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NBA Introduces Current Season Games for the First-Time on the Web  —  Google Video Store To Show News and Historical Videos from ITN, Charlie Rose Interviews; New Titles Will Be Added Everyday  —  LAS VEGAS, NV - Jan. 6, 2006 - Live from the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google Inc. …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
THOUGHTS ON GOOGLE VIDEO STORE, AND GOOGLE PACK  —  As I posted earlier, I had the chance to talk with Marissa Mayer about Google Pack, and Jennifer Feiken, who runs Google Video.  I'd have posted earlier, but I was under embargo.  —  The news is out now, and the analysis begins (live coverage at Engadget here).
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Yahoo Go Puts Yahoo Services Into Cell Phones, TV & PCs  —  Yahoo has launched Yahoo Go (link via PaidContent), a suite of products designed to let people reach information whether they're on their PCs, phones or using TV.  The suite will be formally announced by Yahoo CEO Terry Semel at CES keynote today
Paul Boutin / Engadget:
Live from Yahoo's keynote  —  8:55am Terry Semel should be out in a fewminutes (right after the ubiquitous Gary Shapiro, of course.)  The guys behind us are arguing whether or not Yahoois a Web 2.0 company.  No wait, they're trying to figure out what a "Web 2.0 company" is.
Yahoo! Expands Reach Beyond …
Discussion: and Spinfluencer
May Wong / Associated Press:
Google ups ante in online video gold rush  —  JAN. 6 7:01 P.M. ET Google Inc. is upping the ante in the online video gold rush, allowing content owners to set their own prices in a bid to create a more flexible alternative to Apple Computer Inc.'s pioneering iTunes store.
Mike / Techdirt:
Google's Copy Protection: Supplying The Tools For Others To Be Evil  —  from the yay!  -less-choice!  dept.  —  When we called attention yesterday to the news that Google was apparently launching its own proprietary copy protection, we dinged AP and Reuters for completely ignoring it in their reports.
Discussion: Download Squad and IP Democracy
Intel taps Google for video search  —  LAS VEGAS—Users of Intel's new entertainment platform will soon be able to use Google's search technology to locate Internet video, one of several new partnerships as the top chipmaker moves from microprocessors into digital home entertainment.
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
Clinton in Redmond..Is Ballmer Stepping Aside  —  There are some rumors circulating that Steve Ballmer is about to step aside at Microsoft as its day to day operations head to make room for another president.  Ken and I reported on this on KenRadio's World Technology Roundup earlier today.
Technology News:
Microsoft Shuts Blog's Site After Complaints by Beijing  —  BEIJING, Jan. 5 - Microsoft has shut the blog site of a well-known Chinese blogger who uses its MSN online service in China after he discussed a high-profile newspaper strike that broke out here one week ago.
Robert X. Cringely /
A Commercial Runs Through It  —  Google's Grand Plan to Take Over TV Advertising  —  My 2006 predictions column has to be delayed until next week, not because I have no predictions, but because there is so much speculation and mis-information swirling around about Google and the Consumer Electronics Show …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Smart Sprint's unadvertisement  —  I got email out of nowhere from Sprint telling me that they'd read my blog and wanted to offer me a chance to use a new, high-speed phone free for six months.  The email said: … The email and the terms and conditions ask to receive feedback but do not require it.
Brian Benzinger / Solution Watch:
Newsvine - Seeding the Vine.  First Look!  —  Newsvine has just released 7,000 private beta invites and are beginning to open the gates.  I have been actually been testing the service for a couple of weeks now and find it absolutely great.  I honestly haven't enjoyed reading the news this much online ever.
Guy Kawasaki / Let the Good Times Roll:
The Top Ten Lies of Venture Capitalists  —  Venture capitalists are simple people: we've either decided to invest, and we are convincing ourselves that our gut is right (aka, "due diligence") or there's not a chance in hell.  While we may be simple, we're not necessarily forthcoming …
Ars Technica:
Fox to sell shows before they air  —  News Corp.'s Fox Entertainment Group has worked a deal with its sister company DirecTV to offer shows on demand, but this arrangement is something different from what you've come to expect.  The deal involves the FOX network as well as its cable/satellite FX channel …

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