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10:55 AM ET, November 7, 2006

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Microsoft:
Xbox 360 Teams With CBS, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting, UFC and Warner Bros.  Home Entertainment to Digitally Deliver TV Shows and Movies to Gamers  —  Xbox 360 will become first gaming console to offer downloads of over 1,000 hours of TV shows such as "CSI," …
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Robert Levine / New York Times:
Microsoft Moves Into Video Download Fray  —  Owners of Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console will soon be able to watch science fiction epics as well as play them.  —  Microsoft said tonight that it would offer movies and episodes of television shows for download through its Xbox Live online service …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Global Nerdy and PVRblog
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Microsoft's Xbox Live Video: HDTV and HD movie downloads for your 360  —  This may sound a bit familiar to those paying close attention, but on November 22nd — the year anniversary for the Xbox 360 — Microsoft is announcing something fairly momentus, not for the gaming community, but for the CE industry.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Xbox Live Video hands-on  —  We snagged a few shots of Microsoft's new Xbox Live Video HDTV and HD movie download platform tonight.  There isn't a whole lot to say since there was essentially zero mystery excepting seeing the actual XBL interface in person, but you should still click …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Xbox Live cues up TV, movie downloads
Windows Live Local:
Spaceland is Live!  —  The next major release of Virtual Earth is out the door and flowing to our production app server cluster.  It should be live as you read this, but if you try it out and it appears to be the previous version wait a minute or 2 and refresh your browser to load the latest.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Adds 3-D City Models to Live Search  —  Microsoft Virtual Earth platform powers Live Search and provides a more immersive mapping experience for consumers, enterprises and developers.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced U.S. availability of Virtual Earth™ 3D …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Virtual Earth - Now in 3D and With Billboards
Discussion: Data Mining and Monkey Bites
Time:
YOUTUBE  —  Meet Peter.  Peter is a 79-year-old English retiree.  Back in WW II he served as a radar technician.  He is now an international star.  —  One year ago, this would not have been possible, but the world has changed.  In the past 12 months, thousands of ordinary people have become famous.
Brian Morrissey / Adweek:
Barnett Takes 2nd Turn vs. Google  —  NEW YORK Jim Barnett knows the perils of competing with Google.  He saw firsthand how the company's mastery of search vanquished early leaders like AltaVista (where he was CEO) and Excite.  —  Now, he's striving to take on Google in the online advertising realm …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Turn to Launch Hybrid CPA Ad Network
USA Today:
Technology troubles set off tantrums, tears and tirades  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Jesse Berrett thought he was getting a bargain when he ordered high-speed Internet and phone service from his Internet service provider in September.  —  What he got instead was customer-support hell.
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Mike / Techdirt:
Is It Tech Rage Or Bad Customer Service Rage?
Discussion: Tech_Space and eLegal Canton
Adobe:
Unifies Modern Scripting Across Firefox and Flash and Advances Innovation on the Web  —  Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and the Mozilla Foundation, a public-benefit organization dedicated to promoting choice and innovation on the Internet, today announced that Adobe has contributed source code …
Chris Thilk / AdJab:
Prepare for the HD-DVD ad onslaught  —  You had to know this was coming, right?  The old axiom of "advertisers will go wherever there's capacity" hasn't let us down before and this is just another example.  Taking product placement to a whole new level, Progressive Insurance has created …
Real-Time Clock / Real-Time Society:
The Proposal to Control Net Access  —  Senator Eduardo Azeredo (PSDB-MG) is the responsible for a bill that will end with Internet privacy and anonymity altogether.  This bill, if passed into law, will require every ISP to store each connection performed by a user for at least 3 years.
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung's SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITs: Windows XP at 75 MPH  —  Ultra-portable XP devices have been getting a whole lot of interesting lately.  Now Samsung just upped the ante with this — the SPH-P9000 Deluxe MITs — at the Mobile WiMax Summit 2006 in South Korea.
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Red Hat lawyer is right about indemnification not mattering.  But for the wrong reasons  —  According to a new FAQ on Red Hat's Web site — one that's primarily designed to spin the bilateral legal protection that Microsoft and Novell have assured to each other as a net positive for Red Hat …
Gamasutra:
A Tough Nut To Karrak: Sony's New PR Boss Talks PlayStation 3 Plans  —  Dave Karraker, new senior director of corporate communications for Sony, didn't take this job at an easy time.  Signing up with the company just a week before the Tokyo Game Show, he's arrived in the middle of a console launch ramp-up …
Discussion: Go Nintendo, Kotaku, PSP Fanboy and Slashdot
 
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Do the Rights of the Disabled Extend to the Blind on the Web?
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