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4:30 PM ET, January 17, 2007


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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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Brightcove Raises $59.5 million  —  Brightcove, an online video platform and destination start-up has raised a whopping $59.5 million in new funding from strategic and large institutional investors.  The new investors include Maverick Capital, Brookside Capital, AllianceBernstein, The New York Times Company and Transcosmos.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Video service Brightcove raises $59M
Discussion: StartupSquad
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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Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Scott McNulty / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:   Macworld 2007 Show Floor Showoff: Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
MARKETING: Vista flunks the marketing test  —  PAUL BOUTIN — Microsoft's next-generation Windows hits the stores in less than two weeks, but for all its whizzy features it's got less buzz than a new dental plan.  What's a techie to do?  Blame marketing!  Start with the scare-quoted "Wow" slogan.
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 …
Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
1 in 8 men would dump their girlfrend for an iPod
Discussion: CrunchGear
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: Search Engine Land and Screenwerk
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving To Head IAC's …
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
Will the Mug Outlive the Start-up?  —  Call it yet another sign that start-ups have too much money: The once-ubiquitous branded coffee mug is coming back to life, at companies who haven't yet seen their second cuppa funding.  —  By plopping one on my doorstep Tuesday, hyperlocal search …
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 …
David Cay Johnston / New York Times:
Is Live Sex On-Demand Coming to Hotel TVs?  —  In the world of on-demand viewing of sexually explicit material, the next step could be the ability to watch live performers from the privacy of a hotel room.  —  That was one topic during a panel discussion here at Internext …
Discussion: Reel Pop and Techdirt
Om Malik / NewTeeVee:
Virgin Goes Viral Video to Make Its Case  —  If politicians can use YouTube to announce their presidential plans, then why can't an airline make its case using video?  Virgin America, the company started by billionaire Richard Branson, has been denied permission to operate in the U.S …
Mike Melanson / Penguin.SWF:
Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)  —  This is it.  This is the officially blessed version of the Adobe Flash Player 9 for Linux (x86).  Not a beta version; the final version.  It's released.  Today.  —  Go get it.
Apple to open up Fairplay DRM  —  But only to Made for iPod licencees  —  Apple plans to open up protected music and movies content bought from the iTunes Store , has learned.  —  The iPod maker is expected to make two announcements, possibly as early as this week …
Carlo / Techdirt:
YouTube Doesn't Encourage Crime, But It Might Help Solve It  —  from the soundbites-r-us dept  —  It seems almost inevitable that with any new technology or application that comes along, eventually it will get blamed for causing violent or criminal behavior of people, even though their own stupidity is usually to blame.
Discussion: The Register
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Jennifer Granick / Wired News:
Computer Privacy in Distress
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Sun to License OpenSolaris Under GPLv3
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Why Joost Is Good for TV  —  In a 10th-floor office a few block south …
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Nokia E61i Spotted!
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