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9:50 AM ET, October 30, 2006

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Noam Cohen / New York Times:
YouTube Is Purging Copyrighted Clips  —  Hitting the financial jackpot, it appears, may have created some headaches for YouTube, the wildly popular video-sharing Web site that has agreed to be bought by Google for $1.65 billion in stock.  —  The site late last week began purging copyrighted material …
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Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Monday Morning Miscellany  —  There's always more to write about than time to write.  This week I'm going to ease up on my beloved blogging a bit to concentrate on other things that need to be addressed.  So there may be a few days this week without any posting.  It will be a test of my resolve.
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 and digg
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?"
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Ina Steiner / AuctionBytes.com:   Google Base, Where Are You?  —  I wondered why I still …
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Eleksen's fabric keyboard / UMPC case in the wild  —  The fabric keyboard gurus over at Eleksen are apparently moving forward with its colorful fabric keyboard / UMPC case hybrid, which would add another clever offering to its already sleek Bluetooth and bendable options.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
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jkOnTheRun:
Fabric keyboard concept case
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Catherine Holahan / Business Week:
Don't I Know You from the Internet?  —  Some performers are parlaying online celebrity into deals with big media.  Soon they may be able to just stick to the Web  —  The small screen has always been a launching pad for big stars.  But for some would-be famous actors, musicians, and comedians …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Off On A Tangent
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia's 330 Auto Navigation: their first dedicated GPS device  —  Ah, there you are sweet, sweet Nokia GPS navigator, official at last.  Dubbed the Nokia 330 Auto Navigation by the cats in Espoo, this device marks Nokia's first entry into the dedicated GPS satnav market.
Discussion: Darla Mack and jkOnTheRun
New York Times:
Marketers Demanding Better Count of the Clicks  —  Internet companies have had great success selling advertising space, in part because the effectiveness of those ads is supposedly so easily measured.  But marketers, even as they continue to push more of their ad budgets online, are starting to ask for better proof.
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Om Malik / GigaOM:
TalkPlus, VoIP 2.0 Startup raises $5.5 million  —  The good news is that VoIP has moved away from its PSTN-replacement phase to a more experimental phase, where start-ups are combining presence, personality management, unified messaging and mobility and coming up with new applications.
Discussion: Alec Saunders .LOG
mathewingram.com/work:
MySpace — so popular no one goes there  —  Is MySpace losing its edge?  A piece in the Washington Post entitled "In Teens' Web World, MySpace is So Last Year" seems to suggest that it is.  Teens say the social networking site is old news, and they are moving on to other things.
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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Are Hot Web Sites Like Hit TV Shows?
 
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
No blogging allowed at "consumer generated media" conference
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interesting-people.org:
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What if I sold ads here?  —  I see what Jason Calacanis …
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 Earlier Items: 
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Xbox 360: gaming console, media hub, and frying pan?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Will Web 2.0 ultimately kill Windows?
Evan Blass / Engadget:
PS3's SIXAXIS goes under the knife
Discussion: Gizmodo and I4U News
Chuqui 3.0:
Why Apple doesn't have a blogging policy (it ain't what you think. …
Xeni Jardin / Wired News:
Under Fire, Soldiers Kill Blogs
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Warm Tea: The Bully boy-on-boy kiss goes mainstream
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

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Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
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