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1:55 PM 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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Business Wire:
NBC Universal and News Corp. Announce Deal with Internet Leaders AOL, MSN, MySpace And Yahoo! to Create a Premium Online Video Site with Unprecedented Reach  —  Charter Advertisers, Including Cadbury Schweppes, Cisco, Esurance, Intel and General Motors, Will Now Reach 96% of U.S. Internet Audience Through This Groundbreaking Venture
Cecile Daurat / Bloomberg:
News Corp., NBC Begin YouTube Rival to Reclaim Shows (Update1)  —  News Corp. and NBC Universal Inc. are leading a group of media companies building a rival to Google Inc.'s Youtube video-sharing Web site in an effort to loosen its grip on online programs.  —  News Corp. and NBC Universal …
Discussion: Tech Beat and I4U News
Valleywag:
BREAKING: Google's enemies assemble  —  There's one problem with owning a site as popular with users as Youtube: you make a lot of corporate enemies.  Google, already facing a $1bn lawsuit for allowing clips from Viacom shows on its video sharing site, now faces an alliance of rivals.
Josh Bernoff / The Groundswell:   NBC/News Corp. site faces challenges
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
NBC, News Corp. team up against YouTube
Discussion: The Browser and Screenwerk
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
News Corp. and NBC announce partnership to create YouTube competitor
Discussion: Neowin.net
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 …
Discussion: VC Ratings and StartupSquad.com
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
HP goes web 2.0, buys Tabblo
Discussion: the Onda
Antonio / The Tabblo Blog:   Hot off the presses
BBC:
Xbox Live accounts 'not hacked'  —  Microsoft has denied reports that users of its Xbox Live online gaming service have had their accounts hacked.  —  It follows a number of complaints from gamers that their IDs, or gamer tags, have been taken over while playing.
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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 …
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Steve Litchfield / All About Symbian:
Unboxing the production Nokia N95
Discussion: Darla Mack and Engadget Mobile
Yahoo! Widgets Blog:
It's Here!  —  Yes!  Yahoo Widgets 4 is now available for download.  This version has a lot of cool new features for users as well as developers of Widgets.  —  For those that think we've been sitting around drinking tequila and not really focusing on Konfabulator/Yahoo Widgets …
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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Get Vista-Like Widget Functionality On XP With New Yahoo Widgets
Discussion: Mashable! and Connecting the Dots
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Appoints New Click Quality Czar  —  I've always believed that click fraud was a bigger PR problem than actual problem for the search engines.  Of course there have been raging debates about the percentage of "invalid clicks" that advertisers were receiving and what the click fraud numbers actually are.
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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.
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.
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Benjamin J. Romano / Seattle Times:
Microsoft exec heads new search and ad unit
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Bridging the Computer-to-TV Divide  —  Today in The Times, I reviewed the Apple TV box-and, for context, a couple of its rivals from Microsoft and Netgear.  —  Let me tell you, I haven't worked so hard on a column in a very, very long time.  —  The first problem was just getting them to work.
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 …
USA Today:
Jet passengers may not get to chat on cellphones after all  —  The once-highflying idea of letting passengers use their wireless phones on airplanes is about to be grounded.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is recommending the FCC drop its tentative plan to lift …
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.
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 …
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.
 
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Kongregate Gets $1M, Launches User Generated Games
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Oracle claims Yahoo as Linux convert
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