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8:55 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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Fred / A VC:
Three Second Pre-Rolls On YouTube?  —  I went through a period where I wrote about YouTube a lot.  It was fascinating to me to watch web video take off and the lessons we all learned from YouTube's success were important.  After YouTube was purchased by Google, I kind of lost interest.
Discussion: Mathew Ingram
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):
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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 …
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).
Guardian:
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 …
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 …
Martin Varsavsky:
FON Will Soon Release FONspot Software For Macs  —  Our FON labs in Barcelona have just released a beta of the FON software for Macs that we are testing internally.  Basically, what this download will do is turn any Mac into a FONspot.  Say you go to a conference and they want to charge you $20 for WiFi or …
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Om Malik / Web Worker Daily:   EASY 3G SHARING ON MAC WITH FONSPOT
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Ogle Earth
Billhartzer / Threadwatch.org:
Google AdWords Goes Live on Myspace  —  Google just went live with Google AdWords/AdSense ads on Myspace.com.  It's part of the search network, so if you're an AdWords advertiser you cannot opt out of your ads appearing on MySpace: … This is big news, as I don't expect any of this traffic to convert very well, but who knows?
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Communities Should Allow People to Delete Their Comments  —  Everyone sticks their foot in it from time to time.  If you do this on your own blog, you can edit the post and take it back.  You could delete the post too, but it's not looked on very positively.
Valleywag:
EBAY: Ebay doesn't want your virtual goods  —  Ebay doesn't want your virtual goods  —  NICK DOUGLAS — The only auction site that matters is now delisting all auctions for virtual goods from the site, according to Slashdot.  An eBay spokesperson says anyone who repeatedly tries to sell virtual goods will be punished.
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