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11:25 AM ET, November 28, 2006

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bearstearns.com:
Bear Stearns Media Research Presents...  The Long Tail:  —  Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment  —  A conference call to discuss the impact of new technology on creators of content.  In our view, digital technologies are "democratizing" …
Discussion: Rough Type
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Rafat Ali / PaidContent:
Why Aggregation & Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment  —  Bear Stearns analyst Spencer Wang has come out with a report on, well, Long Tail, but this one focuses on what he calls the mid part of the content and distribution value chain, where he sees the most value in the long run …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and Dan Blank
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Content Aggregators and the Fat Belly  —  As social media explodes, the choices for the consumer are increasing exponentially.  Our time constrained modern lives cannot consume all the content that is available to consume, and perhaps that is why we should consider hyper aggregation as an option.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
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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Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
Missing the Big Picture  —  We're supposed to be excited that our mobile phones are getting to be more and more like mobile TVs, thanks to developments like Verizon Wireless's just-announced deal to bring YouTube videos to its V Cast service.  —  Forgive me if I'm less than thrilled.
Peter Cohen / Macworld:
Wii, PS3, Xbox 360... does the Mac matter for games?  —  It's a tough season for stalwart Mac gamers as Sony and Nintendo launch new game consoles and Microsoft moves into year two of its Xbox 360 campaign.  With so many powerful video game consoles on the market, does the Mac even matter for games anymore?
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
A Lone Sponsor for a Longer 'Nightly News'  —  A week from tonight, viewers of the "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" will be able to watch more news — and fewer commercials — as a result of a sponsorship deal with the Philips Electronics North America Corporation.
Discussion: AdJab
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Mike / Techdirt:   Paying More For Much Less: The New TV Commercial Strategy
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 …
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: Rough Type and PaidContent
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Zune oddnesses: Zune pretty in pink; Zune on a Mac  —  So as we understand it, apparently Microsoft secretly slipped 100 hot pink (or shall we say, magenta?)  Zunes into the retail market for purchase, where only especially eagle-eyed buyers would notice what they were getting before taking …
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Zune-Online.com:
Zune on Mac OS X and Linux
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 …
Andrew Schmitt / nyquistcapital.com:
Squirrels Ate My FiOS  —  It's not just a catchy title.  I lost my FiOS connectivity Saturday morning, rendering my Verizon (VZ) triple-play package of voice, data, and television inoperative.  The culprit?  Squirrels.  —  I blogged my original install here.  I've linked to a few of the original photos in the narrative below.
Discussion: GigaOM and Buffalo News
New Yorker:
IN PRAISE OF THIRD PLACE  —  Fifteen years ago, the video-game industry was ruled by one player, Nintendo.  The company had machines in a third of American homes, and it was Japan's most profitable electronics company.  The title of a 1993 book summed up the situation: "Game Over: How Nintendo Conquered the World."
Discussion: Joystiq and Kareem Mayan's Weblog
Gizmodo:
First Grope: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Lets You Operate in 3D  —  Imagine a controller that you can push, tilt, pull, and rotate—that's essentially what the SpaceNavigator is.  This multitalented device is the latest addition to 3Dconnexion's arsenal of 3D controllers.
Discussion: Ogle Earth and EirePreneur
Steve Rosenbush / Business Week:
AT&T's Campaign for Compromise  —  Hoping to win over reluctant regulators, the telecom giant is willing to make concessions on its planned BellSouth takeover  —  Discussions have reached a critical stage between merger partners AT&T and BellSouth and the Democrats in Washington who have held …
Discussion: IP Democracy
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: Net, InsideGoogle and MSTechToday
Jo Best / silicon.com:
Google: 'iPod will hold all the world's TV in 12 years'  —  The future of music inspires the future of mobile  —  The idea of fitting your entire music collection into a single device the size of a packet of cigarettes might have seemed outlandish 15 years ago.  But that was before the iPod.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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Emmet Cole / Wired News:
Bye Swarmbots, Hello Swarmanoids
Discussion: reBang weblog
Jason Dobson / Gamasutra:
Nintendo: 600,000 Wii, 454,000 Zelda Sold In First Eight Days
Discussion: Slashdot and digg
Business Week:
Satellite radio companies see soft sales
CNET News.com:
Supreme Court to examine 'obviousness' of patents
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Mike / Techdirt:
Canadian ISPs Try To Play Whack-A-Mole On Blocking Child Porn Sites
Discussion: Toronto Star
PC World:
Sony Reports Digicam Glitch
Discussion: Techdirt
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple and ViewSonic to unveil 17-inch widescreen LCD monitors soon
Discussion: digg
ABC News:
What does Google have planned for Australia?
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Carlo / Techdirt:
Could AT&T Give Up On The BellSouth Merger?
Kristen Philipkoski / Bodyhack:
2006 Sexiest Geeks: Call for Nominees
Discussion: Kotaku and TechBlog
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
DMCA Exemptions Granted
Stephen Hutcheon / Sydney Morning Herald:
Virtual property queen says thanks a million
Discussion: theory.isthereason
Joe Barr / Linux.com:
openSUSE holds public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell deal
Discussion: Slashdot and Bink.nu
Doodirock / The Older Gamers Paradise:
The Day I Walked Out On the PS3
Discussion: Joystiq and digg