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Richard K / Silicon Valley Watcher:
12.4.06: Gannett radically remaking newspapers into something bloggy
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
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 …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Ask Goes Local with AskCity
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.
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.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Introduces Expression Studio, Enhances Family of Professional Design Tools  —  Expression Web shipping, Expression Media announced; latest technology previews deliver product and new platform advancements with first CTP of WPF/E.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced significant …
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
The big Digg rig  —  Digg became one of the top sites for tech news because it lets Web-savvy geeks decide what's newsworthy, offer up stories they like and vote on their favorites.  —  Now, dubious Internet marketers are planting stories, paying people to promote items …
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Marketers' Websites Outdraw Those of Major Media Players  —  P&G and Unilever Attract 9 Million Unique Visitors Monthly  —  CINCINNATI (AdAge.com) — Believe it or not, those boring corporate websites are pulling in more eyeballs — and more influencers — than the flashy prime time TV shows …
Samsung:
SAMSUNG to Showcase Mobile Broadband at ITU Telecm World 2006  —  Mobile WiMAX, HSUPA, 4G technology and cutting-edge mobile phones from Samsung debut at Hong Kong event  —  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is putting on an ambitious showcase of its latest telecommunication technologies …
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Samsung:
The SAMSUNG Ultra Messaging i600 - Inspired Innovation for the Mobile Professional
Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
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 …
Michael Calore / Wired News:
Bram Cohen on BitTorrent's Future  —  Ace programmer Bram Cohen denies he is leaving BitTorrent — and says he's busier than ever positioning the company to totally own online video downloads.  —  In an exclusive e-mail interview, Cohen responds to the rumors that he is stepping down …
Discussion: Torrentfreak and Slashdot
Michael V. Copeland / Business 2.0:
A MySpace for grown-ups  —  Social networking has been great for the kids, but not of much use to business - until now.  With Reid Hoffman's MySpace-for-grown-ups at a tipping point, these days you're either LinkedIn or left out.  —  (Business 2.0 Magazine) — At a Starbucks in downtown Mountain View …
Discussion: PaidContent and Mark Evans
Evan Blass / Engadget:
TiVo DRM cracked, non-Windows users rejoice  —  Historically, one of the main raps against TiVo has been its lack of support for non-Windows users with respect to transferring recordings off of the set-top box; TiVoToGo is a privilege served up to Windows users only.
Nick / Rough Type:
The five Google products  —  It seems like only yesterday that a bunch of breathless articles appeared touting the brilliance of Google's innovation strategy.  That strategy was, if you recall, the spaghetti strategy: Throw a lot of stuff against the wall and see what sticks.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
VeriSign locks up .com through 2012  —  VeriSign will keep control over the .com top-level domain under terms of an agreement signed last week.  The US Department of Commerce has finally approved the deal reached last year, which will allow VeriSign to raise rates by up to 7 percent in four …
Adam Kinney / Channel 9:
Joe Stegman talks about the "WPF/E" CTP  —  This is it!  The 1000th video posted to Channel 9 and what more fitting than a video covering "WPF/E", a new way to video on the web.  Ernie Booth and Laurence Moroney visited Joe Stegman, lead PM for "WPF/E" and discussed issues such as the MAC on his desk …
Discussion: Jeff Sandquist and JD on EP
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: Reel Pop and CinemaTech
USA Today:
Fox News pairs up with Yahoo  —  NEW YORK — CNBC isn't the only cable network trying to make a splash online: Fox News expects to announce this week a deal to provide video to Yahoo Finance, the No. 1 financial site.  —  "This is our first portal deal," says Jeremy Steinberg, Fox News head of digital sales and development.
 
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Mark Suster / Koral Blog:
Venture Capital  —  Can it really be a month since my last blog posting?
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Michael Rose / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Changing Climates for Microsoft and Google, Desktops and Webs
Discussion: Slashdot
Fred / A VC:
The De-Portalization of the Internet (aka What I Would Do If I Were Running Yahoo!)
Evan Blass / Engadget:
Online Wii gaming will roll out Q2 2007, sez Reggie
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Reflections on MediaTech  —  At the risk of repeating anything Sam …
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Variety:
Yahoo! blue over loss of exec, content deal
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Jeremiah Owyang / Web Strategy:
Dismantle Content Management Systems (CMS)! …
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