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9:40 PM ET, September 25, 2006


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Notes on Techmeme's new sponsorship model  —  There's a new area on the right side of Techmeme labelled "Techmeme Sponsor Posts".  It shows the latest blog posts from three companies who have chosen to sponsor Techmeme for the next 30 days.  —  This is the first sponsored material of any kind on Techmeme.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
A new kind of advertising  —  Gabe Rivera has created a new kind of advertising for TechMeme, which he explains here and here.  —  Simply put: He takes feeds of the latest posts from sponsors' blogs and puts that in an ad box on Techmeme.  That's their ad.
Doc Searls Weblog:
Toward a new relation ship  —  Techmeme has a new advertising system that's simple and straightforward and bringing in customers.  That is, advertisers.  Because advertisers are the customers of Gabe's new system.  Readers are the consumers.  Unless they pay Gabe for something, and I don't think they do yet.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   TechMeme Invents New Kind of Advertisment
Cynthia Brumfield / IP Democracy:   TechMeme Pioneers New Ad Model for Blogs
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Young Internet Producers, Bankrolled, Are Seeking Act II  —  Silicon Valley is awash in serial entrepreneurs, those who start a company, run it for a while, and then after success, failure or something in between, move on and start again.  —  Jay Adelson, 36, and Kevin Rose, 29 …
PR Newswire:
VideoEgg Launches the Eggnetwork Helping Marketers Reach Millions within Leading Social Networks  —  Network Enables Advertisers to Tap Into User-Generated Video  —  SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ — VideoEgg, Inc., an online video-enabling platform …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
VideoEgg Lays on Ad Network
Discussion: Mashable! and Screenwerk
Michel Marriott / New York Times:
For One Publisher, the Life of Every Comic Book Starts on the Web  —  Scott Rosenberg, left, and Dylan Squires intend to make the Web the first outlet for Platinum Studios' comic books.  Print versions may come later.  —  For generations of Americans, comic books were the first real page-turners.
AOL Members Sue AOL LLC for Privacy Violations, Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo Announces  —  Three AOL members have sued AOL LLC, the Internet division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX - News), saying the company violated their privacy by posting their search queries online …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Suit filed against AOL; seeks to block search history storage
Discussion: The 360
Dan Farber / Between the Lines:
BuzzLogic calculates social media influence  —  BuzzLogic hopes to solve one of the riddles of the Web-who is influential within the millions of conversations taking place in social Web, especially blogs.  I have been following the progress of BuzzLogic for a few years.
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
The Financial Case for SF WiFi  —  While Mountain View residents have been living under Google's city-wide wireless for more than a month now, San Francisco is the next (if it happens) city that will go wireless via Google.  In partnership with Earthlink, the duo plan to unwire SF with a free slow service and a faster fee-based plan.
Anoop Gantayat / IGN:
TGS 2006: Pricey PS3 Games?  —  Expensive games could accompany a shift in business plans over at Sony.  —  Following up on Ken Kutaragi's pre-TGS keynote address, Japanese site Impress Watch has posted the latest in its "Random Tracking" editorial series.
Warner Crocker /
Bit The Vista Bullet and So Far It Hasn't Bitten Back  —  I bit the bullet this weekend and installed the latest release of Vista.  Build 5728 (or as I refer to it RC1 +1) on my M200.  I was going to install RC1 but this build was made available Friday and I figured why not.  (It is now available to the public.)
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and TechSpot
Andy Hagans / Link Building Blog:
Secrets to Beating the Sandbox 2.0 REVEALED: The Ultimate Guide  —  By Andy "Organic-Is-My-Middle-Name" Hagans  —  The sandbox is no longer the pink elephant in the room.  As webmasters, together we've cried about it, argued about it, and fretted over it.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Look At Piczo And Its Competitors  —  San Francisco based Piczo is having a media coming-out party today, with announcements on the current state of the service and key statistics.  A few weeks ago CEO Jeremy Verba did the same thing in the UK - which we covered on TechCrunch UK.
Pew Internet:
The Future of the Internet II  —  A survey of internet leaders, activists, and analysts shows that a majority agree with predictions that by 2020:  — A low-cost global network will be thriving and creating new opportunities in a "flattening" world.  — Humans will remain in charge of technology …
Mike / The Raw Feed:
VR Gear Makes RC Airplane the Coolest Toy Ever  —  A Canadian RC airplane enthusiast shows us some sweet unanticipated convergence between a model RC airplane and virtual reality gear.  It works like this.  The airplane is a conventional one, controlled by a wireless remote control.
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Juan Carlos Perez / PC Advisor:
Refined searches in time for Christmas
Do the Math: Will Sony Go Broke?
Discussion: and Slashdot
3jam launches reply-to-all SMS
Discussion: PalmAddicts and CrunchGear
Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Internet 2.0 is Open Spectrum
Microsoft to Unveil Global Advertising Brand Strategy at Advertising Week
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ring in the GrandCentral  —  Our digital lives are getting too complicated.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Aswath Weblog
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
News Publishers Want Full Control of the Search Results
Google complies with court, posts ruling on Belgian sites
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Ben Edelman /
Certifications and Site Trustworthiness
Tom Zeller Jr / New York Times:
93,754,333 Examples of Data Nonchalance
Discussion: Techdirt and Payments News
Ryan Block / Engadget:
The Engadget Interview: Viodentia, creator of FairUse4WM
Discussion: Voidstar: blog
George Ou:
Proof that Antivirus software makes your PC crawl
Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
VC'S NEW FRONTIER  —  You may not have heard of Jaxtr or Jajah …
Discussion: Skype Journal and VoIP Watch
Andy Abramson / VoIP Watch:
OPEN NET—The Time Has Come
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
At Hewlett-Packard, a Chief Wounded by Divided Attention
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Google is missing an important marketing angle: video demos