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10:30 AM ET, August 22, 2006

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CNET News.com:
Three workers depart AOL after privacy uproar  —  update Two AOL employees have been fired, and its chief technology officer is resigning, after the release of Web search data from thousands of AOL members prompted widespread criticism of the company.  —  CTO Maureen Govern …
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Kenneth Li / Reuters:
Sources: AOL Chief Technology Officer Resigns  —  NEW YORK (Reuters)—AOL chief technology officer Maureen Govern, who oversaw the division responsible for accidentally releasing search data for more than a half a millions Internet users, has resigned from the company, according to an internal company memorandum.
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:   AOL Moves to Increase Privacy on Search Queries
Cecile Daurat / Bloomberg:
AOL Says Chief Technology Officer Govern Left Company (Update1)
Google Blogoscoped:
AOL Employees Fired Over Data Leak
Discussion: Got Ads?
Paul Bond / Reuters:
YouTube eyes ad money with Paris Hilton channel  —  LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - YouTube, the online sensation that facilitates the viewing of 100 million amateur videos a day, is introducing a couple of new ways for advertisers to tap into the Web site's popularity while preserving its decidedly noncommercial attitude.
Discussion: Frank Barnako and Micro Persuasion
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Financial Times:
YouTube in push to link with advertisers  —  YouTube, the fast-growing internet video site, will on Tuesday unveil its most ambitious attempt yet to make money from advertisers by allowing them to promote their brands through customised channels on its site.
Discussion: Mashable!
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:   Can Paris Hilton boost YouTube?
Matt Mondok / M-Dollar:
Microsoft invites Firefox development team to Redmond  —  Microsoft wants to help aid in the development of Firefox.  It sounds pretty scary, doesn't it?  If you're still here, let me tell you that it's not as bad as it seems.  Sam Ramjii, Director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab …
Discussion: TechBlog and Guardian Unlimited
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Nate Mook / BetaNews:
Microsoft Invites Mozilla Devs Over  —  The head of Microsoft's open source lab is inviting Mozilla developers up to Redmond for some help in making sure Firefox and Thunderbird run on Windows Vista.  The offer is part of a weekly lab Microsoft is holding for developers in order to reduce application compatibility problems.
Rory Reid / Crave at CNET.co.uk:
Samsung launches disk-free Q1/Q30 portables  —  It's official — Samsung has gone off hard disk drives.  Not only has the company announced two new portables that use solid state disk (SSD, aka flash) technology, but it recently told Crave that it'll no longer make MP3 players with traditional hard disks, a la iPod.
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
New Samsung Q1 versions: one with flash drive and one with Via C7-M?!?
Discussion: MobileWhack.com
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
Hear the Music, Avoid the Mosh Pit  —  Musician Suzanne Vega got her start in the New York folk scene, but now the 1980s star has found a following in cyberspace.  —  With the help of some programmers, Vega created a 3D animated image of herself, called an avatar, and she recently performed inside …
Discussion: Terra Nova and Coolfer
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
I know you are, but what am I Jeff ?  Is this Journalism ?  —  I usually try to stay away from Blogwars.  You know where one blog calls out another for any number of reasons, but primarily its to try to generate more interest and traffic to their blog.  —  I get enough traffic here …
Todd Bishop / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Software Notebook: Microsoft in buying mood  —  Spending spree takes aim at smaller companies  —  Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer was quick to reply when recently asked why the company wasn't pursuing acquisitions more aggressively.  —  "We are buying more companies than we have ever bought …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Marketing Reality Check: Blogs, Pods, RSS  —  The Reach Most Marketers Crave Still Comes From TV, Print and Internet Ads  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Digital properties may be VC darlings, hot on Wall Street and coveted by advertisers.  But try telling that to Dave and Jean Bretzlauf …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
SocialPicks enables collaborative investment research  —  There's no shortage of stock market oriented communities coming online, it's almost hard to tell them apart, but today's entrant is particularly interesting.  SocialPicks is focused on reputation building and small group collaboration.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News.com:
Cisco buys video-on-demand start-up  —  Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems is set to announce Tuesday that it will spend $92 million to buy a small software start-up called Arroyo Video Solutions to ready itself for the new age of on-demand TV viewing.
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
Seattle internet startups ordered by traffic  —  About a week ago, John Cook at the Seattle PI posted a great list of Seattle area internet startups.  —  I thought it might be fun to see a version of this list ordered by web traffic.  With much thanks to John for the original …
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
Enterprise 2.0 = Next Generation IT  —  After Wikipedia deleted the "Enterprise 2.0" entry, the Enterprise Irregulars swarmed, responding to the critique of the term by a Wikipedian editor as a "neologism of dubious utility" and taking a crack at defining it.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News.com:
FTC chief critiques Net neutrality  —  ASPEN, Colo.—The head of the Federal Trade Commission on Monday expressed sharp skepticism toward proposed laws that would levy extensive Net neutrality regulations on broadband providers.  —  Deborah Platt Majoras, the FTC's Republican chairman …
 
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