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12:15 AM ET, November 27, 2006

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Wagner James Au / GigaOM:
Inside World of Warcraft Gold Farm, Future of Work  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of work in the broadband age, you can find it, of all places, on MTV's website.  To my knowledge, their recent gaming news segment, "Is Mining Virtual Gold Exploitative?" features the first video footage …
Alan Parekh / Hacked Gadgets:
Making the Sonar Blu Ray Wicked Laser  —  By now I am sure all of you have heard about Blu Ray players.  The heart of this innovative device is a special high power laser.  Wicked Lasers is striving to bring cutting edge products to their customers.  Steve over at Wicked Lasers was kind enough …
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Justin Murray / Joystiq:
Resistance = 17.75GB of garbage?  [Update 1]  —  Resistance: Fall of Man was billed to be the defining game for why Blu-ray exists in the first place.  Resistance developers Insomniac stated that the game took up 22GB of space and that all those bits and bytes were necessary to make the game work.
Shelley / Mad Techie Woman:
Marshal Tito?  —  Continuing the Web 2.0 contra-Revolution ("you say you want a revolution, oh yeah"), though I agree with Mike and Ora, I disagree with Bill Thompson of the Register.  In an article titled, Web 2.0 and Tim O'Reilly as Marshal Tito, he writes:
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Observer:
After YouTube and MySpace, what next?  As the internet continues to change at a breathtaking pace, David Smith goes to Silicon Valley to meet the architects of the next web explosion  —  The people spilling out of Ritual Coffee Roasters on to the San Francisco sidewalk scent more than coffee beans.
Discussion: Mark Evans
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
Seeking Executive to Tame the Digital Future … THE want ad above is a goof, of course, but it roughly sums up the state of play among big media companies' digital operations.  —  In the last few weeks, there has been a stampede of change involving the top Internet executives at big media companies.
Business Week:
Mistakes Made On The Road To Innovation  —  Led by CEO Antonio M. Perez, Kodak is struggling to reinvent its business model.  It's not alone  —  When Eastman Kodak (EK ) vowed in 2000 to become a leader in digital cameras, the idea seemed ludicrous.  The old-line Rochester (N.Y.) company had film and print all through its DNA.
Reuters:
Web site hikes pay for fledgling video directors  —Text+LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Break.com, one of the rising number of Web sites offering user-generated videos to rival the likes of YouTube, said on Sunday it would nearly double the amount of money it pays for video clips to $400.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Mashable!
Google Blogoscoped:
Archive.org Founder Criticizes Google Book Scanning (Video)  —  Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive criticizes the Google library digitizing project [WMV] in an interview with Mario Sixtus of the German Elektrischer Reporter.  —  [This video by Handelsblatt/ Mario Sixtus is published with a Creative Commons license.]
Discussion: Googlified
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Forbes Video Interview With Digg CEO  —  Michele Steele at Forbes Video Network interviewed Digg CEO Jay Adelson to discuss site usage and acquisition rumors.  The video was posted on November 22, 2006.  —  Steele asked Adelson about the size of the Digg audience (Digg has claimed 20 million uniques …
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
MIT profs create autonomous UAVs  —  Creating a robot that can manage to fly around a room on its own without hitting a wall is a mean feat to pull off, but that's exactly what a team of professors at MIT have managed to do.  Their multiple-UAV test platform is capable of complex tasks …
Discussion: michael parekh on IT
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
A Natural HatTrick: SitoFono, iotum and Grand Central  —  To be upfront, my agency represents iotum and GrandCentral and I have spent a lot of time figuring out how they are different, and they are.  Not only are they different, they are so complimentary that it's scary.
Alex Zaharov-Reutt / ITWire:
Fake chinese electronics selling better than the originals!  —  It's a funny old world.  Chinese manufacturers are copying the circuit boards and designs of products from Japan and Korea, and they're doing it so fast that by the time the originals arrive in the marketplace, they're seen as the fakes!
Discussion: The Raw Feed and Slashdot
mathewingram.com/work:
Can shopping work with social networks?  —  Looks like the American Marketing Association has its eye on social networks like MySpace as the shopping malls of the Web era.  The AMA came out with a survey on Friday that said 47 per cent of people would go to such sites to research Christmas gifts …
Discussion: PaidContent and The Mu Life
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Is BlogHerald On The Chopping Block?  Matt Craven Goes On The Record  —  BlogMedia, the parent company of BlogHerald, a blog that I also blog at (ah, using "blog" as a noun and a verb leads to all kinds of grammatical fun) is currently under a repositioning effort that has seen Head Honcho …
Discussion: problogging.com and Bloggers Blog
David Galbraith:
I just saw a Zune, and guess what?  Its a piece of s**t.  —  Imagine your son waking up on Christmas (if you're into Christmas) morning and rushing to open his presents in breathless anticipation of getting a shiny new iPod, only to find out he's got a Zune, which is like coming second in chess.
 
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