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4:19 AM ET, November 1, 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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Ross / Socialtext Enterprise Wiki blogs:
Google Acquires JotSpot, Socialtext Provides Free Migration  —  Socialtext, the first wiki company, announced today a free hosted wiki program for JotSpot customers following that company's acquisition by Google.  Socialtext will migrate JotSpot wiki content and provide one year …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Is JotSpot the new foundation for Google Office?  —  David already weighed in on Google acquiring JotSpot.  It seems that Google is buying rather than building a collaborative applications platform, first with Blogger, Writely and now with JotSpot and more to come.
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
JotSpot, Google's New Extensible Wiki
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.
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Wired Acquires Reddit (instead of just white labeling it)  —  In other acquisition news today, Techcrunch reported that Condé Nast, owner of Wired and other magazines/websites, has acquired Boston-based Reddit.  I pinged Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian about this and he confirmed …
Discussion: TechCrunch and ben barren
Wired News:
Wired Digital Acquires Reddit  —  Wired Digital has purchased the personalized social news aggregation website Reddit, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  —  Reddit, which has four full-time employees, will move from Boston to Wired Digital's headquarters in San Francisco.
Microsoft:
Microsoft and Zend Technologies Announce Technical Collaboration to Improve Interoperability of PHP on the Windows Server Platform  —  Companies seek to improve performance, reliability and stability of PHP on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server "Longhorn."
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Office Live Will Launch Web Service to Help Small Businesses Attract Customers, Generate Repeat Business  —  Microsoft Office Live adManager Beta and Office Live Business Contact Manager will be available to help small businesses stay in touch with their customers.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Here Comes Microsoft 2.0: Embracing Lightweight, Open Source Apps Online  —  Microsoft has made a number of announcements in the last 24 hours that show it is not going to let the oncoming Google Office steal its thunder without a fight.  It looks to me like the transformation of Microsoft …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft revamps its Office Live line-up
Discussion: LiveSide
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 …
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Mike / Techdirt:   China Plays Innocent: It's Never Censored The Internet And Arrested …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Viacom, YouTube Strive for Accord  —  NEW YORK After Viacom sent YouTube a letter last week asking the video-sharing site to remove some of its copyrighted content, the two companies appear to have reached an understanding.  —  The letter requested that YouTube remove some Viacom proprietary content …
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests and Mashable!
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Washington Post:
To the Media, YouTube Is a Threat and a Tool
Discussion: IPcentral Weblog
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Mobile Content Startups: Easy Money  —  Venture firms and investors seem to be pouring more and more money into startups that create or enable mobile content.  In September over $150 million in venture funding was invested in companies in the mobile content industry.
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Business Wire:
Thumbplay Announces $15 Million in New Funding
Discussion: Mr Wave Theory
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Fine, But What's Viral Traffic Worth?  —  So there's a nice article at AdAge about how the "Dove Evolution" clip on YouTube has generated more page hits for campaignforrealbeauty.com than a SuperBowl ad.  But more than that, has earned it time on Oprah, Ellen and even Geraldo on Fox …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
There's Still Room for More and Better Social Networking: An Interview with SixApart's Andrew Anker  —  Last week social software company SixApart launched Vox, its newest social networking and blogging service.  The launch was high profile, the site is beautiful and many people (myself included) …
Discussion: Mike Davidson
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
A Home Valuation Web Site Is Accused of Discrimination  —  Zillow.com, the Web site that provides free home valuations, has been accused by a coalition of community activist groups of undervaluing the homes in black and Latino neighborhoods.  —  In a letter sent by the National Community …
Discussion: Inc.com, Valleywag and The Next Net
Gizmodo:
Limited Edition Zunes Coming To Fancy West Coast Clothing Stores  —  Pictures of special, limited edition Microsoft Zunes have surfaced and the good news is that if you like overpriced West Coast fashion, you're in for a treat.  Apparently, Microsoft struck a deal with West Coast-based …
Lifehacker:
Add attachment icons to Gmail  —  The Gmail attachment icons userscript takes advantage of the previously-mentioned Stylish Firefox extension to add attachment icons to your Gmail account.  —  In case you're not keen on what Stylish does, it allows you to add your own CSS style elements …
Sal Cangeloso / xyzcomputing.com:
Razer Tarantula Gaming Keyboard  —  Razer has been up to some very interesting things lately.  The company successfully made the move into both optical and laser mice and has been expanding their range of products into accessories and audio equipment.  All the while they have done their best …
Discussion: Engadget and digg
 
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Nick / Rough Type:
Evidence of attraction
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New Windows attack can kill firewall