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3:05 AM ET, November 28, 2006

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Let's Just Declare TV Dead and Move On  —  A new poll in the UK shows that people who watch online videos tend to watch less television.  It looks like they didn't take into account that people with broadband Internet connections in general watch less television, so the poll …
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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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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Roundup: Google's offensive, and other post-Thanksgiving offers and deals & more
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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Mike / CrunchNotes:
Changes at TechCrunch  —  We had some staff changes at TechCrunch today.
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
YouTube Coming Soon to Cellphones  —  YouTube is coming to mobile phones — or, to be more precise, a small slice of YouTube is coming to some Verizon Wireless phones.  —  While its explosively popular Web site is free, YouTube's phone-based version will require a $15-a-month subscription to a Verizon Wireless service called VCast.
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Reuters:
Verizon Wireless to offer YouTube on cell phones
Valleywag:
Second Life hucksters  —  Linden Lab's online community, in which participants' avatars chat, and trade virtual goods such as artworks and real estate, has fed on the credulity of the press.  Ooh, the world's first virtual Reuters correspondent!  A virtual land baroness!  Online marketers discover Second Life!
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Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Virtual property queen says thanks a million
Discussion: Tech Beat and theory.isthereason
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
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Chris Pirillo:
YouTube vs. Google Video vs. Revver  —  The idea here is that you have to press play on the following videos (in vertical order) so that they all stream to you at the same time.  You may need to adjust the volume on each respective network, though.  Press play on the top (YouTube) video …
Discussion: InsideGoogle and MSTechToday
Steve Outing / Editor and Publisher:
Grading Newspapers' Website Progress: B  —  Just about everyone — finally — is on board and working to address the big problem: How to transition a significant part of the newspaper business to online and new media while keeping enough money flowing in during the transition period …
Discussion: media blog
Claire Atkinson / AdAge:
The Fuzzy Math of Big Media's Digital Revenue  —  Despite Different Counting Methods, It Comes to $500 Million  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — If you think upfront math is fuzzy, try asking the major media companies for a little sharper focus on how digital ad revenue is shaping up for this year and beyond.
Discussion: PaidContent
Josh Pigford / The Apple Blog:
10 OS X Apps You Might Not Know About But Should  —  Over the past couple of years of running The Apple Blog, I've tried out literally thousands of applications.  A lot have been great apps that I still use today, but infinitely more have just been plain bad.  I know I'm not the only one who's experienced this.
Zune-Online.com:
Zune on Mac OS X and Linux  —  Have you tried connecting your Zune on a Mac ?  A guy using the XNJB program tried it. … Zune uses MTP storage format.  It is like the UMS used on USB memory sticks but its more sophisticated.  This is the way Zune stores the track ratings, genres, artists etc listings.
Doodirock / The Older Gamers Paradise:
The Day I Walked Out On the PS3  —  A story of how this gamer decided buying a Wii was the only choice for him, even when four PS3 consoles were available.  —  Today I decided it was time to finally go out and buy a Nintendo Wii.  I had already missed buying one at the launch because I thought …
Discussion: Joystiq and digg
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.
Forbes:
BT to launch IPTV service on Monday UPDATE  —  LONDON (AFX) - BT Group, the UK's incumbent telecoms carrier, will launch its long-awaited internet television service next Monday, according to a spokesman for the company.  —  The BT Vision offering will allow the group's broadband customers watch …
Discussion: PaidContent and TVover.net
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.
 
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Fred O. Williams / Buffalo News:
Fiber makes Internet zoom, but restricts phone choice
Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Cera is 'Good' for Innertube  —  CBS is drafting TV talent …
Discussion: PaidContent and Reel Pop
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Motorola's ROKR E6 released in China, US next?
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Can eyeOS Succeed Where Desktop.com Failed?
Discussion: Go2web2
Joe Barr / Linux.com:
openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal
Discussion: NewsForge and Slashdot
EFF: Breaking News:
EFF Fights to Shield Email from Secret Government Searches
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
TuitionCoach: Tuition Planning Site Is Good Birth Control
Discussion: VentureBeat
 Earlier Items: 
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Digg Sends Cease and Desist to DiggDot.us
Discussion: Micro Persuasion
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Laszlo To Release a WebOS
Neil Long / MCV:
Microsoft readies 360 price cut
Discussion: CrunchGear and digg
Mark Potts / Recovering Journalist:
Social Newspapers  —  I'm usually a bit skeptical about the concept of social networks.
Discussion: yelvington.com and media blog
Robert A. Guth / Wall Street Journal:
Transcript of Interview With Microsoft CEO Ballmer
Wall Street Journal:
Is It News...or Is It an Ad?  —  With 'in-text' advertising, it isn't always easy to tell
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Q&A On Google's Belgium News Agreements
UverseUsers.com:
HD Rollout Begins in San Antonio - UPDATED