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10:25 PM ET, October 30, 2006

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Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Brightcove aims to create video marketplace  —  Brightcove will release new offerings on Monday that effectively make it easier for video producers and Web sites to insert ads into their Internet videos, syndicate their content and sell clips.  —  Web sites select the services they want …
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USA Today:
Brightcove to take Web video to next level  —  NEW YORK — Brightcove will try to take Internet TV into the media mainstream Monday by unveiling a suite of services to help consumers find what they want — while easing the way for content providers to create slick-looking videos and generate revenue from them.
Discussion: Beet.TV, HipMojo.com and Coolfer
corp.brightcove.com:
Brightcove Launches Free Service That Lets Anyone Create And Distribute Commercial Internet TV Channels  —  The Brightcove Network Opens Commercial Internet TV to any Video Owner; Introduces Video Download Sales and a Broadband Video Advertising Network for Monetization; And Adds New Distribution through AOL Video and Brightcove.com.
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Joe / Techdirt:   Online Video Services Want To Find Just The Good Stuff (Wasn't …
xbox.com:
Complete Dashboard Update Feature List  —  New Features  — HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables.  — Xbox 360™ HD DVD Player support.  — Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software, or Windows Media Connect.
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Xbox 360 fall update details revealed: 1080p, auto-download, WMV playback and more  —  Microsoft has finally seen fit to release the details of its Xbox 360 dashboard update.  Scheduled for release the morning of October 31st — yes, that's tomorrow — the update will add the much-talked …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny and PVR Wire
Curry / Xboxic:
Microsoft is banning 360 firmware modders
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Xbox Live gets an update in time for fall battle
Discussion: I4U News
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.
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
If You Can't Tell Whether Something Is An Ad, That's Deception
Discussion: Rex Hammock's weblog
Dave Taylor / The Intuitive Life Business Blog:
PayPerPost creates DisclosurePolicy, TechCrunch calls it absurd?
Discussion: The Blogging Times
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
Big News For Talk Plus: $5.5 Million A-Round and Eminent Launch of Voice 2.0 Services  —  MobileCrunch is pleased to be the first to report the big news from San Mateo California Based TalkPlus.  The company, which was met with great fanfare following their very successful demonstration …
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Circulation Plunges at Major Newspapers  —  Circulation at the nation's largest newspapers plunged over the last six months, according to figures released today.  The decline, one of the steepest on record, adds to the woes of a mature industry beset by layoffs and the possible sale of some of its flagships.
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal  —  I first saw this posted on the Pho List.  A media related list that I have participated in for years with lots of smart people with great insights.  THe posting, as you will read is fascinating and was originally posted anonymously.
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 …
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing New Packaging for Windows Vista and 2007 Office System  —  With Windows Vista and 2007 Office system, we didn't just redesign the software packages themselves, but are also introducing new packaging for the two products.  The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope …
Christopher Grant / Joystiq:
Rumor: Enhanced DVD-capable Wii coming in '07  —  We know Nintendo loves to update their hardware.  For evidence of this trend, we direct your attention to the top-loading NES, the redesigned SNES, the Game Boy Pocket, the Game Boy Color, the Game Boy Advance SP, the Game Boy micro, and the DS Lite.
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Microsoft is offering Office Accounting Express 2007 for free  —  Microsoft is entering the world of free software.  Who would have thought?  Today, Microsoft released Office Accounting Express 2007 for free.  The software is an updated version of the previous Office Small Business Accounting 2006 that was sold for $179 US.
Discussion: AccMan, MSDN Blogs and Neowin.net
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
Sony Misses PS3 Shipping Targets  —  Japan gets even fewer units.  —  What's worse than 100,000 units at launch?  How about 80,000?  The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reports today that due to component shortages, Sony will have only 80,000 units ready for the PS3's 11/11 Japanese launch.
Clay Shirky / Wired News:
Tiny Slice, Big Market … Like many tech-savvy professionals, Howard Chui was fascinated by his first mobile phone, which he acquired in 2000.  He plumbed every menu on his Sony Clearnet PCS handset, looking for hidden capabilities.  His interest developed into obsession when he graduated to a Nokia 5190 in 2002.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Newlaunches.com:
Sony Playstation 3 further details  —  With the Playstation 3 launch just around the corner, Sony has released further information about the next gen console.  The PS3 is a power hug and consumes around 380 watts of power more than double the Xbox 360's 160 watts and eight times the PS2's nimble 45 watts.
Chris Leckness / Mobility Site:
Thinnest E-TEN Pocket PC Phone Coming Soon - X500  —  glofiish X500 Delivers GPS and Wi-Fi® All-in-One  —  E-TEN Information Systems has released details of the company's Upcoming plans for the Pocket PC Phone market.  Highlights of the announcement include an all new case design …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and jkOnTheRun
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
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Silver PlayStation 2 Officially Announced
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