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1:25 AM ET, October 31, 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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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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Google Video Goes High Brow with Revenue Split
Discussion: Official Google Blog
USA Today:
Brightcove to take Web video to next level
Discussion: Beet.TV, HipMojo.com and Coolfer
Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Metacafe Now Pays For Top Videos
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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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.
Discussion: Glass House
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 …
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James / Views on Vista:   Windows Vista Sounds
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
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny and PVR Wire
Ryan Kim / The Technology Chronicles:
Xbox Live gets an update in time for fall battle
Discussion: I4U News
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 and Neowin.net
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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.
Business Wire:
WPP, CBS Corporation and Interpublic Group Make Investments in Spot Runner to Leverage Its Innovative Automated Advertising Platform  —  Leaders of the Advertising and Media Industries Embrace Spot Runner's Ability to Target Ads at the Local Level and Develop More Efficient Processes to Create, Plan and Buy Advertising
Discussion: Screenwerk and GigaOM
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Ads, ads everywhere: SpotRunner, Rhythm get big $ infusions
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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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
If You Can't Tell Whether Something Is An Ad, That's Deception  —  People don't like to be deceived.  When they think they are looking at noncommercial content, and you give them an ad instead, that's deception.  That's why Wendy's took flack for circulating ads on YouTube that were not clearly discernible as ads.
Discussion: Rex Hammock's weblog
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
PayPerPost Is Now Officially Absurd
Microsoft:
Microsoft Releases Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP  —  Enhanced capabilities plus seamless integration with URGE make for all-new digital entertainment experiences.  —  Microsoft Corp. today released to the public Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 11 for Windows® XP …
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.
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.
Sam Mcloughln / PalmAddicts:
GIVEAWAY: Anyone want a Tablet PC HP 1100?  —  OK, we have a redundant Tablet PC HP1100 that I would like to get rid of because it's cluttering my home office and I meant to give this away a couple of weeks back but never got around to doing so.  It works fine and has the keyboard, charger and carrying case.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and GottaBeMobile.com
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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