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5:15 AM ET, November 3, 2008

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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
MySpace, MTV Networks team with Auditude to profit from online video  —  It just goes to show that you can teach old media new tricks.  —  Television networks and Hollywood studios used to try to prevent people from uploading copyrighted content on the Internet.  Now they are looking to profit from the practice.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
MySpace and MTV Turn Pirated Video Into Ad Dollars  —  On Monday, social network MySpace will join Google's YouTube unit in treating the professional video clips uploaded by its users as an opportunity to show advertising, not as a potential violation of copyright law.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
MTV Networks in deal to monetize uploaded videos
Discussion: paidContent.org and Mashable!
Mike Ricciuti / CNET News:
Salesforce.com extends cloud computing service  —  Salesforce.com is expanding its cloud computing service with a new option that lets customers more easily build external Web sites.  —  The company is expected to announce the new service, called Force.com Sites, at its Dreamforce user conference on Monday in San Francisco.
Rafael / Within Windows:
Flashy Windows 7 bits protected by elaborate scheme, workaround  —  During PDC '08, I was passed a note indicating that I should dig deeper into the bits to discover the snazzy new Taskbar.  Upon cursory analysis, I found no evidence of such and dismissed the idea as completely bogus.
John Markoff / New York Times:
On Security, Microsoft Reports Progress and Alarm  —  Microsoft plans to report on Monday that the security of its Windows operating system has significantly improved, while at the same time the threat of computer viruses, frauds and other online scourges has become much more serious.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Ad Rates Dropped 11% In The Third Quarter  —  The average amount advertisers pay publishers to display their ads one thousand times — CPMs — dropped 11 percent from Q2 to Q3 across the 307 ad networks and 1,300 publishers that ad-optimizing firm The Rubicon Project calls clients.
Discussion: Futuristic Play
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
“Three strikes” P2P rule inches closer to law in France  —  France's “three-strikes” copyright enforcement proposal is slowly making its way into law, as the French Senate has now overwhelmingly voted in favor of the measure.  The legislation received a massive cross-party vote of 297 …
Discussion: paidContent and EUobserver.com
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
John McCain and Barack Obama Talk Tech  —  In advance of tomorrow's elections, here's a pair of videos of the two presidential candidates, Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, talking about tech.  —  While Obama has many more supporters in the tech and Internet sectors …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Dan Farber / Outside the Lines:
Microsoft's Manhattan Project  —  This week Microsoft gave evidence that it will continue to be a major force for at least the next decade.  The company outlined its products and strategies that more fully embrace the “cloud,” such as the Azure set of cloud services; Web-based …
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Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:   How Can You Be So Sure About Azure?
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
Motorola ZINE ZN5 officially hits T-Mobile, paparazzis lose their jobs  —  There hasn't been much doubt about Motorola's MOTOZINE ZN5 hitting T-Mobile, but official confirmations are always a nice thing, no?  Starting today, at select T-Mobile corporate locations and online, you'll be able to pickup a Motorola ZN5 for yourself.
Discussion: Electronista and Newlaunches.com
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Is the MacBook Air overpriced?  —  Is the MacBook Air overpriced?  Competitive offerings from Dell and Toshiba reveal that the MacBook Air may not be so extortionately expensive.  —  Of course, it all depends on your perspective: $2,499 for a laptop is a lot of money.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Circuit City to shutter 155 stores, locations to go public tomorrow  —  According to a slew of tips we've received, Circuit City will be closing down 155 of its retail locations, possibly even before Black Friday.  Right now details are sketchy, but it seems that the company's traditional …
Discussion: Technologizer
 
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Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Partnering for Cyberspace Security
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sprint, Cogent Reconnect Networks For Now
Discussion: The Register
James Falconer / IntoMobile:
Sprint HTC Touch Pro Now Available Online!
Discussion: Boy Genius Report and MobileCrunch
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
German BVG Agency Forces iPhone Developer to Change App
Steve Hall / Adrants:
Renamed WiFi Networks Guilt Freeloaders Into Buying Coffee
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Hamblen / PC World:
Motorola Confirms Layoffs
San Francisco Chronicle:
Salesforce.com CEO's head is still in a ‘cloud’
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Tops 20 Million Peers
Discussion: digg.com
 

 
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Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast reports Peacock Q2 revenue up 28% YoY to $1B, a $348M loss, down from $651M in Q2 2023, and paying subscribers up 38% YoY to 33M

Max Goldbart / Deadline:
BBC plans to lay off 500 more staff by March 2026 and reports a £263M operating deficit in 2023/24, up from £193M in 2022/23, projected to be £492M in 2024/25

Mike Scarcella / Reuters:
A US judge rules that Nina Jankowicz, a former Biden anti-disinformation official, could not back up her defamation claims against Fox News and parent Fox Corp

 
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