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12:45 PM ET, November 14, 2006

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft to Add Video Sharing to Zune, Ballmer Says (Update1)  —  Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. plans to add a video-sharing feature to its Zune player and will eventually sell a model that combines the device with a phone, Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer said.
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Installing the Zune... sucked  —  When it comes to the hardware, we're pretty much set; we all now know the Zune inside and out.  But how it interacts with the software, the marketplace, etc. — that's where the magic happens.  Or doesn't.  We really wanted to give the Zune the benefit of the doubt.
James R. Stoup / Apple Matters:
Zune Marketplace's Absurd Pricing Scheme  —  Lately I have been trying to avoid talking about Microsoft.  I figured the whole Zune thing had been covered to death and so my input wasn't really needed.  I continued to think this until I read about Microsoft's "Zune Marketplace".
Discussion: Change Is Good and Hardware 2.0
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dell To Make Announcement In Second Life  —  This new trend of announcing news in Second Life is generally pissing off journalists, who don't have a lot of time to waste.  But Dell is apparently going ahead with plans to host an invite-only press event inside of Second Life on Tuesday morning …
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David Berlind / Between the Lines:
The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide
Discussion: Global Nerdy
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Coming Soon via Your TiVo: Internet Video on Television  —  TiVo plans to introduce features that will allow people to use its digital video recorders to watch some video programming from the Internet on their televisions.  —  Until now, TiVo has not been able to tap into the explosion of Web video …
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May Wong / Associated Press:
HOLD FOR RELEASE 12:01 a.m. EST Tuesday.  THIS STORY MAY NOT BE POSTED ONLINE, BROADCAST OR PUBLISHED BEFORE 12:01 a.m. EST.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - In its ongoing bid to be a central conduit of media, TiVo Inc. plans to broaden its digital video recording service later this year so users …
Federal Trade Commission:
Court Shuts Down Media Motor Spyware Operation  —  Trojan Program Downloaded Spyware, Adware, Porno Pop-Ups to Consumers' Computers  —  A U.S. district court has shut down an operation that secretly downloaded multiple malevolent software programs, including spyware, onto millions …
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Roy Mark / internetnews.com:
Court Shutters Spyware Operation  —  ERG Ventures and one of its affiliates were ordered by a U.S. district court today to stop distributing what the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claims is false and deceptive software.  —  According to the FTC, the Nevada-based ERG and its affiliate trick consumers …
Discussion: Techdirt
Nick / Rough Type:
Links aren't messy anymore  —  "Hyperlinks," David Weinberger wrote in the Cluetrain Manifesto, "subvert hierarchy ... Hyperlinks have no symmetry, no plan.  They are messy."  —  I found those words through - surprise - a hyperlink.  And I found that link, via another link, on Doc Searls's blog …
Discussion: JasonKolb.com and Blogspotting
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Doc Searls Weblog:
I shot the picture above (part of this tabblo and this photoset), and dozens of thousands more (including the vast marjority of photosets here), with a 2002-vintage Nikon Coolpix 5700.  I bought it in April 2004, on discount, as it was being discontinued.  —  In many ways it was a frustrating camera to use.
USA Today:
Cable's cellphone service gets in gear  —  More than one year after announcing plans to jump into the cellphone game, the USA's biggest cable TV operators, in partnership with Sprint, finally are starting to launch service.  —  Comcast, the No. 1 cable TV operator, later this month …
Business Week:
Q&A with Amanda Congdon  —  The video blogger has parlayed her success into deals with ABC and HBO.  Here's what she has to say about hitting the big time  —  Being un-boomed may be one of the best things to happen to Amanda Congdon since the Internet.  The former host of Rocketboom …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Report: Firefox 2.0 Trumps IE7 In Phish-Fighting  —  The newly released Mozilla Firefox 2.0 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Web browsers both include new technology to help flag and block phishing sites — those authentic-looking Web sites set up by scammers to trick users into entering personal financial information.
Discussion: Paul's Down-Home Page and Slashdot
Ken Belson / New York Times:
With a Dish, Broadband Goes Rural  —  The town of Rindge, N.H., is just 70 miles from Boston, but to telephone and cable companies it might as well be at the end of the earth.  Many of the town's 5,500 residents cannot get broadband Internet access from the providers in the area …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC News launches video podcasts  —  Full episodes of NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press will be available starting tomorrow as video podcasts via MSNBC.com, iTunes and the new Microsoft Zune download service.  It just so happens that Microsoft's Zune hits store shelves on Tuesday, as well.
Discussion: PVR Wire
 
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