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10:15 AM ET, December 4, 2006

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ask Goes Local with AskCity  —  Will Google be the winner in the $31 billion local search and online classified advertising market, asks Donna Bogatin over at the ZD Net's Digital Micro Markets blog.  Perhaps, but it is not going to have it easy, if Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask.com has anything to do with it.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Retooling of a Search Engine  —  A replica of what looks like Han Solo of "Star Wars," frozen in carbonite, sits outside Jim Lanzone's office here.  A closer inspection, however, reveals that the frozen body is that of another fictional character: Jeeves, the English butler best known …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Ask City Launches Amid High Expectations  —  Barry Diller is putting a lot of pressure on Ask.  He keeps talking about Ask's role in IAC's overall operation and local in particular.  When he acquired Ask for almost $2 billion Diller immediately touted Ask's ability to knit together …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AskCity Launches. It's Cool.
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Azureus Launches Zudeo For Finding And Sharing Video  —  Azureus will launch Zudeo.com Monday morning, a content indexing site for finding and sharing large video files.  The company told TechCrunch on Friday that they would be partnering with 20 major TV and film studios to provide free programs …
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Michael Calore / Wired News:
Azureus' HD Vids Trump YouTube  —  The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube — but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Azureus Makes Its Commercial Bid
Discussion: PaidContent
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Have Camera Phone?  Yahoo and Reuters Want You to Work for Their News Service  —  Hoping to turn the millions of people with digital cameras and camera phones into photojournalists, Yahoo and Reuters are introducing a new effort to showcase photographs and video of news events submitted by the public.
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
A Newspaper Chain Sees Its Future, And It's Online and Hyper-Local  —  FORT MYERS, Fla. — Could this be the future of newspapering?  —  Darkness falls on a chilly Winn-Dixie parking lot in a dodgy part of North Fort Myers just before Thanksgiving.  Chuck Myron sits in his little gray Nissan …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Apple iPhone Details From Kevin Rose  —  I just caught this on CrunchGear: Digg's Kevin Rose told me a few weeks ago that he had some good inside information on the upcoming iPhone, but he wouldn't tell me anything.  Well, after a couple of beers he spills the beans on Diggnation, and the clip is embedded below.
Discussion: CrunchGear
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Ryan Block / Engadget:
Kevin Rose confirms iPhone?
Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
How Google handles hacked sites  —  If you've never read my blog before, welcome.  I'm the head of the webspam team at Google.  And I have a blog for days just like this.  —  Okay, first off you should go read this post.  It's entitled "Me Against Google" and the author is unhappy …
Scott Kirsner / Mercury News:
As online viewing booms, the amateurs give way to big media  —  Whenever a new technology makes personal expression easier — from desktop publishing in the 1980s to video sharing in 2006 — denizens of Silicon Valley leap to the same conclusion: Finally, amateurs will triumph …
Discussion: CinemaTech
New York Times:
The Future of Web Ads Is in Britain  —  If you want a glimpse of the future of advertising, you can hire a consultant — or you can travel to Britain.  —  Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and is expected to account for as much as 14 percent …
Fimoculous.com:
Best Blogs of 2006 that You (Maybe) Aren't Reading  —  Every year around this time, I attempt to summarize what's been happening online by publishing my list of the best blogs of the year [2002, 2003, 2004].  But I abruptly stopped last year because the list had become annoyingly redundant.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Anil Dash
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Another Crazy Music Model  —  eListeningPost is a new music service that allows artists to distribute their songs via a link on a website or by email.  The file can be listened to up to five times on any one computer - meaning it can be forwarded to others and they can listen to it five times, too.
Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Dismantle Content Management Systems (CMS)!  Rebuild them with Social Media Features  —  I don't know how many times I've heard people want to use a wiki and a blog for their intranet.  They want to bypass the corporate intranet silos and allow bottom-up and created content by the employees.
Variety:
Yahoo! blue over loss of exec, content deal  —  Net company faces setbacks as Katz, Current log off  —  David Katz, the top Yahoo! sports and programming exec who led the company's first consistent effort at original programming, ankled late last week, at the same time that the company abruptly lost …
Discussion: PaidContent
Andrew McAfee:
Required Reading  —  Today's New York Times Magazine's cover story is "Open Source Spying."  The teaser after the title asks "The nation's intelligence agencies are giving their cold-war-era computer systems a complete makeover.  But will blogs and wikis really help spies uncover terrorist plots?"
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mathewingram.com/work:
Can Web 2.0 make spies smarter?
Discussion: The Long Tail, HighTouch and Weblogg-ed
 
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USA Today:
Fox News pairs up with Yahoo
Discussion: IP Democracy
Associated Press:
CNBC moves Web content off MSN
Discussion: CenterNetworks
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CNBC Launches the New CNBC.com - The Digital Destination for Real …
Samsung:
The SAMSUNG Ultra Messaging i600 - Inspired Innovation for the Mobile Professional
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
RSS - The Newspapers Revenge ?
Discussion: ben barren
Susan Crawford blog:
Why the US needs to get internet access policy right
Fred / A VC:
Posting And Tracking Flash Video
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
New York Times:
Health Hazard: Computers Spilling Your History
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0: The Poster  —  Go2Web2 writes about Berlin-based eboy …
Matt Craven / The Blog Herald:
We've sold The Blog Herald
Lifehacker:
The top 30 free Windows software apps
Discussion: digg
Rexdixon / Technically Speaking:
Interview with Ross Levinsohn
Discussion: ben barren
David Berlind / Berlind's Testbed:
TinyURL.com: The next YouTube? Perhaps not $1.6B's worth, but...
Discussion: Things That and Mark Evans
Ronald Heft / cavemonkey50.com:
Is Parallels Leopard's Secret Feature?
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
Engineering Management Hacks: Exupéry's Axiom
CNET News.com:
IRS taxation of online game virtual assets inevitable
 

 
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Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool

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