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4:50 PM ET, October 27, 2006

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Tim Wu / Slate:
Does YouTube Really Have Legal Problems?  —  HOW THE BELL LOBBY HELPED MIDWIFE YOUTUBE.  —  When Google bought YouTube, the conventional wisdom—expressed in op-eds, newspaper articles, and scary editorial cartoons—was that they'd also bought themselves a whole heap of copyright trouble.
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Richard Koman / Silicon Valley Watcher:   Google's nonexistent YouTube problem
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Microsoft Profit and Revenue Up 11% on Strength of Games and Servers  —  Microsoft reported solid quarterly results yesterday that slightly surpassed Wall Street expectations, with sales growth driven by its Xbox game business and software for server computers.  Both revenue and profit rose 11 percent.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports First Quarter Earnings  —  Microsoft delivers double digit revenue growth  —  Segment Revenue/Operating Income(Loss)  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced first quarter revenue of $10.81 billion for the period ended September 30, 2006, an 11% increase over the same quarter of the prior year.
Steve Maich / macleans.ca:
Pornography, gambling, lies, theft and terrorism: The Internet sucks  —  They're all still down there, out of sight and all but out of mind — hundreds of millions of miles of hair-thin strands of glass, strung beneath the streets of every city, under farm fields, suburbs, deserts, and strewn across the ocean floor.
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Mark Evans:
Does the Internet Suck? Evans vs. Maich
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
Vauhini Vara / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace, ByeSpace?  —  Some Users Renounce Social Sites as Too Big  —  Social-networking Web sites like MySpace.com and Facebook.com have helped link millions of friends.  But now they have a new enemy: 20-year-old Jenny Thompson.  —  After Ms. Thompson created a MySpace page two years ago …
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
MySpace Founder Acquires Flurl.com  —  It's being announced today that MySpace founder Brad Greenspan has acquired the majority stake in Flurl.com, a Belgium-based video sharing site and search engine.  The acquisition was made by Greenspan's Los Angeles investment firm, LiveUniverse …
Discussion: Monkey Bites and alarm:clock euro
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Kelvin / Mashable!:
Top 10 Video Sharing Sites on MySpace
Discussion: digg
Duncan Graham-Rowe / NewScientistTech:
Surveillance system spots violent behaviour  —  Smart surveillance systems capable of automatically detecting violent crimes could soon be available.  —  A computer vision system developed in the University of Texas in Austin, US, can already tell the difference between friendly behaviour …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Update on TechCrunch NY Event: Wait List Opened  —  The 450 slots we opened up for the TechCrunch New York party on November 16, 2006 were sold out in about four hours.  We know a certain number of people won't show up, so we are now opening up a wait list for additional guests.
Discussion: duncanriley.com and gregword
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Social Media the New Hollywood or the new Pittsburgh?  —  When Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention, the telephone, for the first time publicly in 1876, he didn't announce the birth of a new age of ubiquitous electronic person-to-person communications.  Nope.
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Ray Ozzie's view of the Web Office  —  Prior to the Thirty Years of Public Key Cryptography event at the Computer History Museum, I caught up with Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie.  Of course, I asked him what his thinking was on delivering a full-blown Web office suite to compete …
Discussion: Rough Type and Message
Jeff Linden / Official Linden Blog:
Amazon S3 For The Win  —  Sometimes the most trivial part of your Second Life experience, when magnified ten thousand times, becomes not such a trivial thing after all.  —  Case in point: The client you download may just seem like a 5-minute nuisance to you.
PC Pro:
PC maker fumes at Vista price hike  —  Leading PC manufacturer Acer has accused Microsoft of ratcheting up the cost of Windows by effectively forcing consumers to opt for the Premium version of Vista.  —  Acer claims that the Vista Home Basic - the new entry-level Windows - is so poorly featured that consumers will simply reject it.
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
San Francisco Wi-Fi router giveaway  —  If you're a San Francisco resident, you're probably still wondering when your city-wide Wi-Fi courtesy of Google and EarthLink becomes a reality.  The short answer: stay tuned; community meetings and negotiations are still ongoing.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Journal:
YouTube.com & Video Spam  —  This MediaPost piece discusses a Wendy's "campaign" on YouTube — commercials that "masqueraded" as videos on the site.  There was considerable exposure apparently, with some users responding positively and others critical of the spots.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and digg
MarketWatch:
EMI Music CEO says the CD is 'dead'  —  LONDON (MarketWatch) — EMI Music Chairman and Chief Executive Alain Levy Friday told an audience at the London Business School that the CD is dead, saying music companies will no longer be able to sell CDs without offering "value-added" material.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Coolfer and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Trumba: Interconnnecting Online Events and Calendars  —  Last week I spoke to Jeremy Jaech, CEO and president of Trumba, whose team is building an innovative online event calendaring system aimed at enterprises.  Jeremy Jaech was also the founder of both Visio and PageMaker …
Discussion: Message
 
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Windows Vista Blog Gets A Huge Makeover
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Simon Pope / Apple:
BMG Japan Catalog Now Available on the iTunes Store
Darren Rowse / ProBlogger Blog Tips:
How to Generate High Quantities of Content for Your Blog
Discussion: digg
BBC:
'Tower of Babel' translator made