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Leslie Katz / CNET
James Kim found deceased  —  just in The body of missing CNET editor James Kim has been located, authorities announced Wednesday.  —  Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to an undisclosed location, according to police.  Kim had been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days.
Greg Sandoval / CNET
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.
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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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 …
Nick / Rough Type:
Google's big private-label move  —  Google's new tie-up with British Sky Broadcasting is, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, a "really, really big deal for us," claiming it could, "if it works," become "our most lucrative deal from the get-go."  The partnership is indeed interesting, and far-reaching.
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow Shows More of Its Cards  —  Well-funded startup Zillow is evolving beyond providing real estate trivia to reconstituting the definition of what makes a home for sale.  The company's challenge is to disrupt the high-strung real estate industry without making so many enemies it gets driven out of business.
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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.
Discussion: John Furrier
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:   Pluggd Makes Bold Claims, Takes Funding
Ina Fried / CNET
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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Erick Schonfeld / The Next Net:
Second Life's Philip Rosedale on teh Economic Realities of Virtual Worlds  —  Another one of my interviews from B2.0's December cover story was Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale.  Linden Lab's popular virtual world, Second Life, has been experienncing some growing pains, with servers crashing … | 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
Michael Kanellos / CNET
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 …
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SES: Google's Fox Clarifies Sitemaps, PageRank  —, 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 …
Discussion: SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog
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.
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Google Click Fraud Funding Al Qaeda & Hezbollah Terrorist Groups?  —  At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago, Webmaster Radio's Jim Hedger is currently holding a press conference which is making public the investigative report that Google is serving Adwords and Adsense advertisements …
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