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5:05 PM ET, November 7, 2006

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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 …
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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," …
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 …
Gizmodo:
Xbox 360 Hard Drive Leaked at 70+ Gigs?
Discussion: Kotaku, CrunchGear, CNNMoney.com and digg
Chris Morris / CNNMoney.com:   Rent or buy movies through your Xbox
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
Adobe to donate script code to Mozilla  —  Adobe will donate software to run JavaScript programs in the Firefox Web browser, the largest code contribution yet to the open-source Mozilla Foundation.  —  On Tuesday, Adobe is expected to announce the donation in conjunction with the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.
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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 …
Frank Hecker:
Adobe, Mozilla, and Tamarin  —  By now the press release has gone out announcing Adobe's contribution to the Mozilla project of open source code for their ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2), and Brendan has blogged about it.  I'm not directly involved with the project itself but have spent …
David Berlind / Between the Lines:
Could Adobe's contribution to Mozilla force MS to take Internet …
Discussion: Read/WriteWeb
Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
Delete Your Bad Web Rep  —  The mistakes you make on the internet can live forever — unless you hire somebody to clean up after you.  —  A new startup, ReputationDefender, will act on your behalf by contacting data hosting services and requesting the removal of any materials that threaten your good social standing.
Discussion: Techdirt and Web 2.0 Television
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Zvents Closes $7m Round for Events Search  —  Local events management and calendar vendor Zvents is announcing today the closure of a Series A funding round totaling $7 million.  The round was led by VantagePoint Venture Partners and included Red Rock and NetService Ventures.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Zvents gets $7M (yikes) for Ajax events site
Discussion: Soaring on Ridgelift
Rafe Needleman / CNET News.com:
Microsoft launches Google Earth killer  —  Microsoft is about to upgrade its mapping product, Live Local, to Microsoft Virtual Earth, a competitor to Google Earth.  [See news story.]  We got a live preview of the product a few days ago and will have a hands-on review shortly.
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James Fee / James Fee GIS Blog:
MICROSOFT RELEASES VIRTUAL EARTH 3D (BETA)
Discussion: Windows Live Local and 3pointD.com
Lifehacker:
Download of the Day: PageAddict (Firefox)  —  Firefox: Monitor your web addiction with PageAddict, a Firefox extension that gives you a summary of how much time you've spent visiting different sites.  —  Just install the plug-in, surf like you normally do, then return to PageAddict.com to see your results.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Text Link Ads Gets Bought by MediaWhiz  —  New Yorks' Media Whiz advertising firm has acquired Cincinati's Text Link Ads.  The deal was announced this morning, but the financial details aren't being disclosed.  —  Text Link Ads typically sells small text ads for a fixed monthly rate, not pay per click.
BBC:
Zune problems for MSN customers  —  People who have bought music from Microsoft's MSN Music store could face problems if they decide to buy the firm's new Zune portable player.  —  Microsoft has said it will stop selling music from MSN music from 14 November, when Zune goes on sale in the US.
Reuters:
Verizon near content deal with YouTube: WSJ  —Text+NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc., the No. 2 U.S. telecommunications company, is in advanced talks with YouTube Inc. to bring the Web site's videos to cellphones and television sets, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Discussion: GigaOM and PVR Wire
Agence France Presse:
Google warns against changes to Australian copyright law  —  SYDNEY (AFP) - Internet search-engine giant Google has warned that proposed changes to Australia's copyright laws could drive the country back to "the pre-Internet era".  —  The warning came in a submission to Australia's senate …
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.
Business Wire:
Dell Notebooks Deliver New Level of Value for Consumers, Small Businesses  —  Dell Adds Inspiron 1501, Latitude 131L to Its Award-Winning Line of Notebooks  —  ROUND ROCK, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Just in time for the holidays, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) today announced the Inspiron™ 1501 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Tech Report and Engadget
Simon Hayes / NEWS.com.au:
Piracy stats don't add up  —  PIRACY statistics are labelled "self-serving hyperbole" in a draft government report.  —  A confidential briefing for the Attorney-General's Department, prepared by the Australian Institute of Criminology, lashes the music and software sectors.
Bob Tedeschi / New York Times:
Do the Rights of the Disabled Extend to the Blind on the Web?  —  ACCORDING to an advocacy group, Target declined last year to make its Web site fully accessible to blind people with specialized screen-reading technology last year.  If true — and Target has denied the accusation in court …
Discussion: IR Daily and Slashdot
 
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Thomas Crampton / New York Times:
For France, Video Games Are as Artful as Cinema
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Real-Time Clock / Real-Time Society:
The Proposal to Control Net Access
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Reuters:
MySpace may be offered on Japan cell phones: Murdoch
Discussion: GigaOM and 21talks