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2:10 AM ET, October 30, 2006

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Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:
Are Hot Web Sites Like Hit TV Shows?  —  The Washington Post's Yuki Noguchi has this article today about how teens may be turning away from MySpace, raising the prospect that hot Internet properties are like fads that fade.  —  She talked to DC-area teens who have moved on from MySpace to Facebook and other social networking sites.
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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Graham Bowley / Financial Times:
The high priestess of internet friendship
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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?"
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Should Conferences Ban Blogging?  —  Dave Armano is watching an interesting thread started by Greg Verdino.  Apparently blogging was banned at this week's Nielsen BuzzMetric client-only conference on consumer generated media.  —  Greg says: "So how can you host an event about consumer generated media …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:   Can I Please Blog Your Private Meeting?
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 …
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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 …
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
Andrew / Treonauts:
Cingular Treo 680: Pricing & Launch Date Leaks + Treo 750w Possibly Coming to Cingular Soon  —  I have to admit that at this particular moment I feel as if Santa had arrived early this year thanks to the latest leak of a Cingular "Government Sales Team" PowerPoint presentation for the …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
PS3's SIXAXIS goes under the knife  —  When it comes to consumer electronics, there are basically two types of people in the world: those folks who'd rather remain blissfully ignorant about the inner-workings of their toys, and those who rip open a product's packaging, toss the instructions in the garbage …
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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.
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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Warm Tea: The Bully boy-on-boy kiss goes mainstream  —  Reuters reported on Bully's boy-on-boy kissing, brilliantly dubbed "Warm Tea," by Sex in Video Games author Brenda Brathwaite.  It's only a matter of time now before the Associated Press picks up the story and news outlets across the country jump into the fray.
Discussion: GamePolitics.com and Cathode Tan
Bite Communications / bitemarks:
Pluck RSS reader going, going, gone?  —  It's a sad Friday morning for me.  I logged in this morning, Starbucks in hand, signed on to Pluck, my trusty RSS reader for nearly two years now, and started reading my news feeds.  Suddenly, I saw the following message:
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What if I sold ads here?  —  I see what Jason Calacanis was asking of Jimmy Wales (to sell ads on Wikipedia and donate the money to charity).  Well, my traffic here is a lot smaller, but the folks involved in advertising tell me they could get quite a few thousand dollars per month by selling ads on my blog.
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