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10:00 AM ET, February 5, 2007

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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
A Long-Delayed Ad System Has Yahoo Crossing Its Fingers  —  Starting around 3 p.m. Pacific time on Monday, a group of Yahoo executives will begin shuttling among three "war rooms" at the company's search marketing unit here.  —  They will be scrutinizing an array of moving charts …
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Mona Elesseily / Search Engine Land:
New Panama Ranking System For Yahoo Ads Launches Today  —  Today, Yahoo will flip the switch for the new "Marketplace Design" algorithm in the US market, the system commonly known as Panama.  Parts of Panama have already gone live in the past few weeks.  But throughout today …
Discussion: Screenwerk
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn's chief executive steps down  —  Reid Hoffman, one of the earliest and most prolific players in the early years of the social network revolution, has stepped down as chief executive of LinkedIn.  —  LinkedIn, the online site for professional networkers, last week announced …
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Reuters:
LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman steps aside as CEO  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley entrepreneur Reid Hoffman said on Sunday he is turning over the role of chief executive of the pioneering online business networking site LinkedIn Corp. to software executive Dan Nye.
Discussion: PaidContent
Om Malik / GigaOM:   LinkedIn gets a new CEO, Hoffman LinksOut
Ben Arnoldy / Christian Science Monitor:
Bloggers can make money, but most keep day jobs  —  The rise of 'contextual advertising' has created a 21st-century version of royalties.  —  BOSTON - A penny for your thoughts?  Kevin Vahey has done a good deal better, turning a personal gripe into $1,000 a year of supplemental income.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Luca Filigheddu / Thoughts on VoIP, technology:
Sitofono goes Mobile  —  I'm happy to announce that Sitofono goes mobile for US and Canada users.  —  This means that you can now point your mobile phone's browser at www.companyname.sitofono.com, insert you mobile phone number in the edit box and call the company which owns that Sitofono from your mobile phone completely for FREE.
Discussion: The Jeff Pulver Blog and Roam4free
Ellen Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
YouTube removing Viacom TV shows Media firm says 'Daily Show,' MTV snippets must go  —  YouTube, the popular online video site, has begun removing more than 100,000 unauthorized clips belonging to Viacom — everything from snippets of Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" to Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants."
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Google Blogoscoped:
YouTube Takes Down Viacom Content
Discussion: Jason Blogs
Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed:
GooPoint Completes Google's Anti-Office Suite  —  A few intrepid spelunkers of Google Docs have seemingly found that a Google-delivered presentation tool is nigh.  Assuming so, that completes Google's free, hosted suite of anti-office apps, with Gmail/GCalendar, Writely, Google Spreadsheet …
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Docs to support PowerPoint presentations soon
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
PhoneBoy / The PhoneBoy Blog:
HD VoIP?  Oh, Brother...  VoIPGirl is asking a question about whether or not people should consider HD VoIP when they are choosing a VoIP service.  I've never heard anyone advertise that, so it's not like a consumer would even know how to look for it.  Meanwhile, I will attempt to answer her question.
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Voipgirl / TheVOIPGirl.com:
Is HD VOIP a New Trick or Old Trick?
Discussion: CrunchGear
Paul Kapustka / GigaOM:
FuturePhone, a Thing of the Past?  —  After getting some New York Times recognition for its free international calling plan, it looks like FuturePhone is no more.  A visit to the company's website pulls up a red banner announcing This Service is No Longer Available, and a call …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Meraki raises $5M to "connect the next billion people"  —  Want a dirt cheap Internet connection for everyone in your apartment building?  Meraki Networks offers a way.  —  The Mountain View start-up provides cheap Wireless Internet connections to people by selling $49-a-piece "mesh" …
Discussion: GigaOM
Marjolein Hoekstra / CleverClogs:
RSS-Enabled Marketing Search Engine : The Power 150 … Next time I meet someone new on the web I should write down the whence, the where, the why and the how of the connection taking place.  I do recall clearly that I took the initiative to connect to marketing and PR specialist Todd And about a week ago …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Online Photo Editing Overview  —  The launch of Picnik a couple of days ago brought us yet another online photo editing tool.  Like Fauxto, Picnik uses Flash, whereas most of the earlier editing tools all use Ajax for in-browser editing.  —  Since all computers come with basic software that rotates …
Discussion: CenterNetworks, EirePreneur and digg
Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
Understanding the Super Bowl  —  It's hard to remember back 23 years ago, but back then, when dinosaurs walked the earth, a few things were true:  —  1. commercials were commercials—they sold stuff  —  2. content was content—it wasn't filled with commercials (check out this tennis tournament via Patricia …
Discussion: 901am and Digital Alchemy
 
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
BT to mesh with FON?
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Inside the PayPerPost marketing play book.
Chad Dickerson / Yahoo! Developer Network blog:
Yahoo! Our City: mega-mashup from Yahoo! India, with Hack Day roots
Emily / textually.org:
CISCO TAKES OUT FULL-PAGE NYT IPHONE AD
Discussion: Gizmodo and 21talks
Conrad Quilty-Harper / Engadget:
Parallels Desktop for Mac beta build hits Release Candidate 2
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Tom Evslin / Fractals of Change:
Voice 2.0 - Fuggetaboutit!  —  There isn't gonna be a new killer voice application!
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
SuperBowl Ads (Not Really) From Startups
Telegraph:
Mobile giants plot secret rival to Google
 

 
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