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8:20 AM ET, October 30, 2006

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Troy Wolverton / Mercury News:
IPod's click wheel: Has it been framed?  —  PATENT FILING SHOWS NEW NAVIGATION METHOD  —  Bye-bye click wheel?  —  If a recent patent filing is any indication, Apple Computer may abandon the iconic wheel that has become virtually synonymous with its popular iPod music players.
Discussion: TechSpot, digg and Slashdot
Yuki Noguchi / Washington Post:
In Teens' Web World, MySpace Is So Last Year  —  Teen Web sensation MySpace became so big so fast, News Corp. spent $580 million last year to buy it.  Then Google Inc. struck a $900 million deal, primarily to advertise with it.  But now Jackie Birnbaum and her fellow English classmates …
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   Are Hot Web Sites Like Hit TV Shows?
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Froogle replacement discovered  —  Google announced in September they would have a new search tool to replace Froogle by the holiday shopping season.  Unfortunately, searching for products on Google still shows results from Froogle, causing Ina Steiner to ask the question "Google Base, Where Are You?"
Steve Hall / Adrants:
MARKETERS WILL NOT DESTROY SECOND LIFE  —  Much negativity has surrounded the launch of a new marketing company called CRAYON.  The company chose to make their LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT within SECOND LIFE where they established an island outpost.  Some seem to think it's the end of Second Life because Crayon …
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
In a Blurry World, Ownership Is Yesterday's News  —  IT is hard to find any public policy question that feels less relevant by the minute than whether one person or company should be permitted to own television stations and newspapers in the same market.  —  Rules barring cross-ownership went …
Discussion: Digital Destiny and Technology360
Fortune:
Yahoo's dilemma: Deal or no deal?  —  Overshadowed by Google, CEO Terry Semel needs to make a move.  Now he's flirting with AOL, Fortune reports.  —  (Fortune) — Yahoo must have a new appreciation of how Burger King feels about McDonald's: Constantly looking up at No. 1 gets vexing.
Fast Company:
How to Launch a Career With Your Blog … FROM: FASTCOMPANY.COM BY: LESLIE TAYLOR  —  Silicon Valley start-ups and media behemoths aren't the only ones realizing the rewards of the rebounding Web economy.  Already, many A-list bloggers have generated significant income from running advertisements on their blogs.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PayPerPost Is Now Officially Absurd  —  Many commenters in previous TechCrunch posts on PayPerPost compared their business model to payola in the music industry.  At PayPerPost, bloggers are offered cash to write about products.  Disclosure is optional, and often the bloggers are required to only express positive comments.
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will Web 2.0 ultimately kill Windows?  —  In Part 2 of "My Dinner with Allchin" (OK, so it was just a cup of tea), Microsoft Platforms and Services Co-president Jim Allchin touched on a few subjects about which he doesn't often opine.  —  Allchin shared his thoughts on Windows Live (which …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Dot-Com Survivor's Long Road  —  When Jim Clark started Shutterfly, the online photo printing service, in December 1999, a 2-megapixel digital camera could set you back $800, investor enthusiasm for e-commerce was soaring and the words "Internet" and "bust" were rarely used in the same sentence.
Discussion: Paul Mooney
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Brightcove Launches Its Network for Small Video Publishers  —  High profile video startup Brightcove has launched what it calls the Brightcove Network, its video delivery and monetization service for small video publishers.  To date Brightcove's most visible moves have been in providing web video services …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Moves to Protect Copyright Holders  —  On Monday MySpace will announce a partnership with California startup Gracenote to help detect and block copyrighted music from being posted on MySpace member pages.  This will allow them to be more proactive about copyright enforcement …
Discussion: The Utube Blog
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Make: 3D PDF of Spud Gun Project  —  OK, we're biased, but Make: magazine does some of the coolest, most cutting edge publishing around.  It's an old-fashioned print magazine (described variously as "Popular Mechanics for the 21st century" and "Martha Stewart for Geeks") …
Discussion: John Nack on Adobe and Boing Boing
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Xbox 360: gaming console, media hub, and frying pan?  —  It's no secret that the Xbox 360 can get a little hot under the collar — after all, this is the same console that drove people to build elaborate support systems or hang their power bricks out the window — but who knew that the heat …
Discussion: Igniq.com Gaming News
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Royale Noir: secret XP theme uncovered  —  Sometime after the launch of XP, somewhere in Redmond, someone on the Microsoft design team was in the progress of developing something for Media Center.  It was believed to be too powerful for public consumption and forever archived in the servers at 1 Microsoft Way.
Discussion: CyberNet Technology News and digg
interesting-people.org:
Subject: [IP] more on Public radio seeks recall of FM devices used in cars  —  Begin forwarded message:  —  From: Matt Murray <mattm@optonline.net>  —  To: dave@farber.net  —  I am almost spitting tacks after reading this.  —  For decades J.C. Whitney, Radio Shack and other "electronic" vendors have sold FM modulators.
Xeni Jardin / Wired News:
Under Fire, Soldiers Kill Blogs  —  Some of the web's more popular "milblogs" — blogs maintained by present or former active duty military personnel — are going quiet following a renewed push by U.S. military officials to scan sites for security risks.  —  Ten members of a Virginia National Guard unit …
 
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Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
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Discussion: Gizmodo
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What if I sold ads here?  —  I see what Jason Calacanis …
Fred / A VC:
The Parallel Entrepreneur  —  You hear about serial entrepreneurs …
Discussion: The Paradigm Shift and digg
Evan Blass / Engadget:
PS3's SIXAXIS goes under the knife
Discussion: Gizmodo and I4U News
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Aimee Weber / Second Life Insider:
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Discussion: reBang weblog and Slashdot