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12:35 AM ET, September 26, 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
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  —  Startup VideoEgg is launching a video advertising network today.  The release reflects a change in strategy for the young company, which started out as a toolmaker but has transitioned to a media delivery network.  —  VideoEgg isn't a CDN itself (it uses Akamai) …
Discussion: Mashable! and Screenwerk
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
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.
Juan Carlos Perez / PC Advisor:
Refined searches in time for Christmas  —  Google plans to extend the product search capabilities on its main 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 …
Discussion: Micro Persuasion and Slashdot
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google's Structured Data Search Play
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) …
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.
Discussion:, Slashdot and digg
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 …
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.
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.
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 ( — 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.
Discussion: Techdirt, Orbitcast and AdJab
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.
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Microsoft Convergence EMEA: How we can help drive business transformation  —  Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela announces Microsoft PowerApps and more at event in Barcelona.
Federal Insecurity  —  The number of security incidents impacting Federal agencies has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 in 2014 — a massive 1121% increase in 8 years — what can be done?
What consumers have to say about Bitcoin, P2P, social spending and more  —  We asked 7000 digital consumers how they expect to pay for digital goods & services in the future.  The results are in.
Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
CareerArc: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?
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Ellen Lee / The Technology Chronicles:
Steve on Stephen: Wozniak to appear on the Colbert Report
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Ten Most Used BitTorrent Sites Compared
Discussion: Monkey Bites and digg
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Symbol Technologies WT4000 series wearable computer
Discussion: digg
Warner Crocker /
Bit The Vista Bullet and So Far It Hasn't Bitten Back
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and TechSpot
3jam launches reply-to-all SMS
Discussion: PalmAddicts and CrunchGear
Mike / The Raw Feed:
VR Gear Makes RC Airplane the Coolest Toy Ever
Discussion: reBang weblog, Gizmodo and digg
Pew Internet:
The Future of the Internet II
 Earlier Items: 
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: TechCrunch and Aswath Weblog
Ionut Alex. Chitu / Google Operating System:
News Publishers Want Full Control of the Search Results
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Look At Piczo And Its Competitors
Google complies with court, posts ruling on Belgian sites
Ben Edelman /
Certifications and Site Trustworthiness
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
At Hewlett-Packard, a Chief Wounded by Divided Attention