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10:50 AM ET, January 28, 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".
Mathew Ingram /
A call goes out: Pay the Tubers!  —  Like many others in the blogosphere — including Ashkan Karbasfrooshan at HipMojo, Allan Stern at CenterNetworks, Fred Wilson over at A VC, and my pal Scott Karp at Publishing 2. — I'm intrigued by Chad Hurley's comments to the crowd of tall foreheads …
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: i-boy and Digital Markets
Nick / Rough Type:
YouTube's strategic sharing  —  The BBC reports that YouTube founder Chad Hurley is confirming that the Google-owned company will begin sharing advertising revenues with the people who upload videos to its site.  According to the BBC, "The system would be rolled out in a couple of months …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Digital Markets
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: Mark Evans and raving lunacy
Kristopher Kubicki / DailyTech Main News Feed:
Life With "Penryn"  —  Intel confirms new details on "Penryn" family: SSE4, high-k dielectrics, metal gate transistors  —  A little more than six months ago we wrote an editorial about Intel's future technology after Core 2 Duo, titled "Life After Conroe."
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: IT@Intel Blog
Robert Scoble / ScobleShow:
Intel says goodbye to Silicon Dioxide in new 45 nanometer fab  —  You must have JavaScript and Flash 8 enabled to view this content.  See flashplayer to download Flash.  —  Post to your blog »  —  Moore's Law is very much alive, according to Intel Senior Fellow, Mark Bohr.
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Getting a look at Intel's new 45nm fab
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Intel, IBM announce insulation "overhaul" for faster, cooler chips
Discussion: ScobleShow
DAVOS: Microsoft To Set Up Online Payment System  —  DAVOS, Switzerland -(Dow Jones)- Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is developing on an online payment system that will be cheaper than credit card transactions, making it possible for companies to charge small fees for Web-based content and services they now offer for free.
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 …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Pissing off the blogosphere...  OK, I think I made about 50 enemies yesterday.  Telling people they don't link, I learned, is one way to get everyone's panties in a bunch.  —  Ryan Block, who is one of the main guys at Engadget, responds to yesterday's rant with a long piece.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google TV - An Elaborate Hoax  —  A heavily produced YouTube video from Mark Erickson at "Infinite Solutions" shows users how to get in on the super-secret (and non existent) Google TV beta.  It involves sending yourself an email and then logging in and out of Gmail multiple times until a tv icon appears in the Gmail logo.
Discussion: digg
Google's Latest Search Network Partner - MySpace  —  Google's AdSense for Search has gone live on  Clients currently running ads on Google's Search Network are now eligible to have their ads served on searches for US-based traffic only.
Sean Alexander / Addicted to Digital Media:
Exclusive: Vista Special Edition Launch PC Pics  —  While visiting a friend yesterday in the OEM Group at Microsoft, I spied an interesting sub-notebook on his desk.  It appeared to have a Windows Vista logo jeweled into the case and backlit in color.  My trusty camera in tow, I snapped a few pictures for your enjoyment.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Do The Smug Thing  —  I took a look at new startup DoTheRightThing this evening.  This is a Digg-like site where people submit stories about companies acting in ways that can be considered "good" or "bad."  Other users then vote on the goodness or badness of those actions, add comments, etc.
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