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11:40 AM 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 …
Wired News:
Yahoo Responds to Wired Story  —  Yahoo!'s acquisition of Overture in 2003 was a key milestone in the company's history that came with a unique set of challenges, but also many benefits.  It allowed us to generate billions of dollars in search revenue - far more than we did as a syndication site …
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 …
Discussion: Susan Mernit's Blog
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Gregg Keizer / InformationWeek:
Despite 100 Million IE 7 Installs, Microsoft's Browser Still Loses Ground  —  Firefox's share of the U.S. browser market is at 14% and has continued to grow each of the last three months, says one research firm.  —  Although Microsoft recently touted the 100 millionth installation of Internet Explorer 7 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
Muhammad Saleem / The Mu Life:
List Of Sites Banned From - Part 1  —  "This article is part 1 of a series of articles that covers sites that are banned from submissions to"  —  Looking at my site statistics, I noticed there are a lot of people that are interested in sites that have been banned from Digg.
SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
So Long Press Release, Helloooo Social Media
Discussion: Pronet Advertising
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 …
Discussion: MacUser, Engadget, Gizmodo and
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 …
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 and GigaOM
MARTIN NISENHOLTZ: The prisoner of 43rd Street  —  What on earth is Martin Nisenholtz still doing at the New York Times?  The online veteran, involved in interactive media since bringing ads to Time's Teletext service in the late 1970s, is one of the only execs at the Times with any real understanding of internet media.
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET
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Rick Segal / The Post Money Value:
Shhhh - The Promise Not To Tell
Discussion: Ask The VC
Mat Lu / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
SeeEyE2Eye Webcam Periscope and Teleprompter
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Cablevision Board Rejects Offer by the Dolans
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Geni Launches  —  David Sacks' new startup Geni, which we wrote …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Spinvox Launching in U.S. - We Have 100 Accounts To Give Away Now
Discussion: A Feed Is Born
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
New Google Checkout Promo; New Google Trust Worries
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Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
HP claims FPGA breakthrough
Darmano / Logic+Emotion:
Influencing Influencers  —  Handy little article on Marketing …
Elinor Mills / CNET
Google, British military discuss Google Earth use in attacks
Discussion: Google Watch and
Stefan Constantinescu / Ring Nokia:
Nokia E61i Spotted!
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and CrunchGear
Rory Cellan-Jones / BBC:
Skype founders move into net TV
Discussion: LEWIS 360° and EuroTelcoblog
Sprint Joins Strength of Its Two Networks To Offer Customers Industry …
Mike / Techdirt:
Why Competing Successfully Is About A Lot More Than Just Copying The Technology