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7:20 AM ET, March 14, 2007

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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slacker, the real iPod killer?  —  Slacker is an ambitious new music service created by some industry veterans that takes aims at the iPod.  —  Slacker is a music player device, but it is also a music delivery service.  It is path-breaking because it wants to let you take it anywhere …
Discussion: PC World: Techlog and PaidContent
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Chris Williams / The Register:
Last.fm puts video through the scrobbler  —  Last.fm, the popular music website, is to apply its social recommendation technology to video, as it prepares to do battle with Pandora for the internet radio station market.  —  Last.fm is working on a music video equivalent to its Audioscrobbler software …
May Wong / Associated Press:
Startup to offer the 'personal radio'  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - A new service is taking personal taste in music to another level by combining elements of Internet radio, portable music and satellite distribution.  —  A startup led by a team of veterans in the digital music arena seeks to offer …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Listening Post:
Broadband Instruments Slacker Offers Satellite, Wi-Fi Connectivity  —  I met with Broadband Instruments for some exclusive details on their Slacker music ecosystem, consisting of a service online service and a portable device that grabs new content from Wi-Fi networks and a different type of satellites than XM and Sirius use.
Discussion: Engadget and Gearlog
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:   Slacker.com Needs to Get Off its Ass and Work
Marshall Kirkpatrick / splashcastmedia.com:
Report: Last.fm to Offer Related Music Videos
Discussion: Fast Company Now
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
You Go Viacom !  —  Not a stretch where I would come out on this, but it never ceases to amaze and amuse me how liltle understanding of the content business, or the business world in general that many in the blogosphere have.  —  Let me provide a simple scenario for you.  —  HBO.
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
YouTube's fate rests on decade-old copyright law  —  news analysis Whether YouTube suffers the same fate as Napster may depend on the wording of a nearly antique law written long before video-sharing Web sites were envisioned.  —  The law is, of course, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Viacom Sues Google-YouTube: Wants More Than $1 Billion In Damages, Injunction
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A MODEST PROPOSAL TO YHOO AND MSFT: SPIN OUT A SEARCH COMPANY  —  One of the longer bomb predictions made by a number of analysts and pundits in the past 12 months has been the following: Microsoft will take its pile of cash and massive market valuation and buy Yahoo.  Hell, I even suggested it.
Drew Clark / GigaOM:
Is Google Changing Its Position on Net Neutrality?  —  Is Google, the foremost corporate advocate of net neutrality, doing a big fake?  Have they succeeded in making everyone believe they will stand up to the Bell companies, even as the company cuts deals to become the preferred provider on a carrier's network?
Josh / Redeye VC:
Failing Cheaper  —  Ask most successful entrepreneurs how they came up with the idea for their business, and you'd likely learn that what they initially set out to do is very different from the company that you're familiar with.  PayPal started out as a service to beam money through Palm Pilots …
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Exclusive: MySpace News Pics  —  MySpace News is for real.  —  A leaked document from MySpace's parent company, Fox Interactive Media, confirms the existence of its rumored Digg-style news aggregation portal.  —  The leaked sales document outlines the structure and taxonomy of the forthcoming site …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes  —  Apple on Tuesday issued a security update for its Mac OS X to plug 45 security holes, including several zero-day vulnerabilities.  —  The megapatch is the seventh Apple security patch release in three months.  It deals with vulnerabilities …
Kim Tae-gyu / KoreaTimes:
Acoustic Wave Prevents Game Addiction  —  A Korean venture start-up has developed an inaudible sound sequence, which it claims can prevent obsessive use of online games, thus giving hope to game addicts.  —  Xtive on Monday said the sound sequence is based on subliminal effects.
Renee Boucher Ferguson / eWEEK.com:
Project Green is Dead—for the Foreseeable Future, at Least  —  It's not a rumor.  Project Green is dead or at least on life support.  Converging Microsoft's Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management suites to a single code base is no longer the objective for the Dynamics development team.
 
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Some Bail on Blogs in Favor of Twitter
AdAge:
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Sumner Lemon / InfoWorld:
Intel gets approval to build $2.5B plant in China
Skrentablog:
Kafka-esque!  —  I'm in the Wall Street Journal today …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Interview with Google's Matt Cutts about Next-Generation Search
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Andrew Wallenstein / Hollywood Reporter:
Bud.TV going flat as visits decline
Business Wire:
Nintendo's Wii to Leverage Multiplayer Technology from IGN Entertainment's GameSpy
MediaShift:
STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA 2007  —  Project for Excellence …
Discussion: The Media Age
David Kaplan / PaidContent:
For 2007, Portals Are Back, Pageviews Are Dead: Report
 

 
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
A look at the decline of cable TV networks like USA Network, Discovery Channel, and MTV; MTV's 2023 average prime-time audience was 256K, down from 807K in 2014

Anthony Crupi / Sportico:
Diamond Sports files its bankruptcy reorg plan, which includes ending its Bally naming rights deal for RSNs, and says cord-cutting led to 22M fewer subscribers

Mark Harris / New York Times:
An analysis of Hollywood's grim status in 2024, recovering from a year of downsizing and strikes; supply lines will take at least a year to flow at capacity

 
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