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3:20 PM ET, January 17, 2007

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corp.brightcove.com:
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 …
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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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Office 2008 for the Mac screenshots  —  All rights reserved.  The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) is a member of the Weblogs, Inc. Network.  Privacy Policy  —  Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:
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InterActiveCorp:
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 …
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Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
Industry Moves: Peter Horan Leaving AllBusiness.com To Head IAC's …
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 …
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Stuart Dredge / Tech Digest:
1 in 8 men would dump their girlfrend for an iPod
Discussion: CrunchGear
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Mike / Techdirt:
Does Betting On The CD Still Make Sense?  —  from the depends-on-who-you-talk-to dept  —  With so much focus on the digital distribution methods of music these days, it's interesting to see that many are still believers in the good old fashioned CD.  It's true that CDs are still a huge …
Discussion: Listening Post
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 …
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Computer Privacy in Distress
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Hey Joost, Have Some Babelgum (With Screenshots)
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Do Away With HTML Based E-mail
Peter Galli / eWEEK.com:
Sun to License OpenSolaris Under GPLv3
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Flash Player 9 For Linux (x86)
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