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12:00 PM ET, January 17, 2007


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Fred Vogelstein / Wired News:
How Yahoo Blew It  —  Terry Semel was pissed.  The Yahoo CEO had offered to buy Google for roughly $3 billion, but the young Internet search firm wasn't interested.  Once upon a time, Google's founders had come to Yahoo for an infusion of cash; now they were turning up their noses …
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IAC Appoints Peter Horan Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising  —  IAC (Nasdaq: IACI) announced today that Peter Horan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of IAC Media & Advertising.  In this role, Mr. Horan will report to President and COO Doug Lebda and will be responsible …
Discussion: Screenwerk and Search Engine Land
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving To Head IAC's Media And Advertising Group  —  Peter Horan has been tapped as CEO, IAC Media and Advertising, overseeing, Citysearch, consumer applications and portals, and the ad sales group.  Release.
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Brightcove Raises $59.5 Million in Series C Round  —  Strategic Funding Round, Including New Investment from Institutional Financial Investors and Media Companies, Solidifies Brightcove's Leadership in Internet TV  —  New Investors AllianceBernstein, Brookside Capital, Maverick Capital …
Discussion: IP Democracy
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brightcove Raises $59.5 million
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
Half-Life 2 Orange and Black Box Contents  —  What's inside the box?  —  Since being revealed last year, fans have been eager to get a hold of Valve's Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which includes the games Portal and Team Fortress 2.  When gamers race to the store in late summer for Episode Two, they'll be faced with two choices.
John Falcone / Crave:
iPhone's downsized wide screen  —  Add one more reason to doubt the iPhone hype: It appears that Apple's uberdevice utilizes a totally proprietary 1.5:1 aspect ratio.  While that's wider than the standard square-ish 1.33:1 (4x3) aspect ratio found on older TVs, PC monitors, and iPods …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Spinvox Launching in U.S. - We Have 100 Accounts To Give Away Now  —  London-based Spinvox is a voice to text service that we wrote about last May (see MobileCrunch coverage as well).  The key product takes voicemails, converts them to text and sends them via email and/or SMS to you to read.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
1 in 8 blokes would swap their lady for a "must-have" gadget?  —  Alright, so we're taking this [survey] episode of propaganda quite lightly, but apparently an alarming amount of guys would give up their "must-have" woman for that "must-have" gizmo.  Reportedly, a UK survey conducted by GfK NOP …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Obama Launches Presidential Bid with Web Video: Senator Has Comprehensive Online Video Strategy in Place with Brightcove  —  Earlier today, U.S. Senator Barack Obama announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a run for the White House with a three-minute video clip that can be shared by embed or e-mail.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Atop TV Sets, Basic Black Boxes Face Competition  —  Adam Gillitt does not hate what is on his TV as much as he dislikes what is attached to it.  —  Mr. Gillitt, a graphic designer from Alameda, Calif., is exasperated by his high-definition cable box, made by the technology giant Motorola …
Discussion: IP Democracy
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media  —  We've got a couple of clients who're releasing new services with a standard PR-driven media campaign (press release, etc), and we're attempting to enhance them with a viral marketing component.  While a press release targets mainstream media …
Discussion: Pronet Advertising and WebProBlog
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
List Of Sites Banned From - Part 1
Joris Evers / CNET
AOL phisher faces up to 101 years in prison  —  A California man faces up to 101 years in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sending out e-mail scams as well as related crimes.  —  Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, of Azusa, was convicted Friday on multiple counts by a jury …
Simon Phipps / Simon Phipps, SunMink:
Edited Out of History  —  Now here's an interesting difference in corporate styles.  I remember when I left IBM in 2000, the (extensive) mentions of me on IBM's web pages were gradually edited away until today, six years later, there seems to be only one or two left that date from my pre-Sun days …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
New Google Checkout Promo; New Google Trust Worries
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HP claims FPGA breakthrough
Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
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Elinor Mills / CNET
Google, British military discuss Google Earth use in attacks
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Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!
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Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Skype founders move into net TV
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Sprint Joins Strength of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry …