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6:15 PM ET, October 9, 2009

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Chad Hurley / YouTube Blog:
Y,000,000,000uTube  —  Three years ago today, Steve and I stood out in front of our offices and jokingly crowned ourselves the burger kings of media.  We'd just made headlines by joining with Google in our shared goal of organizing the world's information (in our case, video) …
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube: We're Bigger Than You Thought  —  Pretty much everyone knows that YouTube is the king of online video.  Indeed, comScore recently said that in August, YouTube surpassed 10 billion views in a single month in the United States for the first time.  That made YouTube nearly 20 times …
Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Sex, conference calls, and outdated FCC rules  —  Last month AT&T complained to the FCC about our policy of restricting outbound Google Voice calls to phone numbers in a small number of “rural” areas, just as other Internet applications do.  —  The reason we restrict calls to certain local phone carriers' numbers is simple.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AT&T Complaint Prompts FCC Letter To Google Inquiring About Google Voice  —  Two weeks ago AT&T wrote a letter to the FCC about Google Voice, complaining that the service was preventing users from calling certain numbers, which is against FCC policy (AT&T has previously attempted to do the same thing but was prevented from doing so).
Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
AP, News Corp bosses tell search engines to pay up  —  BEIJING — The leaders of two of the world's major news organizations said Friday that it is time for search engines and others who use news content for free to pay up.  —  The comments from Tom Curley of The Associated Press …
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Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What The Associated Press is saying to Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo
Discussion: MediaMemo, Gawker and Xinhua News Agency, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   You Can Ignore The AP's Bluster. It Is Just A Negotiating Bluff.
Sergey Brin / New York Times:
A Library to Last Forever  —  “THE fundamental reasons why the electric car has not attained the popularity it deserves are (1) The failure of the manufacturers to properly educate the general public regarding the wonderful utility of the electric; (2) The failure of [power companies] …
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Open Book Alliance:   “Beacon of Compromise” Attempts to Blind Reality
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:   Adobe's Uphill Climb Off the Desktop
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, reports claim  —  Warning, warning: The latest Snow Leopard bug seems to threaten all your data, and it seems back-up has become essential, while Apple explores if the bug is just an isolated outbreak or a more serious matter.
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
App Friday: iPhone app store is a squatter's delight  —  You would normally find a story about one of our favourite apps on App Friday but today we uncovered something rather disturbing.  At 8am this morning we received an email from Atomic Antelope, a UK-based iPhone app company …
Discussion: MacRumors
Helen Rumbelow / Times of London:
Spotify ‘could be dead within a year’  —  Britain's most popular music-streaming service could be out of business within a year unless it can make more of its users pay for music, industry experts claimed today.  Senior executives said that Spotify could soon be “dead” if it continued …
Discussion: p2pnet, PR News and TechRadar.com
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Apple to Indie Labels: iTunes LP Is Out of Your League  —  With a higher price than regular albums, no lossless audio and virtually no device support, iTunes LP seems like a hard sell.  Turns out, it might be lame for musicians too—at least, the ones without platinum records.
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
Maemo 6 Early Info.  (Slides and info direct from the Maemo Summit)  —  Following on from the Maemo 5 is the first consumer-ready version of the OS.  Maemo 6.  Nokia have, for the first time, given some details about the capabilities of the devices and the core software.  Timescales also given.
The Official Google Blog:
New in Google Squared: quality improvements, sorting and exporting  —  Today we're launching a number of improvements to the amount and quality of information you can find with Google Squared, as well as new tools to sort and export the data.  —  As we explained when we first launched Squared …
Discussion: TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb and PC World, Thanks:atul
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast Set To Launch ‘HomePoint’ - Integrated VoIP, router and handset  —  Insiders at Comcast inform Broadband Reports that the cable giant is gearing up to launch a new VoIP phone handset system dubbed Homepoint.  While the website for the service is already available …
foursquare:
Announcing the foursquare angel roster...  A little less than a month ago when we announced that we raised some seed financing from USV and OATV, we alluded to some of the angel investors we also brought onboard.  We wanted to take a minute and give a shout-out to our angels and all the support they've given us so far.
Thanks:atul
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Report details AT&T wait to break even on iPhones  —  With its large subsidies to Apple, AT&T doesn't break even on iPhone accounts with high data-usage until the 17th month of a 24-month contract, according to a new report from Yankee Group.  —  The report, titled “The Golden Subsidy Egg's Goose is Cooked …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:onlygizmos
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Wikileaks plans to make the Web a leakier place  —  IDG News Service - Wikileaks.org, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, is working on a plan to make the Web leakier by enabling newspapers, human rights organizations, criminal investigators and others to embed an …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
TomTom iPhone Car Kit returns to UK Apple Store, awaits drama  —  It's back.  After making a horrendous false start with the early promise of iPod touch support and the inclusion of the iPhone App in its £100 price tag, the TomTom Car Kit has returned to the Apple Store.
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Ray Ozzie's New Social Lab: What It Means For Enterprise 2.0  —  Now that Ray Ozzie has stepped into the ring with the news that Microsoft is launching a full-on social lab, it's clear that the Enterprise 2.0 movement is moving into a new phase.  —  Now comes the question of what effect Microsoft …
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Amazon admits: international Kindle users will pay more  —  • International buyers to be charged 40% more per book  —  • Admission contrasts with company's earlier comments  —  Amazon has admitted that international users of its Kindle book reader will be paying significantly …
Discussion: paidContent and Pocket-lint.com
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Central Place for All Your Google Files  —  Google Sites added some new features: integration with Picasa Web Albums, feeds, custom templates.  —  The “insert” dialog from Google Sites is Google's first attempt to aggregate the user generated data from the most important Google services …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Motorola Drops LiMo for Android  —  As we wait for Motorola's Android phone, the Cliq/Dext, the company is once again confirming its commitment to the Android platform.  Motorola had already stated that it was dropping Windows Mobile to focus on Android, and it's doing the same with LiMo.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to add OneNote and SharePoint clients to next Office Mobile release?  —  Microsoft has been totally mum on what it is planning for the Office Mobile 2010 release and when that product may go live.  (In fact, I tried asking again this week to no avail.)
 
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Patent suit targets Apple over iTunes' ‘information distribution’
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