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4:55 PM ET, January 27, 2007

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Tim Weber / BBC:
YouTubers to get ad money share  —  People who upload their own films to video-sharing website YouTube will soon get a share of the ad revenue.  —  YouTube founder Chad Hurley confirmed to the BBC that his team was working on a revenue-sharing mechanism that would "reward creativity".
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Davos07: Chad Hurley on YouTube... on YouTube  —  Here's Chad Hurley, founder of YouTube, in a session on — cough — user-generated content (see my post below) at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  He talks about what YouTube is doing on copyright, installing the means to find violations …
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
YouTube to Share Revenue with Creators  —  YouTube CEO Chad Hurley said today his company (now owned by Google) "is going to move in [the] direction" of rewarding video creators for their content, as part of a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
Steve O'Hear / The Social Web:
YouTube to pay for User Generated Content  —  Speaking at the World Economic Forum, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley has revealed that the company plans to financially compensate users who produce and upload their content.  Other sites such as Revver and Brightcove have long offered a revenue-share …
Discussion: CenterNetworks and Slashdot
John Markoff / New York Times:
Intel Says Chips Will Run Faster, Using Less Power  —  Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has overhauled the basic building block of the information age, paving the way for a new generation of faster and more energy-efficient processors.  —  Company researchers said the advance represented …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Looking into Intel's new fab  —  The 40-minute video I linked to earlier with a tour by Intel Senior Fellow Mark Bohr has lots of interesting facts:  — The fab is three-football fields big and is the first of several fabs that'll be exact copies of this one around the world (Israel and Arizona were specifically mentioned).
Discussion: ScobleShow and IT@Intel Blog
Quinn Norton / Wired News:
Tax Takers Send in the Spiders  —  Websites around the world are getting a new computerized visitor among the Googlebots and Yahoo web spiders: The taxman.  A five-nation tax enforcement cartel has been quietly cracking down on suspected internet tax cheats, using a sophisticated web crawling program …
Discussion: Slashdot
Elinor Mills / CNET News.com:
Microsoft hurt by poor Live branding, analysts say  —  Bungled branding of the new Windows Live Internet services has hurt Microsoft and could affect its chance to play catch-up with Google, analysts said on Friday.  —  On Thursday, Microsoft lowered its sales forecast for its Internet services business …
WSYR-TV:
Time Warner: HDTV DVRs Return  —  Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Time Warner Cable in Syracuse says they have received hundreds of HDTV DVR cable boxes into their Fair Lakes Road office.  Customers who were requesting the boxes earlier this week, were sent away.  —  Time Warner Cable spokesperson …
Zonk / Slashdot: Games:
eBay Delisting All Auctions for Virtual Property  —  from the definition-of-what-is-real dept.  —  The growing popularity of Massively Multiplayer games has brought the issue of ownership rights in virtual worlds, and the appropriateness of what is called 'real money transfer' (RMT) into an increasingly public light.
Discussion: VTOR, Valleywag, Joystiq and ReveNews
Karen Haslam / Macworld UK:
Apple's AirPort Extreme constrained by UK laws  —  UK bandwidth restrictions will stop Apple's AirPort Exteme achieveing its goal  —  Apple's decision to use both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bandwidth for their new 802.11n-ready AirPort Extreme wireless router could have negative implications for UK users.
Discussion: Infinite Loop
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Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
UK bandwidth restrictions to affect Airport Extreme use
Discussion: Gizmodo
Skrentablog:
The joy of the hack  —  A reporter just called me and wanted to talk about my virus, Elk Cloner, that I wrote back in 1982, when I was in the 9th grade.  Apparently it's the 25th anniversary of the virus and since I wrote the first one she wanted my thoughts.  —  First thought: "25 years?
Valleywag:
PARTY REPORT: The other Megan  —  The other Megan  —  MEGAN MCCARTHY — Paidcontent's party last night was serious business for cash-hungry startup execs.  "I'm not here to have fun" confessed one grim attendee, the chairman of a social networking startup.
Discussion: MediaShift
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Stalk Your Contact List with UpScoop  —  Today, the reputation network Rapleaf is releasing a new service called Upscoop, which joins a number of startups (see ProfileLinker and Wink, for example) trying to add a meta layer above social networks.  There are a lot of these networks, and a lot of people belong to more than one.
Discussion: Library clips
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Inside the Lucasfilm data center  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Given the cult-film status of 1971's THX 1138 in the George Lucas universe, it should come as little surprise that the total capacity of Lucasfilm's giant data center is 11.38 petabits per second.  —  Granted, that number …
Discussion: digg
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Isabel Wang / theWHIR.com Blogs:
This 10,000 Square Foot Data Center Has 300+ 10 Gig Ports!!
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
Phil Windley's Technometria:
Mobile Identity Workshop 2007  —  Doc Searls is hosting the first Mobile Identity Workshop at cNet headquarters in San Francisco today.  I flew out last night.  —  Doc's now a fellow at Harvard's Berkman center and this is one of the topics he's put on his list of things to explore.
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Phil Windley / Between the Lines:   White-box cell phones
 
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