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11:35 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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Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
AOL Moves to Increase Privacy on Search Queries  —  AOL announced the resignation of its chief technology officer yesterday, two weeks after the company came under intense criticism from privacy advocates for releasing hundreds of thousands of its customers' Web search queries.
Discussion: Slashdot
Google Blogoscoped:
AOL Employees Fired Over Data Leak
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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!
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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
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Can Paris Hilton boost YouTube?  —  YouTube will unveil a number of custom branded commercial channels tomorrow in its latest move to monetize the site.  The bizarre cultural icon Paris Hilton is already highlighted on the front page of the site with her own YouTube channel …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com and Blogspotting
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
China Martens / InfoWorld:
Lenovo creates new unit focused on customers  —  Center of Excellence to increase company's response to customers' needs  —  Lenovo Group Ltd. took the wraps off a new business unit Monday, aimed at helping the computer company keep a closer eye on how its operations meet the needs of customers.
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Mike / Techdirt:   Lenovo Suddenly Decides That Maybe It Should Pay Attention To Customers
Bill Tancer / Hitwise US:
Google's Weekly Search Numbers  —  Danny Sullivan posted a very interesting piece yesterday on what the research services were reporting for Google's July market share of executed searches.  We posted our July numbers the first week of this month indicating a healthy growth in executed searches (see them here).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Dives Deep into Google Adwords  —  Salesforce will announce the launch of a new service called Salesforce for Google Adwords on Tuesday.  The new product will be available to Salesforce customers on AppExchange, which launched earlier this year.  Salesforce for Google AdWords …
Discussion: Conversion Rater
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Brian Smith / ComparisonEngines.com:
Google Checkout - The OTA of eCommerce
Discussion: E-consultancy
CNET News.com:
VCs see opportunity in blogosphere  —  Venture investors normally cite the strength of a company's management team as a key reason for investing in new technologies and ideas.  But two new venture investments in widely read blogs have taken this concept to a new level: investing directly in people for the content they produce.
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 …
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
Google MP3 Player found in GMail  —  A new GMail feature lets you play MP3 files right inside the GMail interface without having to download the MP3 or open an external media player.  —  When you receive an audio file as an email attachment, click the play button and Google will play the audio file for you in a popup window.
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.
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 …
Joris Evers / CNET News.com:
Kevin Mitnick Web site hacked  —  Instead of the usual description of Kevin Mitnick, his consulting services and books, the famed hacker's Web site on Sunday displayed a vulgar message.  —  Online vandals, apparently operating from Pakistan, broke into the computer hosting Mitnick's Web site …
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.
 
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