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6:55 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.
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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The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
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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Julia Angwin / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Moves to Give Parents More Information  —  Web Site Popular With Kids  —  Offers to Monitor Names, Ages;  —  Will It Repel Biggest Users?  —  In a bid to appease government critics, News Corp.'s popular Web site MySpace.com is planning to offer free parental notification software …
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Larry Magid / CBS News:   Got a PC question? Visit www.PCAnswer.com.
Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Best Buy Holding Wiis For Sunday  —  Chromed Out Xbox 360 Shells... Cheap!  —  Let's face it.  Faceplates are for chumps with no commitment and too much money on their hands.  Stickers?  Strictly for little girls.  You don't want that nonsense on your Xbox 360.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gizmodo, Go Nintendo and digg
Apple:
Apple Reports First Quarter Results  —  Revenue Exceeds $7 Billion; Record Profit of $1 Billion  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2007 first quarter ended December 30, 2006.  The Company posted record revenue of $7.1 billion and record net quarterly profit of $1.0 billion, or $1.14 per diluted share.
tech.co.uk:
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 , Tech.co.uk has learned.  —  The iPod maker is expected to make two announcements, possibly as early as this week …
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 …
ifpi.org:
IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2007  —  Record labels have become digitally literate companies, selling an estimated US$2 billion worth of music online or through mobile phones in 2006 (trade revenues), almost doubling the market in the last year.  —  Digital sales now account …
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 …
Discussion: Engadget and digg
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Interview with Bram Cohen, the inventor of BitTorrent  —  TorrentFreak: What is the best thing about your job at BitTorrent Inc?  —  Bram Cohen: I really enjoy making products which I personally want to use, and like to empower people to do things they couldn't do without BitTorrent's efficiency and reliability.
Discussion: broadbandreports.com and digg
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Q&A With Gabe Rivera, Creator Of Techmeme  —  Over the past decade, I've seen a lot of search tools that were supposed to transform my life.  Few of them have.  But Techmeme was one of those.  When it kicked off back in September 2005, I wrote a review, gave it a preliminary thumbs-up and soon found myself addicted.
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
State of the Computer Book Market, Q406, Part 2: Category Winners and Losers  —  Yesterday, I talked about the overall state of the computer book market.  In this installment: category visualizations and trends showing which technologies are winning and which are losing in the book market.
Jason McMaster / GigaGamez:
Can the PS3 Be Saved?  —  The PS3 hasn't performed as well as expected.  In fact, since E3 last year, not much has actually gone Sony's way.  There was the removal of features, loss of exclusives, extreme price and severe supply constraint... and that's just leading up to the launch.
Valleywag:
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.
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.
 
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