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8:25 AM ET, November 1, 2006

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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 …
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Cote / People Over Process:
Google Buys JotSpot: The Nickel Tour Analysis
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TheMaxTeam / MSDN Blogs:
Thank you: the Max project has concluded
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.
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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 …
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
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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  —  Bain Capital Ventures Leads a $10 Million Series C Round Combined with a New $5 Million Bank Facility with SVB Silicon Valley Bank  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Thumbplay Inc., www.thumbplay.com, the leading online retailer of mobile entertainment content …
Discussion: Mr Wave Theory
Mike / CrunchNotes:
TechCrunch Bashing Heats Up  —  The last two weeks has brough a fresh wave of TechCrunch hate.  I've learned to avoid responding to this stuff in the past because it just draws more attention to it, but tonight a reporter from the Syndey Morning Herald named Asher Moses emailed me and said …
Discussion: Tinfinger, robhyndman.com and digg
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 …
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: duncanriley.com and Mike Davidson
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Scrybe Syncing Calendar Has Launched In Beta  —  Scrybe, the online/offline calendar and organizer with the awesome YouTube demo video we wrote about earlier this month, has launched into beta tonight.  We've kicked the tires and can report that the parts of the service available now do deliver as advertised (see video again below).
Discussion: The Universal Desktop
Live Search's WebLog:
Add Search to Your Site with the Live Search Box  —  (And, yes, it supports Firefox too!)  —  Today, we're proud to announce the launch of the Live Search Box, to bring the power of search to your Web site or blog through a cool widget.  Check it out:  —  When the user enters a query …
Discussion: LiveSide
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Computing, 2016: What Won't Be Possible?  —  Computer science is not only a comparatively young field, but also one that has had to prove it is really science.  Skeptics in academia would often say that after Alan Turing described the concept of the "universal machine" in the late 1930's …
Discussion: David Card
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Last.fm Launches New Features - Including Flash Player, Events and Free MP3s  —  Last.fm, one of my favorite online music recommendation and listening services, today announced a website relaunch.  The London-based company has added four new features: Events system (e.g. concerts), Free MP3s, Flash player radio, and a Taste-o-meter.
Discussion: Mashable! and digg
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Skyhook AIMs at Location Market  —  WiFi location startup Skyhook Wireless, which has the marketing-friendly browser plug-in Loki, has been making some pretty good progress since we last spoke to them in June.  The Boston-based startup, which has raised $8.5 million from Bain Capital Ventures …
Discussion: All Points Blog
 
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Matt / Signal vs. Noise:
It's the content, not the icons
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Charles River Ventures Goes For Angel Market
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Shocker: Radio Station That Gives Listeners What They Want Grows Its Audience
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vonage, Shaken & Stirred, Again
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Fine, But What's Viral Traffic Worth?
Ernesto / Torrentfreak:
How the MPAA knows where movies are Pirated
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Introducing VentureBeat's job board — for $100,000+ jobs
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 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Block / Engadget:
SlingPlayer for Mac OS X finally released (in public beta)
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2 Social Networks Funded: eSnips And HiveLive
Gizmodo:
Limited Edition Zunes Coming To Fancy West Coast Clothing Stores
Ed Cone / Know It All:
PodShow interview
Discussion: Eric Rice
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Newspaper Circulation Falls Sharply
Lifehacker:
Add attachment icons to Gmail
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
A Home Valuation Web Site Is Accused of Discrimination
Discussion: Inc.com, Valleywag and The Next Net