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6:55 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".
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
Scott Karp / Publishing 2.0:
YouTube Hears The Users Calling and Agrees To Finally Give Them Some Money  —  Last summer, in It's The Users Calling...They Want Their Money, I wrote: … Turns out that YouTube has finally heard the call.  Here's YouTube founder Chad Hurley at Davos (courtesy of Jeff Jarvis):
Discussion: raving lunacy
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 …
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).
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
China censorship damaged us, Google founders admit  —  Jane Martinson in Davos  —  Google's decision to censor its search engine in China was bad for the company, its founders admitted yesterday.  —  Google, launched in 1998 by two Stanford University dropouts, Sergey Brin and Larry Page …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Slashdot and Rough Type
Elinor Mills / CNET
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 …
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 …
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
GOOGLE V. SECOND LIFE?  NO CONTEST  —  One of the big buzzy facts of Davos life this year was Second Life.  Reuters was busy interviewing folks for the Second Life audience (yeah, OK, I did it), and nearly everyone at Davos who was NOT in the internet industry was busy talking it up as important …
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Google Metaverse, Made in China?
Discussion: GigaGamez, broadstuff and Ogle Earth
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
Erica Sadun / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
UK bandwidth restrictions to affect Airport Extreme use
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET
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
Isabel Wang / Blogs:
This 10,000 Square Foot Data Center Has 300+ 10 Gig Ports!!
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
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