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Helena Spongenberg / Associated Press:
Group: Online Content Cannot Remain Free  —  BRUSSELS, Belgium - European publishers warned Tuesday that they cannot keep allowing Internet search engines such as Google Inc. to make money from their content.  —  "The new models of Google and others reverse the traditional permission-based copyright model …
Om Malik on Broadband:
Even in Web 2.0 Scale & Size Matter  —  Updated Many times in the past I have pointed out that most of the new Web 2.0 type start-ups have business plans that only go so far!  I am actually glad to see Jeremy Wright take a stand on this issue. … I think most start-ups actually …
Discussion: Ensight and » InsideGoogle
Jeremy Wright / Ensight:
Web 2.0 Companies NEED To Scale  —  I'm not sure when building a scaleable web app became optional.  But Feedster, Technorati, Delicious, Google Analytics (and numerous other Google apps of late), BlogPulse and many of the other "big apps" have "suddenly" been hit by scaleability issues.
Lee Gomes / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Blogs Produce New Elite to Help Track The Industry's Issues  —  Revolutions don't usually work out quite as planned.  And that's what's happening now in the technology world with blogs.  They are every bit as important as their boosters said they would be.  But in an entirely different way.
Cowboy / A Jack of All Blogs:
The Lost Road Map of B5  —  Jeremy, over at B5 is talking about how their servers have been grinding along slowly lately because they are hosting a lot of worthless content.  They also seemed to be "quietly" being supported by Cheatika.  And yet they are still looking to bring on more bloggers.
Robb Dunewood / BlogNetworkWatch:
Growing Pains for b5media
NBC programs available for download on iTunes  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal and Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday said they would make several NBC-owned television shows, such as "The Office" and "Law & Order," available on the iTunes music store.
Joanna Glasner / Wired News:
Let Your PC Do the Investing  —  As a stock-futures trader, George Pruitt used to spend the day hovering over his computer screen.  —  Now, he just stays within earshot.  When his computer identifies an attractive time to buy or sell, it emits a horn blast.
Discussion: Geek News Central …
The Doc Searls Weblog:
The costs of asymmetry  —  In the shower this morning I was thinking about the unstarted businesses that can only thrive in online markets made possible by symmetrical broadband — markets we have never seen, because broadband to the home (and even to many businesses) has been provided in asymmetrical form from the beginning.
John Borland / CNET
New Sony CD security risk found  —  Sony BMG Music Entertainment and the Electronic Frontier Foundation digital rights group jointly announced Tuesday that they had found, and fixed, a new computer security risk associated with some of the record label's CDs.
Games Digest / The Register:
Xbox 360 vs PS3  —  Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, TV Scoop features all that's cool in British telly and Propellerhead answers your PC queries.  —  Blu-Ray and PS3, Xbox 360 and DVD - the real battleground for the next generation of consoles from Games Digest
Elinor Mills / CNET
Can there be another Google?  —  Internet search is reaching an important pivot point, where market leaders are rewarded by Wall Street, laggards are punished, and start-ups try to fill niches left empty by the major players.  —  Though the market has seen a few leaders come and go over the last decade …
Mathew Ingram / Globe and Mail:
Ingram: Is Skype losing it?  —  E-mail Mathew Ingram Read Bio Latest Columns  —  Even a few months later, the sheer size of the eBay-Skype deal still boggles the mind: $2.6-billion (U.S.) at a minimum, and as much as $4.1-billion if certain goals are met.  All this for a company that hopes …
USA Today:
Film fans can expect more advertising on big screen  —  Moviegoers should get used to those ads shown as they settle into their seats.  —  Ad forecasters at ZenithOptimedia said on Monday that spending on in-theater ads, usually shown before the trailers, rose by 18% this year to $400 million …
Times About Ready to Relaunch Brand  —  CHICAGO — Nine months after New York Times Co. bought the service for $410 million, is ready to explain to advertisers the virtues of sitting alongside 57,000 topics and a library of 1.2 million pieces of content.

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