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11:35 AM ET, March 22, 2007

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Los Angeles Times:
News Corp., NBC pull together to challenge YouTube  —  Several media giants are teaming up to challenge Google Inc. and its YouTube video-sharing service, seeking to blunt their incursion into the entertainment business.  —  News Corp. and NBC Universal plan to announce as soon as today …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
News Corp, NBC May Announce Distributed YouTube Competitor Tomorrow  —  There have been rumors of a TV network led joint venture to compete with YouTube for months - the first time we heard it was just a couple of days after the first rumor of Google's acquisition of the company.
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and PaidContent
Rafat Ali / PaidContent:   More on Youtube-Rivals JV: Fox, NBC and Sony; Distribution on MySpace, MSN and Yahoo
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Best Buy finagles Apple TV exclusive  —  The blue-shirted ones scored a mini coup this week.  —  Best Buy said today that the just-released Apple TV will be available in all 822 of its U.S. stores starting Tuesday.  That's two weeks ahead of all other retailers that are not named the Apple Store.
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Apple TV Has Landed
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Kongregate Gets $1M, Launches User Generated Games  —  We covered Kongregate when they were in private beta, but they're officially public with a new wad of cash from some big names to back them up.  They've created a gaming community around Flash games developed by other users …
Discussion: franticindustries and Cathode Tan
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Kongregrate, the online social game hub  —  Kongregate, of San Francisco, launches tomorrow with a host of Web games targeted at young males with social networking components pushing new bounds.  —  Kongregate is signifiacant because it targets a group that until now hasn't been served by online social games.
Discussion: Mashable! and A+E Interactive
SecurityFocus:
Account pretexters plague Xbox Live  —  Robert Lemos, SecurityFocus 2007-03-21  —  When Kevin Finisterre got his virtual guns handed to him in an online game of Halo 2 last Thursday, he called his opponents on their none-too-subtle hacks that skewed the game in their favor and turned the battle into a rout.
Discussion: The Tech Report
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Kristen Nicole / Mashable!:
Yahoo Widgets 4 Launches  —  Update: it's now live!  —  Yahoo Widgets 4 is set to launch in a few moments, and the anticipation is killing us!  In Yahoo's latest round of widgetry, there will be an improved widget dock that can be attached to any corner of your monitor …
Discussion: Widgets Lab and WebProNews
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Get Vista-Like Widget Functionality On XP With New Yahoo Widgets
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo names click fraud czar  —  Yahoo has promoted one of its staff attorneys to an executive-level position that is akin to being click fraud czar at the second largest Web search provider.  —  For seven years, Reggie Davis helped the Web search company defend itself against lawsuits …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Appoints New Click Quality Czar
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Screenwerk
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Google turn down the revenue knob?  —  Tonight at Jeff Pulver's awesome party I met a Google employee who I'll keep nameless.  He works closely with the advertising team and found it interesting that I noticed that Google is putting fewer advertisements on each page than its competitor.
Nokia:
Nokia N95 multimedia computer starts shipping  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that the Nokia N95 started shipping in key European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets, with expanded shipments to other markets in those regions in the coming weeks.  The Nokia N95 is an all-in-one multimedia computer …
Mike Butcher / Vecosys:
Guardian Changing Media Summit 07 coverage  —  I'm at the Guardian Changing Media Summit today doing a little coverage (oh yeah, and I'm also chairing a panel later on mobile).  I won't be blogging it totally live, but making various notes along the way.  If you want the "stenographer's eye view" …
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media.guardian.co.uk:
ARE YOU READY TO PLAY IN THE AGE OF PERSONAL MEDIA?
Discussion: Strange Attractor
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge's decision leaves RIAA with lose-lose situation in Elektra v. Santangelo  —  The case of Elektra v. Santangelo has been one of the more closely followed cases in the RIAA's crusade against suspected file sharers, due in no small part to the aggressiveness of Patti Santangelo's defense.
Discussion: Recording Industry vs … and digg
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft severs Live Search from the rest of the Windows Live family  —  Live Search is no longer part of the larger Windows Live services family, in terms of engineering and development.  —  One by-product of the March 21 Microsoft announcement of the creation of a new Search and Ad Platform group got relatively little play.
Fred Aun / ClickZ:
Online Video Ads Leave GIFs and JPGs Standing Still, Says DoubleClick  —  When it comes to grabbing the attention of Web surfers, advertising distributed via online video handily outpaces static image ads, according to a new DoubleClick report.  —  The company studied more than 300 online …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Oracle claims Yahoo as Linux convert  —  Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison announced the company's first prominent Linux customer Tuesday: Yahoo.  But Red Hat hasn't been pushed aside at the Internet company.  —  Ellison cited the Yahoo deal as the first real evidence of progress …
The Huffington Post:
Phil de Vellis, aka ParkRidge47: I Made the "Vote Different" Ad  —  Hi.  I'm Phil.  I did it.  And I'm proud of it.  —  I made the "Vote Different" ad because I wanted to express my feelings about the Democratic primary, and because I wanted to show that an individual citizen can affect the process.
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HP:
HP to Acquire Tabblo, Aims to Make Printing from Web Easier  —  HP today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Tabblo Inc., a privately-held developer of web-based software located in Cambridge, Mass.  —  HP plans to leverage Tabblo's technologies to make printing …
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:
Linux MCE looks hot  —  MythTV, the popular Linux based PVR project, has been around for some time.  It's nice, and it functions well, but it's only as functional as Windows Media Center Edition plus, it can be difficult to install and configure.  Linux MCE, which wraps MythTV up into a nice package …
Discussion: Channel 9, eHomeUpgrade and digg
Matthew G. Nelson / ClickZ:
IAC's Horan Talks Integration  —  At his keynote address today at the Kelsey Group's Drilling Down on Local '07 event in Santa Clara, Ca., Peter Horan, the CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp Media and Advertising, explained his approach to managing his business is to focus on the customer perspective …
Raju Vegesna / Zoho Blogs:
Announcing Zoho Meeting  —  We are glad to announce the latest addition to the Zoho Suite, Zoho Meeting - a web conferencing application.  —  As this is a different kind of application (more of a real-time streaming) from the existing zoho applications we decided to take it slow by offering the app to selected users first.
Discussion: Monkey Bites
 
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