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1:15 AM ET, February 6, 2007

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Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
Fast Releases White Label Adsense/Adwords  —  Norwegian enterprise search provider, Fast, released its AdMomentum product today.  The new product is private-label contextual advertising platform similar to Google's Adsense and Adwords platforms paid for by a software licensing fee instead of a revenue split.
Discussion: WebMetricsGuru
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Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
FAST, the Comeback Kid?  —  Remember the days when you actually checked your web site's rankings on AllTheWeb.com? [cue flashback]  —  Well, the company that originally brought us AllTheWeb, FAST Search & Transfer, is back, and this time they want to help site owners offer …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:   What We Really Sell to Our Customers is Control
Business Wire:
Publishers Take Back Control of Their Ad Revenue with FAST AdMomentum
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Rob Hof / Tech Beat:   FAST Offers Publishers a Google AdSense Alternative
Peeyush / Official Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Discover your links  —  You asked, and we listened: We've extended our support for querying links to your site to much beyond the link: operator you might have used in the past.  Now you can use webmaster tools to view a much larger sample of links to pages on your site that we found on the web.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Releases New Link Reporting Tools  —  For years, Google's link: command (and see here) has deliberately failed to show all the links to a website.  This came out of Google's fear that site owners simply wanted the data to try and manipulate rankings — which was pretty true.
Discussion: ResourceShelf and WebMetricsGuru
Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:
2000 Bloggers Gaming Technorati and Google  —  There's a crazy meme going on which has the potential of turning Technorati ranks upside-down.  Now, that may sometimes be good, giving fresh views more visibility, like Seth Godin or Steve Rubel's recent initiatives.
Discussion: Webomatica and deal architect
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Ian Kallen / The Technorati Weblog:
Breaking the Chains  —  We all have an old friend from high school or a cousin who sends us obnoxious chain e-mails (you know, the ones that end with "Please tell everyone you know, so that people can be aware ..." or some such).  Perhaps you find these to be a nuisance but of limited harm.
Joel Durham Jr / ExtremeTech:
Vista Performance Shootout: Upgrade Vs. Clean Installation  —  Windows Vista's been out for a few days, and people all over the Internet are alternately singing its praises and berating all who even dream of installing it; you could probably spend a sleepless month reading the content that's …
Discussion: digg
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft raises support fees for Windows, Office
Discussion: Ars Technica
Staci D. Kramer / PaidContent:
First Look: Bud.TV Not Quite Ready For Prime Time  —  Anheuser-Busch scored with its Super Bowl ads last night but it will take more than ads available all over the net to make its expensive Bud.TV a success.  Granted, I'm the wrong gender and age to be the target market but I'm not talking …
Discussion: Beet.TV, Reel Pop and Mashable!
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Jackson West / NewTeeVee:
Bud.tv Tastes Stale, Flat  —  So what do you get when you bring a macrobrewer's mentality to the microcontent world?  How about tired sketch comedy cliches, prehistoric treatment of women and more product placement than one can reasonably stomach.  —  In a desperate attempt to be edgy …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are Social Networks Just a Feature?  —  Social networks are now cropping up like mushrooms after a monsoon, most of them slight variations on the MySpace-Facebook model.  Unfortunately that trend has pigeonholed the notion of social networks into a web-page paradigm, a virtual Rolodex …
Discussion: broadstuff and Howard Lindzon
Charlie Brooker / Guardian:
I hate Macs  —  Unless you have been walking around with your eyes closed, and your head encased in a block of concrete, with a blindfold tied round it, in the dark - unless you have been doing that, you surely can't have failed to notice the current Apple Macintosh campaign starring David Mitchell …
Discussion: theWHIR.com Blogs, Technovia and digg
BBC:
Deal ends Beatles' Apple battle  —  Technology giant Apple has reached a deal with the Beatles to end the dispute over the use of the Apple name.  —  Apple Inc will now take full control of the Apple brand and license certain trademarks back to the Beatles' record company Apple Corps for continued use.
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Thomas Crampton / International Herald Tribune:
Microsoft declines to intercede in Russian software piracy case  —  PARIS: Microsoft on Monday rebuffed a public appeal by Mikhail Gorbachev for its chairman, Bill Gates, to intervene on behalf of a Russian school principal charged with software piracy.  —  The case of Alexander Ponosov …
Discussion: M-Dollar
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Mike / Techdirt:
Gorbachev Asks Bill Gates To Save Russian Teacher From Siberia …
Discussion: Channel 9
Oatmeal / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
Web Developers: 13 Command Line Tricks You Might Not Know  —  Below is a list of command line tricks I've found to be very useful in web development that a surprising number of web developers don't know about.  —  1. ln -s /some/destination name_of_link  —  This is pretty straightforward …
Discussion: Lifehacker and digg
Gizmodo:
Super Bowl Ad Watch: Top Spots  —  Yeah, we know, the commercials were better than the game again this year, even though it was a pretty good Super Bowl for Colts fans at least.  There were a lot more HD spots in this year's game compared to last year's, too.
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Anything But iPod:
Swatch Infinity Concept PMP Watch  —  If you're looking for something a little less puzzling than the Rubik's Cube MP3 player, how about a nostalgic yet modern Swatch watch PMP?  The imaginary brainchild of designer Pierre Merlet, the Swatch Infinity is a bracelet-style digital watch …
Discussion: Tech Digest, Gadgetell and Ubergizmo
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Study Finds Security Flaws on Web Sites of Major Banks  —  Internet security experts have long known that simple passwords do not fully defend online bank accounts from determined fraud artists.  Now a study suggests that a popular secondary security measure provides little additional protection.
alarm:clock:
Israel's Gigya Raises $4M From Benchmark For Rich Email  —  E-mail start-up Gigya has raised $4N from Benchmark Capital in its first round.  Gigya was founded in November 2006 by several former employees of big league adware company Hotbar, which was bought by 180solutions.
Discussion: Mashable! and PaidContent
doughtyhanson.com:
Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures invests in Plazes  —  Plazes raises €2.7m from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures to develop its community and mobile channels.  —  Munich/Zurich/Berlin, 5th February, 2007 - Plazes, the geo-community platform and worldwide leading web service …
Discussion: TechCrunch, PaidContent and VC Ratings
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Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:   Plazes Raises $3.5M
Ben Ames / InfoWorld:
Update: FTC forces Rambus to license memory chips  —  Government regulators will cap the royalty fees Rambus can charge DRAM manufacturers  —  U.S. government regulators will require Rambus to license its DRAM (dynamic RAM) chips to other vendors, and will cap the royalty fees Rambus …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Brilliant New Startup: Useless Account
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Gizmodo:
Oh The Hubris: Microsoft's Xbox 360 Asks Asians What's Wrong With Them
Chris Anderson / The Long Tail:
EBOOKS WANT TO BE FREE. WHAT ABOUT AUDIOBOOKS?
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Digg further reduces the influence of top diggers
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Jeff Young / akamai.com:
Akamai to Acquire Netli
Paul Kapustka / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Should Call Viacom's Bluff
Discussion: Ars Technica and Reel Pop
Phil Windley / Between the Lines:
Glimpsing the future with Amazon's Web services
Rajeev Deshpande / Times of India:
Google Earth agrees to blur pix of key Indian sites
New York Times:
Microsoft's Vista Debut Wasn't Nearly So 'Wow'
Discussion: Gizmodo and Valleywag
Robert Young / GigaOM:
Facebook - Smart or Stupid?
David Barboza / New York Times:
Internet Boom in China Is Built on Virtual Fun
 

 
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