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4:55 AM ET, September 26, 2006

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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 …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
VideoEgg Lays on Ad Network
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
Suit filed against AOL; seeks to block search history storage  —  A class action lawsuit was filed in California today against AOL for last month's disclosure of thousands of users' search results.  The suit seeks no less than $1000 in damages per user effected and $4000 more per user in California.
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biz.yahoo.com:
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Spinoff Wallop Launches  —  Wallop, previously a semi-forgotton Microsoft Research "sandbox" social network and photo sharing project, was spun off into a new, independent, venture backed business earlier this year (details here).  Tonight at 9 pm California time, Wallop is launching a semi-public beta.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC Advisor:
Refined searches in time for Christmas  —  Google plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main Google.com search engine in the fourth quarter, in time for the holiday shopping season.  —  A Google official shared the news with attendees of the Professional eBay Sellers Alliance …
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Structured Data Search Play
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.
iab.net:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE WITH A 36% INCREASE FOR FIRST HALF OF '06  —  First Six Months of '06 hit $7.9 Billion and Q2 Exceeds $4 Billion  —  Today, during the MIXX Conference and Expo, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) …
electricsistahood.com:
Do the Math: Will Sony Go Broke?  —  For video game players, the competition among the three game console manufacturers must seem like a Dead or Alive tournament.  There's always a winner and a loser, but someone else is always lined up for another bout with the winner.
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Derek / 5ThirtyOne:
Breathe new life into OS X Front Row  —  Continuing the "Breathe new life into OS X" series including Breathe new life into OS X Safari & Breathe new life into OS X iChat, our focus will be on Apple's Front Row application.  Out of the box, Front Row taps into your current media library composed …
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Veeker Buys ThumbJive, & Other Mobile Deals  —  Recently we've been noticing more friends using video messaging via cell phones — a three-second video message sent to party-goers trying to find a beach bonfire, or a midmorning clip snapped in a cubicle to say "I'm bored."
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.
Tom Braithwaite / Financial Times:
Arrival of 'dotmobi' domain raises concerns  —  New "dotmobi" internet domain names will go on general sale on Tuesday in an attempt to drive the use of mobile devices as platforms to surf the web.  —  More than 13,000 names have been registered in an initial period reserved for trademark holders …
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Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Howard Stern's Ad Rates on Sirius Slump to Low of $5,000  —  Audience Measurement Issues Cited as Barrier to Buyers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Eight months into his reign at Sirius Satellite Radio, the King of All Media's advertising rates are a fraction of what they were on terrestrial radio.
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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.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Symbol Technologies WT4000 series wearable computer  —  We wouldn't exactly call this wearable computer svelte, in fact, calling it a strap-on is more apropos wouldn't you say?  Still, it's pretty much what we'd expect from a company that specializes in ruggedized handhelds.
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Clive Thompson / Wired News:
The Mythical 40-Hour Gamer  —  I call it "the myth of the 40-hour gamer."  Whenever you pick up a narrative adventure game these days, it always comes with this guarantee: This game offers about 40 hours of play.  —  This is precisely what I was told by Eidos — and countless game reviewers …
Discussion: Cathode Tan and Joystiq
Gizmodo:
Netgear Announces EVA700 Digital Entertainer, Beats Apple's iTV to Market  —  Netgear's Digital Entertainer EVA700 streams all sorts of digital media from PCs, NAS devices, USB devices, and Netgear's Storage Central SC101 to your TV or stereo.  Better yet, this EVA700 is Intel Viiv verified …
Discussion: Ubergizmo and dailywireless.org
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Number of browser vulnerabilities rising  —  According to the most recent update to security-firm Symantec's biannual Internet Security Threat Report, the last six months saw a significant uptick in the number of security vulnerabilities found in web browsers.  Leading the way was Firefox, with 47 bugs discovered.
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ring in the GrandCentral  —  Our digital lives are getting too complicated.
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Ben Edelman / BenEdelman.org:
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Constance Loizos / Mercury News:
VC'S NEW FRONTIER  —  You may not have heard of Jaxtr or Jajah …
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