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3:10 PM ET, October 31, 2006

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Ken Norton / JotBlog:
We're Googlers now  —  We've always had a hard time keeping secrets, and it's been really tough to keep this one - Google has acquired JotSpot.  Yep, that's right - we're all Googlers now, and we couldn't be more excited.  —  But let's talk about you, our users and customers.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Acquires Wiki Collaboration Company Jotspot  —  Google's office strategy just got a whole lot richer with the announced acquisition of the wiki based company Jotspot.  A business oriented service that plugs a long list of different applications like calendars and photo sharing into a wiki framework …
Chris Gilmer / Download Squad:
Google has acquired JotSpot
Discussion: Open Source and Between the Lines
Google Blogoscoped:
Google Acquires JotSpot
Discussion: Blogging Stocks
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.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Details of the YouTube deal  —  Mark Cuban shares a Pho List post from a media industry insider about details of the YouTube / Google acquisition negotiations.  The author says some of it is based on discussions with insiders and some is based on speculation, but doesn't identify which assertions are pure speculation.
Nick / Rough Type:
Shaft the piano player  —  Mark Cuban, on his blog, quotes at length an "anonymous source" who claims to have the inside dope on the Google-YouTube deal and in particular its legal angles.  It's a fascinating read, though given that it's completely uncorroborated one has no choice but to assume it's a fantasy.
mathewingram.com/work:   Mark Cuban tells a nice story, but...
Dan Blank:   Blogs: The Anti-Journalism  —  It is no secret that I am a big fan of blogs and new media.
Oliver Ryan / CNNMoney.com:   Behind the scenes of the Goog-Tube deal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Breaking News: Condé Nast/Wired Acquires Reddit  —  We just received confirmation that Condé Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, acquired Boston-based Reddit earlier this morning, and will make the announcement later today.  The price is not being disclosed.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Google shares ad wealth with videographers  —  Google has begun sharing advertising revenue with the makers of a popular video clip in a groundbreaking deal that could drive up the costs of competing in the fledgling video-sharing sector.  —  The search company has agreed to turn …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Microsoft Windows Vista, Office 2007 Packaging Revealed  —  Microsoft shows off new packaging for its two top sellers  —  The fellas over at Neowin.net were alerted that Microsoft has unveiled the packaging for Windows Vista and Office 2007.  While there are only three images posted …
Discussion: Office 12 Watch
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Griffith / Forever Geek:   Microsoft unveils Windows Vista and Office 2007 packages
Nick White / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Announcing New Packaging for Windows Vista and 2007 Office System
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
China: We don't censor the Internet.  Really  —  ATHENS, Greece—While many countries block off some Web sites, China has long drawn heightened scrutiny because of the breadth and sophistication of its Internet censorship.  —  Which is why it came as a surprise on Tuesday …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox 360 fall update in a few pictures  —  Surely so, this morning we flipped the switch on our Xbox 360 and were able to download the fall update which, among other things, enables HD DVD, 1080p support, and Windows Media Connect media sharing.  We were obviously unable to test the HD DVD support …
Discussion: Engadget HD and Michael Gartenberg
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Ryan Carter / Download Squad:
Windows Media Player 11 (final) is now available
Nicole / Inside Windows Live Messenger:
Messenger 8.1 Beta says: Hello World  —  Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta is released.  It is what we call a dot release, the changes are not as major as in a major release (go figure) they are small updates to the existing stuff in Messenger.  —  Important Details:  — Get Messenger 8.1 Beta here
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Better ROI From YouTube Video Than Super Bowl Spot  —  Dove's Viral Hit 'Evolution' Is a Real Beauty  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Think dove's "campaign for Real Beauty" generated a ton of buzz for relatively little expense?  You haven't seen anything yet.  —  Traffic spike
Brian L. Clark / Gizmodo:
Point: How is TiVo Doing After Launching Series 3?  —  As much as we like TiVo and its new player, the company needs to face reality: Production shortages and an extraordinarily high price have plagued the Series 3's release.  How are they selling?  No sales figures are available for public consumption …
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail for Your Domain With 15 GB?  —  Some users of Google Apps for Your Domain report that their Gmail accounts have 15 GB of storage space.  There are at least two people who noticed it, so it's hard to consider this a mistake.  —  Officially, Gmail accounts included in Google Apps for Your Domain have 2 GB.
Scott Berinato / Wired News:
Attack of the Bots … AT FIRST, IT LOOKED LIKE typical network congestion.  So the system administrators weren't too concerned when TypePad blogs and LiveJournal social networks flickered like a light bulb in a faulty socket.  But 15 minutes later, at 4 pm on May 2, 2006, the sites went dark …
Discussion: The Blog Herald and madisonian.net
Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. Picks Its Web Winners — And Its Flagship Isn't One  —  For a dozen years, Time Inc. veered from one Internet initiative to another in a quest to figure out how to make money on the Web.  Almost nothing worked.  —  On Thursday, Time Inc. Chief Executive Ann Moore went before the board …
 
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