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2:25 PM ET, December 8, 2006

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Jon's Radio:
A conversation with Jon Udell about his new job with Microsoft  —  For today's podcast I decided to interview myself about my upcoming new gig.  It's a short episode, under six minutes, and the transcript follows.  —  Note: I actually meant to push this to the server later today …
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Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's weblog:
My soon-to-be favorite Microsoft blogger  —  Jon Udell is leaving his job at InfoWorld and joining Microsoft in January.  —  He may see this as a change of employment, but I believe Microsoft has just acqhired a media brand.  I feel certain that no media investment bankers were involved …
Jeff Sandquist:
Jon Udell is leaving InfoWorld and Joining My Team At Microsoft  —  You know those secrets that you just want to tell everyone about, but can't?  I've had one of those for the last couple of months.  —  I guess it was back in October my good friend Mr. John Montgomery sent me a note saying …
Inside AdWords:
Bringing radio advertising to Google advertisers: an update  —  There's been a lot of speculation about what we're doing in radio advertising so we thought we'd give you a quick update regarding what we've been working on since the acquisition of dMarc Broadcasting earlier this year.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google tunes into radio ads  —  Google is allowing some of its existing online marketers to use its automated advertising system to broadcast ads on radio stations around the United States, the company said on Thursday.  —  The beta test of Google Audio Ads is the result of the integration …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
H.P. Will Pay $14.5 Million to Settle Suit  —  Hewlett-Packard said Thursday that it would pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit by the California attorney general over the company's use of private detectives to obtain private phone records of board members and journalists.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Washington uses new spyware law, gets $1 million settlement
Discussion: Slashdot
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Video Startup That May Never Launch  —  This is a rumor that just won't die: The major television networks are considering creating a new online video service joint venture to compete with YouTube.  —  We first heard about this when the Google-Youtube acquisition news broke, and wrote briefly about it here (see last paragraph).
Business Wire:
BitTorrent Acquires uTorrent  —  SAN FRANCISCO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—BitTorrent, Inc., home to the world's leading peer-assisted digital content delivery platform, today announced it has acquired uTorrent, a lightweight and efficient implementation of the BitTorrent protocol.
Discussion: PaidContent
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Scott Gilbertson / Wired News:
BitTorrent's Move From PCs to TVs  —  If the thought of having BitTorrent, the world's most famous file-swapping software, available on your set-top box to download high-definition movies from major Hollywood studios seems far-fetched, you're not alone.  —  In an e-mail interview with Wired News …
Discussion: IP Democracy and Slashdot
Tony / Deep Jive Interests:
Diggers Are Getting Paid — But Not By Kevin Rose  —  It seems like there is a long running meme in the blogosphere about gaming Digg, and it even made it as an article on CNet the other day (despite a few inaccuracies).  Despite the controversy, there is one thing that Kevin Rose has always maintained …
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mathewingram.com/work:   Diggers will find a way to get paid
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification  —  As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update.
BBC:
Concern over mobile music-sharing  —  Children are increasingly swapping music via mobile phones, often without realising they can be breaking the law.  —  A survey of almost 1,500 eight to 13-year-olds found almost a third shared music via their mobiles.  —  Children are using the built …
Discussion: Techdirt, 21talks and CNNMoney.com
Yuval Kossovsky / Computerworld:
First look: A guided tour of Apple's Leopard Server OS  —  Look for Leopard to be 'an exciting release,' says Yuval Kossovsky  —  Recently, I had a chance to sit down with a few folks from Apple Computer Inc. who gave me a guided tour of Apple's upcoming server operating system …
Discussion: digg
Thomas Christensen / DoCopenhagen:
Top 50 Music Videos Of 2006  —  Here we go again... Our top 50 videos of 2005 was a huge success.  This year we decided to do things a little bit differently.  All the videos are from You Tube and can therefore be watched in the browser.  If you want to download the videos to your computer …
Reuters:
McCartney cries 'Help!' on song copyrights  —  Music copyrights in the UK last only 50 years, so early Beatles songs could be up for grabs by 2012.  —  LONDON (Reuters) — Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams joined thousands of other performers on Thursday in an appeal for an extension to British copyright on their recordings.
 
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