pay For YouTube  —  Did the YouTube deal pay for itself?  At least for one week it did.  On Friday, October 6, 2006, Google shares closed at $420.50 a share.  With roughly 304.36 million shares outstanding, that meant the company had a market capitalization of $127.983 billion.
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's No. 2 Has Low Profile, High Impact  —  When Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs lured little-known Timothy D. Cook to the company in early 1998, Mr. Cook was charged with straightening out the messy operations of a fallen Silicon Valley icon.
Barry Fox / NewScientistTech:
Invention: Smart-card DVDs  —  Smart-card discs  —  CDs and DVDs have been around for a while.  Nevertheless, American-Israeli company Aladdin think it can breathe new life into these formats by creating a disc that combines optical storage capacity with an embedded electronic smart card chip.
Reuters:
Stern freebie kicks off new online radio service  —  Ten months after leaving the commercial airwaves for subscription-based Sirius Satellite Radio, shock jock Howard Stern is out to attract a broad new online audience with his first-ever free Internet broadcast.
Discussion: Hear 2.0, Business Filter and Slashdot
Chris Kohler / Game|Life:
Exclusive!  Elite Beat Agents Track List  —  Would you believe... Chicago?  The Village People?  —  Cher?  —  It's all true.  As Game|  Life can exclusively reveal this morning, Elite Beat Agents — the feverishly anticipated musical video game for Nintendo DS — will pack nineteen …
Discussion: 4 color rebellion
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
What MTV says about Google-YouTube marriage  —  news analysis A recent Google collaboration with MTV Networks may have offered a window into what the combination of Google's online advertising network and YouTube's content will look like.  —  Google began distributing clips from MTV Networks …
Discussion: Blogging Stocks
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
McDonald's MP3 players ship with trojan horse  —  What do tubby teens, MP3 players, and grandma's scalded taint all have in common?  That's right, the absolute attention of McDonald's legal.  See, McDonald's and Coca-Cola recently teamed up in Japan to give away 10,000 self-branded MP3 players pre-loaded …
Discussion: CrunchGear and CNNMoney.com
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Latest McDonald's Giveaway Prize: Spyware
Discussion: digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Movie Downloads: iTunes v. The Rest  —  We started testing the various movie download services earlier this summer when rumors of Apple's new movie download store first heated up.  We're now regular customers of three of the services.  Michael Arrington is an iTunes junkie because he likes having movies …
Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
How to move a WordPress blog to a new host - DLS Recipe  —  How to move a WordPress blog  —  Ingredients:  — 1 Cup SQLyog (community edition) for exporting/importing (substitute: phpMyAdmin)  — 1 tsp.  favorite FTP client (FileZilla, CuteFTP, WSFTP, CoffeeCup, iFTP)
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Movable Type Enterprise 1.5 Launched  —  Today Six Apart will release a new version of its Movable Type Enterprise edition.  I spoke to Anil Dash (a SixApart VP) and Chris Alden (EVP and GM of Movable Type - formally CEO of Rojo) about the upgrade and to discuss the future of Movable Type.
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Verizon to get its own MOTORAZR MAXX
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Jennifer Guevin / CNET News.com:
Report: Media giants team up to keep YouTube in check
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is this an iPod Shuffle or an IP-PBX?
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Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
MediaCoder - universal video transcoding
William Slawski / SEO by the SEA:
20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results
Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
For India's Traditional Fishermen, Cellphones Deliver a Sea Change
Discussion: Techdirt
John Musser / ProgrammableWeb:
Mashups for Terrorists  —  "Web site that tracks 911 calls …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Nintendo's Wiimote, like for your TV and stuff
Discussion: CrunchGear
 Earlier Items: 
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny:
TiVo Meets With FCC, Talks CableCARD
Marjolein Hoekstra / CleverClogs:
OPML Auto-discovery Bookmarklet
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Kotaku:
First North American PlayStation 3 Commercial: "The Wait"
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo and Destructoid
Bjorn Carey / Popular Science:
A Floating Chernobyl?
Shelly Freierman / New York Times:
The Youngsters Aren't Listening as Much  —  Radio listening …
Discussion: Techdirt and Lost Remote
Chron.Com / TechBlog:
Reading on the Reader  —  Spent this afternoon reading a book on the Sony Reader.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and CNNMoney.com
Lee Odden / Online Marketing Blog:
Interview with Chris Pirillo
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Reader feeds in your Gmail