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7:25 AM ET, November 10, 2006

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Allchin Suggests Vista Won't Need Antivirus  —  During a telephone conference with reporters yesterday, outgoing Microsoft co-president Jim Allchin, while touting the new security features of Windows Vista, which was released to manufacturing yesterday, told a reporter that the system's …
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Windows Vista system sounds  —  When Robert Fripp worked his magic on Windows Vista, everyone knew Vista is going to sound different and hopefully better.  Now that Vista is literally peeking around the corner, not that it's possible for a software to peek or even exist in the physical world …
Paul Marks / NewScientistTech:
ISPs 'should be responsible' for hacker attacks  —  Internet service providers (ISPs) should be made legally liable for the damage caused by "denial of service" (DoS) attacks carried out via their networks, a leading internet lawyer says.  —  A DoS attack involves taking down a website …
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Sam Sethi / TechCrunch UK:
Skype 3.0 (beta) starts the communication platform wars.  —  This week saw the launch of Skype 3.0 (beta) and on the surface there is very little new to get excited about other than a new plug-in manager.  The real changes in this new version seem to have taken place under the hood where Skype …
Discussion: Skype Blogs and dailywireless.org
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ReviewMe Launches: A Better PayPerPost  —  ReviewMe, which is a PayPerPost-like service that pays bloggers to write about advertisers' products, just launched moments ago.  The company is backed by TechCrunch-sponsor Text-Link-Ads, which was recently acquired.  —  ReviewMe has a somewhat different model that PayPerPost.
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Google's Web Video Service Sued  —  SAN FRANCISCO Google Inc.'s online video service has been sued for copyright infringement, providing a possible preview of the legal trouble that may plague the Internet search leader after it takes over YouTube Inc. and its library of pirated clips, the company said Wednesday.
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Mike / Techdirt:
Google Sued Over Google Video... Details Missing
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
Copyright eased for clips offered by Grouper  —  Film clips featuring stars such as Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz can now be shared online without violating copyright law.  —  Grouper.com, acquired last August by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is offering snippets from 100 Sony films …
CNET News.com:
What the Democrats' win means for tech  —  update It was the narrowest of Republican margins in the U.S. Senate that doomed a crucial vote on Net neutrality earlier this year.  —  By an 11-11 tie, a GOP-dominated committee failed in June to approve rules requiring that all Internet traffic …
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Google... the OS for Advertising  —  Traditional media companies are in a persistent state of confusion when it comes to Google.  The question that keeps these media executives up at night is... is Google a friend or a foe?  If recent conversations I've had with such executives are any indication …
Discussion: Techdirt
comScore:
More than Half of Top 25 U.S. Web Properties Generate More Traffic from Outside the U.S. than from Within  —  Lion's Share of Visitors to Top 5 U.S. Web Properties - Yahoo!, Time Warner, Microsoft, Google and eBay - Come from Outside the U.S.  —  comScore Networks, a leader in measuring the digital age …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
On Universal Music Group's Zune Tax  —  The New York Times reported late last night and the press release has just gone out about a deal between Universal Music Group and Microsoft concerning the Zune.  Microsoft will pay Universal more than $1 for every $250 Zune that is sold.  (Or is that $251?)
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
ESA Threatens Kotaku  —  Last month someone created a genius T-shirt that put a gamer's spin on the age old "yo mamma" bag.  The shirt read "Your Mom's Rated E for Everyone."  Who wouldn't think that's friggin hilarious.  The ESA, that's who.  —  Earlier this week the Entertainment Software Association sicced their lawyers on us.
Discussion: GamePolitics.com, Techdirt and digg
Brady Forrest / O'Reilly Radar:
From the Labs: Photosynth  —  Today at Web 2.0, Gary Flake from Live Labs released a Technology Preview of PhotoSynth, a next-generation 3D photoviewer.  They had released a video of it this past summer (Radar post).  Photosynth takes a group of photos and stitches them together.
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Alvey, Calacanis Sell Blogsmith To AOL; Cuban Had Stake  —  Brian Alvey and Jason Calacanis confirm that they have sold software company Blogsmith to AOL for an undisclosed sum; Valleywag, which reported the sale first, puts it at $4-5 million.  When Weblogs Inc. was sold to AOL last year …
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Valleywag:
Scoop: Weblogs Inc. owners sell Blogsmith to AOL
Discussion: digg
Justin / Justinsomnia:
Lou Reed 2.0  —  Jonathan Miller, CEO of AOL, introduces Lou Reed last night, calling him a poet, a writer, a musician, and the person who introduced him to his kung-fu mentor.  What the?  —  So Lou Reed gets on stage with two accompanying musicians, flanked by large video screens zoomed in directly on his weathered face.
Walter S. Mossberg / WSJ Personal Technology:
Microsoft's Zune Challenges iPod  —  Next week, Microsoft Corp. will launch the most serious challenge ever mounted to Apple Computer's iPod and iTunes juggernaut in digital music.  The software giant is introducing a portable player called the Zune, an online music store called Zune Marketplace …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
iLike makes move on music, video and now mobile media: Buys Fotodunk  —  You've been hearing a lot about iLike lately, and they have more coming.  —  It's a fresh a way of seeing a list of the music your friends are listening to, and to get recommendations on independent artists based on your tastes (we wrote about it here).
 
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Taking Zimbra Offline
Evan Brown / InternetCases.com:
Open source withstands antitrust scrutiny
Discussion: Techdirt, Open Sources and Slashdot
David Needle / internetnews.com:
Google Wears a Bullseye At Web 2.0