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7:45 PM ET, March 22, 2007

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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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Notes From News Corp./NBC Universal Media Call  —  I've just joined the "NewTube" media call with NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and News Corp. COO Peter Chernin.  Notes to follow.  —  Chernin is kicking things off.  It took him about 2 minutes to say "Web 2.0″ for the first time.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
News Corp. and NBC announce partnership to create YouTube competitor  —  News Corp. and NBC have announced a deal to create a new video distribution site, dubbed the "YouTube killer" by many.  The companies have also formed partnerships with a number of big players, including Yahoo! …
Discussion: Neowin.net, Slashdot and digg
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: TV Networks Launch New Company To Counter Perceived Google/YouTube Threat  —  Update: My real time notes from the media conference call are here.  —  The rumors of a joint venture to counter the perceived Google-YouTube threat, dubbed "Clown Co." by Google executives …
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:   NBCU-News Corp.: More Like The Anti-YouTube Than YouTube Killer
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
NBC, News Corp. team up against YouTube
Owen Thomas / Business 2.0 Beta:
NBC, News Corp. Launch YouTube Rival: Live Coverage
Discussion: Epicenter
CNET News.com:   NBC, News Corp. push new Web rival to YouTube
Valleywag:   ARMCHAIR GENERAL: Google's tactical error
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  —  Now this is one Web 2.0 acquisition that makes sense!  Hewlett-Packard has acquired Tabblo, Massachusetts-based company that makes it easier for consumers to upload and printing their photos from the web.  Think of Tabblo as iPhoto rest of us …
Discussion: the Onda
Antonio / The Tabblo Blog:   Hot off the presses
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:   When Social Web Tools Get Creative
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
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:   Yahoo Widgets vs Google Desktop
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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Gizmodo:
Apple TV: Worth It?
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
Andy Patrizio / internetnews.com:
Surprise, Microsoft Listed as Most Secure OS  —  UPDATED: Microsoft is frequently dinged for having insecure products, with security holes and vulnerabilities.  But Symantec (Quote), no friend of Microsoft, said in its latest research report that when it comes to widely-used operating systems …
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Oracle sues SAP; alleges 'corporate theft on a grand scale'  —  IN FOCUS » See more posts on: Oracle  —  The war between Oracle and SAP is about to move beyond enterprise applications to the courtroom.  —  Oracle said Wednesday that it has sued SAP "about corporate theft on a grand scale" seeking undisclosed damages.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
FCC to study need for more Net neutrality regulation  —  The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that it will study whether stronger language is necessary in its policy on protecting Net neutrality, but consumer groups and Democratic commissioners criticized the move for not being bold enough.
Victoria Shannon / New York Times:
Google's Privacy Policy Is Clearer, Not Tougher  —  When Google announced a change in its privacy policy last week, it got some gushing headlines like, "Google adopts tougher privacy safeguards."  —  But upon closer examination, it seems the change was not to protect your privacy on the Web …
Ellie Gibson / GamesIndustry.biz:
Political group asks Bono to halt Mercs 2 production  —  Venezuelan Solidarity Campaign speaks out  —  Political activisits are calling on U2 singer Bono, as an investor in Pandemic Studios, to halt the development of forthcoming shooter Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.
 
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Walter S. Mossberg / WSJ Personal Technology:
Congress Must Make Clear Copyright Laws To Protect Consumers
Discussion: Techdirt and Public Knowledge
BBC:
Xbox Live accounts 'not hacked'
Fred Aun / ClickZ:
Online Video Ads Leave GIFs and JPGs Standing Still, Says DoubleClick
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Yahoo names click fraud czar
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Did Google turn down the revenue knob?
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Judge's decision leaves RIAA with lose-lose situation in Elektra v. Santangelo