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8:35 PM ET, January 25, 2007

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Karen / Official Google Blog:
A look ahead at Google Video and YouTube  —  Posted by Salar Kamangar, Vice President, Product Management  —  In November, we officially closed our acquisition of YouTube, and since then we've received a number of questions about what will happen next.  The summary is that Google Video …
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Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Google announces overhaul of Google Video strategy, plans for YouTube's future  —  When Google bought YouTube back in the fall of 2006, questions immediately arose: Is this the end of Google Video?  Would Google integrate YouTube into the Google experience, or would it remain separate?
Discussion: Gizmodo, Neowin.net and Slashdot
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Google Video Transitions to Video Search
Discussion: On Demand Media
Charlene Li / Charlene Li's Blog:
New ROI of blogging report from Forrester  —  Back in October, I posted our initial research on the ROI of blogging.  Many of you contributed your ideas, thoughts, and criticisms - thanks so much as it was extremely helpful.  —  We've (finally) published the report - and actually, there are two of them.
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forrester.com:
The ROI Of Blogging  —  The "Why" And "How" Of External Blogging Accountability  —  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  —  Length: 15 pages  —  Many large companies stand on the brink of blogging, yet they are unwilling to take the plunge.  Others, having dove in early, now face the challenge …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Forrester Creates a Model to Measure Blogging ROI
TheStreet.com:
TheStreet.com TV Recap: Tech Signs  —  Recent action suggests we might be seeing a respite in the tech selling spurt, Jim Cramer said on TheStreet.com TV's Wall St. Confidential video Wednesday.  —  But don't get your hopes up.  —  "We're in a glass-half-full mode in tech because the shorts pressed …
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Cingular To Give Away Free Service With iPhones? …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Richard MacManus / Read/WriteWeb:
Attn Steve Jobs: Red Swoosh P2P Service Wants To Save You $15 Million  —  Red Swoosh is a P2P desktop client which appears to compete against the BitTorrent client.  It's a very promising technology in a Web world increasingly filled with video and other large multimedia files.
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs and Monkey Bites
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Johnny Cakes / Red Swoosh:   iWaste: How Apple Can Save 15 Million Dollars
Graywolf's SEO Blog:
Google's Policy on No follow and Reviews is Hypocritical and Wrong  —  Graywolf's SEO Blog » Seo » Google's Policy on No follow and Reviews is Hypocritical and Wrong  —  I'm not exactly sure what caused all this secondary fuss about no-follow and reviews lately but I think it's …
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Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
Not All Traffic Is Created Equal  —  We all bow down to the gods of traffic, but the reality is that not all traffic is created equal.  Perhaps if you're selling junk page views to an ad network for rock-bottom prices, it's all the same, but for most pages on most "quality" content sites …
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Garrett French / Search Engine Journal:
Branded Content and Targeting Your Social Media Marketing Initiatives
Discussion: Small Business SEM
Kevin Poulsen / 27B Stroke 6:
MySpace Allegedly Kills Computer Security Website  —  Computer security guru Fyodor (pictured) reports waking up yesterday to find his website SecLists.org essentially removed from the web by his domain registrar, GoDaddy.  After a bunch of phone calls to GoDaddy, he eventually got them to explain why: Because MySpace asked them too.
Discussion: Mashable! and ha.ckers.org web …
Paul Miller / Engadget:
ACCESS renames Palm OS to "Garnet OS," Treo users die a little more inside  —  It's no secret: ACCESS hates you, and your futile little wishes for a usable, stable and connected OS.  Just to rub it in, ACCESS is even destroying that one thread of hope you've clung to all these years …
Discussion: PalmAddicts
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Phone Scoop:
Palm OS Gets Exchange Sync
Discussion: Engadget and Gadgetell
Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Top-20 Websites: Where DO we spend our time online?  —  Time is a limited resource.. As much as we hate to admit it, we each only have 24 hours on any given day to 'do things'.  In December 2006, we had 44,640 minutes to do whatever our hearts desired — be it sleep, eat, watch TV, jump rope, or spend time online.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Make Your iTunes Library Mobile  —  Avvenu has a new product that allows you to listen to your iTunes music connection from any web browser on a Windows PC, Mac, or Windows Mobile 5 smartphone.  MobileCrunch covered an early version of the product that only worked on Windows Mobile phones here.
Discussion: Go2web2, Listening Post and CrunchGear
Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal:
Hillary Clinton, Yahoo Answers & the Power of Social Media  —  Hillary Clinton has turned to Yahoo Answers, the social media driven Q&A experience from Yahoo, to look for some ideas on how normal Americans would improve health care in the United States.  —  I find this quite interesting …
Discussion: Screenwerk
gizmodo.com:
Matrox Extio F1220 Banishes That Noisy PC to a Faraway Closet  —  Move that noisy and heat-producing workstation 850 feet away from your serene studio with the Matrox Extio F1220, a high-end remote graphics unit (RGU) aimed at broadcasters, audio engineers, mission-critical financial wonks and the well-heeled.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News.com:
Google using Intel servers again  —  Intel, armed with a custom-designed motherboard, has reclaimed Google as a server customer after a year watching the search powerhouse give its business to Advanced Micro Devices, CNET News.com has learned.  —  Google has begun buying Intel server components …
Brian Lam / gizmodo.com:
Go Canada: iPhone Confirmed on Rogers Wireless  —  iPhone confirmed for Canada, by a customer service email.  —  Availability and pricing aren't set in stone, yet.  But you can bet your buttocks it'll be after we get ours in the USA.  Go USA!  Thanks Curtis!  —  BRIAN LAM  —  iPhone [Gizmodo]
Discussion: MacUser, Gadgetell, Mark Evans and digg
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection:
Forbes Thinks Web Photographers Don't Matter  —  See update below.  —  The Web Celeb 25 - Forbes.com It was interesting for me today to see an article out from Forbes celebrating the Web Celeb 25.  I like the article a lot and several of the people that I think deserve to be on this list are …
AdAge:
Shifting out of print  —  While the story of magazines' ongoing battle to adapt to the web world is well-documented, the untold story is of Detroit's beleaguered carmakers, long pillars of print advertising, which are cutting their costs and, when they are spending, often seek more direct …
Discussion: HipMojo.com
 
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
T-Mobile promises three free months of WiFi for Vista users
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Mike / Techdirt:
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Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Google expands video ad test
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Brand Advertisers Bash Google's Ad Serving Policies
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Symantec sheds light on its internal IT
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and AccMan
Three Speech:
PS3 UK/EUROPEAN LAUNCH CONFIRMED FOR MARCH 23 2007
CNET News.com:
HP accused of spying on Dell's printer plans
Peter Kafka / Forbes:
Murdoch 2.0  —  MySpace was just the start.  Rupert Murdoch …
Discussion: HipMojo.com and PaidContent
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
James Kim Memorial Fund Charity Raffle
Travis Hudson / Gizmodo:
Leaked: Screenshots of OS X Leopard Terminal, Parental Controls, More
Discussion: Apple Gazette and digg
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A Stream of Movies, Sort of Free
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