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4:50 PM ET, October 11, 2006

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Google Blogoscoped:
Good Blog Writing Style  —  Danny Sullivan begs "Google Blog: Please Get Descriptive With Your Headlines!" and I agree.  Here are some rules for good writing style when you're blogging:  — Use descriptive headlines that reveal the point of the article without further reading …
Discussion: Copyblogger and InsideGoogle
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Watch Blog:
Google Blog: Please Get Descriptive With Your Headlines!  —  A public rant, and I'm sorry — but I've had it with the Official Google Blog having post headlines that give people no idea what the post is about.  First some recent examples, then why this is bad in general.
Discussion: E-consultancy
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
After YouTube: The beginning of the end?  —  Now that Google has snatched up the leading online video site, will rivals shell out big bucks, or will the competition dry up for smaller sites?  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Has the online video shakeout only begun or is the bubble about to burst?
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Chris Tew / PVR Wire:
Microsoft's answer to the YouTube-Google Deal
Discussion: Netscape.com and digg
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google vs. MySpace.com : YouTube Fallout
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH EFF'S FRED VON LOHMANN ON YOUTUBE, COPYRIGHT, GOOGLE, AND MORE  —  My first go to guy on all things DMCA, copyright, and digital law and policy is the EFF's Fred von Lohmann.  I started an email interview with him prior to the GooTube deal, and it only seems more salient now.
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Wall Street Journal:
Does YouTube Make Google a Big Target For Copyright Suits?  —  Google Inc.'s $1.65 billion purchase of video-sharing site YouTube catapults the search giant into the lead spot in the fast-growing online video market.  It also creates a big, deep-pocketed target for aggrieved copyright owners.
Benjamin Edelman / BenEdelman.org:
False and Deceptive Pay-Per-Click Ads … Read Google's voluminous Adwords Content Policy, and you'd think Google is awfully tough on bad ads.  If your company sells illegal drugs, makes fake documents, or helps customers cheat drug tests, you can't advertise at Google.
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Yahoo Feels Breath on Neck  —  As Google whips out its fat wallet to buy the video site YouTube, it is making Yahoo look even more out of step with the fast-changing Internet advertising market.  —  Yahoo itself tried to buy YouTube just a few weeks ago and got as close as negotiating price and terms …
qualcomm.com:
QUALCOMM Launches Project in Collaboration with Mozilla Foundation to Develop Open Source Version of Eudora Email Program  —  Open Source Version of Eudora will be Free of Charge; Final Commercial Versions of Classic Eudora for Windows and Mac Available Now  —  QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq …
Leslie Kwoh / The Standard:
Spam bill bites into business  —  Businesses including banks, utility companies and telecommunications providers could face criminal charges for sending customers e-mails or electronic invoices under the government's proposed anti-spam legislation.  —  Under the current wording …
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Mike / Techdirt:   Hong Kong Proposes Outlawing All Unsolicited Commercial Email …
Business Week:
The Web According to Ballmer  —  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer chats with BusinessWeek editors about Web 2.0's sky-high valuations and the new competition the company faces  —  Even the people running the richest tech companies are awestruck by Web 2.0 valuations.
Nik Cubrilovic / TechCrunch:
Coghead Goes Live: Build Applications Visually  —  The online application building space is one that is getting more interesting by the week.  We have previously reviewed a number of apps in this space (sometimes referred to as the 'online access' space, a reference to Microsoft Access) including Dabble DB, Zoho Creator and WyaWorks.
John Markoff / New York Times:
U.S. Group Reaches Deal to Provide Laptops to All Libyan Schoolchildren  —  The government of Libya reached an agreement on Tuesday with One Laptop Per Child, a nonprofit United States group developing an inexpensive, educational laptop computer, with the goal of supplying machines to all 1.2 million Libyan schoolchildren by June 2008.
Sara Kehaulani Goo / Washington Post:
YouTubers Ponder Google  —  On YouTube, where members are encouraged to express themselves through amateur video, it took only a few hours before they started chiming in on Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of the popular online video site.  —  Dozens of YouTubers turned their cameras …
Ryan Block / Engadget:
T-Mobile Dash review  —  Even though Boy Genius managed to get his hands on the HTC Excalibur and the T-Mobile Dash like, way before we did, we still got a unit to take around the block ourselves.  It's safe to say the Dash is probably the most T-Mobile anticipated device of the second half of this year, and with good reason.
Discussion: Gizmodo and LIVEdigitally
Microsoft:
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2007 With GPS Locator Helps Consumers Take the Tension out of Travel  —  Updated trip-planning software and more powerful GPS receiver team up to resolve the battle for the driver's seat.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Microsoft® Streets & Trips 2007 …
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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