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7:10 PM ET, November 15, 2006

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Marla Nitke / Interactive Advertising Bureau:
INTERNET ADVERTISING REVENUES SURPASS $4 BILLION FOR Q3  —  Latest IAB/PwC Survey Finds 2006 Record Industry Growth and Largest Quarter Ever  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP today announced that Internet advertising revenues reached an estimated …
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The real story of Web 2.0: Advertising 2.0  —  The real story of Web 2.0 has little to do with the bells and whistles and everything to do with the stunning growth of online advertising.  If you look there is a valley between the dotcom spending days (99/2000) and today …
Jonathan Liss / SeekingAlpha Internet Stocks:
Headlines Aside, Internet Advertising Growth Has Stalled
Discussion: HipMojo.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Huh?  YouTube Sends TechCrunch A Cease & Desist  —  Buried in my email this evening I found a cease and desist letter from an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, representing their client YouTube.  We've been accused of a number of things: violating YouTube's Terms of Use, of …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
'Second Life' faces threat to its virtual economy  —  Groups of Second Life content creators were gathering digitally Tuesday to protest the dissemination of a program they worry could badly damage the virtual world's nascent economy.  —  The controversy gathered steam Monday when Linden Lab …
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Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Physics promises wire-less power  —  The tangle of cables and plugs needed to recharge today's electronic gadgets could soon be a thing of the past.  —  US researchers have outlined a relatively simple system that could deliver power to devices such as laptop computers or MP3 players without wires.
Forbes:
Taiwan's Hon Hai wins Apple orders for mobile handsets, notebook PCs - report  —  TAIPEI (XFN-ASIA) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW) has secured contracts from Apple Computer for 12 mln mobile handsets that also function as music players, the Commercial Times quoted industry sources as saying.
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Laurie A. Duncan / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Taiwan manufacturer gets order for Apple "iPhone" handset
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google Adds Public Event Search  —  Google has added public event search within its Google Calendar, a nice little piece of integration that overlaps with what a lot of startups are doing.  —  The event aggregation space has recently been strengthened by outside investment …
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Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Low-profile HTC is a powerhouse  —  HTC may be the most successful cellphone company you've never heard of.  —  Like Motorola and Nokia, the Taiwanese company designs, builds and sells wireless devices to carriers around the world.  But its name — short for High Tech Computer …
New York Times:
NBC Official Is Expected to Join AOL  —  Randy Falco, the president of the NBC Universal Television Group, is in talks to leave his position as the No. 2 executive at the television group to take a senior operating role at AOL, Time Warner's Internet subsidiary, according to executives briefed on the move.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Qihoo raises $20M for new Web 2.0 search engine  —  Qihoo, a fast-growing but controversial Chinese search engine for Web 2.0 content, has raised $25 million more in a second round of venture capital from credible U.S investors.  —  This is significant because Qihoo has launched a new kind of search engine …
Discussion: PaidContent
Erica Ogg / CNET News.com:
Zune moving at slow tempo  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Though Microsoft's answer to Apple Computer's iPod juggernaut officially went on sale nationwide Tuesday, the Zune wasn't exactly flying off the shelves in downtown San Francisco.  —  At two retail outlets, the new media player wasn't even on the shelves.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Zuned Out  —  Last night when I came home, Roy, doorman of our building, handed me a big brown box.  It was from Microsoft, and my best guess was that it was the new Zune device.  One of the last media folks to get hold of this device, I knew that I could wait till morning to open it, and perhaps give the new device a whirl.
Tricia Duryee / Seattle Times:
Wireless Internet's new target: Seattle homes  —  At Seattle's 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stood as a symbol for what the future would bring.  —  Today, the landmark is signifying something no one would have ever imagined 44 years ago.  —  Clearwire, wireless pioneer Craig McCaw's latest venture …
David Utter / Internet Security News:
Ten Spammers Create 80 Percent Of Spam  —  Email users in North America and Europe who find themselves plagued with the incessant bombardment of spam can blame ten spammers singled out by junk mail fighter Spamhaus for the unwanted messages.  —  The Spamhaus list of the world's worst hardcore …
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Nick Farrell / Inquirer:
Ten people create 80 per cent of spam
Discussion: Techdirt and digg
SketchFactor / bungie.net:
Happy Halo Day  —  Happy Halo Day!  —  Today marks the five-year anniversary of Halo and to commemorate this occasion, Microsoft just revealed a few tantalizing announcements for fans of the franchise.  You may have already read the details online elsewhere but we thought it'd be best …
 
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
AIM Gets A Major Makeover
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
New Skype Beta for Mac is Released
Plesstv / Beet.TV:
Oh Wow! Blinkx Creates "Chattering Video Wall" Through Search
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Google sets aside YouTube fund, may need more if Howard Stern calls
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Valleywag:
Let Blogger free  —  Google hasn't really cared about Blogger since the start.
Discussion: Scripting News
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Phonezoo offers free, extensive ringtone download service
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The LA Riots Videos vs Gootube - The Actual Filing
Mark Heesen / VentureBeat:
Note to Washington: About half of VC-backed company founders are immigrants
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David Eckoff / PaidContent:
@ Sports Media & Tech: Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman, AOL; Owner, Washington Capitols
Alan Sipress / Washington Post:
Internet Firms Seek Rollback of Quote Fees
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Hands-on with TiVo's new "TiVoCast" and PC-to-TiVo functions
Discussion: PVR Wire
Dan Fost / The Technology Chronicles:
Name that Zune  —  So Microsoft has come out with its iPod killer …
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Michael / michaelcastellon:
KFC's logo first to be seen from space
Gizmodo:
Confirmed: Microsoft To Reward Zune Song Sharing
Microsoft:
Q&A: Microsoft Moving Forward on Key Server Technologies
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Slide gets big VC round for its slideshow product
 

 
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BuzzFeed passes $100M in revenue for 2014, promises staff Apple Watches if traffic goals hit

 
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