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3:20 PM ET, December 11, 2006

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John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
New York Times adds sharing tool  —  The New York Times unveiled a new service today that allows readers to quickly post stories that they find on the newspaper's Web site to Digg, Facebook and Newsvine.  —  It marks the first time that the country's third-largest newspaper has added …
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Natali Del Conte / TechCrunch:
New York Times Surrenders To Social News  —  The New York Times has decided to let users post stories directly from their site to Digg, Facebook, and Newsvine.  As of Monday, the paper will embed links to all three sites to most of their online stories.  —  The new link will not be embedded …
New York Times:
Times Sq.  Ads Spread Via Tourists' Cameras  —  Advertisers have long been drawn to Times Square as a valuable place to reach consumers, paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for space on billboards and blazing video screens.  —  But recently they have discovered that down on the ground …
Peter Edmonston / New York Times:
In Web Traffic Tallies, Intruders Can Say You Visited Them  —  In late May, more than five million Web users vanished.  —  The disappearing act came when Nielsen/NetRatings, a leading company in measuring Internet traffic, sharply cut its previously reported statistics for the financial Web …
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Maria Aspan / New York Times:
YouTube Adds a Layer of Filtering to Be a Little Nicer  —  When the video-sharing site YouTube.com was sold to Google, many of its users worried that corporate ownership would restrict the content of its videos.  But now one of YouTube's corporate partners is changing the ways that users comment on those videos instead.
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Exclusive: Google's Click Fraud Rate is Less than 2%  —  Back in November, Google's business product manager for trust and safety, Shuman Ghosemajumder, declared that click fraud at Google was "on average is in the single digits, quarter over quarter."  I recently sat down with Ghosemajumder …
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
Squeezing Money From the Music  —  "Konvicted," a new CD from Akon, promised to be one of the year's big sellers when it appeared in record stores last month.  Buoyed by two of the hottest singles in the country, Akon, a silky-voiced R&B singer, even had the most-viewed page among major label acts on MySpace.com.
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
Sales of iPods and iTunes Not Much in Sync  —  Apple's ubiquitous iPod and its iTunes music store were intended to be a kind of perpetual motion machine, with iPods helping to sell iTunes and iTunes helping to sell iPods.  —  Although both are successful, the relationship may not have worked out exactly as expected.
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Understanding Mobile 2.0  —  Written by Rudy De Waele of m-trends.org and edited by Richard MacManus.  This kicks off a mini-series of posts on the topic of Mobile 2.0, which we will explore on R/WW this week.  —  On the eve of Le Web 3 in Paris - and one month after the Web 2.0 Summit concluded …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and m-trends.org
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Desperately seeking Zune  —  reporter's notebook SAN FRANCISCO—Welcome to the social.  —  That's the promise Microsoft makes with its new Zune.  Unlike the solitary iPods, the digital music player lets you make new friends and discover new music.  Using its built-in Wi-Fi …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Disk Drives Face Challenge If New Chip Comes to Market  —  Design Touted as 500 Times  —  As Fast as Flash Memory  —  With More Usage Options  —  Researchers are reporting significant progress in perfecting a different way to store data in semiconductors, which could replace …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Slashdot
Jason Clarke / Download Squad:
Why digg is destined for failure  —  If you've ever had the good fortune of having one of your websites or blog posts dugg to the point of showing up on digg's homepage, you've enjoyed a huge traffic boost to your site.  This is wonderful for web publishers, and I'm not going to lie …
Discussion: UNEASYsilence and The RSS Blog
Fred / A VC:
Pre-Roll Prediction  —  Pre-roll ads are going the way of popups and other intrusive ads.  They won't be around in a couple years.  And the online video services that use them to monetize their audience won't be around either.  —  Because the thing you have to understand about digital media is its pervasive and abundant.
Marshall Kirkpatrick:
I'm Joining Splashcast  —  I've been offered and have decided to accept a full time position as Director of Content at a pre-launch Portland startup called Splashcast.  Splashcast is a multimedia platform that I believe is going to change the web in some important ways.  TechCrunch broke the news.
Discussion: Web Strategy
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
iPods worth $35000 go missing from Best Buy
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Daniel Davenport / think d2c:
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Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
Computer Provides More Questions Than Answers
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Socialtext Unplugged  —  Today at Le Web 3 in Paris …
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Business Week:
NetSuite Gets Ready For Its Close-Up
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Why are we building 'enterprise' SOAs with 'LEGO blocks'?
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David Cohn / NewAssignment.Net blogs:
You Can't Beat YouTube Without the Users
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Firefox TV Commercials Go Live: Interview with Mozilla's Asa Dotzler
Jeremy Reimer / Ars Technica:
Deck the halls with... WiFi blocking decorations?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Public beta of Adobe Creative Suite 3 may boost Mac sales
Discussion: Infinite Loop
Burtonator / Kevin Burton's Feed Blog:
Six Apart Censors My Blog in Response to Fake Michael Crook DMCA Takedown Notice
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Aggregate Knowledge raises $5M from Kleiner, on a roll
Discussion: Mashable!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Add Text Bubbles To Videos
Discussion: NewTeeVee and digg
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Google Advertises Firefox on Homepage
 

 
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