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3:50 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
Gizmodo:
Brown Zune Looks Like It's Made of Swamp Water Jello
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
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 …
infinera.com:
Ground-Breaking 100 Gigabit Ethernet Demonstration Across 4,000 Km Live Network  —  Higher-Speed Ethernet Required to Support IP Network Growth  —  A first-ever demonstration of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) technology by a team of industry leaders, including Finisar, Infinera, Internet2 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ethernet zooms to 100 Gigabit speeds  —  How fast can data travel over Ethernet?  If you answered 10 Gigabit per second, then you would be off by about 90 gigabits per second.  Infinera, a San Jose, Calif.-based start-up, along with University of California, Santa Cruz …
Discussion: Slashdot
Jaime Schopflin / Apple:
Apple Teams Up With Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM & United to Deliver iPod Integration  —  Apple® today announced it is teaming up with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod® and in-flight entertainment systems.
Martin LaMonica / CNET News.com:
IBM cool to Sun's open-source Java plan  —  del.icio.us Digg this  —  IBM on Monday urged Sun Microsystems to participate in existing open-source Java projects at the Apache Foundation rather than start new ones.  —  Java creator Sun on Monday announced that it is releasing its Java desktop …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
What should Microsoft do, now that Java is GPL'd?
Discussion: Windows-Now.com and digg
David Berlind / Between the Lines:   The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide
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 …
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
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 …
Dennis Rice / GottaBeMobile.com:
Lenovo x60 ThinkPad Tablet PC InkShow Exclusive Interview on GottaBeMobile!  —  Well, we are pretty excited at GottaBeMobile, and we have got some great exclusive video for you!  If you have been following our site for the last week or so, you may have seen several references to a secret mission …
Discussion: Incremental Blogger and jkOnTheRun
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Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com:
GottabeMobile Exclusive Video Review of the Lenovo X60 Thinkpad Tablet PC
Discussion: Office Evolution
Google:
Google Closes Acquisition of YouTube  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos.  In connection with the acquisition Google issued an aggregate of 3,217,560 shares …
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 …
Discussion: Global Nerdy
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.
Gizmodo:
PS3 Backwards Compatability Flawed?  —  It looks like the PS3's backwards compatibility is not all that it's cracked up to be.  Word from the Land of the Rising Sun is that several older PlayStation games, including those in the Gran Turismo and Final Fantasy series, don't work properly on Sony's latest überconsole.
Discussion: Digital World and digg
 
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
PS3 hopefuls, part III: Best Buy shoos away Burbank campers
Discussion: Digital World and digg
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Microsoft to Pay Per-Processor License on Zune
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Opening the source at Big in Japan!
Valleywag:
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Valleywag:
Diller and Zuckerberg get hot and heavy
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Matt Pace / Compete Blog:
PS3 vs. Wii vs. Xbox 360: PS3 Demand Soaring but Sticker Shock Cometh
Discussion: Neowin.net and Kotaku
Alex Heaton / Windows Vista Team Blog:
IT Forum Day One: Windows Vista and Windows PowerShell
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
NBC News launches video podcasts
Discussion: CrunchGear and PVR Wire
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Nick / Rough Type:
Links aren't messy anymore
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Three Speech:
MORE COMMENTS FROM PHIL HARRISON LIFTED FROM FORTHCOMING INTERVIEW
Discussion: Joystiq and Kotaku
Kotaku:
Rumor: Fry's Forcing Mega PS3/Wii Bundles In Store?
Discussion: Tech_Space, Go Nintendo and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Dell To Make Announcement In Second Life
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:
NYC cab service offers social twist
Discussion: Techdirt, Webware.com and digg
Google:
Google Apps for Your Domain Expands to Include the Start Page for Organizations
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
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