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10:15 PM ET, November 18, 2006

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Wall Street Journal:
The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto'  —  An internal document by Brad Garlinghouse, a Yahoo senior vice president, says Yahoo is spreading its resources too thinly, like peanut butter on a slice of bread.  Full text of the document is below.  —  Three and half years ago, I enthusiastically joined Yahoo! …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Yahoo's Internal Alarms Go Off; Loud Wake-up Call From SVP Splashes Onto WSJ Front Page  —  If I didn't already believe a major re-thinking of Yahoo's kludgy structure to be in place, I'd be sure one was on the way after reading the front page of today's WSJ —a stark picture of a company that has to reinvent itself.
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
Yahoo's "Peanut Butter" Memo Calls for Big Headcount Cuts  —  This critical, internal Yahoo memo was being forwarded all over the place late yesterday, and made the WSJ this morning.  The author is allegedly Brad Garlinghouse, a Yahoo senior V.P.  —  I'm guessing this was written …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Can a 'Peanut Butter manifesto' save Yahoo?
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Universal Music Sues MySpace for Copyright Infringement  —  The Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit yesterday against MySpace, the popular social networking Web site, for allowing users to upload and download songs and music videos.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog
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Business Wire:
MySpace to Launch Enhanced Copyright Protection Tool  —  World's Leading Lifestyle Portal To Give Copyright Holders Easier, Faster Capacity to Protect Content  —  Tool Being Tested with FOX and MLB Advanced Media  —  LOS ANGELES—(BUSINESS WIRE)—MySpace.com, the world's leading lifestyle portal …
Discussion: Rough Type and Guardian Unlimited
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
A Lot of User-Generated Content Is Really User-Appropriated Content  —  The widely-used and much reviled term "user-generated content" implies that somebody is making something.  But the dirty little secret of "user-generated" sites like YouTube and MySpace is that much of the content …
Discussion: Open Sources
New York Times:
Not Always Full Speed Ahead  —  What is a megabit worth?  And what the heck is a megabit anyway?  These questions are hard to avoid for consumers trying to make sense of the fast-growing menu of options for high-speed Internet access.  —  More than ever, the nation's phone and cable companies …
Economist:
Going pro  —  More people are quitting their day jobs to blog for a living  —  ON HER blog, called Dooce, Heather Armstrong chronicles her life as a disenchanted Mormon in Salt Lake City, her former career as a high-flying web designer in Los Angeles, her pregnancy and postpartum depression, and so on.
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:   More Bloggers Turn Pro, But They Better Diversify
Gamasutra:
Question of the Week: Are Games Industry Professionals Buying PlayStation 3 or Wii?  —  Gamasutra's latest Question of the Week asked our esteemed audience of game industry professionals, educators and students for feedback on which next-gen hardware is actually being bought by game professionals at the end of next week, and why.
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Video Game Console's Debut Sparks Violence  —  First-Day Sales of PlayStation 3 Met With Shooting, Pepper Spray  —  Armed thugs yesterday robbed a line of people waiting to buy the PlayStation 3 in Putnam, Conn., and a man who refused to hand over his money was shot in the chest.
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Kotaku:
Video of Man Faceplanting into Flagpole
Discussion: GamePolitics.com, Engadget and You NEWB
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Gates praises iPod, labels Zune a "modest" competitor  —  When we report on the sayings and sound bites of higher ups at technology companies, we tend to cover them from a negative angle because, as you well know, execs are pretty fond of belittling their opponent's products.
Discussion: digg
Jim Allchin / Windows Vista Team Blog:
Updating a Brand-New Product  —  Now that Windows Vista has released to manufacturing, you might think that there is no opportunity for the product to get better before you get to use it.  Pre-Internet and before Windows Update, that was generally the case.  But things are different today.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Add Snap Previews to Any Site For Free  —  One thing people really like about the Snap search engine is that it gives a large preview screen of every search result.  The idea is that users can save time by seeing the site before they click to it.  That can be an advantage …
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Polite Hackers Kick It in Korea  —  SEOUL, South Korea — The first international hacker conference held in this most wired of nations would never be confused with its Western forebears.  Instead of jeans and T-shirts with clever slogans, attendees wore button-down shirts and pleated slacks …
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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DigiTimes:
PS3 offers supercomputer performance at PC pricing, iSuppli reveals
Kotaku:
Sears Breaks Wii Street Date
Discussion: digg
Valleywag:
Geeks in Manhattan  —  I'd alternately hoped and dreaded …
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BBC To Start Paying For User-Gen Content
Discussion: Dan Blank and StrayPackets
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
WebmasterWorld PubCon Vegas 2006 Recap
Kotaku:
PC Gamer Convert PS3 Hopeful To PC's For Life
Discussion: Gizmodo, Joystiq and You NEWB
 Earlier Items: 
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Creative restores FM recording to its players
Discussion: Orbitcast
Mike / Techdirt:
MPAA Sues Firm For Loading Legally Owned DVDs Onto iPods
Nick / Rough Type:
Flattened by MySpace  —  Wade Roush has been covering the rise …
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Patent troll going after AMD for infringement
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
AMD designs prototype PC for the living room
Discussion: Engadget, PVR Wire and CrunchGear