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6:45 PM ET, November 27, 2006

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BBC:
Online video 'eroding TV viewing'  —  The online video boom is starting to eat into TV viewing time, an ICM survey of 2,070 people for the BBC suggests.  —  Some 43% of Britons who watch video from the internet or on a mobile device at least once a week said they watched less normal TV as a result.
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Christopher Mason / New York Times:
Web Tool Said to Offer Way Past the Government Censor  —  Deep in a basement lab at the University of Toronto a team of political scientists, software engineers and computer-hacking activists, or "hactivists," have created the latest, and some say most advanced tool yet in allowing Internet users …
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BBC:
Web censorship 'bypass' unveiled  —  A tool has been created capable of circumventing government censorship of the web, according to researchers.  —  The free program has been constructed to let citizens of countries with restricted web access retrieve and display web pages from anywhere.
Discussion: 27B Stroke 6
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE HAS MY CREDIT CARD NUMBER NOW  —  Herewith the story of my attempts to buy a Dora the Explorer Mr. Face Plush Backpack from ToysRUs using Google Checkout.  In short, Google now has my credit card number.  (It's one I use for testing, however).  It feels kind of odd, to be honest.
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Tim Arango / Fortune:
Beatles: only on iPod?  —  After years of refusing to make the move to MP3, the Beatles may give Steve Jobs' iTunes an exclusive, reports Fortune's Tim Arango.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Click on the iTunes music store and punch in "Beatles" under artist search.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Air Is Free, and Sometimes So Are the Phone Calls That Borrow It  —  Gary Schaffer looked out his window here last week to discover a reporter standing on his lawn, pirating his wireless Internet access to test a new mobile phone.  —  The phone, made by Belkin, is one of several …
Kathy Sierra / Creating Passionate Users:
Why Web 2.0 is more than a buzzword  —  Many people hate the phrase "Web 2.0" even more than they hate what they believe it represents.  No, that's not quite right... many people hate the phrase precisely because they think it represents nothing.  Or they're annoyed by the idea of a web version number.
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Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Web 2.0 isn't Jargon  —  Every once in a while I read something …
Discussion: Mad Techie Woman
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
Open Sourcing My TechCrunch Work Flow  —  Yesterday was my last day at TechCrunch.  It's been a good run but I'm excited to get back into consulting for non profit organizations and startup businesses.  This is a post about how I did my research while writing for TechCrunch …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
FeedCycle: Smarter Serialized Stories
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
Social Newspapers  —  I'm usually a bit skeptical about the concept of social networks.  They seem to work best only with certain (young) demographics, and they seem to lose favor with their audiences rather quickly (cf.  Friendster, Tribe and Orkut).  I've never quite found a practical use for LinkedIn (and I'm not alone).
Discussion: yelvington.com and media blog
PRWeb:
Mobile Adult Content Market to Grow to $3.3bn by 2011, Driven by a Strong European Market and New Products for Casual Users.  —  The mobile adult content market is forecast to grow from its 2006 level of $1.4 billion to over $3.3 billion by 2011 according to Juniper Research latest study.
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
Time to Rename the Cell Phone?  —  They're not just for making calls, and they don't have a lot to do with cells.  Maybe it's time to name the ubiquitous gadget something else  —  You see them everywhere.  The minute the plane hits the tarmac, someone whips one out.
Discussion: VoIP & Gadgets Blog and Slashdot
Erik Selberg:
General disarray at The Big 3  —  As has been widely reported, the Big 3 search companies have been going through some organizational headaches of late.  You've got Google's "focus on features" initiatives, Yahoo's "peanut butter manifesto," and some changes as the top here at Microsoft …
Discussion: InsideMicrosoft
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple tablet coming soon?  —  It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the concept of an Apple tablet.  It would be a great machine for commuting, allowing me to keep up with news and email on-the-go.  New reports indicate that Apple may be close to releasing such a beast in 2007.
Alissa J. Rubin / Los Angeles Times:
Paris makeover climbs a notch with 'le Wi-Fi'  —  French capital's mayor is betting on wireless access to draw business and young people.  —  If Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has his way, free wireless Internet soon will be available in public places throughout the city …
Valleywag:
Three reasons why Digg gets its numbers wrong  —  Digg is by any measure, an extremely successful news site.  The audience, many of whom also submit and vote upon stories, has expanded more than five-fold in a year, according to Comscore.  Kevin Rose, the founder, is charmingly unassuming.
 
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Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Optimus 103 keyboard to feature B&W displays
Discussion: TechSpot
Wall Street Journal:
Is It News...or Is It an Ad?  —  With 'in-text' advertising, it isn't always easy to tell
Chris Spurgeon / spurgeonblog:
No more misplacing your flash drive
Discussion: Engadget, Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and digg
UverseUsers.com:
HD Rollout Begins in San Antonio
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are VoIP Service Providers Making a Comeback?
Dean Takahashi / AEI:
An Interview With Robbie Bach
Discussion: Engadget, Joystiq, Kotaku and You NEWB
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog:
10 OS X Apps You Might Not Know About But Should
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Noam / SecuriTeam Blogs:
Defeating Image-Based Virtual Keyboards and Phishing Banks
Discussion: NetWizard's Blog and Slashdot
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Zune, Creative Commons Don't Mix
Kate Kaye / ClickZ:
Sites Have Caught on to Social Shopping, But Have Shoppers?
Discussion: David Galbraith
Valleywag:
Second Life hucksters
Christophe Guillemin / CNET News.com:
French parliament dumping Windows for Linux
Discussion: TechSpot and digg
Seeking Alpha:
The Ten Best Internet Acquisitions Ever
Discussion: Screenwerk, Glass House and digg
Reuters:
Size matters  —  DisplaySearch forecasts that the plasma TV market …
Discussion: Microsoft 10
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
THE RISE OF "FREECONOMICS"  —  It's a big day for Moore's Law.