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8:15 AM ET, December 4, 2006

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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Azureus Launches Zudeo For Finding And Sharing Video  —  Azureus will launch Zudeo.com Monday morning, a content indexing site for finding and sharing large video files.  The company told TechCrunch on Friday that they would be partnering with 20 major TV and film studios to provide free programs …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Azureus Makes Its Commercial Bid
Discussion: PaidContent
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Have Camera Phone?  Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service  —  Hoping to turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists, Yahoo and Reuters are introducing a new effort to showcase photographs and video of news events submitted by the public.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ask Goes Local with AskCity  —  Will Google be the winner in the $31 billion local search and online classified advertising market, asks Donna Bogatin over at the ZD Net's Digital Micro Markets blog.  Perhaps, but it is not going to have it easy, if Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask.com has anything to do with it.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Ask.com unveils new local search  —  Ask.com is set to unveil on Monday a new local search service that lets people find maps, directions, businesses, events and movies—all through one interface.  —  The service, called AskCity, integrates data from other Web properties owned by InterActiveCorp …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AskCity Launches. It's Cool.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Newspaper Chain Sees Its Future, And It's Online and Hyper-Local  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Could this be the future of newspapering?  —  Darkness falls on a chilly Winn-Dixie parking lot in a dodgy part of North Fort Myers just before Thanksgiving.  Chuck Myron sits in his little gray Nissan …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Dan Blank
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPhone Details From Kevin Rose  —  I just caught this on CrunchGear: Digg's Kevin Rose told me a few weeks ago that he had some good inside information on the upcoming iPhone, but he wouldn't tell me anything.  Well, after a couple of beers he spills the beans on Diggnation, and the clip is embedded below.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Kevin Rose confirms iPhone?
CNET News.com:
IRS taxation of online game virtual assets inevitable  —  NEW YORK—If you are a hard-core player of virtual worlds like World of Warcraft, Second Life, EverQuest or There, IRS form 1099 may someday soon take on a new meaning for you.  —  That's because game publishers may well in the not too distant future …
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
TinyURL.com: The next YouTube?  Perhaps not $1.6B's worth, but...  By now, you're laughing your ass off.  With the $1.6B of Google's money that YouTube commanded, if you've ever even visted the simplistic and somewhat basic looking TinyURL.com (most haven't), you're probably thinking …
Discussion: Things That and Mark Evans
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Dismantle Content Management Systems (CMS)!  Rebuild them with Social Media Features  —  I don't know how many times I've heard people want to use a wiki and a blog for their intranet.  They want to bypass the corporate intranet silos and allow bottom-up and created content by the employees.
Variety:
Yahoo! blue over loss of exec, content deal  —  Net company faces setbacks as Katz, Current log off  —  David Katz, the top Yahoo! sports and programming exec who led the company's first consistent effort at original programming, ankled late last week, at the same time that the company abruptly lost …
Discussion: PaidContent
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Crazy Music Model  —  eListeningPost is a new music service that allows artists to distribute their songs via a link on a website or by email.  The file can be listened to up to five times on any one computer - meaning it can be forwarded to others and they can listen to it five times, too.
Andrew McAfee:
Required Reading  —  Today's New York Times Magazine's cover story is "Open Source Spying."  The teaser after the title asks "The nation's intelligence agencies are giving their cold-war-era computer systems a complete makeover.  But will blogs and wikis really help spies uncover terrorist plots?"
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mathewingram.com/work:
Can Web 2.0 make spies smarter?
Discussion: The Long Tail, HighTouch and Weblogg-ed
Samsung:
The SAMSUNG Ultra Messaging i600 - Inspired Innovation for the Mobile Professional  —  Ultra Messaging i600 - Windows Mobile 5.0 powered Smartphone with integrated QWERTY keyboard and HSDPA support  —  Today at ITU Telecom World 2006, Samsung Electronics and Microsoft launched …
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
PR Newswire:
CNBC Launches the New CNBC.com - The Digital Destination for Real Time Business & Investing News and Analysis  —  Site Features Real-Time Index Data, Original Broadband Programming, an Unprecedented Level of Daily Business Video, Unparalleled Investing Tools and Blogs from CNBC's Respected Team of Anchors and Reporters
Rexdixon / Technically Speaking:
Interview with Ross Levinsohn  —  Near the middle of last month, Ross Levinsohn departed from a successful run over at Fox Interactive Media.  The online world was buzzing with speculation, as well as flat out false statements.  Just the other day, I posted a link to such a video …
Discussion: ben barren
 
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Associated Press:
CNBC moves Web content off MSN
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Fimoculous.com:
Best Blogs of 2006 that You (Maybe) Aren't Reading
Discussion: Scobleizer and Anil Dash
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
RSS - The Newspapers Revenge ?
Discussion: ben barren
Susan Crawford blog:
Why the US needs to get internet access policy right
Fred / A VC:
Posting And Tracking Flash Video
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
New York Times:
Health Hazard: Computers Spilling Your History
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0: The Poster  —  Go2Web2 writes about Berlin-based eboy …
Matt Craven / The Blog Herald:
We've sold The Blog Herald
 Earlier Items: 
Lifehacker:
The top 30 free Windows software apps
Discussion: digg
Ronald Heft / cavemonkey50.com:
Is Parallels Leopard's Secret Feature?
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
Engineering Management Hacks: Exupéry's Axiom
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Gmail finally shows images for Word attachments
Discussion: Googlified
Kyle Orland / Joystiq:
The Ultimate Wii/PS3 giveaway list
Discussion: SuperGeek and digg
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Gifttagging Widget Helps You Get Gifts You Actually Want
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Acer's AT3705 becomes first LCD TV to receive Viiv certification
Discussion: CrunchGear
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Content Businesses Don't Scale Anymore