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11:10 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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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 …
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.
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 …
Rustybrick / Search Engine Roundtable:
WebmasterWorld PubCon Vegas 2006 Recap  —  I am back from the PubCon Vegas conference.  It was the best PubCon ever, in my opinion, Brett totally did an awesome job, even without his wife not being able to come (we noticed).  This conference is much more laid back than the SES conferences, but that is what makes it special.
Valleywag:
Geeks in Manhattan  —  I'd alternately hoped and dreaded, in the way that one waits for the bloody denouement of a horror movie, the Techcrunch party in New York last night would be a charnelhouse.  Bobblehead dolls of Michael Arrington, publisher of the tech news site, tortured the way only twisted Manhattanites know how.
 
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DigiTimes:
PS3 offers supercomputer performance at PC pricing, iSuppli reveals
Kotaku:
Sears Breaks Wii Street Date
Discussion: digg
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
BBC To Start Paying For User-Gen Content
Discussion: Dan Blank and StrayPackets
Kotaku:
PC Gamer Convert PS3 Hopeful To PC's For Life
Discussion: Gizmodo, Joystiq and You NEWB
Cyrus Farivar / Engadget:
Creative restores FM recording to its players
Discussion: Orbitcast
 Earlier Items: 
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
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Polite Hackers Kick It in Korea
Discussion: Slashdot