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8:15 AM ET, May 23, 2006

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Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Moves to Sell Space for Video Spots on Network of Web Sites  —  GOOGLE is taking its first steps to go after the huge market for television advertising this week with a new service that will place video commercials on the many Web sites where it sells advertising.
Discussion: Digital Micro-Markets
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Inside AdWords crew / Inside AdWords:
Click-to-play video ads for AdWords  —  We're very excited to announce the release of click-to-play video ads on the content network.  Here's Bismarck, from the Video Ads team, with the details on this new feature: … We hope you'll keep your eyes out for this new feature and let us know what you think.
Greg Sterling / Screenwerk:
Google 'Click to Play' Video Ads  —  Today Google is launching "click-to-play" video ads that will appear in its AdSense network.  The ads will be part of the same auction as text and graphical ads and feature the same targeting capabilities.  It's a fascinating development that starts …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google PPC Video Ads - I'm Betting Against It  —  Google will launch a new pay-per-click video ad product and syndicate it out through its Adsense Network today.  Like Google's normal text ads, Advertisers will bid for placement and will be charged when a user clicks on the video.
Microsoft:
A Computer You Can Afford  —  Microsoft FlexGo technology makes good sense for customers and industry partners alike.  —  REDMOND, Wash. , May 22, 2006 — When Ana Maria Garcia's husband lost his job, her family's chances of owning a PC seemed remote at best.
Discussion: Kevin Maney and Bink.nu
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pcpro.co.uk:
Dell plans to open two retail stores  —  Dell has announced plans to open two retail stores later this year, abandoning its adherence to Internet and mail order sales.  —  The Austin-American Statesman reports that the computer maker will open a store in Dallas, close to its Texas home …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Extends Virtualization Strategy, Outlines Product Road Map  —  Microsoft puts Windows Server virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager on the fast track, and announces the intent to acquire Softricity Inc., a leader in application virtualization solutions within the virtualization space.
Andrew Donoghue / CNET News.com:
Counting the cost of counterfeiting  —  Q&A As the head of Microsoft's antipiracy program, Michala Alexander has one of the more unenviable posts in the software giant's U.K. operations.  —  Despite successfully shutting down a prolific trader in unlicensed software last week, Alexander admits that the odds are stacked against her.
Discussion: M-Dollar
manchestereveningnews.co.uk:
Motorists 'ignoring phone ban'  —  HUGE numbers of motorists risk causing accidents by driving while using their mobile phones, eating, drinking, smoking, reading maps or even putting on or removing clothing, a survey reveals today.  —  More than half of motorists still talk and text …
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Carlo / Techdirt:   Shocker — Cell Phone Driving Bans Don't Really Make Roads Safer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Time.com Adds "Sphere It" Links  —  San Francisco-based blog search engine Sphere is less than a month old, and already has links to its "Sphere It" functionality embedded in a number of time.com articles (example).  Tony Conrad, Sphere's CEO, says that they are currently testing the feature with Time.com.
Discussion: Library clips
Tony Smith / The Register:
LG quietly launches 8GB music player  —  LG UK has launched an 8GB HDD-based alternative to Apple's iPod with the catchy name 'MFJM53'.  But there's nothing pedestrian about the player's design, with its clean lines and its 1.77in, 262,144-colour, touch-sensitive OLED screen.
Discussion: Gizmodo, MobileWhack.com and TechSpot
Business 2.0:
Your wireless future  —  Phones that get you into concerts, tell co-workers not to call now - or even display which friends are at a show.  The next phase of the mobile revolution is about to begin.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) - Want to get a sense of where wireless technology is headed?
Discussion: 21talks and GottaBeMobile.com
Nick / Rough Type:
Microsoft's PC utility  —  Microsoft is today announcing a utility-like computing service for PCs, called FlexGo, aimed at providing poor people with a low-cost means of getting a computer.  The service essentially applies the model of pay-as-you-go mobile phone service to the personal computer.
Discussion: Digital Inspiration and Slashdot
Evan Blass / Engadget:
POSDATA shows off WiBro PDAs for Korea  —  When a manufacturer takes styling cues from a number of popular devices — in this case, the RAZR, the Wizard, and the gone-but-not-forgotten Clie — and throws in a number of high end features whose acronyms make us a little weak-kneed, the resulting products are bound to be pretty sexy.
Discussion: Pocket PC Thoughts
microsoft.com:
Microsoft Security Advisory (919637)  —  Vulnerability in Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution  —  Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited "zero-day" attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft Word XP and Microsoft Word 2003.  In order for this attack to be carried out …
Cerias / CERIAS Weblogs:
Reporting Vulnerabilities is for the Brave  —  May 22nd, 2006 by Pascal Meunier in Policies & Law, R&D, Infosec Education, Secure IT Practices, Kudos, Opinions and Rants  —  I was involved in disclosing a vulnerability found by a student to a production web site using custom software (i.e. …
Discussion: Techdirt and Slashdot
Neil Kjeldsen / TechCrunch:
Download Your TV - The Current Options  —  Downloadable television, first made popular by Tivo and its competitors, is compelling stuff.  As consumers become accustomed to watching a show whenever they choose, pausing at will and fast tracking through commercials, tuning in to a station …
May Wong / Associated Press:
Company offers online delivery system  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A startup company plans to launch an online commerce system Monday that would give people more options in how to get and use digital downloads including games, songs and videos.  —  Cupertino-based Navio Systems Inc.'s software …
Discussion: Techdirt
Anne Broache / CNET News.com:
Google retains lead in U.S. search market  —  Google's share of the U.S. Web search market continues to edge beyond Yahoo and Microsoft, according to the latest monthly numbers released by analysis firm ComScore Networks.  —  The search giant's market share among home …
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comscore.com:
Google Gains U.S. Search Market Share For Ninth Consecutive Month
 
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From A to Zzzzz  —  New pills are reinvigorating an old debate …
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Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
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