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12:35 PM ET, December 7, 2006

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Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
BSkyB in Google link-up  —  The partnership will at first see Google provide its user-generated video, e-mail, search and targeted advertising tools to customers of BSkyB's five-month-old broadband internet service - the first licensing of the video tools Google bought when it acquired YouTube for $1.65bn in October.
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Reuters:
Google, BSkyB get connected  —  First of its kind global partnership will give British satellite broadcaster use of Google's search, video and ad functions.  —  LONDON (Reuters) — Satellite broadcaster BSkyB said Wednesday it would tie up with Google Inc. to deploy the leading Internet …
Richard Wray / Guardian:
Google moves into TV ads with BSkyB deal  —  Google is looking to move into television advertising through a tie-up with BSkyB, announced yesterday, that will see the broadcaster use the company's technology for a suite of new broadband services.  —  In the first such deal for Google …
Nick / Rough Type:
Google's big private-label move
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft: Zune sales to top 1 million by June  —  Although the Zune has fallen some in the sales ranks, Microsoft says it expects to sell more than 1 million of the music players by the end of June.  —  The software maker said Wednesday it was pleased with response to the device …
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Paul Thurrott / WindowsITPro:
Zunestory: Microsoft Talks Zune Expectations  —  Stung by recent criticism of the marketing and functionality of its Zune portable media player, Microsoft this week revealed its plans for the device and, in a rare disclosure, its expectations for sales during Zune's first holiday season.
Joe / Techdirt:   Microsoft Spinmeisters Hard At Work Defending Zune Sales
Valleywag:
MICROSOFT: Zune abandons hostile blogosphere
Discussion: Gizmodo
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Pluggd "perfects" audio and video search, raises $1.65M  —  Declaring it has "perfected the user experience" for audio and visual search, Seattle start-up Pluggd has raised $1.65 million from Intel and angel investors to help it start distributing its technology.  —  If you haven't played with Pluggd, you should.
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Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Pluggd Makes Bold Claims, Takes Funding
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Your entree to Web ad fame: Just $300  —  Everyone's got a story.  Now, for $300, you can turn it into a video ad for the Web.  —  Hoping to capitalize on the booming popularity of Internet video and online advertising, TurnHere, an Emeryville, Calif.-based start-up, has come up with a formula …
Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
Zillow Knows That Everyone Has A Price  —  Home listing site Zillow is making it possible to shop for homes that are not necessarily for sale with their new Make Me Move function, which launches on Thursday.  Home owners who may have no intention of moving, but certainly would for the right price …
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow Shows More of Its Cards
Greg Sandoval / CNET News.com:
James Kim—family man, technologist  —  James Kim was a respected expert on bleeding-edge digital devices, an owner of a trendy clothing store, and a lover of the futuristic-sounding music known as electronica.  —  Yet most of Kim's life revolved around traditional values, according to friends: sacrifice, friendship and family.
Michael Kanellos / CNET News.com:
Perspective: The Apple phone flop  —  perspective I just looked at the calendar and realized that:  —  (a) It's only a few weeks to Macworld, where Apple Computer is expected to release a smart phone similar to the BlackBerry, and:  —  (b) I haven't antagonized Apple fans in a while.
Discussion: Techdirt
Drivl.com | Front page:
What code DOESN'T do in real life (that it does in the movies)  —  Following up our article: Top 20 Hackers in Film History and Vibrant's Top 10 Servers in the movies, I felt obligated to dispel some of the notions about programming that these movies endorse.
Discussion: Silicon Valley Sleuth, engtech and digg
Inside AdWords:
Advertise online - even if you don't have a website  —  AdWords advertisers know that online advertising is an effective way to promote their businesses.  What do you do, however, if you want to advertise online, but you don't have a website?  Does this sound familiar?  Now we can help.
WebProNews Video Blog:
SES: Google's Fox Clarifies Sitemaps, PageRank  —  Sitemaps.org, born of historic collaboration between Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, intends to simplify the tenuous endeavor of directing search engines to your site's relevant content.  Thus, sitemaps are garnering renewed focus and while the forge …
edelman.com:
EDELMAN INTRODUCES WEB-BASED TOOL FOR PUBLISHING SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS RELEASES  —  StoryCrafter Designed To Offer Pushbutton, Fill-In-The-Blank Ease  —  Edelman, the world's largest independent public relations firm, today announced that it has developed StoryCrafter — a Web-based software tool …
 
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The Return of Sponsored Reality
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iSoundCap offers iPod-ready Ski Cap
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MarketWatch:
Braun, Rosensweig out at Yahoo
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Google Click Fraud Funding Al Qaeda & Hezbollah Terrorist Groups?
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